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Ecuador: The Highlands

Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude. We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
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Rough Guide Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands

EDR06
Harry Ades, Melissa Graham
Rough Guides
2016
440
0241245745
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact comprehensive guide to travel in Ecuador, including Quito, the Oriente and Galapagos with extensive listings, dozens of sketch maps, and a brief overview of culture, nature and history.
$24.99

Ecuador, A Travel Journal

EDR16
Henri Michaux, Robin Magowan (Translator)
Northwestern
2001
144
0810160919
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
A brief, querulous and entirely wonderful narrative of the modernist painter Michaux's travels with the poet Gangotena, strong on color and personality. Its many pleasures include an unbeatable description of Quito's accursed mountain weather.
$17.95

Ecuador Map

EDR03
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2014
2
3866090536
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A laminated map of Ecuador at a scale of 1:1,000,000, with detailed insets of Cuenca, Quito, Guayaquil, Galapagos and the Ecuadorian Amazon on the reverse.
$11.95

Quito and Northern Ecuador

EDR10
ITMB
ITMB
2009
1
1553416651
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A full-color map of Quito and surroundings for the traveler, at a scale of 1:12,500.
$10.95

Lonely Planet Ecuador & Galapagos Islands

GPS04
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
416
1742207855
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An excellent practical guide to Ecuador and Galapagos for independent travelers.
$24.99

Ecuador Reader, History, Culture, Politics

EDR24
Carlos De La Torre (Editor), Steve Striffler (Editor)
Duke
2009
437
0822343746
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A portrait of a nation. This lively sourcebook gathers selections from long out-of-print travel accounts, articles, interviews, poems, literary excerpts (and even a recipe) to document the vitality and diversity of modern Ecuador.
$28.95

In Focus Ecuador, A Guide to the People, Politics, and Culture

EDR02
Wilma Roos, Omer van Renterghem
Interlink Publishing Group
2000
100
1566563852
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This slim guide provides a lively overview of Ecuador’s history, cultural heritage and political, environmental and economic challenges.
$12.95

Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent

AND26
Eduardo Galeano, Cedric Belfrage (Translator)
Monthly Review Press
1998
317
0853459916
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The most wrenchingly beautiful history of plunder and exploitation in Latin America ever written. President Obama has a copy, compliments of Hugo Chavez.
$22.00

Walking

WLK04
Henry David Thoreau
HarperCollins
1994
92
0062511130
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Slip this pocket edition of Thoreau's meditations on the spiritual benefits of this most civilized form of travel in your daypack for inspiration.
$9.99

Weaving and Dyeing in Highland Ecuador

EDR23
Ann Pollard Rowe, Lynn Meisch
University of Texas Press
2007
327
0292714688
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A well-illustrated, authoritative overview of textiles and textile traditions in the Andes of Ecuador. Unrivaled in its detail, the study includes not only descriptions of highlanders' indigenous weaving and dyeing technology, but also an interpretation of their works' historical significance. Features hundreds of photographs, drawings and maps.
$45.00

Through the Eyes of the Condor, An Aerial Vision of Latin America

SAM122
Robert B. Haas
National Geographic
2007
232
142620132X
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This collection of stunning, oversized photographs, taken from above, shows the jungles and favellas, the reefs and ruins, wildlife and diverse landscapes of Latin America.
$50.00

Birds of Ecuador, A Field Guide

EDR08
Paul Greenfield, Robert Ridgely
Cornell University Press
2001
740
0801487218
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, gorgeous and exhaustively researched field guide to the birds of Ecuador (and adjacent countries), featuring 96 color plates. It's also the best bird guide for travelers in the Peruvian Amazon.
$55.00

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Fire from the Andes, Short Fiction by Women from Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru

AND17
Susan E. Benner (Editor)
University of New Mexico Press
1998
208
0826318258
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
Mostly personal, many of the contemporary stories revolve around peasants, the urban poor and other marginalized members of the Andes society.
$29.95

Galapagos at the Crossroads: Pirates, Biologists, Tourists, and Creationists Battle for Darwin's Cradle of Evolution

GPS86
Carol Ann Bassett
National Geographic
2009
304
1426204027
HARD COVER
Science
0
0
0
0
Bassett focuses on not only the threats to the Galapagos but also the dedicated and often colorful biologists, conservationists and others working to protect the archipelago in this eloquent, accessible field report.
$26.00