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The Lost World: Roraima to Angel Falls

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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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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

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.
$18.00

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

Venezuela Map

VNZ02
ITMB
ITMB
2010
1
0921463596
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful map of Venezuela and the lower Caribbean at a scale of 1:1,200,000.
$12.95

Forgotten Continent

SAM123
Michael Reid
Yale University Press
2009
400
0300151209
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Economist editor Reid draws on his years in the cities, presidential palaces and shantytowns of Central and South America in this portrait of a region rich in oil, farmland and culture, with consideration on its prospects in the face of globalization.
$26.00

Yanomami, The Fierce Controversy and What We Might Learn from It

SAM67
Robert Borofsky (Editor)
University of California Press
2005
397
0520244044
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A study of the controversy surrounding anthropological studies of the Yanomami.
$29.95

Papillon

SAM83
Henri Charriere
HarperCollins Publishers
2006
560
0061120669
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Charriere recounts in heart-stopping detail his escape from the notorious French penal colony Devil's Island in this modern classic, originally published in 1968 in the New Yorker (and made into a memorable film).
$16.99

The Lost Steps

AMZ18
Alejo Carpentier, Harriet Onis (Translator)
University of Minnesota Press
2001
278
0816638071
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A hallucinatory novel of a young urban musicologist's journey to a fictional city in the Amazon basin. For those with an appreciation for demanding literature, this is a celebrated masterpiece.
$18.50

The Lost World

VNZ04
Arthur Conan Doyle
Penguin Putnam
2008
272
0141033770
PAPER
Literature
5/27/2008
0
0
0
0
Inspired by the magnificent landscapes surrounding the Orinoco River, Conan Doyle's classic follows an intrepid scientist into the Amazon Basin in search of prehistoric creatures.
$11.00

The Mighty Orinoco

VNZ07
Jules Verne
Wesleyan University Press
2006
424
0819567809
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Appearing for the first time in English, this 1898 novel from science fiction pioneer Jules Verne features a harrowing trip up the uncharted Orinoco, full of encounters with dangerous creatures, fearsome Indians, and infectious diseases.
$24.95

Birds of Tropical America

CAM39
Steven Hilty
University of Texas Press
2005
312
0292706731
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An ornithologist and veteran leader of birding expeditions, Hilty serves up short essays on how to find and better appreciate the dizzying variety of neotropical birds, their habits and habitats, diversity and distribution in this well-loved book.
$29.95

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 Guide to the Birds of Venezuela

FG13
Steven Hilty, Guy Tudor (Illustrator), J.A. Gwynne (Illustrator)
Princeton University Press
2002
929
0691092508
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
The classic South American bird guide, revised and expanded by Steve Hilty. A bit hefty for a field guide at just over 4 pounds, but still an essential reference to over 1,400 bird species. Travelers in the Brazilian Amazon will find it especially useful.
$85.00

Brazil: Amazon & Pantanal, Travellers' Wildlife Guides

BZL30
Les Beletsky, David Pearson
Interlink Publishing Group
2010
491
1566565936
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive handbook to the flora, fauna and habitats of Brazil. The 100 color plates feature 90 species of amphibians and reptiles, 310 birds, 70 mammals, 30 insects and 50 common trees and plants.
$29.95

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

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Explorers of the Amazon

AMZ31
Anthony Smith
University of Chicago Press
1994
344
0226763374
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
In this well-told overview of the region, Anthony Smith presents a history of exploration of the Amazon, scientific and otherwise.
$37.50

Amazon Map

AMZ05
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2009
2
1553410475
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This double-sided map (1:2.5 million) shows both detail and the expanse of the great river basin from the Andes to the Atlantic.
$13.95

Insight Guide Brazil

BZL01
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2014
392
1780051468
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A profusely illustrated overview of the country, this guide features concise essays by well-regarded authors on natural history, politics and culture. With hundreds of photos and maps.
$23.99

In the Rainforest, Report from a Strange, Beautiful, Imperiled World

FST01
Catherine Caufield
University of Chicago Press
1984
304
0226097862
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Caufield deftly combines good basic information on the ecology of the world's rain forests, a report on thorny conservation issues and a sympathetic treatment of indigenous inhabitants through masterly prose.
$26.00

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

Brazil in Focus, A Guide to the People, Politics, and Culture

BZL03
Jan Rocha
Interlink Publishing Group
2000
100
1566563844
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This slim guide focuses on the history of Brazil, its cultural heritage and current political, environmental and economic challenges. With maps, photographs and some travel information.
$12.95

Rough Guide Brazil

BZL09
David Cleary
Rough Guides
2014
736
1409348822
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An opinionated, thorough travel guide with region-by-region descriptions.
$29.99

The Birds of South America, The Oscine Passerines, Vol. 1

FG28
Guy Tudor (Illustrator), Robert Ridgely
University of Texas Press
1989
596
0292707568
HARD COVER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This authoritative reference, the most complete guide to South American songbirds, features splendid color illustrations of 700 species, along with detailed range maps and field notes.
$95.00

Plants of the Gods: Their Sacred, Healing and Hallucinogenic Powers

AMZ38
Richard Evans Schultes, Albert Hofmann
Inner Traditions
2001
192
0892819790
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An illuminating guide to hallucinogens, the ecology, chemistry and, especially, the use in the healing rites of indigenous peoples.
$29.99

The Green Pharmacy

AMZ40
James A. Duke
St. Martins
1999
507
1579541240
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An A-Z catalog of ailments and the herbal remedies that heal them.
$22.99

Brazil Map

BZL17
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2015
2
3866090021
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A handy folded, laminated map of Brazil at a scale of 1:4,000,000. Includes insets of Buenos Aires and Montevideo.
$12.95

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

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

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

Birds of Northern South America, Vol. 1: Identification, Distribution and taxonomy

SAM102
Robin Restall, Miguel Lentino
Yale University Press
2006
880
0300108621
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The hefty companion volume, with detailed species accounts, covers 2,308 species of birds found from Ecuador to French Guiana.
$110.00

Birds of Northern South America, Vol. 2: Field Guide

SAM103
Robin Restall, Clemencia Rodner, Roger Williams
Yale University Press
2006
656
0300124155
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive field guide, featuring an astounding 6400 paintings and 2308 maps, covers all the birds from Ecuador to Guiana.
$75.00

Birds of Northern South America, Two Volume Set

SAM104
Robin Restall
Yale University Press
2006
1536
0300125046
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Both volumes of the monumental guide covering 2,308 species of birds from Ecuador to French Guiana with detailed species accounts and illustrations published separately.
$175.00

For Kids

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.
$6.99

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

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

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

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