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Lesser Antilles

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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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A Continent of Islands, Searching for the Caribbean Destiny

CRB12
Mark Kurlansky
Da Capo Press
1992
324
0201622319
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A wonderfully observed social history of the Caribbean by a far-ranging journalist and favorite author. Kurlansky has a knack for honing in on the small details that make the Caribbean culturally unique, offering frank insight on music, religion, healthcare and the influence of the United States.
$17.95

A Small Place

CRB03
Jamaica Kincaid
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2000
81
0374527075
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
1
0
0
Antigua-born Kincaid meditates on the politics, history and culture of the islands in these remarkable short essays. A useful antidote to the usual fun-in-the-sun approach of the local tourist office, the book shines a light on the poverty, corruption and startling beauty of the Caribbean.
$13.00

Insight Guide Caribbean: The Lesser Antilles

CRB02
Sarah Cameron, Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2016
268
1780059132
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This handsome guide gives a profusely illustrated over-view of the region, featuring essays on natural history, politics and culture, hundreds of photos and maps, as well as useful travel notes.
$24.99

Lesser Antilles Map

CRB05
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2012
2
3865740111
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A map of the Lesser Antilles, with detailed insets of every important island.
$13.95

Caribbean Destination Map

CRB31
National Geographic
MapLink
2011
1
2118502524
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful map of the entire Caribbean basin from southern Florida to South America at a scale of 1:2,000,000.
$16.95

Caribbean Islands Explorer Map

CRB175
Ocean Explorer Maps
Ocean Explorer Maps
2003
1
0954371704
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided, full-color visitor's map in the growing series of Ocean Explorer maps. Featuring The Lesser Antilles, Jamaica, Barbados, Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Turks and Caicos, Martinique, Dominica and Virgin Islands.
$12.95

Caribbean by Cruise Ship

CRB146
Anne Vipond
Ocean Cruise Guides
2014
352
1927747058
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An excellent guide to the region with detailed port maps, suggested excursions, color photographs and a pull-out map of all the Caribbean.
$19.95

Fodor's Caribbean

CRB185
Fodor's Guides
Fodor's
2016
944
1101879998
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Organized by island, this hefty guide to the Caribbean provides the essentials for getaways and vacations with great maps, excellent recommendations on where to sleep and eat and plenty of advice for sightseeing.
$24.99

The Complete Guide to Caribbean Cruises

CRB186
Linda Coffman
Fodor's
2014
464
0804141673
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Subtitled "A Cruise Lover's Guide to Selecting the Right Trip, With All the Best Ports of Call", this guidebook covers topics such as what's really included in your cruise fare and what cabins are the best and the worst.
$23.99

The Spice Necklace, My Adventures in Caribbean Cooking, Eating, and Island Life

CRB260
Ann Vanderhoof
Houghton Mifflin Company
2010
448
0547423160
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
Vanderhoof (An Embarrassment of Mangoes) is back aboard her sailboat in the Caribbean in these latest encounters with the characters and cuisine of the islands. She pairs lively accounts with 71 recipes she learned along the way.
$14.95

A Brief History of the Caribbean, From the Arawak and the Carib to the Present

CRB38
Jan Rogozinski
Plume
2000
324
0452281938
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Written for a scholarly audience, this concise history presents the full sweep of Caribbean geography, culture and commerce from aboriginal inhabitants through European colonization and modern developments.
$20.00

A Traveller's History of the Caribbean

CRB42
James Ferguson
Interlink Publishing Group
2008
320
1566562821
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A concise history of the Caribbean Islands, beginning with a description of their formation and geologic attributes, carrying through to the first civilizations in the region, and ending with the modern tourism boom.
$14.95

Caribbean Literature And the Environment, Between Nature And Culture

CRB216
Elizabeth Deloughrey (Editor)
University Press of Virginia
2005
303
0813923727
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This collection of 18 essays reflects on the relationship between humans and natural history in the Caribbean, putting into consideration its troubled history and the effects that tourism and globalization have had on the region.
$32.50

Caribbean Rum: A Social and Economic History

CRB295
Frederick H. Smith
University Press of Florida
2008
339
0813033152
PAPER
History
0
1
0
0
An anthropologist at the College of William & Mary, Smith brings a scholars rigor and research to this comprehensive history from the colonial period to the 20th-century, looking beyond the plantation economy to the lives and culture of black slaves and their descendants in the Caribbean and America.
$29.95

From Columbus to Castro, The History of the Caribbean, 1492-1969

CRB10
Eric Williams
Vintage Books
1984
576
0394715020
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A history of the Caribbean from first European contact to the turbulent 1960s.
$19.00

Under the Black Flag, The Romance and Reality of Life Among the Pirates

CRB35
David Cordingly
Random House
2006
296
081297722X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Meet Blackbeard and Captain Kidd along with lesser-known rogues and brigands in this rip-roaring portrait of pirates of the Caribbean.
$17.00

Empire of Blue Water

CRB204
Stephan Talty
Crown
2008
352
0307236617
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Awash with bloody battles, political intrigue and an incredible epoch-ending natural disaster, this is the real-life story of Henry Morgan, the legendary pirate of the Caribbean.
$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 Caribbean Mystery

CRB207
Agatha Christie
William Morrow & Company
2011
216
0062073680
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Miss Marple solves a series of mysterious deaths on the Caribbean island where she is vacationing in this Agatha Christie classic, originally published in 1964.
$13.99

At the Bottom of the River

CRB19
Jamaica Kincaid
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2000
82
0374527342
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Ten short stories capturing the essence of Jamaica Kincaid's childhood in Antigua. Originally published in the New Yorker, the collection evokes the rhythms of work and play in the Caribbean.
$13.00

Caribbean

CRB82
James Michener
Random House
2005
688
0812974921
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The sweeping, compulsively readable saga of the Caribbean, chock-full of historical detail.
$16.00

Don't Stop the Carnival

CRB18
Herman Wouk
Back Bay Books
1999
395
0316955124
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
For a sense of life in the Caribbean, we recommend this humorous tale of Norman Paperman, a middle-aged American running a hotel on the fictional island of Amerigo.
$16.00

Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories

CRB166
Stewart Brown (Editor)
Oxford University Press
2002
472
0192802291
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A strikingly diverse collection of contemporary tales, richly rewarding. The contributors include Gabriel Garcia Marquez, V. S. Naipaul, Patrick Chamoiseau and Edwidge Danticat alongside lesser known writers.
$29.95

Tar Baby

CRB150
Toni Morrison
Random House
2004
305
1400033446
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Morrison departs from her usual stateside setting and sets this fury of a novel on a rich American couple's island refuge in the Caribbean. This unflinching novel is menacing, beautiful and richly developed.
$15.00

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

CRB213
Junot Diaz
Riverhead Books
2008
368
1594483299
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The Dominican-born New Yorker's long-awaited multi-layered tale of the hopes and dreams and tumult of the hugely overweight, hopelessly confused young New Jerseyite of the title. Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize.
$16.00

The Reef

CRB257
Nora Roberts
Berkley Books
2009
371
0425231844
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Roberts takes readers to the depths of the Caribbean -- and the heights of passion and suspense -- in this tale of a marine archaeologist and a salvager in search for a legendary treasure.
$17.00

Wide Sargasso Sea

CRB21
Jean Rhys
W. W. Norton & Company
2016
176
0393352560
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This classic novel by Dominican-born Jean Rhys, steamy both in its lush, tropical setting and in its plot, imagines the encounter between Edward Rochester and his mad wife -- a riveting prequel to Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre.
$14.95

Wild Caribbean, The Hidden Wonders of the World's Most Famous Islands

CRB206
Michael Bright
Yale University Press
2007
224
0300125496
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Nicely illustrated, this companion book to the BBC series on the natural history of the Caribbean includes an overview of the plants, animals and underwater life of the islands from Cuba to Trinidad and Tobago.
$25.00

A Photographic Guide to Birds of the West Indies

CRB127
Allan Sander, G. Michael Flieg
Ralph Curtis Publishing
2000
144
0883590506
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact shirt-pocket guide. With a map of the islands and 300 color photographs.
$15.95

Birds of the West Indies

CRB161
Herbert Raffaele
Princeton University Press
2003
216
069111319X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A magnificently illustrated guide, featuring 86 color plates, range maps, and island checklists. Includes the endemic species of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, Jamaica and other islands.
$24.95

Caribbean Birds

CRB235
James Kavanaugh
Waterford Press
2003
1583551581
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A fold-up, laminated card featuring color drawings and short descriptions of commonly encountered Caribbean birds.
$7.95

Fishwatcher's Field Guide Caribbean

DIV11
I Greenberg
Seahawk Press
2000
LB-1100
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A convenient double-sided plastic card showing 75 reef fish of the Caribbean.
$7.50

Reefcomber's Guide, Caribbean

DIV46
Idaz Greenberg
Seahawk Press
1982
LB-1101
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This double-sided laminated card depicts fish, corals and other invertebrates of the Caribbean.
$7.50

More Books

The Modern Caribbean

CRB23
Franklin Wright, Colin Palmer
University of North Carolina Press
1989
382
0807842400
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A collection of 13 essays by diverse authors in the field of Caribbean studies -- a thorough examination of Caribbean history and cultures.
$44.00

The Routledge Reader in Caribbean Literature

CRB296
Sarah Lawson Welsh, Alson Donnell
Routledge
1996
560
0415120497
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This volume of fiction, non-fiction and poetry introduces little-known and well-loved works from the Caribbean written during the 20th century.
$45.95

Marine Invertebrates of Florida, the Bahamas, Bermuda and the Caribbean

DIV12
I Greenberg
Seahawk Press
LB-1102
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A convenient double-sided plastic card showing 61 invertebrates of the Caribbean.
$7.50

The Pyrates

CRB39
George MacDonald Fraser
Lyons Press
2011
416
0762774312
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Fraser shows his usual high-voltage mix of research and verve in this swashbuckling tale including a cast of thousands, a deliciously absurd plot and absolute historical accuracy.
$16.95

If I Could Write This in Fire, An Anthology of Literature from the Caribbean

CRB77
Pamela Maria Smorkaloff
New Press
1996
384
1565841824
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A diverse and serious minded anthology of Caribbean fiction.
$18.95

Easy in the Islands, Stories

CRB78
Bob Shacochis
Grove Press
2004
214
0802140599
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A collection of short stories and one of the most evocative depictions of daily life on the islands. Shacochis's characters, from islanders to interlopers, ring true. His writing is a graceful tribute to the music, politics and cultural quirks of the Caribbean.
$13.00

Eastern Caribbean Cruise Tour Guide

CRB135
Coastal Cruise Tour Guides
Coastal Cruise Tour Guides
2000
2
0961143827
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A handy guide and booklet that unfolds to a six-foot-long full color map. It features historical background, visitor attractions and maps of all the islands from Puerto Rico to Trinidad.
$15.95

National Geographic Caribbean

CRB159
Matt Propert, Nick Hanna
National Geographic
2016
400
1426217099
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guidebook to islands of the Caribbean, published by National Geographic in their attractive, visual style. The guide features plenty of photographs, maps of the individual islands, and good information on history, nature, culture, and travel.
$27.99

Our Caribbean, Lesbian and Gay Writing from the Antilles

CRB224
Thom Glave (Editor)
National Geographic
2008
416
082234226X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An ecclectic collection of stories by gay and lesbian Caribbean writers, ranging from accessible to academic and written between 1956 and 2005.
$28.95

African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean

CRB293
Herbert S. Klein
Oxford University Press
2007
286
0195189426
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Kelin covers the Portuguese, Spanish, and French-speaking regions of continental America and the Caribbean in this original survey of the structure and experience of slavery.
$29.75

Mexico Caribbean Marine Guide

MEX295
Rainforest Publications
Rainforest Publications
2012
0984010734
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A fold-out, 14-panel laminated plastic card featuring full-color illustrations of reef fish, sport fish, marine mammals and sea turtles.
$7.95

Rum, A Social and Sociable History of the Real Spirit of 1776

CRB294
Ian Williams
2006
340
1560258918
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Williams restores rum's rightful place in history in this spirited tale, taking us from its origins in the plantations of Barbados through Puritan and Revolutionary New England, where rum played an important role, to modern production.
$16.95

For Kids

How Tia Lola Came to Stay

USE226
Julia Alvarez
2002
112
0440418704
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A ten-year-old is visited by his colorful Dominican aunt.
$6.99

The Cay

CRB172
Theodore Taylor
2002
137
0440416639
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A classic tale about a boy's adventures in the Caribbean during WWII.
$6.99

Girl Overboard

DIV51
Aimee Ferris
Penguin Putnam
2007
224
0142407992
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
Studying abroad on a yacht in the Caribbean is a dream come true for aspiring marine biologist Marina, but leaving behind her boyfriend proves to be more of a challenge.
$7.99

The Usborne Official Pirate's Handbook

CRB202
Sam Taplin
2007
80
0794514634
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A humorous but factual account of how to become a pirate for young readers.
$12.99

Red Rackham's Treasure

CRB238
Herge
Little Brown and Company
2011
62
0316133841
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
The fearless boy reporter explores for sunken pirate treasure with his friend Captain Haddock in this 12th book in the Adventures of Tintin, set in the balmy Caribbean.
$9.99

Secret of the Unicorn

CRB239
Herge
Little Brown and Company
2011
62
0316358320
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
A favorite of Herge's, this swashbuckler finds Tintin and Captain Haddock on an adventure involving pirates from the reign of Charles II. Filled with fun facts, lots of pictures, and easy-to-read text, this new format, especially for younger readers, features the original Tintin graphic novel plus brand-new content with the true story about people, places and antiquities that inspired Herge.
$9.99

Worth Looking For

The Nature of the Islands, Plants and Animals of the Eastern Caribbean

CRB26
Virginia Barlow
Cruising Guide Publications
1993
148
0944428134
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
1
NO LONGER AVAILABLE. A guide and overview of the habitats, plants and animals of the Caribbean. It's the best introduction to the natural history of the area.
$14.95

Island Dreams Caribbean

CRB256
Joan Tapper
Thames & Hudson
2005
208
0500512361
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
1
Joan Tapper, founder of Islands Magazine, collaborated with photographer Nik Wheeler for this visual celebration of the nature, people and culture of the islands, featuring 200 color photographs.
$40.00