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GUYANA. Buy these 4 items as a set for $69 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Wild Coast, Travels on South America's Untamed Edge

SAM168
John Gimlette
Vintage Books
2012
358
0307473627
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Gimlette sets out for the watery wilds of the Guianas, attuned to history and the eccentric castaways and adventurers he meets along the way. He takes in colonial Georgetown ("a city of stilts and clapboard, brilliant whites, fretwork, spindles and louvers"), sleepy Paramaribo and, especially, the "claggy, overgrown hinterlands."
$16.95

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 Bradt Guide Guyana

SAM107
Kirk Smock
Bradt Publications
2011
312
184162358X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, practical guide in the ground-breaking British series, with recommendations for adventure activities in the jungles, in the mountains and on the coast.
$25.99

Guyana Suriname & French Guiana Map

SAM05
ITMB
ITMB
2
1553414020
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful, detailed travel map of Guayana at a scale of 1:850,000 with a map of the region from Georgetown west to Paramaribo and Cayenne on the reverse.
$12.95

Footprint Guyana, Guyane & Suriname

SAM242
Ben Box
Footprint Handbooks
2017
120
191108240X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
The Guianas are an intriguing combination of Calypso and palm trees, Dutch place names, Hindu temples, French cafes, and Amerindian rainforest villages. Whether you're exploring the incredible Kaieteur Falls or admiring the wooden colonial buildings of Paramaribo, Footprint's Handbook covers all the sights in this undiscovered region.
$14.99

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

U.S. Intervention in British Guiana: A Cold War Story

SAM114
Stephen G. Rabe
University of North Carolina Press
2006
256
0807856398
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Rabe presents convincing evidence of a covert intervention by the C.I.A. in British Guiana between 1953 and 1969, intended to unseat Cheddi Jagan, a Marxist popular among the South Asian majority.
$29.95

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

Wanderings in South America

SAM110
Charles Waterton
Lightning Source
2007
1594624763
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The original observations and travels of the early 19th-century naturalist in Guyana.
$12.45

Buxton Spice

SAM112
Oonya Kempadoo
Beacon Press
2004
0807083712
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This semi-autobiographical novel captures the culture and flavor of Guyana, and the tensions between the racially mixed East Indian and Afro-Caribbean inhabitants of fictional Tamarind Grove.
$17.00

Guyana

SAM201
Rhonda Mullins (Translator), Elise Turcotte
Coach House Press
2014
176
1552452921
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Montreal resident Ana copes with the loss of her husband by compulsively investigating the suicide of her son’s beloved hairdresser, a woman from Guyana who lived through the Jonestown Massacre.
$17.95

The Sly Company of People Who Care

SAM164
Rahul Bhattacharya
Picador USA
2012
278
0374265852
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Rahul Bhattacharya sets his first novel in tropical Guyana, casually evoking both the watery landscapes ("The drenched wooden houses on stilts warmed my soul," his character remarks) and the dizzy cultural mix of Indian, African, Portuguese, Chinese and Amerindian.
$26.00

Chrysalis

NAT250
Kim Todd
Mariner Books
2007
330
0156032996
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
In this illustrated tale of a remarkable life, Todd (Tinkering with Eden) illuminates how 17th-century naturalist Maria Sibylla Merian turned a childhood passion for butterflies into a groundbreaking life of art, science and exploration in the wild Guianas, searching for the secrets of metamorphosis.
$15.95

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

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

Birds of Northern South America, Vol. 2: Field Guide

SAM103
Robin Restall, Clemencia Rodner, Roger Williams
Yale University Press
2006
656
0300124155
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive field guide, featuring an astounding 6400 paintings and 2308 maps, covers all the birds from Ecuador to Guiana.
$75.00

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

For Kids

Spanish Flash Cards

GEN203
Inc. Berlitz International
Berlitz
2016
50
1780044658
BOXED
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A standard playing card-size deck of 50 nicely illustrated flashcards geared for younger children. Each card features a colorful illustration with the Spanish word on the reverse.
$8.99

The Tarantula Scientist

NAT124
Sy Montgomery, Nic Bishop (Photographer)
Houghton Mifflin Company
2004
80
0618147993
HARD COVER
Science
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Great color photographs accompany this fact-filled story of enthusiastic spider scientist Sam Marshall's journey to French Guiana to study tarantulas.
$18.00

More Books

Voyage of the Beagle

GPS02
Charles Darwin
Modern Library
2002
468
0375756809
PAPER
Exploration
1
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

The Middle Passage, The Caribbean Revisited

CRB11
V.S. Naipaul
Vintage Books
2002
232
0375708340
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Novelist and travel writer Naipaul tackles the history of the Caribbean and northern South America in this incisive portrait. With chapters on Trinidad, British Guiana (Guyana), Suriname, Martinique and Jamaica.
$16.00

A Guide to the Birds of Venezuela

FG13
Steven Hilty, Guy Tudor (Illustrator), J.A. Gwynne (Illustrator)
Princeton University Press
2002
929
0691092508
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
The classic South American bird guide, revised and expanded by Steve Hilty. A bit hefty for a field guide at just over 4 pounds, but still an essential reference to over 1,400 bird species. Travelers in the Brazilian Amazon will find it especially useful.
$85.00

Surinam & French Guinana Map

SAM06
ITMB
ITMB
2
1895907705
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful, double-sided travel map of Surinam and French Guiana at 1:720,000.
$12.95

Personal Narrative of a Journey to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent

SAM08
Alexander von Humboldt
Penguin
1996
310
0140445536
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
This is the book that Darwin took on his voyage around the world -- a classic account of naturalist and explorer Humboldt's 18th-century discoveries in South America.
$18.00

The Buried Mirror

SPN71
Carlos Fuentes
Houghton Mifflin Company
1999
399
0395924995
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A fascinating, illustrated survey of Latin American culture and history by the great Mexican author Carlos Fuentes. With hundreds of color illustrations.
$29.95

Ariel

ARG16
Carlos Fuentes (Introduction), José Enrique Rodó
University of Texas Press
1988
156
0292703961
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The classic turn of the century essay on culture, aesthetics and democracy in Latin America and the world..
$18.95

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

Footprint South American Handbook

SAM25
Ben Box (Editor)
Footprint Handbooks
2016
1809
1911082027
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
The classic, comprehensive guide to all South America. With a section of full color maps and hundreds of regional and city maps. Updated annually.
$39.99

Northern South America Map

SAM31
HEMA Maps
Hema
2011
1
1865003263
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Featuring national parks, points of interest and distances, this full-color map is scaled at 1:4,000,000.
$16.95

Latin American Art

SAM33
John F. Scott
University Press of Florida
2000
240
0813018269
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A popular survey for undergraduate art students, this general history of the arts in Latin America ranges from pre-history to the present. Includes illustrations, maps and a chronology.
$29.95

Edge of the Jungle

AMZ75
William Beebe
Cooper Square Press
2001
303
081541160X
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A collection of 12 essays on the Amazon and its ecology and wildlife. A scientist-explorer with the soul of a poet, Beebe wrote dozens of books about his adventures in tropical America and Guyana.
$17.95

Conquistadors

SAM48
Michael Wood
University of California Press
2002
288
0520236912
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A lively, illustrated account of the Spanish conquest of the New World by the intrepid writer-filmmaker Michael Wood.
$34.95

Fossils, Finches, and Fuegians

SAM51
Richard Darwin Keynes
Oxford University Press
2003
448
0195166493
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An account of the Voyage of the Beagle, Darwin's adventures and scientific discoveries.
$52.00

Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest

SAM52
Matthew Restall
Oxford University Press
2004
272
0195176111
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In this provocative book, Restall tackles Columbus, Cortes, Pizarro and the misconceptions surrounding them. The conquisadores most certainly did not conquer the Americas with a handful of men, nor were they received as gods.
$19.99

The Condor and the Cows, A South American Travel Diary

SAM64
Christopher Isherwood
University of Minnesota Press
2003
268
0816639825
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Isherwood's 1947 account of travels through Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina in 1947 with photographer (and boyfriend) Bill Caskey.
$17.95

Masters of All They Surveyed: Exploration, Geography, and a British El Dorado

SAM94
D. Graham Burnett
University of Chicago Press
2001
314
0226081214
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A lively, well-illustrated account of the 19th-century exploration, mapping and British Imperial adventures in what is now Guyana.
$43.00

Birds of Northern South America, Two Volume Set

SAM104
Robin Restall
Yale University Press
2006
1536
0300125046
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Both volumes of the monumental guide covering 2,308 species of birds from Ecuador to French Guiana with detailed species accounts and illustrations published separately.
$175.00

The Elusive El Dorado, Essays on the Indian Experience in Guyana

SAM108
Basdeo Mangru (Editor)
Rowman & Littlefield
2005
0761832475
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This collection of eight scholarly essays brings to a general audience the history of Indians in British Guiana, as the country was then called.
$36.00

Mammals of South America

SAM118
Rexford D. Lord
Johns Hopkins University Press
2007
224
0801884942
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An authoritative, illustrated overview of the mammals of South America, featuring 252 photographs.
$59.00

Bradt Suriname

SAM207
Philip Briggs
Bradt Publications
2015
240
1841629103
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
The first dedicated guidebook to the sparsely populate country of Suriname printed in English, featuring coverage of the culturally diverse capital of Paramaribo (whose inner city a UNESCO World Heritage Site). With some good information for wilderness enthusiasts and birders as well.
$25.99

The Voyage of the Beagle, Darwin's Extraordinary Adventure Aboard Fitzroy's Famous Survey Ship

GPS124
James Taylor
Macmillan
2016
192
1844863271
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The perfect supplement for lovers of Darwin’s classic account (GPS02), this history mixes antique and new illustrations, letters, diary entries, official narratives and charts produced by shipboard artists.
$30.00