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Ecuadorian Amazon

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Essential Reading Package-EXEDR44

ECUADORIAN AMAZON. Buy these 4 items as a set for $66 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Savages

AMZ20
Joe Kane
Vintage Books
1996
304
0679740198
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A firsthand account of a naive journalist among the Huaraoni of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Kane is an engaging, humorous guide to development issues in the Oriente of Ecuador.
$17.00

Tropical Nature

GPS13
Adrian Forsyth, Ken Miyata
Scribner
1984
248
0684187108
PAPER
Natural History
1
1
0
0
Two uncommonly observant and thoughtful field biologists offer a lucid portrait of the tropics through 17 marvelous essays that introduce the habitats, ecology, plants and animals of the Central and South American rainforests.
$16.00

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 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

Culture Smart! Ecuador

EDR40
Russell Maddicks
Kuperard
2014
168
1857336836
PAPER
Guidebook
1/24/2017
0
0
0
0
A concise and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture with a short overview of the land and people along with practical travel advice.
$9.95

Insight Guide Ecuador and Galapagos

EDR01
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2016
352
1780053746
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This guide presents the natural history, politics, culture, wildlife and attractions of Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands with style and authority.
$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

The Spears of Twilight: Life and Death in the Amazon Jungle

AMZ25
Phillipe Descola
New Press
1996
458
1565844386
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Three years among the Jivaro (Achaur) of the Upper Amazon. A student of Claude Levi-Strauss, Descola proves himself to be an intelligent observer and born storyteller in this ethnographic account.
$25.95

The World as You Dream It, Shamanistic Teachings from the Amazon and Andes

AMZ46
John M. Perkins
Inner Traditions
1994
139
0892814594
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A personal account of sometimes hard-to-believe experiences with curanderos (or shamans) in the highlands and Amazon of Ecuador.
$14.95

Tree of Rivers, The Story of the Amazon

AMZ114
John Hemming
Thames & Hudson
2009
368
0500288208
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Hemming captures the ambition, greed and awe of naturalists, explorers and missionaries -- and their devastating impact on native peoples -- in this absorbing human history.
$24.95

Cloud Forest, A Chronicle of the South American Wilderness

SAM02
Peter Matthiessen
Penguin Putnam
1987
280
0140255079
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
Matthiessen recounts with wit, insight and style his odyssey to the Amazon and Andes, including Machu Picchu and Tierra del Fuego.
$16.00

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

One River, Explorations and Discoveries in the Amazon

AMZ22
Wade Davis
Touchstone
1997
537
0684834960
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A spellbinding, sprawling tale of explorers, botanical secrets and larger-than-life personalities in northwest South America.
$19.00

Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice

AMZ15
Mark Plotkin
Penguin Putnam
1994
328
014012991X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
In this marvelous book, Plotkin recounts his work documenting the use of medicinal plants among remote tribes in the Northwest Amazon. A portrait of people and their environment, a tale of adventure and a moving example of science in the service of preservation.
$18.00

The Mapmaker's Wife

AMZ97
Robert Whitaker
Hachette
2016
368
0465057942
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Colonial politics, the travails of the cartographer, and good old-fashioned murder all add intrigue to this absorbing tale of 18th-century European exploration of the Amazon -- and one woman's quest heading from Quito to find her husband deep in the jungle.
$16.99

Naturalists in Paradise, Wallace, Bates and Spruce in the Amazon

AMZ137
John Hemming
Thames & Hudson
2015
368
0500252106
HARD COVER
Science
0
0
0
0
The story of Alfred Russel Wallace, Henry Bates and Richard Spruce, three pioneering British naturalists whose discoveries in Amazonia impacted the world. Includes 70 black-and-white and color illustrations.
$34.95

Oil in the Soil

EDR36
Pamela Martin
Rowman & Littlefield
2011
168
1442211288
HARD COVER
Science
0
0
0
0
Based on her field work over many years in Ecuador, Martin analyses the innovative global campaign to leave oil underground in a portion of Yasuni National Park in the Oriente; donor countries have already pledged $116 million.
$87.00

The Green Pharmacy

AMZ40
James A. Duke
St. Martins
1999
507
1579541240
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An A-Z catalog of ailments and the herbal remedies that heal them.
$22.99

The New Neotropical Companion

GPS11
J.C. Kricher, Mark Plotkin (Introduction)
Princeton University Press
2017
448
0691115257
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
From plants and animals to birds and bugs, it's all here in this wonderfully written overview of the ecology, habitats, plants and animals of Central and South America. A revised second edition.
$35.00

The Smithsonian Atlas of the Amazon

AMZ82
Michael Goulding, Ronaldo Barthem, Efrem Ferreira
Smithsonian Institution Press
2003
254
1588341356
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This beautiful, profusely illustrated atlas of the river includes its major tributaries and 150 full-color maps. Goulding (Floods of Fortune) and Brazilian biologists Barthem and Ferreira provide the accompanying text.
$39.95

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

Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, Travellers' Wildlife Guides

GPS34
David Pearson, Les Beletsky (Editor)
Interlink Publishing Group
2010
485
1566565308
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An excellent guide to Ecuador's wildlife, featuring concise descriptions and color illustrations of 500 frequently encountered reptiles and amphibians, birds, mammals and insects. The Galapagos Islands get a separate chapter and section of illustrations.
$29.95

Neotropical Rainforest Mammals, A Field Guide

GPS12
L.H. Emmons
University of Chicago Press
1997
298
0226207218
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Compact enough to slip into your daypack, this field guide to the mammals of Central and South America features 29 color plates of more than 200 species.
$49.00

Wildlife of Ecuador: A Photographic Field Guide to Birds, Mammals, Reptiles, and Amphibians

EDR45
Daza Pablo Cervantes (Photographer), Andres Vasquez Noboa
Princeton University Press
2017
304
0691161364
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Clear, concise and comprehensive, this modern field guide in the Princeton WildGuide series profiles 350 of Ecuador's most conspicuous animals.
$29.95

Amazon Trek, In Search of Vanishing Secrets

AMZ140
Jean-Christophe Jeauffre
Slingshot
2007
1424319161
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
A dramatic documentary of the Jules Verne Expedition, a group of modern-day explorers who set sail aboard a 19th-century ship and head up the Amazon. Their journey follows the river to the jungle homes of the Maracas Indians and a lost civilization.
$19.99

For Kids

One Day in the Tropical Rain Forest

FST08
Jean Craighead George
HarperCollins
1995
66
0064420167
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
The Newbery Medal-winning author of "Julie of the Wolves" goes south for this brief and gripping tale of conservation, nature and the people of the Amazon. Geared for ages 7-9.
$4.99

Journey to the River Sea

AMZ79
Eva Ibbotson
Puffin
2003
336
0142501840
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Maia travels to Brazil and finds mystery, adventure -- and stick-in-the-mud cousins.
$8.99

Rain Forest Coloring Book

AMZ124
Annika Bernhard
Dover Publications
1998
48
048640112X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A great way to occupy travelers ages 8 and up, these detailed line drawings realistically depict the South American rain forest and come ready to color!
$4.99

Rain, Rain, Rain Forest

AMZ141
Brenda Z. Guiberson
Aa Balkema
2015
32
1250056772
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A vibrant, sensory introduction to the animals of the rainforest. When downpour wakes the creatures of the jungle they begin their wild cacophony. The narrative and fun facts are accompanied by colorful collage illustrations. Written for ages 4 to 8.
$7.99

Let's Explore... Jungle

AMZ142
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
48
1760340383
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Part of Lonely Planet’s "Let’s Explore..." series, this sticker activity book takes explorers ages 5 to 8 deep into the jungle with fascinating facts, puzzles and plenty of pages to color and complete. The colorful kids’ book includes over 250 stickers.
$9.99

What's Up in the Amazon Rainforest

AMZ143
Ginjer L. Clarke
Penguin Putnam
2015
144
0448481030
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Geared for ages 8-12, this informative science book uncovers the plants and animals of the Amazon Rainforest, including 500-year-old trees, pink dolphins, poison dart frogs, howler monkeys and many more!
$8.99

Jungle, A Photicular Book

AMZ148
Dan Kainen
Workman Publishing Company
2016
24
076118953X
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Utilizing the new technology of photicular images, this innovative book uses interleaved photos, sliding lenses and four-color video imagery to depict the landscape and wildlife of the jungle.
$25.95

Unfolding Journeys Amazon Adventure

AMZ149
Lonely Planet Kids
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
16
1786571064
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An innovative and fun way to explore the Amazon, this beautifully illustrated wall frieze features 16 pull-out panels that introduce jungle cities, the Peruvian Andes, wacky wildlife and much more. Written for ages 8 to 12.
$17.99

More Books

Running the Amazon

AMZ13
Joe Kane
Vintage Books
1990
278
067972902X
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A best-selling account of a 4,000-mile expedition from the high Andes to the Atlantic by foot, raft and kayak -- an expedition only four of the ten participants finished.
$16.00

The Naturalist on the River Amazons

AMZ07
Walter Henry Bates
John Beaufoy Publishing
2016
424
1909612774
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A spell-binding early account of the river and its environs, first published in 1863. This classic chronicle of Bates's scientific adventures, part natural history and part travelogue, has inspired generations of tropical biologists.
$19.95

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

White Waters and Black

AMZ70
Gordon McCreagh, George Schaller (Introduction)
University of Chicago Press
2001
384
0226500187
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A classic account of a two-year-long scientific expedition to the Bolivian Amazon, funny, sweet and thrilling. Originally published in 1923.
$23.00

Reptiles and Amphibians of the Amazon

AMZ84
R.D. Bartlett, Patricia Bartlett
University Press of Florida
2003
448
0813026237
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A convenient guide to 250 colorful and commonly encountered snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs and salamanders of the Amazon.
$29.95

In Amazonia, A Natural History

AMZ85
Hugh Raffles
Princeton University Press
2002
302
0691048851
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An intriguing look at the intertwined history of people and nature in the Amazon. Academic yet still artful, Raffles focuses on a small Brazilian riverine community and the transformation of their river over the last 50 years.
$45.00

Valverde's Gold, In Search of the Last Great Inca Treasure

AND51
Mark Honigsbaum
Picador USA
2005
320
031242518X
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
The spellbinding account of a tough journey into Ecuador's Llanganati mountains in search of buried Spanish gold.
$23.00

Blinding Light, A Novel

EDR21
Paul Theroux
Mariner Books
2006
438
0618711961
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this sly novel, the prolific Theroux sends his protagonist Slade Steadman, a travel writer, off to the Ecuadorian Amazon with his ex-girlfriend in search of inspiration and the wonders of Datura, a hallucinogen.
$23.99

Flowers of the Amazon Forest, The Botanical Art of Margaret Mee

AMZ104
Margaret Mee
Antique Collectors Club
2006
160
1905377061
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Featuring 60 of Mee's splendidly detailed, gorgeous botanical illustrations, along with field sketches and diary excerpts.
$45.00

Crude Chronicles, Indigenous Politics, Multinational Oil, and Neoliberalism in Ecuador

EDR38
Suzana Sawyer
Duke
2004
294
0822332728
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Based on her ethnographic field work in the 1990s, Swayer analyzes indigenous opposition to environmental destruction and the extraction of oil in the Ecuadorian Amazon, a major source of oil for the United States.
$26.95

On the Edge, The State and Fate of the World's Tropical Rainforests

AMZ138
Thomas E. Lovejoy (Foreword), Claude Martin
Douglas & McIntyre
2015
279
1771641401
HARD COVER
Science
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, up-to-date report on the world’s rainforests. The work of eight experts, including world-renowned ecologist Claude Martin, elucidates deforestation challenges for the 21st century.
$32.95

Birds of Western Ecuador, A Photographic Guide

EDR44
Paul Greenfield, Nick Athanas
Princeton University Press
2016
464
0691157804
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
The ultimate guide to Western Ecuador's bird life, this field guide profiles 946 species of Ecuadorian birds in 1,500 color photos, distribution maps and accessible descriptions.
$45.00

Rain Forest

CRC101
National Geographic
National Geographic Video
1993
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
By filming leaf-cutting ants, water-walking lizards, howler monkeys and plenty of other South American creatures, National Geographic created this classic portrayal of the tropical rainforest. Runtime: 60 minutes.
$19.95