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Essential Reading Package-EXPNM26

Buy these 5 items as a set for $75 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

The Path Between the Seas

CAM32
David McCullough
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2004
700
0671244094
PAPER
History
0
1
0
0
A great story, admirably told in vivid, page-turning detail, this is the one book to read on the creation of the Panama Canal.
$20.00

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

Panama Wildlife Guide

PNM27
Rainforest Publications
Rainforest Publications
2009
1888538422
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This handy 14-panel fold-up card features expert color illustrations of dozens of birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles.
$8.50

National Geographic Panama

PNM35
Christopher Baker
National Geographic
2015
272
1426214014
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Award-winning travel writer and photographer Christopher Baker introduces the history, nature and attractions of Panama.
$22.95

Panama Adventure Map

PNM33
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2010
2
1566952603
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
With natural areas, attractions and two inset maps of Panama City. 1:475,000.
$11.95

Panama Map

CAM25
ITMB
ITMB
2006
2
155341358X
MAP
Reference
1/1/2006
0
0
0
0
A full-color, double-sided map of Panama for the traveler at the detailed scale of 1:480,000. Printed on water- and tear-resistant plastic paper.
$11.95

Culture Smart! Panama

PNM30
Heloise Crowther
Kuperard
2008
168
185733339X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture is concise and well-illustrated.
$9.95

Panama Canal by Cruise Ship

PNM13
Anne Vipond
Ocean Cruise Guides
2014
336
192774704X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This outstanding guide to the Panama Canal and popular ports of call in Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America features a mile-by-mile guide to the transit, a history of the building of the canal and a detailed pullout map.
$21.95

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

How Wall Street Created a Nation: J.P. Morgan, Teddy Roosevelt, and the Panama Canal

PNM23
Ovidio Diaz Espino
Four Walls Eight Windows
2003
276
1568582668
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An intriguing look into the treachery, behind-the-scenes financial wrangling and Roosevelt-era dollar diplomacy that resulted in both the Panama Canal and the establishment of Panama as an independent nation.
$16.95

Pacific

OCE218
Simon Winchester
HarperCollins
2016
512
0062315420
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Subtitled "Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision," Winchester's far-reaching history explores humanity’s relationship with the world’s largest body of water, the source of both great opportunity and terrifying natural disaster.
$16.99

Panama Fever, The Epic History of One of the Greatest Engineering Triumphs of All Time: the Building of the Panama Canal

PNM37
Matthew Parker
Doubleday
2008
576
1400095182
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Parker's epic historical adventure shows all the politics, power and bravado of building the fiercely contested route across Central America.
$17.95

Portrait of the Panama Canal, Celebrating Its History and Expansion

PNM56
William Friar
Graphic Arts Center Publishing
2016
96
1943328676
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This monograph from a noted Panama Canal expert includes illuminating text plus 60 contemporary and 10 archival photographs. Fully updated for the opening of the expanded locks.
$18.99

The Building of the Panama Canal in Historic Photographs

CAM41
Ulrich Keller
Dover Publications
1983
111
0486244083
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
These archival photographs tell the story of the people who built the Panama Canal, the engineers who designed it and the changes wrought on the landscape through its construction.
$16.95

The New Panama Canal, A Breathtaking Journey Between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans

PNM57
Rosa Maria Britton
Rizzoli International
2017
240
0847859649
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
To mark the completion of Panama's Third Set of Locks Project, this coffee table tribute brings the colossal engineering feat into focus with informative text and some gorgeous photographs. Opened in 2016, the new lanes of the canal promise a new era in both global transportation and the history of Panama.
$70.00

The Captain and the Enemy

CAM53
Graham Greene
Penguin
2005
208
0143039296
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Graham Greene returns to classic themes of mystery, deceit and espionage in this accomplished short novel, his 23rd and last book, set in Panama.
$16.00

The Tailor of Panama

CAM51
John Le Carre
Ballantine Books
2017
416
1524796964
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in Panama, this thriller by master storyteller John Le Carre includes spymasters, corrupt officials, arms manufacturers and other unsavory types.
$16.00

The Monkey's Bridge, Mysteries of Evolution in Central America

CAM56
David Rains Wallace
2007
280
1595340408
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Opening this absorbing account of the history and biogeography of the Central American isthmus with the tale of Columbus, Wallace often weaves his own travels in the region with a crisp overview of exploration, nature and evolution. Natural history buffs and ecologically minded travelers will appreciate this valuable resource.
$18.95

The Tapir's Morning Bath

AMZ74
Elizabeth Royte
Houghton Mifflin Company
2002
336
0618257586
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
An engaging account of ecological research and ecologists at Barro Colorado Island, the Smithsonian Institution's Tropical Research Station in Panama.
$18.95

Panama Birds

PNM55
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2016
1583559841
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A folding wildlife guide designed for quick reference in the field. With full-color images and text, it features more than 140 birds often seen in Panama.
$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

The Birds of Panama

PNM46
Robert Dean, George R. Angehr
Cornell University Press
2010
464
0801476747
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Created for the field, with range maps, illustrations and descriptions on facing pages.
$35.00

For Kids

The Most Beautiful Roof in the World

FST04
Kathryn Lasky, Christopher Knight (Photographer)
Gulliver
1997
48
0152008977
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A tropical botanist and her sons climb among the ropes and walkways of a rainforest canopy in this photographic odyssey. For ages 9-12.
$9.99

Eyewitness Jungle

FST06
Theresa Greenaway, Geoff Dann (Photographer)
DK Publishing
2009
63
0756645441
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Geared for ages 9 to 12, the hundreds of eye-popping photographs of birds, monkeys, towering trees, orchids and all manner of rainforest life will also appeal to the whole family.
$16.99

The Panama Canal

PNM29
Elizabeth Mann
Mikaya Press
2006
1931414149
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An illustrated overview of the engineering, construction and social history of the building of the Panama Canal. One in a growing series of Wonders of the World, geared for ages 9-12.
$12.95

Conejito / Bunny, A Folktale from Panama

PNM39
Margaret Read MacDonald
National Book Network
2006
28
0874837790
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A great book to read aloud, this brightly illustrated Panamanian folktale features a song to learn in Spanish and English. Ages 4-8.
$16.95

Rain Forest Coloring Book

AMZ124
Annika Bernhard
Dover Publications
1998
48
048640112X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A great way to occupy travelers ages 8 and up, these detailed line drawings realistically depict the South American rain forest and come ready to color!
$4.99

Spanish Language Learner

SPN471
Inc. Dorling Kindersley
DK Publishing
2011
160
0756682568
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A fun, dynamic introduction to the Spanish language for children aged 10 to 14. An audio CD and flashcards accompany a colorfully illustrated textbook.
$19.99

What Is the Panama Canal?

PNM51
Janet Pascal
Penguin Putnam
2014
112
0448478994
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This fun, illustrated book narrates the dangers and innovations of the Panama Canal, a man-made 48-mile-long channel. Includes illustrations and 16 pages of photos.
$5.99

Rain, Rain, Rain Forest

AMZ141
Brenda Z. Guiberson
Aa Balkema
2015
32
1250056772
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A vibrant, sensory introduction to the animals of the rainforest. When downpour wakes the creatures of the jungle they begin their wild cacophony. The narrative and fun facts are accompanied by colorful collage illustrations. Written for ages 4 to 8.
$7.99

Sloth Slept On

CRC97
Frann Preston-Gannon
Sterling Publishing Company
2015
32
1454916117
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
In this delightful children’s book, a group of youngsters happen upon a snoozing sloth and try to send him where he belongs. Never noticing the posters that a sloth has fled the zoo (albeit very slowly!) they finally address a package to "the rainforest." When it wakes up, this sloth is in for a BIG surprise! Written for ages 3 to 6.
$14.95

Let's Explore... Jungle

AMZ142
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
48
1760340383
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Part of Lonely Planet’s "Let’s Explore..." series, this sticker activity book takes explorers ages 5 to 8 deep into the jungle with fascinating facts, puzzles and plenty of pages to color and complete. The colorful kids’ book includes over 250 stickers.
$9.99

What's Up in the Amazon Rainforest

AMZ143
Ginjer L. Clarke
Penguin Putnam
2015
144
0448481030
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Geared for ages 8-12, this informative science book uncovers the plants and animals of the Amazon Rainforest, including 500-year-old trees, pink dolphins, poison dart frogs, howler monkeys and many more!
$8.99

More Books

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 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

Lonely Planet Panama

PNM12
Steve Fallon, Carolyn McCarthy
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
320
178657117X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
The usual comprehensive Lonely Planet treatment, with a good overview of the history, culture and nature of Panama along with regional maps and excellent detail on where to go, sleep and eat.
$24.99

Looking for a Ship

GEN133
John McPhee
Noonday Press
1991
252
0374523193
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In his signature style of exploring important but neglected subjects, McPhee joins a friend in the Merchant Marine on a voyage through the Panama Canal.
$17.00

Plants and Animals in the Life of the Kuna

PNM15
Valerio Nunez, Heraclio Herrera, Jorge Ventocilla, James Howe (Editor)
University of Texas Press
1995
168
029278726X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An ethnobiology and cultural portrait of Panama's Kuna Indians and their home, the San Blas Islands.
$19.95

Reef Fish Identification, Baja to Panama

BJA39
Paul Humann, Ned Deloach
New World Publications
2005
364
187348388
FLEXI-BOUND
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A photographic guide to the 500 fishes of the Gulf of California and coastal Pacific.
$39.95

Panama Birds, Western Panama

PNM28
Rainforest Publications
Rainforest Publications
2012
14
1888538724
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handy, 14-panel foldup card, featuring 250 clear color illustrations of the birds of western Panama.
$8.50

A Man, A Plan, A Canal, Panama

CAM120
Nova (Director)
Baker & Taylor Video
2004
6311132877
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
This Nova program, narrated by David McCullough (The Path Between the Seas, CAM32), covers the epic 30-year construction of the Panama Canal. With historic film footage, rare archival photographs and commentary.
$19.95

Fodor's In Focus Panama

PNM38
Inc. (EDT) Fodor's Travel Publications (Editor)
Fodor's
2016
264
0804143536
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With its many photographs, great introductory chapters and practical travel information, this book is an excellent overview of Panama and its attractions for visitors.
$21.99

The Canal Builders, Making America's Empire at the Panama Canal

PNM40
Julie Greene
Penguin Putnam
2010
496
0143116789
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This revisionist history of the Panama Canal focuses not on engineers or politicians but on the role of the workers -- and the place of the canal in America's perception of itself.
$20.00

Cruising Panama's Canal

PNM52
Al Lockwood, Sunny Lockwood
Aa Balkema
2014
264
0615927084
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
For travelers who may be veterans of life but first time cruisers, Al and Sunny Lockwood -- a pair of intrepid retiree travelers -- lovingly documented their 17-day cruise through the Panama Canal.
$14.99

Panama Birds, Central Panama

PNM53
Rainforest Publications
Rainforest Publications
2014
1888538600
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Perfect identifying the birds of inland Panama, 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

Frommer's Panama

PNM54
Nicholas Gill
Frommer's
2016
640
1628872543
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical travel guide featuring excellent annotated listings of what to do and where to eat and sleep. With one-color maps and suggested excursions.
$24.95

Rain Forest

CRC101
National Geographic
National Geographic Video
1993
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
By filming leaf-cutting ants, water-walking lizards, howler monkeys and plenty of other South American creatures, National Geographic created this classic portrayal of the tropical rainforest. Runtime: 60 minutes.
$19.95