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Essential Reading Package-EXSAM343

Item EXSAM343. Buy these 4 items as a set for $81 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

The Purple Land

SAM58
W.H. Hudson
University of Wisconsin Press
2002
304
029918224X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Originally published in 1885, Hudson's first novel stars, not coincidentally, a young Englishman at large in South America. The story of romance and adventure unfolds against the backdrop of political unrest in 19th-century Uruguay.
$22.95

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

Bradt Guide Uruguay

SAM151
Tim Burford
Bradt Publications
2014
400
1841624772
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact guide to Uruguay including sections on colonial Montevideo, Colonia, Punta del Este and the beach resorts. Includes history, wildlife, culture and attractions. With maps, town plans, and lots of practical travel information.
$25.99

Uruguay Map

SAM62
ITMB
ITMB
2004
1
1553414527
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A folded, colorful map of Uruguay at a scale of 1:800,000.
$12.95

Montevideo Map

SAM63
ITMB
ITMB
2000
1
1895907489
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
At a scale of 1:15,000, Montevideo is presented in this folded, colorful map.
$8.95

Northern Argentina and Uruguay Map

ARG36
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2000
2
3865740014
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed map of northern Argentina (including Uruguay) with good topographic relief.
$13.95

Lonely Planet Latin American Spanish Phrasebook

SAM127
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
272
1743214472
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A handy Spanish phrasebook, with a short two-way dictionary.
$9.99

Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent

AND26
Eduardo Galeano, Cedric Belfrage (Translator)
Monthly Review Press
1998
317
0853459916
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The most wrenchingly beautiful history of plunder and exploitation in Latin America ever written. President Obama has a copy, compliments of Hugo Chavez.
$22.00

Voyage of the Beagle

GPS02
Charles Darwin
Modern Library
2002
468
0375756809
PAPER
Exploration
1
1
0
0
The wide-eyed tale of a young man on a five-year voyage that changed his life -- and our way of thinking about the world. First published in 1839, it is still a marvelous introduction to the wildlife, nature and allure of South America.
$16.00

Alive, The Story of the Andes Survivors

AND38
Piers Paul Read
Avon Books
2002
416
038000321X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The gripping tale of survival against all odds: a plane crashes in the Andes, all passengers presumed dead. Read tells the story of terrible hardship, bravery and horror with admirable restraint.
$7.99

Darwin Slept Here: Discovery, Adventure and Swimming Iguanas in Charles Darwin's South America

SAF233
Eric Simons
Overlook Press
2010
304
1590202996
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Simons captures the exuberance and wide-eyed wonder of Darwin's adventures in South America in this refreshingly irreverent account.
$14.95

Far Away and Long Ago

SAM11
W.H. Hudson
Sickle Moon
2006
338
0907871747
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Hudson's enthralling childhood remembrances are rich with descriptions of the landscapes, birds and nature of Argentina.
$34.95

How to Travel Without Seeing, Dispatches from the New Latin America

SAM228
Andres Neuman
Lightning Source
2016
224
1632060558
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Hopscotching around the countries of South America, all the way to Panama, acclaimed Spanish-Argentinian writer Andres Neuman offers wry observations on literature, history, language and current events. His virtuoso journey is organized into short sections and is chock full of culture and class.
$15.99

The Gaucho Martin Fierro

ARG17
Jose Hernandez, Alberto Carlos (Editor), Frank G. Carrino (Editor)
SUNY
1982
99
0873952847
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The classic 19th century epic poem about a savage way of life in the pampas of Argentina.
$26.95

The Invisible Mountain

SAM143
Carolina De Robertis
Vintage Books
2010
384
0307271633
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in the 20th century, this moving novel about love for family and country is embedded with history. From Montevideo to Peron’s rule in Argentina, to the revolutionaries of Uruguay, this novel is about survival in times of hardship, and about the bond between a mother and daughter.
$17.95

The Tree of Red Stars

SAM09
Tessa Bridal
Milkweed Editions
1998
287
1571310231
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A beautifully written first novel about coming of age in Montevideo during the turbulent 1970s. Wonderfully told, the novel deftly combines the personal and political.
$13.95

Through the Eyes of the Condor, An Aerial Vision of Latin America

SAM122
Robert B. Haas
National Geographic
2007
232
142620132X
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This collection of stunning, oversized photographs, taken from above, shows the jungles and favellas, the reefs and ruins, wildlife and diverse landscapes of Latin America.
$50.00

Birds of South America, Passerines

SAM221
Ber Van Perlo
Princeton University Press
2015
464
0691167966
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This sturdy guide to the perching birds of South America covers every known species, even those found on offshore islands like the Galapagos. The illustrated profiles cover 1,952 birds and include range maps and information on habitat, identification and vocalizations.
$29.95

Birds of Southern South America and Antarctica

SAM12
Martin D. la Pena, Maurice Rumboll
Princeton University Press
2001
224
0691090351
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
With color plates, range maps and brief descriptions, this is a compact regional guide.
$29.95

For Kids

Lonely Planet Not for Parents South America

SAM196
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2013
96
1743219164
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
From the lost city of the Incas to the cowboys of the southern world, this fun-filled guide for young travelers introduces kids to everything they can expect to encounter on a trip to South America. Perfect for the eight-year-old explorer.
$12.99

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Breaking Out of Beginner's Spanish

CAM06
Joseph Keenan
University of Texas Press
2015
240
0292761937
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
Idioms, common mistakes in word usage and other helpful advice on tackling spoken Spanish. You'll need some foundation to take full advantage of this book -- but even a complete novice will appreciate the author's playful sense of humor.
$19.95

Insight Guide South America

SAM24
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2013
424
1780050674
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This profusely illustrated, comprehensive guide features hundreds of color photographs, excellent maps and insightful essays on history, art, architecture and attractions.
$24.99

The Voyage of the Beagle, Darwin's Extraordinary Adventure Aboard Fitzroy's Famous Survey Ship

GPS124
James Taylor
Macmillan
2016
192
1844863271
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The perfect supplement for lovers of Darwin’s classic account (GPS02), this history mixes antique and new illustrations, letters, diary entries, official narratives and charts produced by shipboard artists.
$30.00

Darwin's First Theory, Exploring Darwin's Quest for a Theory of Earth

SAM222
Rob Wesson
W. W. Norton & Company
2017
384
1681773163
HARD COVER
Science
0
0
0
0
In this historical travelogue, geologist Rob Wesson explores Darwin's first major theory -- not of evolution, but of plate tectonics. Across South America, his scientific jaunts trace Darwin's moments of revelation in understanding the true history of Earth.
$29.95