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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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Playing With Water: Passion and Solitude on a Philippine Island

PLP04
James Hamilton-Paterson
Ivan Dee
1994
282
0941533824
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
1
0
0
In this altogether wonderful memoir, Hamilton-Paterson writes with unusual warmth of his time among the villagers -- and under the water -- on a small Filipino island.
$14.95

History of the Philippines, The Biography of a Country

PLP35
Luis Francia
Overlook Press
2014
352
1468308572
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Spanning from the first colonial settlement in the 16th century to the present, this book provides an in-depth introduction tailored for the curious traveler.
$17.95

The Snorkeller's Guide to the Coral Reef, From the Red Sea to the Pacific Ocean

DIV18
Paddy Ryan
University of Hawaii Press
1994
184
0824816056
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This take-along guide covers coral reefs, fish, invertebrates and plants of the Indo-Pacific and includes 200 color photographs.
$21.99

Lonely Planet Philippines

PLP26
Chris Rowthorn
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
480
1742207839
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide in the popular series with good recommendations and a primer on the history, culture and natural attractions of the Philippines.
$29.99

Philippines Illustrated Map

PLP05
Odyssey Maps
Odyssey Maps
2012
2
3865740634
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Featuring dozens of color photographs and a second map showing cultural and historical highlights, this excellent map and guide shows the island nation at a scale of 1:1,950,000.
$14.95

Groovy Manila Map

PLP41
Groovy Map Co.
Groovy Maps
2012
1
9745251690
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
An easy-to-use, laminated map/guide to Manila. Includes map and insets of Downtown Manila, Bel-Air Village 2, Ermita and Malate, the lightrail, Greenbelt and Ayala Center, plus helpful listings to local hotspots.
$8.95

Philippines Adventure Map

PLP38
National Geographic Society
National Geographic Maps
2012
1
1566956153
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This excellent double-sided map in the growing series shows the archipelago at 1:1,300,000. Printed on water- and tear-proof paper.
$11.95

Culture Shock! Philippines

PLP45
Alfredo Roces
Marshall Cavendish
2017
352
9814751618
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Ideal for those living in, working in or simply soaking up the Philippines, this overview of culture and etiquette features history, traditions, beliefs, etiquette, cuisine and leisure activities as well as hints for language-learners and business people.
$15.95

Culture Smart! Philippines

PLP30
Graham Collin-jones
Kuperard
2006
168
1857333179
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, no-nonsense guide to local customs, etiquette and culture with a short overview of the land and people along with practical travel advice.
$9.95

Lonely Planet Filipino Phrasebook

PLP33
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
264
1743211945
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This handy pocket phrasebook includes pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary.
$9.99

Memories of Philippine Kitchens

PLP40
Romy Dorotan, Amy Besa
Stewart, Tabori & Chang
2012
240
1584799730
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
With more than 100 recipes, this tribute to the culinary accomplishments of the Philippines also provides an overview of the traditions and role of food in Filipino society and its multiethnic origins
$45.00

Ghost Soldiers, The Forgotten Epic Story of World War II's Most Dramatic Mission

PLP23
Hampton Sides
Doubleday
2002
384
038549565X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A well-told popular history of a plan to liberate American soldiers in the Philippines.
$17.00

The Imperial Cruise, A Secret History of Empire and War

PAC226
James Bradley
Little Brown and Company
2010
400
0316014001
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Bradley follows in the wake of the epic 1905 voyage aboard the Manchuria, headlined by first daughter, Alice Roosevelt, and William Howard Taft, Roosevelt’s Secretary of War, in this bold account of Teddy Roosevelt and the far-reaching legacy of his foreign policy in Korea, Hawaii, China and the Philippines.
$16.99

The Philippines, A Visual Journey

PLP44
Elizabeth V. Reyes
Periplus Editions
2016
64
0804846243
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A beautiful tribute to the beauty of the Philippines, this pictorial captures Filipino culture, people and landscape in over 150 color photographs.
$16.95

We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese

SEA20
Elizabeth M. Norman
Random House
2013
333
0812984846
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A tribute to the group of nurses that gave care to wounded soldiers in the jungles of Bataan during World War II.
$17.00

Underwater to Get Out of the Rain, A Love Affair with the Sea

OCE108
Trevor Norton
Da Capo Press
2007
385
0306815362
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Marine biologist Norton deftly writes of a life enchanted by the sea, weaving tales of adventure and science with memoir and nature.
$14.95

Dream Jungle

PLP27
Jessica Hagedorn
Viking
2004
320
0142001090
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This novel, set in the Philippines, weaves tales of a mestizo politician, a teenage prostitute, a movie star and an ambitious journalist. Fast-paced and politically charged, the book opens with the discovery of a supposed Stone Age tribe deep in the jungle of Mindanao.
$16.00

Dusk, A Novel

PLP12
Sionil Jose
Modern Library
1998
325
0375751440
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in the 1880s in the small town of Rosales, this first volume in a five-volume series chronicles the history of the Philippines as experienced by one family. It's an excellent introduction to the history of the country.
$19.00

Noli Me Tangere, A Novel

PLP32
Jose Rizal, Harold Augenbraum (Translator)
Penguin
2006
480
0143039695
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
First published in Berlin in 1887 by the Filipino national hero, Noli me Tangere (Touch Me Not), a beloved cornerstone of Filipino literature, helped establish the Filipino national identity -- and inspire a revolution.
$18.00

The Woman Who Had Two Navels and Tales of the Tropical Gothic

PLP46
Nick Joaquin
Penguin Putnam
2017
480
0143130714
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
One of the great Filipino writers, Joaquin sets his stories among the ruins of WWII-devastated Manila. The tales are steeped in post-colonial anguish and hopes of the era and offer a meditation on the country’s new freedom following years of colonialism.
$18.00

Coral Reefs, A Very Short Introduction

DIV60
Charles Sheppard
Oxford University Press
2014
144
0199682771
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
A biology lecturer at the University of Warwick, Sheppard gives readers a formal introduction to coral reefs, how they’re formed, where they’re found and how they have evolved. He delves into how the massive and mysterious structures have towered to the surface, befuddling naturalists and worrying seafarers for centuries.
$11.95

Ocean Duets

OCE107
Michele Westmoreland, Sylvia Earle (Introduction)
2006
96
1555916139
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This stunning portfolio of sea life celebrates the ocean's biodiversity with great color photographs and informative text.
$12.95

Song for the Blue Ocean, Encounters Along the World's Coasts and Beneath the Seas

OCE09
Carl Safina
Henry Holt
1999
458
0805061223
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A grand tour of our blue planet, divided geographically, this book is an excellent resource -- fascinating to read and full of hope. It combines a personal journey, hundreds of interviews with fisherman and scientists around the world, and a tour of important watery habitats.
$26.99

Water Light Time

OCE106
David Doubilet
Phaidon Press
2006
240
0714846058
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The master of underwater photography presents 200 magnificent color photographs spanning the world's oceans and seas in this elegant, oversized collection.
$35.00

A Guide to the Birds of the Philippines

PLP21
Robert S. Kennedy, Pedro C. Gonzales, Edward Dickinson, Hector C. Miranda, Jr.
Oxford University Press
2000
369
0198546688
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
The first comprehensive field guide to the 572 species of birds found in the Philippines.
$71.00

A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of the Philippines

PLP43
Maia Tanedo, Robert Hutchinson
John Beaufoy Publishing
2015
176
1909612499
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This handy companion to the birds of the Philippines profiles 280 bird species with high quality photographs, descriptions, status, distribution, scientific names and a checklist.
$17.95

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Southeast Asia

SEA39
Morten Strange
Gardners Books
2014
400
0804844518
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact photographic guide to almost 700 species of birds in the region, featuring concise descriptions and distribution maps.
$24.95

Birds of Southeast Asia

SEA49
Craig Robson
Princeton University Press
2005
304
0691124353
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This authoritative, masterfully illustrated guide, featuring 140 color plates covering 1,270 species throughout the region, includes Malaysia, Burma, Borneo and Indonesia.
$37.50

Coral Reef Fishes

DIV05
Ewald Lieske, Robert Myers
Princeton University Press
2002
400
0691089957
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This compact handbook features 2,500 illustrations of shallow-water fishes around the world.
$24.95

Diving in Southeast Asia, A Guide to the Best Sites in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand

SEA93
Sarah Ann Wormald
Periplus Editions
2016
288
0804845948
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
With detailed information on local diving lore, site conditions, accommodations and transportation, plus 100 color photos, this guide to the warm waters of tropical Asia is ideal for planning a diving vacation.
$19.95

Reef Fish Identification, Tropical Pacific

DIV49
Paul Humann, Ned Deloach, Gerald Allen, Roger Steene
New World Publications
2015
450
1878348604
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive guide to Indo-Pacific reef fishes features 2,500 color photographs.
$48.00

Reef Fishes of the Indo-Pacific

DIV63
Matthias Bergbauer
John Beaufoy Publishing
2015
352
1909612316
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handy field guide to over 800 species of reef fish common to the Indo-Pacific. In beautiful John Beaufoy style, the guide’s colorful and high-quality photographs are accompanied by detailed information on identifying features, size, biology and distribu
$35.00

More Books

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

A Natural History of Shells

CRB14
Geerat Vermeij
Princeton University Press
1993
207
0691001677
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A beautifully illustrated look at the biology of shells.
$35.00

Sea Change, A Message of the Oceans

OCE01
Sylvia Earle
Ballantine Books
1995
354
0449910652
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A tribute to our watery planet -- and real-life adventure story by Sylvia Earle, a World Wildlife Fund national council member and diving pioneer.
$17.00

The Blue Afternoon

PLP03
William Boyd
Penguin Putnam
1993
384
067977260X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A turn-of-the-century love story, set in Manila, between an American woman and Filipino-Spanish mestizo by the popular storyteller William Boyd. It's a memorable tale, richly detailed.
$16.95

The Great Hill Stations of Asia

ASA13
Barbara Crossette
Hachette
1998
272
0465014887
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A modern tour of the mountain enclaves of colonial Asia -- appreciative, magnificently researched and engaging.
$16.00

The Diver's Handbook

DIV26
Alan Mountain
Lyons Press
2009
160
0762750731
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Designed for beginning divers, this illustrated handbook covers everything from equipment and health to conservation.
$24.95

In Our Image, America's Empire in the Philippines

PLP11
Stanley Karnow
Ballantine Books
1990
494
0345328167
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An outstanding Pulitzer Prize-winning history of the Philippines by historian Stanley Karnow.
$27.00

Dogeaters

PLP14
Jessica Hagedorn
Penguin Putnam
1991
251
014014904X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A novel of Filipino identity in chaotic Manila during the reign of the late dictator Marcos. Hagedorn reaches beyond traditional prose to offer a diverse, overlapping portrait of her characters and the social scene, including song, anecdotes, newspaper articles and photographs.
$16.00

Insight Guide Philippines

PLP15
Bill Williams (Editor)
Insight Guides
2013
319
0887297536
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A volume in the award-winning Insight series, this guide is noted for its wonderful photography, superb production and informative short essays. It is a thoroughly illustrated, comprehensive guide to the history, culture and nature of the Philippines.
$23.99

The Last Time I Saw Mother

PLP18
Arlene J. Chai
Fawcett
1997
340
0449912345
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A multigenerational tale set in the Philippines from WWII through the fall of the Marcos regime.
$19.00

Give Us This Day

SEA19
Sidney Stewart
W. W. Norton & Company
1999
254
0393319210
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Captured in Bataan in 1942, Stewart endured three years in captivity, recounted in this harrowing, now-classic tale of human will.
$19.95

Vulcan's Fury, Man Against the Volcano

GEO10
Alwyn Scarth
Yale University Press
2001
299
0300091230
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Eyewitness accounts, science, sociology and folklore result in a page-turning account of 15 dramatic volcanic events from Vesuvius to Krakatau, Mt. St. Helens and Pinatubo.
$24.00

A Naturalist's Guide to the Tropics

CON17
Marco Lambertini, John Venerella (Translator)
University of Chicago Press
2000
338
0226468283
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide to the natural history of the tropical latitudes.
$34.00

Doomed at the Start, American Pursuit Pilots in the Philippines, 1941-1942

PLP25
William H. Bartsch
Texas A&M University Press
1995
0890966796
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The little-known story of the defeat of American pursuit pilots in the Philippines.
$29.95

Arts of Southeast Asia

SEA45
Fiona Kerlogue
Thames & Hudson
2004
224
0500203814
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A handsome guide to the art, architecture, textiles and crafts of Southeast Asia.
$16.95

Extreme Cuisine, The Weird & Wonderful Foods That People Eat

TVL84
Jerry Hopkins, Michael Freeman (Photographer)
Periplus Editions
2004
079460255X
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
An illustrated (!) compendium of the (strange) things people, mostly rural and mostly in developing nations, eat. With recipes.
$21.95

A Woman's Asia

ASA49
Marybeth Bond (Editor)
Traveler's Tales
2005
310
1932361197
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
These thirty-five personal, often hilarious accounts of women's adventures from China to Sri Lanka to Turkey to Bhutan, not only illuminating the everyday, oft-overlooked cultural practices of Asia, but also giving a glimpse into the thoughts and feelings of the female traveller.
$17.95

The Naked Tourist, In Search of Adventure and Beauty in the Age of the Airport Mall

SEA50
Lawrence Osborne
North Point Press
2007
256
0865477094
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
New York Times Magazine writer Lawrence Osborne takes off on a six-month journey from the fabricated islands of Dubai to India, Bangkok, Bali and Papua New Guinea. Along the way, he is funny and insightful about the Western mind, the exotic and primitive, asking: "Why travel at all?"
$20.00

Overthrow, America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq

USA148
Stephen Kinzer
Henry Holt and Company
2007
384
0805082409
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In this compelling review of American adventures overseas, Kinzer crisply outlines the events, politics and personalities of 14 cases in which America has brought down foreign governments over the last 110 years.
$19.99

1942, The Year That Tried Men's Souls

WAR122
Winston Groom
Grove Press
2006
480
0802142508
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Groom (Forrest Gump, A Storm in Flanders) brings to life the heroism, tragedy and trials of America's entry into the Pacific theater, including the brutal fight for Guadalcanal, in this popular, page-turning history.
$18.00

Berlitz Filipino Tagalog Phrase Book & CD

PLP31
Berlitz Multimedia
Berlitz
2013
224
178004397X
AUDIO CD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
Ideal for people visiting The Philippines, the Berlitz course offers hundreds of common words in color-coded, easy-to-use format.
$14.99

Orangutans, Behavior, Ecology and Conservation

BST114
Junaidi Payne
MIT Press
2008
160
0262162539
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Payne presents an informative and compelling overview of the lives of orangutans, from their habitat and behavior to the complex intricacies of orangutan society.
$33.95

The Tenth Parallel, Dispatches From The Fault Line Between Christianity And Islam

WLD209
Eliza Griswold
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2010
366
031256936X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Griswold travels 700 miles north of the equator across Africa and Asia over seven years, reporting from Nigeria and Sudan, Somalia, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. Home to half the word's Christians and Muslims, this is a volatile land, expertly reported and acutely observed by the courageous journalist and poet.
$18.00

The Rough Guide to the Philippines

PLP39
Stephen Keeling
Rough Guides
2017
480
0241279372
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide to the Philippines in the literate, infomative Rough Guide style.
$26.99

For Kids

Filipino Children's Favorite Stories

PLP22
Liana Romulo, Joanne De Leon
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2000
96
962593765X
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A collection of classic, centuries-old children's tales.
$23.95

Asian Children's Favorite Stories

ASA56
Patrick Yee (Illustrator), Liana Romulo, Joan Suyenaga, Kay Lyons
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2006
112
0804836698
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Subtitled "A treasury of folktales from China, Japan, Korea, India, The Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia," this is a wonderful collection of 13 traditional stories.
$24.95

Project Seahorse

PLP34
Pamela S. Turner
Houghton Mifflin Company
2010
64
0547207131
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Spirited author Pamela Turner (The Frog Scientist, Gorilla Doctors) follows the Project Seahorse founders in the Philippines as they protect seahorses and the livelihood of local fishing families. Designed for ages 9-11, this is the third of Turner’s beautifully photographed titles in the Scientists in the Field series.
$18.99

All About the Philippines, Stories, Songs, Crafts and More for Kids

PLP42
Corazon Dandan-albano
Charles E. Tuttle Company
2015
64
0804840725
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This simple and informative introduction to the Philippines includes fun facts about the islands, the Filipinos and their history -- plus, craft projects! Readers hop in the car with three Filipino cousins as they visit each other’s homes, schools and favorite places throughout the island’s colorful landscape. Written for ages 8 to 12.
$16.95