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Trinidad & Guyana

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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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Essential Reading Package-EXCRB160

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Edge of the Jungle

AMZ75
William Beebe
Cooper Square Press
2001
303
081541160X
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A collection of 12 essays on the Amazon and its ecology and wildlife. A scientist-explorer with the soul of a poet, Beebe wrote dozens of books about his adventures in tropical America and Guyana.
$17.95

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

The Bradt Guide Guyana

SAM107
Kirk Smock
Bradt Publications
2011
312
184162358X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, practical guide in the ground-breaking British series, with recommendations for adventure activities in the jungles, in the mountains and on the coast.
$25.99

Guyana Suriname & French Guiana Map

SAM05
ITMB
ITMB
2
1553414020
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful, detailed travel map of Guayana at a scale of 1:850,000 with a map of the region from Georgetown west to Paramaribo and Cayenne on the reverse.
$12.95

Trinidad & Tobago Map

CRB34
Reise Know How
Reise Know How
2007
1
3831772053
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A clear, full-color map of Trinidad and adjoining Tobago at a scale of 1:150,000.
$14.95

Culture Smart! Trinidad & Tobago

CRB283
Tim Ewbank
Kuperard
2011
168
1857335430
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
$9.95

Macmillan Caribbean Dive Guides, Trinidad & Tobago

CRB188
Solomon Baksh
Interlink Publishing Group
2006
114
1405013362
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Featuring helpful color photos throughout, this compact dive guide includes profiles of dive sites around Trinidad and Tobago, along with practical information on where to get gear on the islands.
$20.00

A Brief History of the Caribbean, From the Arawak and the Carib to the Present

CRB38
Jan Rogozinski
Plume
2000
324
0452281938
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Written for a scholarly audience, this concise history presents the full sweep of Caribbean geography, culture and commerce from aboriginal inhabitants through European colonization and modern developments.
$20.00

A Traveller's History of the Caribbean

CRB42
James Ferguson
Interlink Publishing Group
2008
320
1566562821
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A concise history of the Caribbean Islands, beginning with a description of their formation and geologic attributes, carrying through to the first civilizations in the region, and ending with the modern tourism boom.
$14.95

The Traveller's Tree

CRB04
Patrick Leigh Fermor
NYRB
2011
400
1590173805
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Patrick Leigh Fermor's first book, "still the best piece of travel writing on the Caribbean" (The Guardian), takes him to Guadeloupe, Martinique, Dominica, Barbados, Trinidad and Haiti, among other islands.
$19.95

U.S. Intervention in British Guiana: A Cold War Story

SAM114
Stephen G. Rabe
University of North Carolina Press
2006
256
0807856398
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Rabe presents convincing evidence of a covert intervention by the C.I.A. in British Guiana between 1953 and 1969, intended to unseat Cheddi Jagan, a Marxist popular among the South Asian majority.
$29.95

A House for Mr. Biswas

CRB20
V.S. Naipaul
Vintage Books
2000
564
0375707166
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Naipaul's comic masterpiece. Described as Dickensian in scope, it tells the story of an outsider struggling to find a place for himself in the complex society of Trinidad.
$16.95

Buxton Spice

SAM112
Oonya Kempadoo
Beacon Press
2004
0807083712
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This semi-autobiographical novel captures the culture and flavor of Guyana, and the tensions between the racially mixed East Indian and Afro-Caribbean inhabitants of fictional Tamarind Grove.
$17.00

Folklore & Legends of Trinidad and Tobago

CRB232
Gerard Bresson
Lightning Source
2007
96
9768054476
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The beautifully illustrated book has been celebrated as a milestone publication in Trinidad and Tobago.
$38.00

Salt

CRB105
Earl Lovelace
Braziller
2004
260
0892552352
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This lyrical, absorbing novel draws from the mythology and history of Trinidad to tell a modern story of the island and an unlikely man who rises to become a voice of the people.
$17.95

The Sly Company of People Who Care

SAM164
Rahul Bhattacharya
Picador USA
2012
278
0374265852
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Rahul Bhattacharya sets his first novel in tropical Guyana, casually evoking both the watery landscapes ("The drenched wooden houses on stilts warmed my soul," his character remarks) and the dizzy cultural mix of Indian, African, Portuguese, Chinese and Amerindian.
$26.00

The New Neotropical Companion

GPS11
J.C. Kricher, Mark Plotkin (Introduction)
Princeton University Press
2017
448
0691115257
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
From plants and animals to birds and bugs, it's all here in this wonderfully written overview of the ecology, habitats, plants and animals of Central and South America. A revised second edition.
$35.00

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

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

Field Guide to the Birds of Trinidad and Tobago

CRB226
Martyn Kenefick, Floyd Hayes
Yale University Press
2008
288
0300135572
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This slim pocket-size guide, with short descriptions and color plates integrated on facing pages, features 107 color illustrations by Robin Restall
$50.00

More Books

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

Reef Fish Identification Caribbean

DIV03
Paul Humann
New World Publications
2014
548
1878348574
FLEXI-BOUND
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This definitive guide for underwater enthusiasts features 670 stunning color photographs of all the fishes of the tropical Atlantic. Now in its fourth edition.
$44.95

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

From Columbus to Castro, The History of the Caribbean, 1492-1969

CRB10
Eric Williams
Vintage Books
1984
576
0394715020
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A history of the Caribbean from first European contact to the turbulent 1960s.
$19.00

The Middle Passage, The Caribbean Revisited

CRB11
V.S. Naipaul
Vintage Books
2002
232
0375708340
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Novelist and travel writer Naipaul tackles the history of the Caribbean and northern South America in this incisive portrait. With chapters on Trinidad, British Guiana (Guyana), Suriname, Martinique and Jamaica.
$16.00

A Continent of Islands, Searching for the Caribbean Destiny

CRB12
Mark Kurlansky
Da Capo Press
1992
324
0201622319
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A wonderfully observed social history of the Caribbean by a far-ranging journalist and favorite author. Kurlansky has a knack for honing in on the small details that make the Caribbean culturally unique, offering frank insight on music, religion, healthcare and the influence of the United States.
$17.95

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

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

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

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

Fishwatcher's Field Guide Caribbean

DIV11
I Greenberg
Seahawk Press
2000
LB-1100
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A convenient double-sided plastic card showing 75 reef fish of the Caribbean.
$7.50

Marine Invertebrates of Florida, the Bahamas, Bermuda and the Caribbean

DIV12
I Greenberg
Seahawk Press
LB-1102
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A convenient double-sided plastic card showing 61 invertebrates of the Caribbean.
$7.50

Caribbean Destination Map

CRB31
National Geographic
MapLink
2011
1
2118502524
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful map of the entire Caribbean basin from southern Florida to South America at a scale of 1:2,000,000.
$16.95

Surinam & French Guinana Map

SAM06
ITMB
ITMB
2
1895907705
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful, double-sided travel map of Surinam and French Guiana at 1:720,000.
$12.95

Personal Narrative of a Journey to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent

SAM08
Alexander von Humboldt
Penguin
1996
310
0140445536
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
This is the book that Darwin took on his voyage around the world -- a classic account of naturalist and explorer Humboldt's 18th-century discoveries in South America.
$18.00

Rough Guide Trinidad & Tobago

CRB103
Dominique de-Light, Polly Thomas
Rough Guides
2015
296
0241013410
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This popular guide in the popular British series, noteworthy for both its excellent historical and cultural overview, is so good that it is used as a text book by local schools.
$21.99

The Penguin History of Latin America

SAM53
Edwin Williamson
Penguin Putnam
2010
704
0141034750
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Beginning with the Spanish conquest, this brisk history covers questions of empire, colonialism and nationalism through the 1980s.
$21.00

Masters of All They Surveyed: Exploration, Geography, and a British El Dorado

SAM94
D. Graham Burnett
University of Chicago Press
2001
314
0226081214
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A lively, well-illustrated account of the 19th-century exploration, mapping and British Imperial adventures in what is now Guyana.
$43.00

The Elusive El Dorado, Essays on the Indian Experience in Guyana

SAM108
Basdeo Mangru (Editor)
Rowman & Littlefield
2005
0761832475
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This collection of eight scholarly essays brings to a general audience the history of Indians in British Guiana, as the country was then called.
$36.00

Carnival Music in Trinidad, Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture

CRB231
Shannon Dudley
Oxford University Press
2003
128
0195138333
PAPER
Music
0
0
0
0
A slim handbook to the steelband, calypso and soca of Trinidad with a 40-minute Audio CD.
$49.95

For Kids

A Guide to the Birds of Trinidad and Tobago

CRB16
Richard Ffrench
Cornell University Press
2012
426
0801497922
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A compact, comprehensive field guide to the birds of Trinidad and Tobago. Third edition.
$39.95

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

The Tarantula Scientist

NAT124
Sy Montgomery, Nic Bishop (Photographer)
Houghton Mifflin Company
2004
80
0618147993
HARD COVER
Science
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Great color photographs accompany this fact-filled story of enthusiastic spider scientist Sam Marshall's journey to French Guiana to study tarantulas.
$18.00