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Portugal: Madeira Island

Reading and Travel Guide
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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Essential Reading Package-EXPGL32

Item EXPGL32. Buy these 4 items as a set for $56 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Cadogan Guide Madeira & Porto Santo

SPN21
Cadogan Guide
Cadogan Books
2007
208
1860113648
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guidebook in the respected British Cadogan series, this comprehensive look at Madeira and Porto Santo provides insightful cultural and historical background with up-to-date practical information.
$19.95

Lonely Planet Portuguese Phrasebook

PGL34
Clara De MacEdo Vitorino
Lonely Planet Publications
2012
320
1740592131
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A handy pocket phrasebook for Portuguese basics, covering pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$8.99

A Traveller's History of Portugal

PGL32
Ian Robertson
Interlink Publishing Group
2002
352
1566564409
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A lively, admirably concise survey from prehistory to the present, great for travelers to Portugal who would like an overview of the country's history and culture.
$14.95

Madeira Map

PGL18
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2006
1
3850843130
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A map of Madeira, shown at a scale of 1:75,000.
$14.95

Portugal Map

PGL08
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2015
1
2067171291
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
At a scale of 1:400,000, this fully indexed map also includes insets of Madeira and city maps.
$12.95

Culture Smart! Portugal

PGL53
Sandy Guedes de Queiroz
Kuperard
2016
168
1857338642
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, well-illustrated and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
$11.99

Eyewitness Guide Portugal

PGL05
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
480
1465440526
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This guide features hundreds of photographs and drawings, an excellent overview of the culture and history and good information about where to go and what to do.
$25.00

Portuguese, A Language Map

PGL47
Kristine K. Kershul
Bilingual Books
2015
8
1931873798
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This durable, foldout card gives easy phonetic pronunciation for several hundred of the most commonly-needed words and phrases.
$9.95

Walking in Madeira

PGL74
Paddy Dillon
Cicerone
2009
1852845317
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Featuring a rich and varied selection of walks on Madeira and neighboring Porto Santo.
$22.95

The Food of Portugal

PGL10
Jean Anderson
William Morrow & Company
1994
304
0688134157
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
An award-winning cookbook featuring the cuisine of Portugal and background on Portuguese culture. Sure to please the palates of tourists interested in Portuguese food and of emigrants in search of that authentic taste of home.
$21.99

Walking

WLK04
Henry David Thoreau
HarperCollins
1994
92
0062511130
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Slip this pocket edition of Thoreau's meditations on the spiritual benefits of this most civilized form of travel in your daypack for inspiration.
$9.99

Journey to Portugal, In Pursuit of Portugal's History and Culture

PGL23
Jose Saramago
Harvest Books
2002
464
0156007134
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Jose Saramago's richly detailed account of his journey across Portugal in 1979. He combines his vivid impressions of the Portuguese landscape and people with a dose of history, fiction and meditation.
$17.95

Prince Henry "The Navigator," A Life

PGL25
Peter E. Russell
Yale University Press
2001
448
0300091303
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A complicated yet rewarding portrait and the first biography of this empire-minded Portuguese prince in more than a hundred years.
$27.50

A Small Death in Lisbon

PGL22
Robert Wilson
Penguin Putnam
2002
440
0425184234
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Set in Lisbon in 1941 and 1999, this award-winning mystery intertwines a present day murder, some unsavory arms production, and smuggling in Nazi Germany. Be warned, there are some graphic passages dealing with the horrors of war and concentration camps.
$8.99

Alentejo Blue

PGL58
Monica Ali
Scribner
2007
226
0743293045
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
These short stories set in the Alentejo province of Portugal star a range of colorful expats and locals, including Teresa, a beautiful young girl from the village engaged to a suitable man who yearns to see the world and Vasco, a cafe owner losing business to the new Internet cafe down the road.
$15.99

Baltasar and Blimunda

PGL26
Jose Saramago
Harvest Books
1998
343
0156005204
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This tale of two unlikely lovers in Inquisition-era Portugal is arguably Saramago's masterwork: a philosophically charged, intellectually rigorous historical drama which is also a captivating read.
$15.95

Requiem: A Hallucination

PGL09
Antonio Tabucchi, Margaret Jull Costa (Translator)
New Directions Publishing Corporation
2002
110
0811215172
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Tabucchi's fever-dream tour of a vanishing Lisbon. The narrator, an "adopted Portuguese," returns after many years and visits cemeteries, brothels and gentlemen's clubs, in an ambiguous search for the ghosts of his past.
$14.95

The Lusiads

PGL12
Luis De Camoes
Oxford University Press
2008
258
0199539960
PAPER
Literature
8/1/2008
0
0
0
0
A 16th-century account of Vasco De Gama's voyage to India modeled after Virgil's "Aeneid."
$12.95

The Maias

PGL07
Jose Eca de Queiros
New Directions Publishing Corporation
2007
633
0811216497
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This sprawling family epic is worthy of comparison to the greatest accomplishments of Proust and Tolstoy. It's the atmospheric story of the decline of an affluent 19th-century Lisbon family.
$25.95

Birds of Europe

FG47
Lars Svensson
Princeton University Press
2010
416
0691143927
PAPER
Field Guide
0
1
0
0
Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide features updated text and maps.
$29.95

Wildflowers of Britain and Europe

EUR46
Margaret and Roland Spohn
Gardners Books
2008
320
140810153X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
1
Over 450 species of wild flower are covered, each beautifully illustrated with detailed paintings and clear photographs.
$21.95

Portugal Map

PGL08
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2015
1
2067171291
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
At a scale of 1:400,000, this fully indexed map also includes insets of Madeira and city maps.
$12.95

Culture Smart! Portugal

PGL53
Sandy Guedes de Queiroz
Kuperard
2016
168
1857338642
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, well-illustrated and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
$11.99

Eyewitness Guide Portugal

PGL05
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
480
1465440526
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This guide features hundreds of photographs and drawings, an excellent overview of the culture and history and good information about where to go and what to do.
$25.00

Portuguese, A Language Map

PGL47
Kristine K. Kershul
Bilingual Books
2015
8
1931873798
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This durable, foldout card gives easy phonetic pronunciation for several hundred of the most commonly-needed words and phrases.
$9.95

Walking in Madeira

PGL74
Paddy Dillon
Cicerone
2009
1852845317
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Featuring a rich and varied selection of walks on Madeira and neighboring Porto Santo.
$22.95

The Food of Portugal

PGL10
Jean Anderson
William Morrow & Company
1994
304
0688134157
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
An award-winning cookbook featuring the cuisine of Portugal and background on Portuguese culture. Sure to please the palates of tourists interested in Portuguese food and of emigrants in search of that authentic taste of home.
$21.99

Walking

WLK04
Henry David Thoreau
HarperCollins
1994
92
0062511130
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Slip this pocket edition of Thoreau's meditations on the spiritual benefits of this most civilized form of travel in your daypack for inspiration.
$9.99

Journey to Portugal, In Pursuit of Portugal's History and Culture

PGL23
Jose Saramago
Harvest Books
2002
464
0156007134
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Jose Saramago's richly detailed account of his journey across Portugal in 1979. He combines his vivid impressions of the Portuguese landscape and people with a dose of history, fiction and meditation.
$17.95

Prince Henry "The Navigator," A Life

PGL25
Peter E. Russell
Yale University Press
2001
448
0300091303
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A complicated yet rewarding portrait and the first biography of this empire-minded Portuguese prince in more than a hundred years.
$27.50

A Small Death in Lisbon

PGL22
Robert Wilson
Penguin Putnam
2002
440
0425184234
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Set in Lisbon in 1941 and 1999, this award-winning mystery intertwines a present day murder, some unsavory arms production, and smuggling in Nazi Germany. Be warned, there are some graphic passages dealing with the horrors of war and concentration camps.
$8.99

Alentejo Blue

PGL58
Monica Ali
Scribner
2007
226
0743293045
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
These short stories set in the Alentejo province of Portugal star a range of colorful expats and locals, including Teresa, a beautiful young girl from the village engaged to a suitable man who yearns to see the world and Vasco, a cafe owner losing business to the new Internet cafe down the road.
$15.99

Baltasar and Blimunda

PGL26
Jose Saramago
Harvest Books
1998
343
0156005204
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This tale of two unlikely lovers in Inquisition-era Portugal is arguably Saramago's masterwork: a philosophically charged, intellectually rigorous historical drama which is also a captivating read.
$15.95

Requiem: A Hallucination

PGL09
Antonio Tabucchi, Margaret Jull Costa (Translator)
New Directions Publishing Corporation
2002
110
0811215172
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Tabucchi's fever-dream tour of a vanishing Lisbon. The narrator, an "adopted Portuguese," returns after many years and visits cemeteries, brothels and gentlemen's clubs, in an ambiguous search for the ghosts of his past.
$14.95

The Lusiads

PGL12
Luis De Camoes
Oxford University Press
2008
258
0199539960
PAPER
Literature
8/1/2008
0
0
0
0
A 16th-century account of Vasco De Gama's voyage to India modeled after Virgil's "Aeneid."
$12.95

The Maias

PGL07
Jose Eca de Queiros
New Directions Publishing Corporation
2007
633
0811216497
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This sprawling family epic is worthy of comparison to the greatest accomplishments of Proust and Tolstoy. It's the atmospheric story of the decline of an affluent 19th-century Lisbon family.
$25.95

Birds of Europe

FG47
Lars Svensson
Princeton University Press
2010
416
0691143927
PAPER
Field Guide
0
1
0
0
Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide features updated text and maps.
$29.95

Wildflowers of Britain and Europe

EUR46
Margaret and Roland Spohn
Gardners Books
2008
320
140810153X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
1
Over 450 species of wild flower are covered, each beautifully illustrated with detailed paintings and clear photographs.
$21.95