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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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Man and Sea

OCE188
Brian Skerry, Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Harry N. Abrams
2013
304
1419708236
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Spectacular aerial images by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and striking underwater photographs by Brian Skerry offer a top-to-bottom tour of the world's oceans, while the enlightening text covers the sea's critical mechanisms, from currents to food chains.
$50.00

Pacific

OCE218
Simon Winchester
HarperCollins
2016
512
0062315420
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Subtitled "Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision," Winchester's far-reaching history explores humanity’s relationship with the world’s largest body of water, the source of both great opportunity and terrifying natural disaster.
$16.99

In Patagonia

PAT01
Bruce Chatwin
Penguin
1989
204
0142437190
PAPER
Travel Narrative
1
1
0
0
A masterpiece of travel, history and adventure, this award-winning book captures the spirit of the land, history, wildlife and people of Patagonia. There is no travel writer as engaging, insightful and just plain wonderful as Bruce Chatwin.
$17.00

Travels in a Thin Country, A Journey through Chile

CHI06
Sara Wheeler
Modern Library
1996
304
0375753656
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
British author Sara Wheeler deploys her wit, intelligence and powerful investigative skills on the Republic of Chile in this insightful travelogue.
$18.00

The Fatal Shore

AUS04
Robert Hughes
Vintage Books
1988
752
0394753666
PAPER
History
0
1
0
0
In this celebrated social history, both scholarly and entertaining, Hughes traces the fate of those who were transported to the penal colonies of Australia between 1787 and 1868. It's an engaging popular account, drawn from the experiences of the colonists themselves.
$21.95

The Happy Isles of Oceania

PAC03
Paul Theroux
Mariner Books
2006
480
061865898X
PAPER
Exploration
0
1
0
0
The peripatetic author flies off to Australia and New Zealand with a kayak and ends up exploring much of Melanesia and Polynesia, including Tonga, Fiji and the Marquesas, in this wickedly funny, wide-ranging tale.
$16.95

Africa, a Biography of the Continent

AFR49
John Reader
Alfred Knopf
1999
816
067973869X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
With the ease of a practiced journalist, Reader weaves a masterful and lively tale of the continent, from ancient cultures to modern times. Both authoritative and informal, this is a splendid introduction to all of Africa.
$21.00

Eyewitness Guide South Africa

SAF138
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
464
1465427112
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This superb guide features color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a region-by-region synopsis of the country's attractions.
$27.00

A Commonwealth of Thieves, The Improbable Birth of Australia

AUS177
Thomas Keneally
Doubleday
2007
384
140007956X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Keneally illuminates the birth of New South Wales with drama and flair, richly evoking the social conditions in London, long sea voyage and the conditions in Australia.
$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

A Traveller's History of North Africa

NAF01
Barnaby Rogerson
Interlink Publishing Group
2000
408
1566563518
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Wide-ranging, accessible and effectively condensed, this brief history marches confidently through the centuries, covering key events and personalities in Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria to 1999.
$15.95

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

Aboriginal Australians

AUS230
Stephen Muecke
Thames & Hudson UK
2004
127
050030114X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A lively shirt-pocket encyclopedia, illustrating the culture, history and art of the Aborigines.
$15.95

Affluence Without Abundance, The Disappearing World of the Bushmen

SAF400
James Suzman
Macmillan
2017
288
1632865726
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Suzman takes readers into the world of the San people of southern Africa, the longest-enduring civilization in human history that is well known for living privately, having few needs and living in harmony with the environment.
$29.00

Buenos Aires, A Cultural History

ARG21
Jason Wilson
Interlink Publishing Group
2000
249
156656347x
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An exhilarating, erudite guide to Buenos Aires as it has been portrayed by writers, poets and thinkers, with a street map and detailed neighborhood descriptions.
$15.00

Empire's Crossroads, A History of the Caribbean from Columbus to the Present Day

CRB321
Carrie Gibson
Atlantic Monthly Press
2015
480
0802124313
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly, readable history of the entire Caribbean from Cuba to Haiti, Jamaica to Trinidad. Gibson begins in 1492 and ends in the 20th century, covering five centuries with panache.
$20.00

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

Granada: A Pomegranate in the Hand of God

SPN570
Steven Nightingale
Counterpoint
2016
320
1619027011
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Nightingale illuminates the long obscured medieval zenith of Granada, considered an intellectual hotbed until it was sacked by Ferdinand and Isabella in 1492. Granada’s cultural accomplishments include the first modern translations of Greek philosophy and the introduction of algebra.
$17.95

Londoners

GRB69
Craig Taylor
Ecco Press
2013
413
0062005863
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Drawing on the unforgettable stories of nearly 100 Londoners, Taylor provides a rich and vivid kaleidoscopic view of modern-day London through the diverse voices of those who, regardless of whether they love or hate it, capture the heart and soul of one of the world's greatest cities.
$16.99

Miami

FLA22
Joan Didion
Vintage Books
1998
240
0679781803
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Acclaimed essayist Joan Didion looks to Miami in this book of astute commentary. The drug war, Cuba, political scandals and race relations all find their way into this trenchant examination of a completely unique American city.
$15.00

Noa Noa, The Tahiti Journal

PAC13
Paul Gauguin, John Miller (Editor)
Dover Publications
1985
96
0486248593
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Gauguin’s impressions of two years in French Polynesia, originally published in 1919. With 24 black-and-white illustrations.
$5.95

The Brazilians

AMZ16
Joseph Page
Perseus
1996
540
0201441918
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A clear, comprehensive and compelling introduction to Brazil, covering politics, history, economics, ecology, conservation and culture.
$22.95

The Reef, A Passionate History

AUS277
Iain McCalman
Macmillan
2015
352
0374535345
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
McCalman, a historian at the University of Sydney, brings to life the explorers and scientists, beachcombers, divers, indigenous peoples and castaways who first experienced the Great Barrier Reef.
$16.00

The Songlines

AUS01
Bruce Chatwin
Penguin
2012
320
0142422576
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
1
0
0
Rory Stewart provides the introduction to this 25th anniversary edition of Chatwin's celebrated travelogue. Chatwin transforms a journey through the Outback into an exhilarating, semi-fictional meditation on our place in the world.
$17.00

The Maya

MYA10
Stephen Houston, Michael Coe
Thames & Hudson
2015
320
0500291888
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
Coe's clear, concise, illustrated survey of the Maya highlights their chronology, accomplishments and legacy. Ninth edition.
$26.95

Blue Latitudes, Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before

EXP31
Tony Horwitz
Picador USA
2003
480
0312422601
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Sailing on a replica of Endeavour, Horwitz mixes history, fun and adventure in this hilarious recap of Cook's daring voyages around the world.
$20.00

Come on Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All

NZL96
Christina Thompson
Bloomsbury USA
2009
288
1596911271
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Historian Thompson effortlessly alternates tales of mostly disastrous early encounters with the Maori and the story of the love of her life, Seven, the Maori she married, in this endearing memoir.
$15.00

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

In a Sunburned Country

AUS83
Bill Bryson
Broadway Books
2001
335
0767903862
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
The intrepid, ever-resourceful Bryson revels in Australia's eccentric characters, dangerous flora and fauna and other oddities in this wildly funny, effortlessly informative travelogue.
$16.99

The Caliph's House, A Year in Casablanca

MRC66
Tahir Shah
Bantam Doubleday
2006
343
0553383108
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A great storyteller, of Afghan descent and English-raised, Shah leads us through Moroccan society and culture with deft portraits of ordinary neighbors and craftsmen as he and his wife transform a crumbling palace in old Casablanca.
$16.00

The Travel Book, A Journey Through Every Country in the World

WLD193
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
448
178657120X
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Bigger and better than ever (the third edition of the best-selling original), we can't keep our hands off this celebration of the world. Each country, no matter how big or small, gets a colorful double-page spread in this glossy A-to-Z of travel from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
$50.00

The Light Between Oceans

AUS305
M.l. Stedman
Scribner
2013
352
1451681755
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A New York Times bestselling novel. After serving on of the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock. He moves his wife Isabel to the isolated island and the couple struggle through three failed pregnancies. Then, a boat washes up onshore with a dead man and a living baby and Isabel insists it is a gift from God.
$17.00

The Luminaries

NZL126
Eleanor Catton
Little Brown and Company
2014
864
0316074292
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Murder and mystery in 19th-century New Zealand. This epic and intricately constructed tale -- spinning out over 800 pages -- is set during the wild days of the 1866 gold rush on the west coast of South Island. It's just over Arthur's Pass from where Catton was raised in Christchurch.
$18.00

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

Blue Hope

OCE205
Sylvia A. Earle
National Geographic
2014
256
1426213956
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
In this informative, dazzling collection of photographs, maps and essays, deep-sea crusader Earle pays tribute to the ocean. Her aim: to encourage us to love the ocean -- all life on Earth, she writes, depends on it.
$35.00

Madagascar

MAD51
David Attenborough
Baker & Taylor Video
2011
0780671198
DVD
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Produced by the BBC, this spectacular three-part series narrated by the inimitable Attenborough showcases the nature, wildlife and habitats of the island continent, with the many species of lemurs given the starring role.
$29.98

Opulent Oceans

OCE202
Melanie Stiassny
Sterling Publishing Company
2014
176
145491341X
HARD COVER
Science
0
0
0
0
This well-curated volume features a series of essays -- culled from the Rare Book Collection of the American Museum of Natural History -- whose subject is the sea. Accounts from legendary explorers and early naturalists are paired with gorgeous illustrati
$50.00

The Song of the Dodo

CON05
David Quammen
Touchstone
1997
700
0684827123
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Well-spoken and engaging, Quammen narrates his adventures on the trail of natural wonders in Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Galapagos and Komodo and explains complex evolutionary phenomena with humor, wit and understanding.
$22.00

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

A Wildlife Guide to Chile

CHI77
Sharon Chester
Princeton University Press
2008
392
0691129762
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Chester's splendid guide, featuring 120 color plates, covers the wildlife, plants and natural history of Chile from the Atacama Desert and Patagonia to Easter Island and Antarctica.
$22.95

Birds & Mammals of the Antarctic, Subantarctic & Falkland Islands

ANT213
Frank Todd
Ibis Publishing Company
2004
138
0934797226
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Compact and comprehensive, this indispensable photo guide by Mr. Penguin himself includes all the hard-to-identify seabirds of Antarctic waters.
$29.95

The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals

AFR32
Jonathan Kingdon
Princeton University Press
2015
544
0691164533
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This stunningly illustrated, comprehensive field guide by a leading authority includes over 500 of Kingdon's exquisite color paintings. Fully revised and updated with more than 1,100 species.
$49.50

Wildlife of Southern Africa

SAF300
Martin B. Withers
Princeton University Press
2011
272
069115063X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This Princeton Pocket Guide, featuring 400 color photographs by Withers and co-author David Hosking, covers all the birds, mammals, lizards and insects you are likely to encounter.
$19.95

A History of Britain, The Complete Collection

GBR506
Simon Schama
Baker & Taylor Video
2010
1419888706
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
The History Channel/BBC co-production of Schama's colorful history of Britain, its personages, personality and culture. 15 episodes.
$59.98

Kon-Tiki

PAC333
Pal Sverre Hagen
Baker & Taylor Video
2014
6315115381
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
In this Oscar-nominated drama, based on a true story, Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl attempts to cross the Pacific Ocean on a balsawood raft, proving that prehistoric South Americans could have settled Polynesia. Rated PG-13. Runtime: 118 minutes.
$14.98

The Light Between Oceans

AUS314
Derek Cianfrance (Director)
Baker & Taylor Video
2016
6316653042
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
Based on the novel (AUS305) by M.I. Stedman, this romantic period drama depicts the lives of a lighthouse keeper and his wife who discover an infant girl lost at sea and raise her as their own, to later discover her true parentage and a moral quandary. Set on the Australian coast and starring Michael Fassbender and Rachel Weisz.
$23.99

Once Were Warriors

NZL153
Lee Tamahori
Baker & Taylor Video
2016
6316670052
DVD
0
0
0
0
Set in urban New Zealand, this film tells the story of the Heke family, descended from Maori warriors. Treated as social outcasts, the family members are bedeviled by a violent father and trouble with the police.
$29.95

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Southern Africa Map

SAF09
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2016
2
3865745040
MAP
Reference
0
0
1
0
Scaled at 1:2,500,000, this shaded relief map covers South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and southern portions of Angola, Zambia and Mozambique.
$13.95

Tales of the South Pacific

PAC18
James Michener
Random House
2014
384
0812986350
PAPER
Literature
9/9/2014
0
0
0
0
The first of the big Michener novels, set in World War II Polynesia. It's great fun, and the basis for the Rogers & Hammerstein musical "South Pacific."
$16.00

The Monkey's Bridge, Mysteries of Evolution in Central America

CAM56
David Rains Wallace
2007
280
1595340408
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Opening this absorbing account of the history and biogeography of the Central American isthmus with the tale of Columbus, Wallace often weaves his own travels in the region with a crisp overview of exploration, nature and evolution. Natural history buffs and ecologically minded travelers will appreciate this valuable resource.
$18.95

Lonely Planet Buenos Aires

ARG10
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
256
1786570319
PAPER
Guidebook
0
1
0
0
The best of Buenos Aires is included in this practical guide, along with a pullout map and insider recommendations on shopping, eating, sleeping and day trips.
$21.99

Journey to Portugal, In Pursuit of Portugal's History and Culture

PGL23
Jose Saramago
Harvest Books
2002
464
0156007134
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Jose Saramago's richly detailed account of his journey across Portugal in 1979. He combines his vivid impressions of the Portuguese landscape and people with a dose of history, fiction and meditation.
$17.95

Eyewitness Guide Australia

AUS101
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
588
1465439560
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This helpful guide features hundreds of innovative maps, color photographs and choice recommendations for excursions and sightseeing.
$30.00

Eyewitness Guide New Zealand

NZL45
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
384
1465439625
PAPER
Guidebook
1
0
0
0
This superb guide features color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a region-by-region overview of attractions.
$25.00

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

Getting Stoned with Savages, A Trip Through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu

PAC168
J. Maarten Troost
Crown
2006
256
0767921992
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Troost (Sex Lives of Cannibals) follows up his hilarious account of life in Kiribati with an equally amusing romp in Fiji and Vanuatu. Coaxed back to the islands by promises of a simpler life, Troost faces dangerous weather, potent drugs and tribal chiefs with his wit intact.
$13.99

The Fragile Edge, Diving and Other Adventures in the South Pacific

PAC173
Julia Whitty
Lightning Source
2008
304
0618197168
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Whitty illuminates coral reefs, their inhabitants and the pleasures of diving in this memoir of underwater adventures in Rangiroa, Tuvalu and Moorea. Winner of the 2008 Kiriyama Prize and John Burroughs Medal.
$18.95

Pacific Journeys

PAC183
Peter Hendrie
University of Hawaii Press
2003
224
0957740204
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A striking portfolio of 330 color photographs of the people, nature and landscape of the region, Hendrie's gorgeous book includes images from his many journeys to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, to Tahiti and the Marquesas, Tonga, Fiji, Easter Island and Hawaii over the last 20 years.
$45.00

Evening Is the Whole Day

MSA22
Preeta Samarasan
Houghton Mifflin Company
2009
352
0547237898
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in post-colonial Malaysia, this richly textured debut novel depicts the unraveling of a wealthy family and the six-year-old daughter left reeling from losses and departures. Samarasan's unflinching yet tender examination of one immigrant family's experience exposes the complexities and layered history of Malaysia itself.
$19.99

Cuba, What Everyone Needs to Know

CBA126
Julia Sweig
Oxford University Press
2016
384
0190620374
PAPER
History
1
0
0
0
Director for Latin America Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, Julia Sweig traces the geography, history and identity of Cuba in this admirably succinct portrait of the island nation and its role in world affairs.
$16.95

Captain Cook, Master of the Seas

PAC237
Frank McLynn
Yale University Press
2012
490
0300114214
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
McLynn re-creates the remarkable voyages that took the famous navigator from his native England to the remote Pacific, showing him to be a brave and brilliant seaman who transcended his humble beginnings as a deckhand and triumphed through good fortune, courage and talent.
$25.00

Full Steam Ahead, A Golden Age of Cruises

TVL589
Boris Danzer-kantof
Trafalgar Square
2014
192
1902686799
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
With photographs, archival reprints and firsthand accounts, this coffee table history of cruising focuses on the freedom and romance of cruise vessels in their golden age.
$44.95

By the Sea, A Photographic Voyage Around the Blue Planet

OCE214
Peter Guttman
Skyhorse
2015
256
1632203308
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
From the shores of Palau, all the way to the North Pole, award-winning photographer Guttman celebrates all things "seaside" in 240 color photos. A very attractive coffee table compendium.
$35.00

The Savage Shore, Extraordinary Stories of Survival and Tragedy from the Early Voyages of Discovery

AUS303
Graham Seal
Yale University Press
2016
320
0300220413
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Debunking misconceptions about the "discovery" of Australia, historian Graham Seal tells the enthralling, previously untold stories of shipwrecks, historic landings and native encounters that happened long before Captain Cook.
$35.00

Lonely Planet Pocket Tenerife

SPN607
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
160
1743607032
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical city guide to Tenerife that fits in your pocket, with the top sites, the best walks, food, art, shopping, views, nightlife and more. Includes a pull-out map.
$13.99

Melbourne: 60 Creatives Show You the Best of the City

AUS308
Viction Workshop
Gingko Press
2016
132
9881320437
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A hip, colorful pocket guide with an emphasis on the artistic, drawing recommendations from 60 local creatives. Contains helpful travel advice, detailed neighborhood maps and a dust jacket that unfolds into an illustrated map.
$9.95

Planet Earth, The Complete Series

NAT122
David Attenborough (Narrator), BBC
Baker & Taylor Video
2007
5
1419849360
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
With tantalizing footage of snow leopards, polar bears and other wonders, many never before recorded on film, this extraordinary series delivers on its promise of the Earth as You've Never See it Before. Five years in the making, it was shot entirely in breathtaking high definition.
$79.98

National Geographic, Around the World in 125 Years

WLD251
Reuel Golden (Editor)
Taschen
2013
1468
3836549980
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
1/1/2112
0
0
0
0
From early romantic images of the exotic through the golden age of Kodachrome all the way to the digital age, these three splendidly produced volumes trace the evolution of National Geographic, of photography and of the way we've seen the world since 1888. Organized geographically, it covers the sweep of nature and culture around the world in 1,500 oversized pages, with photographs by Frans Lanting, Steve Curry, David Doubilet, David Alan Harvey and many, many others.
$499.00