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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.
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The Inca Trail, Cuzco & Machu Picchu

PRU19
Alexander Stewart
Trailblazer
2013
394
1905864558
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An excellent overview of local culture and history, including chapters on exploring Cuzco, the Sacred Valley and Lima. Fifth edition.
$22.95

The Incas

AND03
Carmen Bernard
Harry N. Abrams
1994
192
0810928949
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
Featuring archival drawings and photographs, a chronology and chapters on Atahualpa, the Conquistadors and Hiram Bingham, this handy book illuminates the daily lives, monuments and history of the Incas.
$14.95

Lost City of the Incas

AND05
Hiram Bingham
Gardners Books
2003
286
1842125850
PAPER
Exploration
1
1
0
0
This first-rate adventure story by the man who brought Machu Picchu to the attention of the world is not just a gripping tale of exploration and archaeology, it also sets the scene for any visitor to the site.
$17.99

Inca Trail: Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco Map

PRU28
Lima 2000
Lima 2000
2009
2
9972654133
MAP
Reference
1
0
0
0
This fact-filled map shows the whole of the Sacred Valley, from Cusco to Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu, on one side and, on the reverse, the area surrounding the sanctuary in splendid topographic detail (1:50,000).
$13.95

Peru Map

PRU02
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2014
2
3866091893
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed laminated relief map of Peru at a scale of 1:1,750,000. This is a very clear, colorful map, which also features detailed insets of Lima and Cuzco and even a site plan of Machu Picchu.
$11.95

Altitude Illness: Prevention and Treatment

REF02
Stephen Bezruchka
Mountaineers
2005
128
0898866855
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
Bezruchka, a mountaineer and M.D., includes case studies, frequently asked questions and simple methods of diagnosis and treatment in this indispensable pocket guide.
$8.95

Explore the Inca Trail

AND33
Jacquetta Megarry, Roy Davies
Interlink Publishing Group
2011
64
1898481253
FLEXI-BOUND
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A brief, ingeniously designed guide to trekking in the Sacred Valley from Cusco to Machu Picchu with color photographs, a fold-out map of the route, site diagram of Machu Picchu and a camp-to-camp overview of the Inca trail.
$17.95

Footprint Cuzco & the Inca Heartland Handbook

PRU46
Ben Box, Stephen Frankham
Footprint Handbooks
2011
352
1907263365
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Comprehensive and up-to-date, this exceptional guide covers Cuzco and surroundings, including Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, Tambopata, Manu Park and Lima in detail.
$21.95

Insight Guide Peru

PRU01
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2015
368
1780052545
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Panoramic in scope, this illustrated overview brings Peru to life in color photographs and vivid essays on history, archaeology and culture.
$23.99

Lonely Planet Quechua Phrasebook

PRU36
Serafin M. Coronel-Molina
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
228
1743211910
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This shirt-pocket guide is a surprisingly thorough introduction to not just the language but also the customs and culture of the Andes.
$9.99

Peru in Focus

PRU11
Jane Holligan de Diaz-Limaco
Interlink Publishing Group
2006
95
1566562325
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This slim guide focuses on the history of Peru, its cultural heritage and current political, environmental and economic challenges. With maps, photographs and some travel information.
$12.95

Conquest of the Incas

AND04
John Hemming
Harvest Books
2003
641
0156028263
PAPER
History
0
1
0
0
This classic prize-winning history of the Inca struggle against the Spanish invasion weaves wide-ranging, scholarly material into a gripping narrative.
$25.99

The Discovery and Conquest of Peru

AND25
Pedro de Cieza de Leon
Duke
1999
501
0822321467
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A detailed account of the Spanish occupation of Peru, told by a seasoned Spanish chronicler who interviewed living witnesses years after the events involved. Perhaps the most thorough of the contemporary chronicles told from the point of view of the conquerors.
$31.95

The Last Days of the Incas

PRU77
Kim Macquarrie
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2008
522
0743260503
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MacQuarrie tackles the personality, aspirations and greed of Francisco Pizarro in this vivid account of the conquest of a continent.
$18.00

The Monkey's Paw, New Chronicles from Peru

PRU24
Robin Kirk
University of Massachusetts Press
1997
215
1558491090
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A fascinating, multi-faceted portrait of the nation as shown through the travels and interviews of journalist Robin Kirk in Peru of the 1980s and 1990s.
$24.95

The Peru Reader, History, Culture, Politics

PRU04
Orin Starn
Duke
2005
524
0822336499
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Lively and literate, this meaty anthology ranges from historical accounts to modern analysis.
$29.95

Art of the Andes, from Chavin to Inca

PRU05
Rebecca Stone-Miller
Thames & Hudson
2012
224
0500203636
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
This authoritative and concise illustrated survey of Andean art and architecture covers not only Machu Picchu and additional Inca monuments, but also Chan Chan, Nasca and other archaeological sites and cultures.
$24.95

Machu Picchu, Unveiling the Mystery of the Incas

AND35
Richard L. Burger (Editor), Lucy C. Salazar (Editor)
Yale University Press
2008
256
0300097638
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
Burger and Salazar vividly evoke the art, architecture, culture and society of Machu Picchu in this illustrated, up-to-date survey. With Hiram Bingham's original report, archival and modern photographs and excellent chapters on recent archaeology at the site.
$30.00

The Incas and their Ancestors, The Archaeology of Peru

AND06
Michael Moseley
Thames & Hudson
2001
288
0500282773
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
An outstanding illustrated survey of the archaeology of the Inca, Moche and Nasca civilizations. With hundreds of color illustrations and line drawings, it's an in-depth look at the ancient cultures and history of Peru. A great general introduction.
$34.95

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

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

AND08
Thornton Wilder
HarperCollins
2014
154
0060757507
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The classic tale of Franciscan missionaries in 18th-century Lima, Peru by the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist. First published in 1927.
$14.99

The Heights of Machu Picchu

AND22
Pablo Neruda, Nathaniel Tarn (Translator)
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
1972
71
0374506485
PAPER
Literature
0
1
0
0
Machu Picchu and the Inca civilization inspired this celebrated epic poem, an expansive and introspective hymn to the Americas by the great Pablo Neruda, winner of the 1971 Nobel Prize in Literature. Bilingual edition
$15.00

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Peru

PRU75
Clive Byers
Ralph Curtis Publishing
2007
144
088359062X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This handy shirt pocket guide samples 252 species of common and spectacular birds of Lima, Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Manu and other popular destinations. Each gets a large color photograph and description but, alas, no range map.
$15.95

Birds of Peru

PRU55
Tom Schulenberg, Douglas Stotz, John O'Neill, Dan Lane (Illustrator)
Princeton University Press
2010
668
069113023X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
The much-anticipated authoritative field guide by Schulenberg and colleagues at the Field Museum in Chicago, this comprehensive guide, featuring 304 color plates by Dan Lane, covers all 1,792 species of birds recorded in Peru, nearly one-fifth of the world's total.
$49.95

Peru Mammals

PRU73
Rainforest Publications
Rainforest Publications
2005
1888538740
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handy, double-sided laminated card depicting over 60 commonly encountered mammals of Peru. Beautiful and accurate full-color illustrations.
$7.95

Peru, Travellers' Wildlife Guides

PRU30
David L. Pearson, Les Beletsky
Interlink Publishing Group
2004
500
1566565456
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Featuring 500 illustrations of the birds, amphibians, reptiles, mammals and insects of the Amazon, Andes and Pacific Coast.
$29.95

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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

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

Eight Feet in the Andes

AND07
Dervla Murphy
Gardners Books
2003
274
0719565162
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
The indomitable Murphy treks 1,300 miles through the Andes (with a mule) on the trail of the conquistadors in this spirited account.
$15.95

Andean Lives: Gregorio Condori Mamani & Asunta Quispe Huaman

PRU14
Paul Gelles (Translator), Ricardo Valderrama Fernandez (Editor), Carmen Escalante Gutierrez (Editor)
University of Texas Press
1996
216
0292724926
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A classic oral history as told to two Peruvian anthropologists in the 1970s. It's a moving account of life among the urban poor in Cuzco, offering insight into history and society in the Andes.
$25.00

'Tambo, Life in an Andean Village

PRU38
Julia Meyerson
University of Texas Press
1990
297
0292780788
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A field journal, ethnographic in its detail, of an American artist's year among the Quechua peoples in the Peruvian Andes with her anthropologist husband.
$30.00

Royal Tombs of Sipan

PRU06
Walter Alva
David Brown
1993
229
0930741307
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This thoroughly illustrated, authoritative overview of Moche culture, pottery and iconography was originally conceived as the companion book to a traveling exhibition.
$35.00

Peru Adventure Map

PRU09
National Geographic Society
National Geographic Maps
2011
2
9972654087
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A well-produced, colorful shaded relief map of Peru at a scale of 1:1,500,000.
$11.95

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

A Field Guide to the Families and Genera of Woody Plants of Northwest South America

AMZ32
Adrian Forsyth, Alwyn Gentry
University of Chicago Press
1996
895
0226289443
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A huge help for those interested in the bewildering diversity of Neotropical plants, this field guide illustrates and describes all the woody plants of Northwest South America (Columbia, Ecuador & Peru) down to genus level. With 290 black-and-white plates, and a key to families that include woody species.
$72.00

Snakes, The Evolution of Mystery in Nature

BST33
Harry W. Greene
University of California Press
2000
365
0520224876
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The ecology and diversity of snakes worldwide, with stunning photographs.
$55.00

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

The Birds of South America, The Oscine Passerines, Vol. 1

FG28
Guy Tudor (Illustrator), Robert Ridgely
University of Texas Press
1989
596
0292707568
HARD COVER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This authoritative reference, the most complete guide to South American songbirds, features splendid color illustrations of 700 species, along with detailed range maps and field notes.
$95.00

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

Lonely Planet Peru

PRU13
Sara Benson
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
576
1743215576
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
In its hallmark style, this comprehensive guide to Peru features a good overview of culture, history and nature, and much nuts-and-bolts information on excursions, accomodations and sightseeing.
$25.99

History of the Conquest of Peru

AND24
William H. Prescott
Dover Publications
2002
816
184212594X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A classic 19th century history of the clash between two civilizations in the high Andes.
$17.95

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

Life in the Treetops, Adventures of a Woman in Field Biology

AMZ57
Margaret Lowman
Yale University Press
2000
219
0300084641
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The sprightly memoir of an ecologist who climbs, studies and sleeps in trees for a living, balancing multiple roles of scientist, wife and mom. Margaret Lowman, a pioneer in the ecology of forest tree canopies, continues her story in a second memoir (written with her now-grown sons).
$13.95

Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry, A Bilingual Anthology

SAM28
Stephen Tapscott (Editor)
University of Texas Press
1996
418
0292781407
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This scholarly anthology of 400 poems, presented in the original language (Spanish or Portuguese) and English. Selections include poems from Octavio Paz, Pablo Neruda and Jorge Luis Borges.
$29.95

The Seventy Wonders of the Ancient World

GEN92
Chris Scarre
Thames & Hudson
1999
304
0500050961
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, illustrated overview of the great monuments of the ancient world and how they were built.
$40.00

Mammals of the Neotropics, The Central Neotropics: Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Vol. 3

SAM30
John F. Eisenberg, Kent H. Redford
University of Chicago Press
1999
610
0226195422
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive survey of the 650 species of mammals of Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil.
$72.00

Archaeological Map of Machu Picchu

PRU23
Wright Water Engineers
2008
1
1586110683
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Ken Wright's foldout color site plan shows the monuments, topography and physical features of the Inca sanctuary with exquisite clarity.
$6.95

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

501 Spanish Verbs

GEN134
Christopher Kendris
Barron's
2010
728
0764197975
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
The perennial favorite among students of Spanish.
$16.99

Footprint Peru Handbook

PRU27
Footprint Guides
Footprint Handbooks
2015
706
1910120316
FLEXI-BOUND
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A general overview of Peru and practical travel detail on where to go and what to do.
$25.99

Peru's Indian Peoples and the Challenge of Spanish Conquest, Huamanga to 1640

PRU37
Steve J. Stern
University of Wisconsin Press
1994
295
0299141845
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A history of the inhabitants of Ayacucho, Peru, from Incan times to 1640.
$21.95

The Shining Path, A History of the Millenarian War in Peru

PRU41
Robin Kirk (Translator), Gustavo Gorriti
University of North Carolina Press
1998
290
0807846767
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An absorbing account of the 15-year guerrilla war waged by the Ayacucho-based Shining Path.
$53.00

Yuraq Janka: Guide to the Peruvian Andes, Cordilleras Blanca and Rosko

PRU44
John Ricker
Mountaineers
1997
192
093041005X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A mountaineering guide to the Cordillera Blanca with route descriptions, color photographs and accompanying 1:100,000 scale maps on two sheets.
$12.95

Lonely Planet South America on a Shoestring

SAM44
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
1120
1786571188
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, detailed practical guide to traveling in South America.
$29.99

South America, The Andes Map

SAM47
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2005
2
3865740677
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
The full range of the Andes and the Pacific coast of South America.
$13.95

Trekking and Climbing in the Andes

AND34
Val Pitkethly, Kate Harper
Interlink Publishing Group
2009
192
1566567157
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact guide to treks and climbs in the Andes, including Torres del Paine, Fitzroy, The Inca Trail, Cordillera Huayhuash and Cotopaxi.
$20.00

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

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

Evolution, The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory

NAT64
Edward Larson
Modern Library
2006
368
0812968492
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A clearheaded, engrossing brief history of ideas about evolution from the 18th century to the present by a Pulitzer Prize-winning author.
$16.00

Master and Commander, The Far Side of the World

GPS66
Peter Weir (Director)
Baker & Taylor Video
2014
630835239X
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
Russell Crowe stars in this adaptation of two Patrick O'Brian novels, a swashbuckling adventure set off the coast of Cape Horn in 1805.
$7.00

Yanomami, The Fierce Controversy and What We Might Learn from It

SAM67
Robert Borofsky (Editor)
University of California Press
2005
397
0520244044
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A study of the controversy surrounding anthropological studies of the Yanomami.
$29.95

Traveling with Che Guevara, The Making of a Revolutionary

SAM68
Alberto Granado, Lucia Alvarez de Toledo (Translator)
W. W. Norton & Company
2004
240
1557046395
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Granado's classic account of his travels with Che Guevara via motorbike through Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, and Venezuela.
$15.99

Pimsleur Quick & Simple Spanish

SPN257
Pimsleur Language Method
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2005
0743523555
AUDIO CD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
Four audio CDs with eight 30-minute lessons in basic Spanish, covering elementary vocabulary and phrases used in travel and everyday situations.
$19.95

For Kids

Secret of the Andes

AND19
Ann Nolan Clark, Jean Charlot (Illustrator)
Viking
1970
120
0140309268
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
In this novel for pre-teens, a native boy in Peru goes on a magical discovery of his roots, learning much about Inca tradition. A Newbery Award-winning book first published in 1952.
$6.99

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