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Essence of South America

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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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Brazil on the Rise, The Story of a Country Transformed

BZL92
Larry Rohter
St. Martins
2012
304
0230120733
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Former New York Times bureau chief in Rio de Janeiro, Rohter explores the history, economy, culture and contradictions of Brazil, delivering an insightful portrait of this increasingly powerful -- and endlessly fascinating -- country.
$18.99

Tropical Nature

GPS13
Adrian Forsyth, Ken Miyata
Scribner
1984
248
0684187108
PAPER
Natural History
0
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

Tango, The Art History of Love

ARG56
Robert Farris Thompson
Vintage Books
2006
384
1400095794
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A probing cultural history of the tango, its working class origins in 19th-century Buenos Aires and Afro-Argentine roots.
$18.00

Insight Guide South America

SAM24
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2013
424
1780050674
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This profusely illustrated, comprehensive guide features hundreds of color photographs, excellent maps and insightful essays on history, art, architecture and attractions.
$24.99

Southern South America Map

SAM04
ITMB
ITMB
2011
2
1553410823
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A handsome physical map showing the southern half of South America. At a scale of 1:2,800,000.
$14.95

Buenos Aires Map

ARG38
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2015
2
3866090692
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A laminated street map of Buenos Aires and surroundings at a scale of 1:15,000.
$9.95

Lake District, Araucania: Argentina & Chile

PAT59
Zagier & Urruty Maps
Zagier & Urruty
2002
1
1879568950
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This regional map (1:400,00) covers the mid-section of Chile and Argentina from Bariloche across to Puerto Montt and Temuco.
$14.95

Santiago & Central Chile Map

CHI34
ITMB
ITMB
2011
1
1553417364
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A travel map of Santiago, shown at a scale of 1:12,500 including an inset of the subway system. Plus, on the reverse, a map of central Chile at a scale of 1:750,000 with an inset of Easter Island.
$11.95

Buenos Aires, A Cultural Guide

BZL130
Nick Caistor
Interlink Publishing Group
2014
224
1566566304
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This cultural guide looks at the history of Buenos Aires, examining how culture over time has shaped the city.
$17.00

Culture Smart! Brazil

BZL54
Sandra Branco
Kuperard
2014
168
1857336895
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, well-illustrated and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
$9.95

Culture Smart! Chile

CHI74
Caterina Perrone
Kuperard
2007
168
1857333411
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
$9.95

Lonely Planet Buenos Aires

ARG10
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
256
1786570319
PAPER
Guidebook
0
1
0
0
The best of Buenos Aires is included in this practical guide, along with a pullout map and insider recommendations on shopping, eating, sleeping and day trips.
$21.99

Lonely Planet Rio de Janeiro

BZL19
Regis St. Louis
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
264
1743217676
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide filled with maps, a good overview of culture, history and nature and much nuts-and-bolts information. We also carry Lonely Planet Buenos Aires. (ARG10).
$21.99

A Short History of Brazil, From Pre-colonial Peoples to Modern Economic Miracle

BZL132
Gordon Kerr
Trafalgar Square
2014
160
1843441969
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A wonderfully succinct history of Brazil which sprints from its indigenous peoples, discovery in 1500 and days as an independent monarchy to the present day. Kerr finishes with the difficulties Brazil faces in the 21st century: economic inequality, ruthless exploitation of the country’s natural resources and political corruption.
$16.95

Bossa Nova, The Story of the Brazilian Music That Seduced the World

BZL47
Ruy Castro
Chicago Review Press
2003
372
1556524943
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Journalist Ruy Castro interviewed everyone who had anything to do with Bossa Nova for this animated history, capturing not only the personalities of pioneers like Antonio Carlos Jobim and Joao Gilberto but also the spirit of Rio de Janeiro in the 1960s.
$18.95

Brazil

BZL117
Simona Stoppa
White Star
2014
272
8854408212
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This gorgeous collection of colorful photographs and accompanying text captures the spirit of modern Brazil, from the immense Amazon rainforest to the spectacular beaches of the Atlantic Coast to the colonial architecture of its sophisticated cities.
$34.95

Brazil

BZL125
Regis St. Louis
Sterling Publishing Company
2014
320
1847960529
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This well-designed coffee table book serves as an excellent, colorful primer to the country and its history, covering the varied landscapes, diverse cultures and regional customs, including Carnival and soccer.
$49.95

Brazil, A Celebration of Contemporary Brazilian Culture

BZL131
Rodrigo Fernandes Da Fonseca
Phaidon Press
2014
320
0714867497
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An extensive overview of Brazil’s contemporary arts and culture in a beautiful coffee-table book. Fully illustrated with 600 color photos.
$69.95

Brazil: The Fortunes of War

BZL128
Neill Lochery
Hachette
2014
376
0465039987
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
This groundbreaking account shows how Brazil flourished into a modern nation under politically shrewd authoritarian leader Getulio Vargas, who used a pro-Nazi stance to exploit the U.S. and bolster his country’s economy during WWII.
$29.99

Buenos Aires, A Cultural History

ARG21
Jason Wilson
Interlink Publishing Group
2000
249
156656347x
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An exhilarating, erudite guide to Buenos Aires as it has been portrayed by writers, poets and thinkers, with a street map and detailed neighborhood descriptions.
$15.00

The Brazilians

AMZ16
Joseph Page
Perseus
1996
540
0201441918
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A clear, comprehensive and compelling introduction to Brazil, covering politics, history, economics, ecology, conservation and culture.
$22.95

The Penguin History of Latin America

SAM53
Edwin Williamson
Penguin Putnam
2010
704
0141034750
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Beginning with the Spanish conquest, this brisk history covers questions of empire, colonialism and nationalism through the 1980s.
$21.00

Evita, The Real Life of Eva Peron

ARG03
Nicholas Fraser
W. W. Norton & Company
1996
222
0393315754
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Separating fact from myth, Fraser traces Evita’s life from her humble origins to her place as a revered cult figure, also exploring Peronism and Argentine politics of the 1930s and 1940s.
$15.95

Far Away and Long Ago

SAM11
W.H. Hudson
Sickle Moon
2006
338
0907871747
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Hudson's enthralling childhood remembrances are rich with descriptions of the landscapes, birds and nature of Argentina.
$34.95

In Patagonia

PAT01
Bruce Chatwin
Penguin
1989
204
0142437190
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
A masterpiece of travel, history and adventure, this award-winning book captures the spirit of the land, history, wildlife and people of Patagonia. There is no travel writer as engaging, insightful and just plain wonderful as Bruce Chatwin.
$17.00

Samba

BZL38
Alma Guillermoprieto
Vintage Books
1991
244
067973256X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A memorable account of samba music and life on the coast of Brazil by the multi-talented Guillermoprieto. A dancer herself, she lived in Manguiera, a favela near Rio known for its samba school. Nominated for a National Book Award.
$16.95

Travels in a Thin Country, A Journey through Chile

CHI06
Sara Wheeler
Modern Library
1996
304
0375753656
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
British author Sara Wheeler deploys her wit, intelligence and powerful investigative skills on the Republic of Chile in this insightful travelogue.
$18.00

Argentina, A Traveler's Literary Companion

ARG97
Jill Gibian (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
2010
256
1883513197
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
These choice stories introduce the landscapes and culture of Argentina, from the Andes to the Pampas, through the eyes of its writers.
$14.95

Brazil, A Traveler's Literary Companion

BZL83
Alexis Levitin (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
2009
256
1883513219
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
The latest in the excellent series. The diverse stories in this enticing anthology edited by Levitin introduce Brazil and a host of contemporary writers, including greats like Jorge Amado and Machado de Assis, as well as newcomers.
$14.95

Five Decades, Poems 1925-1970

CHI10
Pablo Neruda
Grove Press
1974
464
0802130356
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A bilingual edition of 138 poems by the great Pablo Neruda, drawn from his entire career. Neruda is the quintessential South American poet: lyrical, engaging and bristling with life.
$15.00

Labyrinths, Selected Stories and Other Writings

ARG09
Jorge Borges
W. W. Norton & Company
2007
240
0811216993
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The best known work by this extraordinary Argentinian writer. Sometimes bizarre, always hilarious and thought-provoking, this dazzling collection of stories is well worth the effort.
$15.95

Night Flight

PAT09
Antoine de Saint Exupery
Harcourt Books
1986
87
0156656051
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Saint Exupery captures the thrill and mystery of early flight in this tale of a pilot alone in a storm over the Andes en route to Buenos Aires.
$12.95

Shantytown

ARG130
Cesar Aira
New Directions Publishing Corporation
2013
128
0811219119
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The Argentine modernist turns to noir in this inventive short crime novel set in the slums of Buenos Aires.
$13.95

Natural Patagonia, Argentina and Chile

PAT22
Marcelo D. Beccaceci
Pangaea
1999
124
0963018035
PAPER
Natural History
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
An informative photographic journey through the breathtaking landscapes and wildlife of Patagonia. Featuring 120 color photographs, presented in Spanish and English.
$24.95

A Wildlife Guide to Chile

CHI77
Sharon Chester
Princeton University Press
2008
392
0691129762
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Chester's splendid guide, featuring 120 color plates, covers the wildlife, plants and natural history of Chile from the Atacama Desert and Patagonia to Easter Island and Antarctica.
$22.95

Birds of Southern South America and Antarctica

SAM12
Martin D. la Pena, Maurice Rumboll
Princeton University Press
2001
224
0691090351
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
With color plates, range maps and brief descriptions, this is a compact regional guide.
$29.95

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Voyage of the Beagle

GPS02
Charles Darwin
Modern Library
2002
468
0375756809
PAPER
Exploration
0
1
0
0
The wide-eyed tale of a young man on a five-year voyage that changed his life -- and our way of thinking about the world. First published in 1839, it is still a marvelous introduction to the wildlife, nature and allure of South America.
$16.00

Insight Guide Argentina

ARG02
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2015
360
1780053207
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This profusely illustrated guide features concise essays by well-regarded authors on natural history, politics and culture. With hundreds of photos and excellent maps.
$25.99

Imagining Argentina

ARG01
Lawrence Thornton
Bantam Doubleday
2003
240
0553345796
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A brilliant first novel that captures the hope and spirit of Argentina during the military rule of the late 1970s. This inventive tale focuses on Carlos Rueda and a group of citizens whose relatives disappeared.
$16.00

The House of the Spirits

CHI02
Isabel Allende, Magda Bogin (Translator)
Dial Press
1993
433
0553273914
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A remarkably imagined tale of four generations, much in the spirit of Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude, centered on a land-owning tyrant, and his wife, daughter and grandchild.
$16.00

The Far Side of the World

SAM01
Patrick O'Brian
W. W. Norton & Company
1992
366
0393308626
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
O'Brian takes readers on an adventure around Cape Horn in this enthralling Aubrey and Maturin tale, featuring evocative descriptions of the wildlife of Patagonia and Galapagos and a vivid portrait of Nelson's British Navy.
$15.95

Brazilian Adventure

AMZ55
Peter Fleming
Northwestern
1999
384
081016065X
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A classic and very entertaining account of a 3,000-mile quest through the Amazon in search of a missing English colonel, first published in 1933.
$16.95

Insight Guide Chile

CHI03
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2016
384
1780051913
PAPER
Guidebook
6/1/2016
0
0
0
0
This glossy guide provides a full-color introduction by a team of experts to the land, people, history and attractions of Chile. Brief background essays highlight important topics. With many local and regional maps.
$25.99

Insight Guide Brazil

BZL01
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2014
392
1780051468
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A profusely illustrated overview of the country, this guide features concise essays by well-regarded authors on natural history, politics and culture. With hundreds of photos and maps.
$23.99

Brazil in Focus, A Guide to the People, Politics, and Culture

BZL03
Jan Rocha
Interlink Publishing Group
2000
100
1566563844
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This slim guide focuses on the history of Brazil, its cultural heritage and current political, environmental and economic challenges. With maps, photographs and some travel information.
$12.95

The Invention of Argentina

ARG08
Nicolas Shumway
University of California Press
1993
352
0520082842
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An illuminating intellectual history of Argentina, this book brings the founding fathers of the republic to life, deftly portraying the revolution against Spain in 1810 and its immediate aftermath.
$33.95

The Motorcycle Diaries, Notes on a Latin American Journey

SAM20
Ann Wright (Translator), Ernesto Che Guevara
Consortium
2004
175
1920888101
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The adventures of the then-unknown 23-year-old Ernesto "Che" Guevara as he wanders through South America in 1952 with his companion Alberto Granado.
$16.95

Brazil Map

BZL17
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2015
2
3866090021
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A handy folded, laminated map of Brazil at a scale of 1:4,000,000. Includes insets of Buenos Aires and Montevideo.
$12.95

Rio de Janeiro Map

BZL25
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2011
1
1597752037
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
With an index, inset maps and points of interest.
$7.95

Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands

BZL35
Jorge Amado
Vintage Books
2006
576
0307276643
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The best known novel by Brazil's much loved author. Amado spins a satiric tale of a young cooking teacher in Salvador, Bahia, who is haunted by her first husband, a philandering ne'er do well who dropped dead at carnival.
$16.95

Chile, A Traveler's Literary Companion

CHI38
Katherine Silver (Editor)
Whereabouts Press
2003
256
1883513138
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
These choice stories introduce both the country and a host of contemporary writers.
$14.95

Birds of Chile

CHI50
Alvaro Jaramillo
Princeton University Press
2003
240
0691117403
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This compact, comprehensive guide with superb color plates also includes Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands.
$35.00

The Buenos Aires Quintet

ARG48
Manuel Vazquez Montalban
Meliville House Publishing
2012
377
1612190340
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Montalban comments on not just wine, women and song, but also on Argentina's political and cultural history in this riveting detective tale which uses 1970s Buenos Aires and the era's repressive military junta as a backdrop.
$14.95

Estancias: The Great Houses and Ranches of Argentina

ARG62
Maria Saenz Quesada, Xavier Verstraeten (Photographer)
Abbeville Publishing Group
1992
200
1558592709
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Two dozen magnificent country estates are detailed in this sumptuously illustrated volume, featuring 200 color photographs and a cultural and social history by Maria Saenz Quesada.
$75.00

The Authentic Bars, Cafes and Restaurants of Buenos Aires

ARG84
Gabriela Kogan
Little Bookroom
2008
144
1892145553
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Kogan's great tips on where to eat, drink and dance the tango all night, including a map and a glossary of Argentine food.
$14.95

Darwin Slept Here: Discovery, Adventure and Swimming Iguanas in Charles Darwin's South America

SAF233
Eric Simons
Overlook Press
2010
304
1590202996
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Simons captures the exuberance and wide-eyed wonder of Darwin's adventures in South America in this refreshingly irreverent account.
$14.95