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NICARAGUA. Buy these 4 items as a set for $62 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

The Jaguar Smile, A Nicaraguan Journey

CAM43
Salman Rushdie
Random House
2008
160
081297672X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Rushdie's account of visit to the country at the height of the Contra war goes underneath the headlines. It's a cultural portrait -- simple, straightforward and "written with a novelist's eye for irony," according to the New York Times.
$15.00

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

Moon Handbook Nicaragua

CAM110
Josh Berman
Avalon Travel Publishing
2015
470
1612388639
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A handy, practical guide to Nicaragua, this book is a good resource for planning a trip, featuring extensive, up-to-date listings, maps, volcano hikes, and other background information.
$21.99

Nicaragua Map

CAM74
ITMB
ITMB
1
0921463634
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A map of Nicaragua at a scale of 1:750,000 with good topographic relief.
$12.95

Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador Adventure Map

CAM149
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2011
1
1566955289
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A durable, folded map shows at 1:710,000,
$11.95

Breaking Out of Beginner's Spanish

CAM06
Joseph Keenan
University of Texas Press
2015
240
0292761937
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
Idioms, common mistakes in word usage and other helpful advice on tackling spoken Spanish. You'll need some foundation to take full advantage of this book -- but even a complete novice will appreciate the author's playful sense of humor.
$19.95

A Brief History of Central America

CAM49
Hector Perez-Brignoll
University of California Press
1989
223
0520068327
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A good overview of the region’s economic, political and social history through the 1980s by a professor at the University of Costa Rica. Well-written, informative and concise.
$29.95

Banana, The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World

CAM137
Dan Koeppel
Penguin Putnam
2008
304
0452290082
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Koeppel traces the history, natural and otherwise, politics and precarious current status of modern monoculture, touching down in India (world center of banana diversity), Ecuador (world's largest producer) and Guatemala.
$17.00

Forgotten Continent

SAM123
Michael Reid
Yale University Press
2009
400
0300151209
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Economist editor Reid draws on his years in the cities, presidential palaces and shantytowns of Central and South America in this portrait of a region rich in oil, farmland and culture, with consideration on its prospects in the face of globalization.
$26.00

Nicaragua, Living in the Shadow of the Eagle

CAM122
Thomas Walker
Hachette
2016
264
0813349869
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
The sixth edition of Walker's invaluable portrait of the country, focusing on U.S. influence since the Somoza era and the Sandinista Revolution.
$35.00

Teach a Woman to Fish, Overcoming Poverty Around the Globe

TVL588
Ritu Sharma
St. Martins
2014
288
1137278587
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Sharing her travels through Sri Lanka, Burkina Faso, Honduras and Nicaragua, Ritu Sharma details how women are battling scarcity, government corruption, lack of infrastructure and inequality to overcome poverty.
$36.99

The Country Under My Skin

CAM117
Giaconda Belli
Doubleday
2003
400
1400032164
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The memoir of a young, upper-class Nicaraguan woman who joins the revolutionary Marxist Sandinistas while continuing to work her bourgeois day job at an advertising agency.
$16.95

Travels with Myself and Another, A Memoir

TVL25
Martha Gellhorn
Penguin Putnam
2001
304
1585420905
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The other, of course, being Ernest Hemingway, Gelhorn's husband at the time. A marvelous, incisive writer who covered every important conflict from from the Spanish Civil War to Vietnam and Nicaragua, Martha Gelhorn writes of her time in East Africa with Heminway, a visit with Chiang Kai-Shek, Soviet Moscow and other unforgettable journeys in this collection, first published in 1979.
$17.00

Stories and Poems, A Dual-Language Book

CAM107
Ruben Dario, Stanley Appelbaum (Translator)
Dover Publications
2002
256
0486420655
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A selection of poems and stories by the beloved Nicaraguan writer, with Spanish and the English translation on facing pages.
$22.95

The Ladies of Managua

CAM161
Eleni N. Gage
St. Martin's Press
2016
400
1250093848
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This intimate novel captures the lives of three women -- and three generations of life in Nicaragua. When Maria Vazquez returns to the country for her grandfather’s funeral, her arrival reignites age-old struggles with her mother and grandmother. All three confront their complicated, passionate relationships with each other and their native country.
$15.99

Nature of the Rainforest, Costa Rica and Beyond

CRC67
Adrian Forsyth, E.O. Wilson (Introduction)
Cornell University Press
2008
200
0801474752
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Our favorite biologist-writer returns to the Neotropics in this beautifully illustrated, oversized overview of the rainforest. A marvelous, anecdotal introduction to ecology, evolution and conservation.
$29.95

The Naturalist in Nicaragua

CAM63
Thomas Belt, Daniel Janzen (Introduction)
Lightning Source
1985
403
1410200116
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A reprint of the 1874 original by Thomas Belt, trained as an engineer, who lived four years in Nicaragua. Praised by Darwin and other Victorian luminaries, his classic account is a richly detailed natural history of the region.
$19.99

A Guide to the Birds of Panama with Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras

CAM07
Robert Ridgely, J.A. Gwynne
Princeton University Press
1992
534
0691025126
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive field guide, noteworthy for its beautiful color plates, covers additional species found in Nicaragua, Honduras and Costa Rica.
$65.00

Nicaragua Pacific Slope Birds

CAM163
Rainforest Publications
Rainforest Publications
2014
098401070X
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Perfect identifying the feathered friends of Nicaragua's Pacific Slope, this 12-panel guide easily slips into a pocket. Full-color illustrations. Folded size: 3.5 x 8.75 inches. Unfolded size: 24 x 8.75 inches.
$7.95

Nicaragua Wildlife

CAM164
Rainforest Publications
Rainforest Publications
2014
0984010718
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Perfect for trailside identification, this 12-panel guide easily slips into a pocket. Full-color illustrations. Folded size: 3.5 x 8.75 inches. Unfolded size: 24 x 8.75 inches.
$7.95

Snorkeling Guide to Marine Life

DIV02
Paul Humann
New World Publications
1995
80
1878348108
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Humann's compact guide illustrates Caribbean fishes, corals, invertebrates and plants commonly encountered in shallower water.
$14.95

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The True History of Chocolate

CAM57
Sophie D. Coe, Michael Coe
Thames & Hudson
2013
280
0500290687
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
This scholarly history of pre-Columbian chocolate by these married archaeologists reveals chocolate's origins as a ceremonial beverage in ancient Olmec and Maya society. The Coes trace the treat's evolution from a food of the gods to the salons of Europe down through the masses to Hershey Pennsylvania.
$22.95

A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America

FG15
Stephen Howell, Sophie Webb
Oxford University Press
1995
849
0198540124
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Serious birders will want this definitive guide to the 1,070 bird species. It may be awkward to carry but it covers, in detail, all the birds you will see in the region.
$63.00

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

CAM71
Hazel Plunkett
Interlink Publishing Group
2002
100
1566564387
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Essential reading for Nicaragua, this compact, illustrated travel guide focuses on politics, economy, history and culture. It's especially strong on the difficult history of relations with the U.S. but also includes a good short summary of traditional culture and history from colonial times to the present.
$12.95

Lonely Planet Nicaragua

CAM116
Alex Egerton, Bridget Gleeson
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
320
1786571161
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical guide to Nicaragua features maps, a good overview of culture, history and nature, and much nuts-and-bolts information on accommodations and sightseeing.
$24.99

Selected Writings, Ruben Dario

CAM123
Ruben Dario
Penguin
2005
667
0143039369
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This anthology of the beloved Nicaraguan modernist poet includes his best-known work presented in English and Spanish, along with short stories, fables, profiles, travel writing, journalism and letters.
$20.00

Divine Punishment

CAM166
Sergio Ramirez, Nick Caistor (Translator)
2015
516
1620540142
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The first English-language translation of Ramirez’s hilarious, beautifully constructed novel is set in the Nicaraguan city of Leon in the 1930s. The plot is bursting with passion, money, sex, corruption and political intrigue, all wrapped up in a courtroom drama.
$30.00