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Peruvian Amazon

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Item EXAMZ100. Buy these 5 items as a set for $85 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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

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

Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice

AMZ15
Mark Plotkin
Penguin Putnam
1994
328
014012991X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
In this marvelous book, Plotkin recounts his work documenting the use of medicinal plants among remote tribes in the Northwest Amazon. A portrait of people and their environment, a tale of adventure and a moving example of science in the service of preservation.
$17.00

La Doctora, The Journal of an American Doctor Practicing Medicine of the Amazon River

AMZ43
Linnea Smith
University of Minnesota Press
1999
238
0816642494
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An insightful collection of letters home to America from a doctor at an Amazonian jungle clinic for education and research.
$16.95

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

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

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

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

Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon

AMZ67
William Herndon, Gary Kinder (Editor)
Grove Press
2000
343
0802137040
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
An original account of 19th-century exploration of the Amazon by Captain Herndon, who traveled from Lima to the Pacific coast of Brazil.
$14.00

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

Running the Amazon

AMZ13
Joe Kane
Vintage Books
1990
278
067972902X
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A best-selling account of a 4,000-mile expedition from the high Andes to the Atlantic by foot, raft and kayak -- an expedition only four of the ten participants finished.
$16.00

The Sea and the Jungle

AMZ10
H.M. Tomlinson
Northwestern University Press
1995
258
0810160110
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
First published in 1912, this is a thoroughly unromanticized, absorbing account of a 2,000-mile journey by steamship deep into the Amazon. Understated and often hilarious.
$19.95

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

Jungle, A Harrowing True Story of Survival in the Amazon

BOL31
Yossi Ghinsberg
Skyhorse
2015
320
1632203642
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A bestselling true story that reads like a thrilling novel. After four weeks of trekking deep into the Bolivian rainforest, Yossi Ghinsberg and his companions realize that they are lost. Eventually alone, Ghinsberg must make it out all by himself.
$14.99

One River, Explorations and Discoveries in the Amazon

AMZ22
Wade Davis
Touchstone
1997
537
0684834960
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A spellbinding, sprawling tale of explorers, botanical secrets and larger-than-life personalities in northwest South America.
$19.00

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 jungle.
$16.99

Trail of Feathers, In Search of the Birdmen of Peru

PRU49
Tahir Shah
Skyhorse Publishing
2012
273
1559706775
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Shah tracks down shamans, visits Machu Picchu, ventures out to Lake Titicaca, tackles the myths of the Nasca Lines and takes hallucinogens with the Shuar in the Amazon in this rollicking search for the origins of Inca birdman legends.
$14.95

Journey of the Pink Dolphins, An Amazon Quest

AMZ61
Sy Montgomery
Chelsea Green Publishing
2009
320
1603580603
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
In this magical, mystical journey in the Brazilian Amazon, Montgomery (Spell of the Tiger) sets off with river guides, shamans and conservationists in search of the strange bouto, a beaked dolphin that inhabits much of the Amazon and Orinoco river drainages.
$24.95

Jungles

AMZ65
Frans Lanting (Photographer), Christine Eckstrom
Taschen
2011
256
3822842451
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The wildlife of Central America, the Congo, Amazon, Borneo and Madagascar are all featured in this portfolio of 120 extraordinary color photographs.
$19.99

Monkeys of the Amazon

AMZ110
Nick Gordon
2007
96
1901268101
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A photographic celebration of the diversity of primates found in the Amazon basin, from the four-inch Pygmy Marmoset to local behemoth Humboldt's Woolly Monkey. Book size: 10in x 8.25in.
$22.65

Mother of God, An Extraordinary Journey into the Uncharted Tributaries of the Western Amazon

AMZ136
Paul Rosolie
HarperCollins
2014
320
0062259520
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Rosolie introduces us to the mysterious western Amazon jungles, revealing new ecosystems and exposing the endangered species black market.
$15.99

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

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

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

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

Pocket Photo Guide to the Birds of Peru

PRU150
Clive Byers
Bloomsbury USA
2017
144
1472932161
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
With clear color photographs and brief, authoritative descriptions Bloomsbury's field guide to Peru depicts 252 of the country's most common birds with clear color photographs and brief descriptions. The book easily slips in a pocket or daypack.
$16.00

Amazon Trek, In Search of Vanishing Secrets

AMZ140
Jean-Christophe Jeauffre
Slingshot
2007
1424319161
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
A dramatic documentary of the Jules Verne Expedition, a group of modern-day explorers who set sail aboard a 19th-century ship and head up the Amazon. Their journey follows the river to the jungle homes of the Maracas Indians and a lost civilization.
$19.99

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

Journey to the River Sea

AMZ79
Eva Ibbotson
Puffin
2003
336
0142501840
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Maia travels to Brazil and finds mystery, adventure -- and stick-in-the-mud cousins.
$8.99

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 Machu Picchu, it will appeal to the whole family.
$17.99

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

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

More Books

1491, New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

WLD61
Charles C. Mann
Alfred Knopf
2006
560
1400032059
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Mann portrays the successes and failures of the complex societies of the Mississippi River, central Mexico, the Andes and the Amazon in this thought-provoking speculative history of the Americas before the arrival of Europeans.
$17.00

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

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

Moon Handbook Peru

PRU58
Ross Wehner, Renee del Gaudio
Avalon Travel Publishing
2014
550
1612386210
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A great resource for the independent traveler, this guidebook features a good introduction to land, history and culture, as well as practical detail on getting around, where to go, and where to stay.
$24.99

The Naturalist on the River Amazons

AMZ07
Walter Henry Bates
John Beaufoy Publishing
2009
409
1589761979
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A spell-binding early account of the river and its environs, first published in 1863. This classic chronicle of Bates's scientific adventures, part natural history and part travelogue, has inspired generations of tropical biologists.
$17.95

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

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

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

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

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

Two to Tango

AMZ98
Peter Guttridge
Speck Press
2005
218
1933108002
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Dangerous creatures -- and killers -- in the Amazon threaten journalist Nick Madrid as he attempts to prevent the murder of a rockstar in the third book of this popular series.
$14.00

Chasing Neotropical Birds

SAM76
Vera and Bob Thornton
University of Texas Press
2005
254
0292795891
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A Neotropical sampler, featuring 116 color photographs of dazzling, rare and charming birds of Central and South America.
$34.95

Spix's Macaw, The Race to Save the World's Rarest Bird

AMZ95
Tony Juniper
Atria Books
2004
304
0743475518
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
In this suspenseful account Tony Juniper tells the story of the fight to save the habitat of the last remaining Spix's Macaw, an all-but-extinct Amazon parrot brought to the brink of extinction by smugglers.
$20.95

Flowers of the Amazon Forest, The Botanical Art of Margaret Mee

AMZ104
Margaret Mee
Antique Collectors Club
2006
160
1905377061
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Featuring 60 of Mee's splendidly detailed, gorgeous botanical illustrations, along with field sketches and diary excerpts.
$45.00

Reptiles and Amphibians of the Amazon

AMZ84
R.D. Bartlett, Patricia Bartlett
University Press of Florida
2003
448
0813026237
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A convenient guide to 250 colorful and commonly encountered snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs and salamanders of the Amazon.
$29.95

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

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

Worth Looking For

Little Tiny Teeth

AMZ105
Aaron J. Elkins
Berkley Books
2008
0425222500
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
1
From the Edgar Award-winning author of Unnatural Selection comes this mystery to chill the bones. When a forensics professor joins an Amazon riverboat expedition, he expects a vacation. But in a jungle full of predators, he realizes the humans may be the deadliest of all.
$7.99

Wild Amazon, A Photographer's Incredible Journey

AMZ87
Nick Gordon
2007
192
1901268306
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
1
This beautiful, vivid collection includes 200 color photographs of the wildlife and habitats of the Amazon basin.
$34.95

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

A Field Guide to Medicinal and Useful Plants of the Upper Amazon

AMZ39
James L. Castner, Stephen L. Timme, James A. Duke
Feline Press
1998
154
0962515078
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
1
A photographic identification guide focusing on the practical uses of common plants of the tropical forest.
$38.00