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.
A comprehensive, gorgeous and exhaustively researched field guide to the birds of Ecuador (and adjacent countries), featuring 96 color plates. It's also the best bird guide for travelers in the Peruvian Amazon.
This beautifully illustrated book provides an overview of the Galapagos for ages 10 to 14. Clear, detailed and accurate, it explains the volcanic formation of the islands, ecology, wildlife and scientific research.
This nicely presented account of Darwin for young adults focuses on the social and scientific context of his life and work. It's an excellent short biography. With 19th-century illustrations, cartoons and photos.