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Trekking in the Cordillera Blanca

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. We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
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Essential Reading Package-EXPRU147

Item EXPRU147. Buy these 4 items as a set for $59 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Touching the Void

AND37
Joe Simpson
HarperCollins Publishers
2004
218
0060730552
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The harrowing tale of a climb gone badly wrong and Simpson's near miraculous survival in the Andes.
$15.99

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

Bradt Guide Trekking in Peru

PRU143
Hilary Bradt
Globe Pequot Press
2014
352
1841624926
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This classic guide for exploring the Andes of Peru is great for both practical trail information and general information on the region. It's a compact overview, featuring walks, treks and an extensive introduction.
$23.99

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

Altitude Illness: Prevention and Treatment

REF02
Stephen Bezruchka
Mountaineers
2005
128
0898866855
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
Bezruchka, a mountaineer and M.D., includes case studies, frequently asked questions and simple methods of diagnosis and treatment in this indispensable pocket guide.
$8.95

Lonely Planet Quechua Phrasebook

PRU36
Serafin M. Coronel-Molina
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
228
1743211910
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This shirt-pocket guide is a surprisingly thorough introduction to not just the language but also the customs and culture of the Andes.
$9.99

Mountaineering, The Freedom of the Hills

GEN267
The Mountaineers
Mountaineers
2010
592
1594851379
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
It's all here in this 50th anniversary edition of the essential mountaineering handbook, covering everything from choosing equipment and tying knots to basic rappelling techniques and planning an expedition. With more than half-a-million copies sold, this is the all-time bestselling mountaineering and climbing title.
$39.95

Wallpaper City Guide Lima

PRU131
Rachael Moloney
Phaidon Press
2014
103
0714866407
PAPER
Guidebook
1/6/2014
0
0
0
0
A stylish, thin (it fits in your back pocket) city guide compiled by the design magazine Wallpaper's local reporters. Well-organized, with chapter tabs, many photographs and of-the-moment recommendations.
$11.95

Peru, The Cookbook

PRU136
Gaston Acurio
Phaidon Press
2015
400
0714869201
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
A panoramic view of traditional Peruvian cooking, featuring 500 recipes, full-color illustrations and expert information on the roots of Peruvian cuisine. Author Gaston Acurio is a Peruvian celebrity chef and restaurateur.
$49.95

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

Ancient People of the Andes

AND88
Michael A. Malpass
Cornell University Press
2016
304
1501703218
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Providing in-depth coverage of prehistoric Andean societies, this well-illustrated gift book is filled with the latest findings of archaeology and ethno-history while tackling big questions about civilization itself.
$149.95

Conquest of the Incas

AND04
John Hemming
Harvest Books
2003
641
0156028263
PAPER
History
0
1
0
0
This classic prize-winning history of the Inca struggle against the Spanish invasion weaves wide-ranging, scholarly material into a gripping narrative.
$25.99

Lima, A Cultural History

PRU60
James Higgins
Oxford University Press
2007
243
0195178904
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An erudite guide to the cultural gems and literary history of Peru's capital city. James Higgins, who specializes in Peruvian literature, covers the scope of the city's history from its pre-Columbian museums, to its conquistador heritage, to its dynamic present.
$31.95

The Andes

AND74
Jason Wilson
Oxford University Press
2009
266
0195386353
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Starting out in Cuzco, heart of the Inca Empire, Wilson spreads north and south along the Andes, including excerpts from South American literary giants, travelers and his own impressions.
$17.95

The Peru Reader, History, Culture, Politics

PRU04
Orin Starn
Duke
2005
524
0822336499
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Lively and literate, this meaty anthology ranges from historical accounts to modern analysis.
$29.95

Eight Feet in the Andes

AND07
Dervla Murphy
Gardners Books
2003
274
0719565162
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
The indomitable Murphy treks 1,300 miles through the Andes (with a mule) on the trail of the conquistadors in this spirited account.
$15.95

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

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

AND08
Thornton Wilder
HarperCollins
2014
154
0060757507
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The classic tale of Franciscan missionaries in 18th-century Lima, Peru by the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist. First published in 1927.
$14.99

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

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

Spanish Flash Cards

GEN203
Inc. Berlitz International
Berlitz
2016
50
1780044658
BOXED
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A standard playing card-size deck of 50 nicely illustrated flashcards geared for younger children. Each card features a colorful illustration with the Spanish word on the reverse.
$8.99