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Peru: Amazon & Machu Picchu

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Essential Reading Package-EXPRU164

Item EXPRU164. Buy these 5 items as a set for $76 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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 Incas

AND03
Carmen Bernard
Harry N. Abrams
1994
192
0810928949
PAPER
Archaeology
1
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

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

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

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

Cusco, Peru Trekking Map

PRU141
Lima 2000
Lima 2000
2000
1
9972654559
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
In this color, shaded relief map of Vilcabamba (1:160,000) includes insets of Urubamba and Vilcanota (1:130,000). Includes text in both English and Spanish.
$17.50

Cuzco & Peru South

AND46
ITMB
ITMB
2009
2
1553415655
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This handy map shows roads, ruins and visitor sites in Cusco and the Sacred Valley at 1:110,000 with a map of Peru from north of Lima to Arequipa, Arica, La Paz and the Amazon on the reverse. It includes insets of Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Lima and the Inca Tr
$12.95

Culture Smart! Peru

PRU64
John Forrest
Kuperard
2012
168
1857333365
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, well-illustrated and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
$9.95

Frommer's Easyguide to Lima, Cuzco and Machu Picchu

PRU144
Nicholas Gill
Frommer's
2016
320
1628872462
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, practical guide to the region with excellent recommendations for hotels, restaurants and excursions. With two-color maps throughout.
$14.95

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

Peru, The Cookbook

PRU136
Gaston Acurio
Phaidon Press
2015
400
0714869201
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
A panoramic view of traditional Peruvian cooking, featuring 500 recipes, full-color illustrations and expert information on the roots of Peruvian cuisine. Author Gaston Acurio is a Peruvian celebrity chef and restaurateur.
$49.95

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

Lima, A Cultural History

PRU60
James Higgins
Oxford University Press
2007
243
0195178904
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An erudite guide to the cultural gems and literary history of Peru's capital city. James Higgins, who specializes in Peruvian literature, covers the scope of the city's history from its pre-Columbian museums, to its conquistador heritage, to its dynamic p
$31.95

The Great Inka Road

SAM205
Ramiro Matos
Smithsonian Institution Press
2015
240
1588344959
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
An astute collection of essays on the "Qhapaq Nan" (the Great Inca Road), covering its engineering, practical uses and the great civilization that built it. Includes more than 225 full-color illustrations.
$40.00

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 Lima Reader, History, Culture, Politics

PRU151
Carlos Aguirre
Duke
2017
344
0822363488
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Drawing together a fine selection of primary sources, this scholarly primer combs through the complexities of Lima, Peru with expert commentary. A tangled metropolis perched at the gray ocean edge of a desert, Lima dates back over 500 years. The authors d
$26.95

Tree of Rivers, The Story of the Amazon

AMZ114
John Hemming
Thames & Hudson
2009
368
0500288208
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Hemming captures the ambition, greed and awe of naturalists, explorers and missionaries -- and their devastating impact on native peoples -- in this absorbing human history.
$24.95

In Trouble Again

AMZ04
Redmond O'Hanlon
Vintage Books
1990
272
0679727140
PAPER
Exploration
0
1
0
0
As funny as he is insightful, O'Hanlon starts his comic masterpiece of a journey between the Orinoco and the Amazon with a litany of the insects, protozoa, snakes and predators that can do you harm.
$16.00

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

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 s
$30.00

The Mapmaker's Wife

AMZ97
Robert Whitaker
Hachette
2016
368
0465057942
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Colonial politics, the travails of the cartographer, and good old-fashioned murder all add intrigue to this absorbing tale of 18th-century European exploration of the Amazon -- and one woman's quest heading from Quito to find her husband deep in the jungl
$16.99

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

The Smithsonian Atlas of the Amazon

AMZ82
Michael Goulding, Ronaldo Barthem, Efrem Ferreira
Smithsonian Institution Press
2003
254
1588341356
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This beautiful, profusely illustrated atlas of the river includes its major tributaries and 150 full-color maps. Goulding (Floods of Fortune) and Brazilian biologists Barthem and Ferreira provide the accompanying text.
$39.95

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

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

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, Birds of the Forest

PRU72
Rainforest Publications
Rainforest Publications
2005
1888538775
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handy, double-sided laminated card depicting 100 commonly encountered parrots, motmots, hummingbirds and other forest birds of Peru. We also carry Peru Mammals Guide plastic card. (Item PRU73)
$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

For Kids

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

One Day in the Tropical Rain Forest

FST08
Jean Craighead George
HarperCollins
1995
66
0064420167
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
The Newbery Medal-winning author of "Julie of the Wolves" goes south for this brief and gripping tale of conservation, nature and the people of the Amazon. Geared for ages 7-9.
$4.99

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

The Great Kapok Tree, A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest

AMZ53
Lynne Cherry
Harcourt Books
2000
36
0152026142
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Forest animals convince a man not to chop down a tree in this fable for young readers.
$7.99

Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas

PRU149
Jonathan Stokes
Philomel
2016
336
0399173773
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Addison Cooke’s uncle is a world-famous researcher who discovers the first clue that leads to Incan treasure. After his uncle is kidnapped, the 12-year-old Addison and his friends must decipher the ancient clues and embark on an exciting adventure through
$16.99

Lost City, The Discovery of Machu Picchu

PRU51
Ted Lewin
Penguin Putnam
2003
48
0399233024
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Caldecott-winning author Ted Lewin traveled in the footsteps of the 1911 explorer for this captivating tale of Hiram Bingham and the discovery of Machu Picchu, geared for ages 9-12. With detailed watercolor illustrations of Cuzco, the Urubamba Valley and
$17.99

Machu Picchu, The Story of the Amazing Inkas and Their City in the Clouds

PRU52
Elizabeth Mann
Mikaya Press
2006
48
1931414106
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This absorbing, colorful tale follows the settlement, growth and eventual collapse of Machu Picchu and the Inca Empire. Straightforward text and stylized full-color illustrations face each other across the page.
$12.95

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

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.
$5.99

The Field Guide to Rain Forest Animals

AMZ139
Nancy Honovich
Perseus
2015
32
162686005X
HARD COVER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A unique children's guide to eight Amazon animals that includes photographs, illustrations, maps, fascinating facts and a diorama activity. Written for ages eight and up.
$15.95

Unfolding Journeys Amazon Adventure

AMZ149
Lonely Planet Kids
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
16
1786571064
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An innovative and fun way to explore the Amazon, this beautifully illustrated wall frieze features 16 pull-out panels that introduce jungle cities, the Peruvian Andes, wacky wildlife and much more. Written for ages 8 to 12.
$17.99

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

You Wouldn't Want to Be an Inca Mummy!

AND72
Colin Hynson
Franklin Watts
2007
32
0531139263
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The hilarious illustrations and light-hearted tone, helpful hints and glossary in this popular series for ages 7-10 will entice even reluctant readers.
$9.95

Go and Come Back

AMZ80
Joan Abelove
Puffin
2000
177
0141306947
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
In this rich tale of cultural difference for ages 12 and up, Alicia, a young native of the Amazon, is confused when her village is enthralled by two visiting anthropologists seem clueless.
$6.99

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

Prisoners of the Sun

PRU94
Herge
Little Brown and Company
1975
0316358436
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
In this 14th adventure, Tintin, Snowy and Captain Haddock follow the trail to an ancient Inca stronghold high in the Peruvian Andes in search of Professor Calculus, kidnapped by the locals. Many complications ensue.
$11.99

More Books

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

Birds of Peru

PRU135
Robert Dean (Illustrator)
Rainforest Publications
2014
1888538473
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A fold-out field guide to the birds of Peru. At 7in x 11in, it's easy to fit on your pocket. Double-sided and laminated to withstand the elements.
$7.95

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

The Heights of Macchu Picchu

PRU132
Pablo Neruda
Aa Balkema
2014
64
1556594445
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An indispensable contribution to 20th-century poetry, Neruda’s ode to Machu Picchu celebrates the Incan civilization while abhorring that the ancient estate was built by slave labor.
$15.00

Naturalists in Paradise, Wallace, Bates and Spruce in the Amazon

AMZ137
John Hemming
Thames & Hudson
2015
368
0500252106
HARD COVER
Science
0
0
0
0
The story of Alfred Russel Wallace, Henry Bates and Richard Spruce, three pioneering British naturalists whose discoveries in Amazonia impacted the world. Includes 70 black-and-white and color illustrations.
$34.95

On the Edge, The State and Fate of the World's Tropical Rainforests

AMZ138
Thomas E. Lovejoy (Foreword), Claude Martin
Douglas & McIntyre
2015
279
1771641401
HARD COVER
Science
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, up-to-date report on the world’s rainforests. The work of eight experts, including world-renowned ecologist Claude Martin, elucidates deforestation challenges for the 21st century.
$32.95

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

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

The Sky over Lima

PRU147
Juan Gomez Barcena
Houghton Mifflin Company
2016
256
054463005X
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in Lima, this novel recasts the fantastically true story of two young men who, enamored with the poetry of Juan Ramon Jimenez, correspond with the great poet through a fictional admirer they devise. Their charade becomes too real, however, when the gr
$25.00

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

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

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 worl
$49.95

Worth Looking For

Peru Map

PRU138
Mapas NaTurismo
Aa Balkema
2012
1
3943574016
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
1
A suberb, shaded relief map of Peru, focusing on major roadways, airports, visitors' centers and distances. One side shows northern Peru and part of Ecuador and the other side, southern Peru. Scaled at 1:1,500,000.
$0.00

The Machu Picchu Guidebook

PRU34
Ruth M. Wright, Alfredo Valencia Zegarra
Johnson Books
2011
188
1555663273
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
With maps and site plans, a segment on new discoveries, a wildlife section and a fold-out full color painting of the city as it may have looked during a solstice celebration in 1530.
$22.95

Amazon Insects - A Photo Guide

AMZ63
James L. Castner
Aa Balkema
2000
160
0962515019
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
1
Spectacular, weird and commonly encountered bugs, butterflies, katydids, leafhoppers, ants, bees, spiders and other insects of the Amazon basin. Geared for the traveler, with 200 color photographs.
$20.00

Peruvian Wildlife

PRU71
Barry Walker
Bradt Publications
2007
144
1841621676
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
1
Written by resident bird legend Barry Walker and two colleagues, this compact photo guide introduces the habitats, plants, birds and animals of the Central Andes.
$26.99