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Venezuela

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Essential Reading Package-EXVNZ10

VENEZUELA. Buy these 5 items as a set for $84 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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

Bradt Guide Venezuela

VNZ8
Russell Maddicks
Bradt Publications
2011
438
1841622990
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, practical guide to Venezuela with over 40 detailed sketch maps, a few color photographs and excellent information on where to go and what to do. It includes helpful information on trip planning, health and safety, with special sections on Margarita, Caracas, Los Llanos and the Los Roques archipelago.
$26.99

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

Culture Smart! Venezuela

SAM191
Russell Maddicks
Kuperard
2012
1857336577
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Maddicks, author of the Bradt Guide to Venezuela, takes you beyond the stereotypical descriptions of a tropical petro-state, famous for its beauty queens and its populist president, to provide you with an insider's understanding of the country and its people.
$9.95

Forgotten Continent

SAM123
Michael Reid
Yale University Press
2017
416
0300224656
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.
$18.00

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

Bolivar, American Liberator

BZL122
Marie Arana
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2014
624
1439110204
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In her accessible biography of the "George Washington of Latin America," Marie Arana follows the remarkable leader through his struggles in six Latin American countries.
$22.00

Comandante, Hugo Chavez's Venezuela

VNZ10
Rory Carroll
Penguin Putnam
2013
320
0143124889
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Based on interviews with ministers, aides, courtiers, and citizens, journalist Carroll offers an incisive, opinionated tale of the charismatic Chavez and his 13-year authoritarian reign.
$17.00

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

Noble Savages

VNZ9
Napoleon A. Chagnon
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2013
531
0684855100
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The 74-year-old anthropologist writes of the Amazon, his fieldwork since the 1960s and the fierce controversy surrounding his time with the Yanomami in this latest salvo, provocatively subtitled, My Life Among Two Dangerous Tribes: The Yanomamo and the Anthropologists.
$32.50

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 Way Around, Finding My Mother and Myself Among the Yanomami

AMZ147
David Good
HarperCollins
2016
320
0062382136
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
In this powerful memoir, a young man reconnects with his mother in the deepest reaches of the Amazon rainforest. "David Good" becomes "Anyopo-we" and begins a journey of self-discovery that pulls him deeper into tribal life.
$15.99

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 12:00:00 AM
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.
$13.00

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 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

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

Birds of Venezuela

VNZ11
Gustavo Rodriguez, David Ascanio, Robin Restall
Macmillan
2017
592
1408105357
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Helm's comprehensive field guide to Venezuela's avifauna depicts all 1,400 species with illustrations, distribution maps and up-to-date information.
$60.00

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

Lost Worlds: Life in the Balance (IMAX)

MYA91
Bayley Silleck
Slingshot
2002
630692695X
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
A journey into the ancient Mayan city of Tikal, the ruins of which are located in present-day Guatemala. Narrated by Harrison Ford, the film wonders what its fate means about the decline of global civilization as it "hurtles towards 2012."
$14.95

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

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

Rain, Rain, Rain Forest

AMZ141
Brenda Z. Guiberson
Aa Balkema
2015
32
1250056772
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A vibrant, sensory introduction to the animals of the rainforest. When downpour wakes the creatures of the jungle they begin their wild cacophony. The narrative and fun facts are accompanied by colorful collage illustrations. Written for ages 4 to 8.
$7.99

Let's Explore... Jungle

AMZ142
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
48
1760340383
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Part of Lonely Planet’s "Let’s Explore..." series, this sticker activity book takes explorers ages 5 to 8 deep into the jungle with fascinating facts, puzzles and plenty of pages to color and complete. The colorful kids’ book includes over 250 stickers.
$9.99

What's Up in the Amazon Rainforest

AMZ143
Ginjer L. Clarke
Penguin Putnam
2015
144
0448481030
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Geared for ages 8-12, this informative science book uncovers the plants and animals of the Amazon Rainforest, including 500-year-old trees, pink dolphins, poison dart frogs, howler monkeys and many more!
$8.99

More Books

At Play in the Fields of the Lord

AMZ29
Peter Matthiessen
Vintage Books
1991
373
0679737413
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in a malarial outpost of the Amazon jungle, Matthiessen's moral thriller follows the clash between two misplaced gringos: Martin Quarrier, who has come to convert the local Indians to Christianity, and Lewis Moon, a half-Indian mercenary who has been hired to kill them.
$16.95

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

South America Northeast Map

SAM16
International Map Company
ITMB
2004
2
1553410440
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This brightly colored map of northeast South America at a scale of 1:2,800,000 covers the Atlantic coast of the continent south from the Caribbean to Rio de Janeiro, including the Amazon and Orinoco.
$8.95

La Doctora, The Journal of an American Doctor Practicing Medicine of the Amazon River

AMZ43
Linnea Smith
University of Minnesota Press
1999
238
0816642494
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An insightful collection of letters home to America from a doctor at an Amazonian jungle clinic for education and research.
$16.95

The World as You Dream It, Shamanistic Teachings from the Amazon and Andes

AMZ46
John M. Perkins
Inner Traditions
1994
139
0892814594
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A personal account of sometimes hard-to-believe experiences with curanderos (or shamans) in the highlands and Amazon of Ecuador.
$14.95

Vine of the Soul, Medicine Men, Their Plants, and Rituals in the Colombian Amazon

AMZ59
Richard Evans Schultes, Robert F. Raffauf
Aa Balkema
2004
282
090779131X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Written by Schultes, the father of ethnobotany, with a colleague, this book features 150 photographs along with a detailed and authoritative text describing the many uses of plant substances.
$29.95

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

Northern South America Map

SAM31
HEMA Maps
Hema
2011
1
1865003263
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Featuring national parks, points of interest and distances, this full-color map is scaled at 1:4,000,000.
$16.95

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

Light at the Edge of the World

WLD34
Wade Davis
Douglas & McIntyre
2007
192
0792264746
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Explorer-in-Residence at National Geographic Wade Davis surveys the global diversity of peoples and cultures in this meditative account of travels from the Arctic to the Amazon to Borneo.
$14.95

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

Evolution, The Remarkable History of a Scientific Theory

NAT64
Edward Larson
Modern Library
2006
368
0812968492
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A clearheaded, engrossing brief history of ideas about evolution from the 18th century to the present by a Pulitzer Prize-winning author.
$16.00

Traveling with Che Guevara, The Making of a Revolutionary

SAM68
Alberto Granado, Lucia Alvarez de Toledo (Translator)
W. W. Norton & Company
2004
240
1557046395
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Granado's classic account of his travels with Che Guevara via motorbike through Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, and Venezuela.
$15.99

Measuring the World, A Novel

GER202
Daniel Kehlmann, Carol Brown Janeway (Translator)
Vintage Books
2007
272
0375424466
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Kehlman interweaves the lives and adventures of explorer Alexander Von Humboldt and mathematician Carl Friedrich Gauss with wit and invention in this surprise bestselling novel of South American travel, science and ideas.
$16.00

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