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A Field Guide to the Mammals of Central America and Southeast Mexico

A Field Guide to the Mammals of Central America and Southeast Mexico
$58.00

This is the only field guide to provide comprehensive coverage of the mammals of Central America and southeast Mexico. The fully revised second edition includes 21 new species, as well as updated illustrations and distribution maps. Each species account provides measurements, descriptions, and comparisons with similar species, and is accompanied by a range map showing where the species can be found in the region. The 49 full-color animal plates contain similar species portrayed to scale on the same plate, with tracks and feet shown on the facing-page. 4 new full-color maps provide visual views of parks and protected areas, biomes, elevations and habitat loss, as well as a political map of the region. The book also features a detailed introduction with sections on how and where to find mammals and a listing of the most endangered species in the region.

Costa Rica (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)

Costa Rica (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)
$50.84

This lavishly illustrated DK "Eyewitness" guide will make sure your trip to Costa Rica is nothing but dazzling, with 3D aerial views, cutaways and floorplans of all the major sites and dedicated pages to the country’s abundance of flora and fauna, national parks and volcanoes. This work helps you sample the flavour of the country region by region, with full-colour detailed maps of towns and comprehensive expert listings of the best bars, restaurants and hotels, and find out all you need to know about sights, beaches, markets and festivals; from the exotic nightlife of San Jose to the mysterious cloud forests of Monteverde. Add to this, essentials on the many sports and outdoor activities on offer, and introductions to some of the most interesting canopy tours in the Costa Rican Rainforest, and you really can’t go wrong.

Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan, Vols. I and II

Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan, Vols. I and II
$35.99

At two o’clock, under a brilliant moonlight, and with a single guide, we started for the Pacific. The road was level and wooded. We passed a trapiche or sugar-mill, worked by oxen, and before daylight reached the village of Masagua, four leagues distant, built in a clearing cut out of the woods, at the entrance of which we stopped under a grove of orange-trees, and by the light of the moon filled our pockets and alforgas with the shining fruit. Daylight broke upon us in a forest of gigantic trees, from seventy-five to a hundred feet high, and from twenty to twenty-five feet in circumference, with creepers winding around their trunks and hanging from the branches. The road was merely a path through the forest, formed by cutting away shrubs and branches. The freshness of the morning was delightful. -from Chapter XIII As a Special Ambassador to Central America in 1839, American diplomat and writer JOHN LLOYD STEPHENS (1805-1852) witnessed civil war, explored Mayan ruins, and even bought a city for $50. He turned his real-life adventures in the jungles and villages of that fabled land into this classic of travel literature. Originally published in two volumes in 1841-and followed up by 1843’s Incidents of Travel in Yucatan (also available from Cosimo)-Stephen’s enthralling exploits introduced American and European readers to the mysteries of the Maya sites. Complemented by beautiful illustrations by English artist and architect FREDERICK CATHERWOOD (1799-1854), also included in this new edition, Stephens’ evocative prose reads like the best adventure fiction, and continues to delight readers today.

Lonely Planet South America: On a Shoestring (Shoestring Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet South America: On a Shoestring (Shoestring Travel Guide)
$34.99

For 30 years, Lonely Planet has been the backpackers’ bible for South America. Whether you’re trekking the Andes, gliding through the Amazon or joining a wild festival, our unbeatable 11th edition is your key to adventure.Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip.In This Guide:Full color highlights chapter with top picks from other travelersDetailed itineraries help you decide where to beginMore maps than any other South America guidebook – over 200!

The Cruising Guide to Central and Southern California: Golden Gate to Ensenada, Mexico, Including the Offshore Islands

The Cruising Guide to Central and Southern California: Golden Gate to Ensenada, Mexico, Including the Offshore Islands
$32.00

Comprehensive and authoritative, this guide combines and updates two smaller, long-trusted regional books to provide seamless coverage of the entire California coast from just outside the Golden Gate Bridge to Mexico, with special attention given to the popular offshore islands between Point Conception and San Diego. Brian Fagan draws upon more than three decades of experience sailing those waters under all conditions to offer the definitive cruising guide for both sailors and powerboaters.

Travellers' Wildlife Guides Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

Travellers' Wildlife Guides Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
$29.95

Travellers to Ecuador want to experience tropical forests and other stunning habitats and catch glimpses of exotic wildlife: toucans and parrots, monkeys and anteaters, frogs and toads, crocodiles and snakes. On the Galapagos Islands, curious visitors want to see with their own eyes the exotic, unique, tame wildlife that stimulated Charles Darwin to formulate the theory of evolution. In this book is all the information you need to find, identify, and learn about Ecuador’s magnificent animal life. The authors, professional biologists, selected for color illustrations more than 500 of Ecuador’s most common insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals — the species you are most likely to see. In one easy-to-carry, entertainingly written, beautifully illustrated book, you will have as constant companion on your journey: – Identifying and location information on the most frequently spotted animals – Up-to-date information on the ecology, behavior, and conservation of the families of animals to which the pictured species belong – Information on Ecuador’s habitats and on the most common plants you will encounter – Brief descriptions of the region’s most frequently visited parks and reserves.

Building Partnerships in the Americas: A Guide for Global Health Workers

Building Partnerships in the Americas: A Guide for Global Health Workers
$29.95

Students and health practitioners traveling abroad seek insightful, culturally relevant background material to orient them to the environment in which they will be living and working. No single book currently provides this contextual background and global health perspective. These essays emphasize building partnerships and were written by United States medical and dental professionals, in collaboration with social scientists and Latin American medical personnel. The authors provide the historical, political, and cultural background for contemporary health care challenges, especially related to poverty. Combining personal insights with broader discussion of country contexts, this volume serves as an essential guide for anyone-from medical professionals to undergraduate students-heading to Mexico, Central America, or the Caribbean to do health care-related work.

Neotropical Companion: An Introduction to the Animals, Plants, and Ecosystems of the New World Tropics

Neotropical Companion: An Introduction to the Animals, Plants, and Ecosystems of the New World Tropics
$28.66

A" Neotropical Companion" is an extraordinarily readable introduction to the American tropics, the lands of Central and South America, their remarkable rainforests and other ecosystems, and the creatures that live there. It is the most comprehensive one-volume guide to the Neotropics available today. Widely praised in its first edition, it remains a book of unparalleled value to tourists, students, and scientists alike. This second edition has been substantially revised and expanded to incorporate the abundance of new scientific information that has been produced since it was first published in 1989. Major additions have been made to every chapter, and new chapters have been added on Neotropical ecosystems, human ecology, and the effects of deforestation. Biodiversity and its preservation are discussed throughout the book, and Neotropical evolution is described in detail. This new edition offers all new drawings and photographs, many of them in color. As enthusiastic readers of the first edition will attest, this is a charming book. Wearing his learning lightly and writing with ease and humor, John Kricher presents the complexities of tropical ecology as accessible and nonintimidating. Kricher is so thoroughly knowledgeable and the book is so complete in its coverage that general readers and ecotourists will not need any other book to help them identify and understand the plants and animals, from birds to bugs, that they will encounter in their travels to the New World tropics. At the same time, it will fascinate armchair travelers and students who may get no closer to the Neotropics than this engagingly written book.

Frommer's Costa Rica Day by Day (Frommer's Day by Day – Full Size)

Frommer's Costa Rica Day by Day (Frommer's Day by Day - Full Size)
$27.99

Frommer’s Costa Rica Day by Day features regional and city itineraries that will help you maximize your time while touring the country’s top sights. Tour the fabulous scenery of the Nicoya Peninsula, lose yourself amid the cloud forests of Monteverde, surf your way down the Pacific Coast, or witness the awesome splendor of the Arenal Volcano erupting at night. Personally researched by a longtime resident, Frommer’s Costa Rica Day by Day provides in-depth coverage of this fast-changing country, with recommended accommodations in every price category. You’ll visit rugged wilderness preserves and sleepy beach towns, spectacular orchid gardens and mineral hot springs at the foot of a steaming volcano. There are adventures here to suit all ages and abilities: swooping from treetop platform to treetop platform on a canopy tour, taking a dip in a jungle swimming hole, spotting playful spider monkeys as you hike through lush foliage, or watching endangered sea turtles nest on the beach. You’ll also get coverage of shopping and nightlife in the San Jose; detailed full-color maps; 500 full-color photos, a full chapter on Costa Rica’s intriguing history and culture, information on special-interest tours, and advice on planning a successful Costa Rica vacation. Frommer’s Costa Rica  Day by Day also includes a color fold-out map, and a full-color wilderness guide.

Central America, 19th (Footprint – Handbooks)

Central America, 19th (Footprint - Handbooks)
$27.95

Formerly part of the legendary ‘Travellers’ Bible’, this new edition of Footprint’s guide to Central America has been extensively researched and updated. Taking you along the Ruta Maya, through beautiful colonial cities and sleepy villages, to deserted beaches and lush rainforests, it provides recommendations for all budgets on where to eat and sleep, as well as the low-down on the region’s best fiestas and adventure activitiesExtensive listings for all budgets Includes information on how to get there and how to get around plus carefully planned itineraries to help you have the best possible experience whether you’re traveling for a week or a month The heart of the guide is divided by country and region, giving comprehensive information on Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama Each country and region has an overview map which includes ?Don’t miss’ destinations, local information on how to get around and detailed street maps where relevant Detailed listings on where to sleep, eat and play are provided for every destination within each country, enabling you to have an even better travel experience. With activities galore, ruins aplenty, year round sunshine and amazing food and drink there is something for everyone and Footprint’s Handbook will help you see and experience the real Central America.

Mexico & Central America Handbook 2009, 17th: Tread Your Own Path (Footprint Central America & Mexico Handbook)

Mexico & Central America Handbook 2009, 17th: Tread Your Own Path (Footprint Central America & Mexico Handbook)
$27.95

From Baja California to the Darien Gap, Footprint’s 17th edition of its acclaimed guide to Mexico & Central America takes you along the Ruta Maya, through beautiful colonial cities and sleepy villages, to deserted beaches and lush rainforests, providing up-to-date recommendations for all budgets on where to sleep, where to sample tequila and eat tortillas, and the lowdown on all the region’s best fiestas.

Footprint Central America

Footprint Central America
$27.95

Formerly part of the legendary ‘Travellers’ Bible’, this new edition of Footprint’s guide to Central America has been extensively researched and updated. Taking you along the Ruta Maya, through beautiful colonial cities and sleepy villages, to deserted beaches and lush rainforests, it provides recommendations for all budgets on where to eat and sleep, as well as the low-down on the region’s best fiestas and adventure activitiesExtensive listings for all budgets Includes information on how to get there and how to get around plus carefully planned itineraries to help you have the best possible experience whether you’re traveling for a week or a monthThe heart of the guide is divided by country and region, giving comprehensive information on Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and PanamaEach country and region has an overview map which includes ‘Don’t miss’ destinations, local information on how to get around and detailed street maps where relevantDetailed listings on where to sleep, eat and play are provided for every destination within each country, enabling you to have an even better travel experience. With activities galore, ruins aplenty, year round sunshine and amazing food and drink there is something for everyone and Footprint’s Handbook will help you see and experience the real Central America.

The Rough Guide to Central America On A Budget (Rough Guides)

The Rough Guide to Central America On A Budget (Rough Guides)
$26.99

The definitive handbook for budget travelers to the region, The Rough Guide to Central America on a Budget covers all seven Central American countries in depth. Whether you want to go scuba-diving in crystal-clear marine reserves, kick back in unspoiled colonial hill towns, trek through the jungle to discover incredible Mayan ruins, or laze on picture-postcard Caribbean beaches, this guidebook covers it all — as well as the best places to eat with the locals, the most colorful markets, and the best places to dance the night away. Easy to use and budget-focused, The Rough Guide to Central America on a Budget also has all the practical listings you’ll need, from cheap (but not nasty) accommodation to detailed transport options. Also included are "Treat Yourself" boxes, which highlight special establishments worth a splurge. Suggested itineraries can help with trip planning and the easy-to-use maps will assist with travel on the ground. Travel like you mean it, with The Rough Guide to Central America on a Budget.

The Rough Guide to Central America on a Budget

The Rough Guide to Central America on a Budget
$26.99

The new full-color "Rough Guide to Central America on a Budget" is the ultimate guide to traveling the region and getting the most value for every dollar, colon, quetzal, or lempira. Detailed color maps and in-depth coverage of how to get around go han

Lonely Planet Central America (Shoestring Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet Central America (Shoestring Travel Guide)
$25.99

Lonely Planet knows Central America. Whether you want to explore ancient Maya ruins, zip through rainforest canopies or search out the best surf breaks, this 7th edition is your key to adventure.Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip.In This Guide:Full color highlights chapter with top picks from other travelers Detailed itineraries to get you started on your trip to Central AmericaUnique Green Index makes ecofriendly travel that much easier

Frommer's Central America (Frommer's Complete Guides)

Frommer's Central America (Frommer's Complete Guides)
$25.99

Overall planning, in-depth and itineraries chapters, along with detailed destination chapters on Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama Planning and historical information, plus detailed maps, make it easy to navigate some of Belize’s oldest–and most amazing–Mayan ruins, including Tikal and Caracol Learn about the top scuba diving sites off Honduras Find volunteer & study programs in Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Belize

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cuba

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cuba
$25.00

New, expanded edition: the world’s best full-color travel guides just got better. Cuba is now very much on the radar of American travelers. With its fantastic music, unspoiled beaches and vintage American cars, it has a unique identity. This Eyewitness Travel Guide explores Cuba’s rich cultural history while giving you all the practical tips you need for a perfect vacation. HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Packed with photographs, illustrations, and maps Cutaways and floor plans of all the major sights 3-D aerial views of the city’s most interesting districts Huge selection of hotels, restaurants, stores, and entertainment venues Specially devised walking tours

Costa Rica (EYEWITNESS TRAVEL GUIDE)

Costa Rica (EYEWITNESS TRAVEL GUIDE)
$25.00

Get the most out of Costa Rica with this comprehensive guide, featuring 3D aerial views, cutaways and floor plans of all the major sites and dedicated pages to the country s abundance of flora and fauna, national parks and volcanoes. Sample the flavor of the country region by region, with full-color detailed maps of towns and comprehensive expert listings of the best bars, restaurants and hotels. Find out all you need to know about sights, beaches, markets and festivals; from the exotic nightlife of San Jose to the mysterious cloud forests of Monteverde. Add to this essentials on the many sports and outdoor activities on offer, and introductions to some of the most interesting canopy tours in the Costa Rican Rainforest, and you can’t go wrong.

A Field Guide to the Mammals of Central America and Southeast Mexico

A Field Guide to the Mammals of Central America and Southeast Mexico
$58.00

This is the only field guide to provide comprehensive coverage of the mammals of Central America and southeast Mexico. The fully revised second edition includes 21 new species, as well as updated illustrations and distribution maps. Each species account provides measurements, descriptions, and comparisons with similar species, and is accompanied by a range map showing where the species can be found in the region. The 49 full-color animal plates contain similar species portrayed to scale on the same plate, with tracks and feet shown on the facing-page. 4 new full-color maps provide visual views of parks and protected areas, biomes, elevations and habitat loss, as well as a political map of the region. The book also features a detailed introduction with sections on how and where to find mammals and a listing of the most endangered species in the region.

Costa Rica (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)

Costa Rica (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)
$50.84

This lavishly illustrated DK "Eyewitness" guide will make sure your trip to Costa Rica is nothing but dazzling, with 3D aerial views, cutaways and floorplans of all the major sites and dedicated pages to the country’s abundance of flora and fauna, national parks and volcanoes. This work helps you sample the flavour of the country region by region, with full-colour detailed maps of towns and comprehensive expert listings of the best bars, restaurants and hotels, and find out all you need to know about sights, beaches, markets and festivals; from the exotic nightlife of San Jose to the mysterious cloud forests of Monteverde. Add to this, essentials on the many sports and outdoor activities on offer, and introductions to some of the most interesting canopy tours in the Costa Rican Rainforest, and you really can’t go wrong.

Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan, Vols. I and II

Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan, Vols. I and II
$35.99

At two o’clock, under a brilliant moonlight, and with a single guide, we started for the Pacific. The road was level and wooded. We passed a trapiche or sugar-mill, worked by oxen, and before daylight reached the village of Masagua, four leagues distant, built in a clearing cut out of the woods, at the entrance of which we stopped under a grove of orange-trees, and by the light of the moon filled our pockets and alforgas with the shining fruit. Daylight broke upon us in a forest of gigantic trees, from seventy-five to a hundred feet high, and from twenty to twenty-five feet in circumference, with creepers winding around their trunks and hanging from the branches. The road was merely a path through the forest, formed by cutting away shrubs and branches. The freshness of the morning was delightful. -from Chapter XIII As a Special Ambassador to Central America in 1839, American diplomat and writer JOHN LLOYD STEPHENS (1805-1852) witnessed civil war, explored Mayan ruins, and even bought a city for $50. He turned his real-life adventures in the jungles and villages of that fabled land into this classic of travel literature. Originally published in two volumes in 1841-and followed up by 1843’s Incidents of Travel in Yucatan (also available from Cosimo)-Stephen’s enthralling exploits introduced American and European readers to the mysteries of the Maya sites. Complemented by beautiful illustrations by English artist and architect FREDERICK CATHERWOOD (1799-1854), also included in this new edition, Stephens’ evocative prose reads like the best adventure fiction, and continues to delight readers today.

Lonely Planet South America: On a Shoestring (Shoestring Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet South America: On a Shoestring (Shoestring Travel Guide)
$34.99

For 30 years, Lonely Planet has been the backpackers’ bible for South America. Whether you’re trekking the Andes, gliding through the Amazon or joining a wild festival, our unbeatable 11th edition is your key to adventure.Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip.In This Guide:Full color highlights chapter with top picks from other travelersDetailed itineraries help you decide where to beginMore maps than any other South America guidebook – over 200!

The Cruising Guide to Central and Southern California: Golden Gate to Ensenada, Mexico, Including the Offshore Islands

The Cruising Guide to Central and Southern California: Golden Gate to Ensenada, Mexico, Including the Offshore Islands
$32.00

Comprehensive and authoritative, this guide combines and updates two smaller, long-trusted regional books to provide seamless coverage of the entire California coast from just outside the Golden Gate Bridge to Mexico, with special attention given to the popular offshore islands between Point Conception and San Diego. Brian Fagan draws upon more than three decades of experience sailing those waters under all conditions to offer the definitive cruising guide for both sailors and powerboaters.

Travellers' Wildlife Guides Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

Travellers' Wildlife Guides Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
$29.95

Travellers to Ecuador want to experience tropical forests and other stunning habitats and catch glimpses of exotic wildlife: toucans and parrots, monkeys and anteaters, frogs and toads, crocodiles and snakes. On the Galapagos Islands, curious visitors want to see with their own eyes the exotic, unique, tame wildlife that stimulated Charles Darwin to formulate the theory of evolution. In this book is all the information you need to find, identify, and learn about Ecuador’s magnificent animal life. The authors, professional biologists, selected for color illustrations more than 500 of Ecuador’s most common insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals — the species you are most likely to see. In one easy-to-carry, entertainingly written, beautifully illustrated book, you will have as constant companion on your journey: – Identifying and location information on the most frequently spotted animals – Up-to-date information on the ecology, behavior, and conservation of the families of animals to which the pictured species belong – Information on Ecuador’s habitats and on the most common plants you will encounter – Brief descriptions of the region’s most frequently visited parks and reserves.

Building Partnerships in the Americas: A Guide for Global Health Workers

Building Partnerships in the Americas: A Guide for Global Health Workers
$29.95

Students and health practitioners traveling abroad seek insightful, culturally relevant background material to orient them to the environment in which they will be living and working. No single book currently provides this contextual background and global health perspective. These essays emphasize building partnerships and were written by United States medical and dental professionals, in collaboration with social scientists and Latin American medical personnel. The authors provide the historical, political, and cultural background for contemporary health care challenges, especially related to poverty. Combining personal insights with broader discussion of country contexts, this volume serves as an essential guide for anyone-from medical professionals to undergraduate students-heading to Mexico, Central America, or the Caribbean to do health care-related work.

Neotropical Companion: An Introduction to the Animals, Plants, and Ecosystems of the New World Tropics

Neotropical Companion: An Introduction to the Animals, Plants, and Ecosystems of the New World Tropics
$28.66

A" Neotropical Companion" is an extraordinarily readable introduction to the American tropics, the lands of Central and South America, their remarkable rainforests and other ecosystems, and the creatures that live there. It is the most comprehensive one-volume guide to the Neotropics available today. Widely praised in its first edition, it remains a book of unparalleled value to tourists, students, and scientists alike. This second edition has been substantially revised and expanded to incorporate the abundance of new scientific information that has been produced since it was first published in 1989. Major additions have been made to every chapter, and new chapters have been added on Neotropical ecosystems, human ecology, and the effects of deforestation. Biodiversity and its preservation are discussed throughout the book, and Neotropical evolution is described in detail. This new edition offers all new drawings and photographs, many of them in color. As enthusiastic readers of the first edition will attest, this is a charming book. Wearing his learning lightly and writing with ease and humor, John Kricher presents the complexities of tropical ecology as accessible and nonintimidating. Kricher is so thoroughly knowledgeable and the book is so complete in its coverage that general readers and ecotourists will not need any other book to help them identify and understand the plants and animals, from birds to bugs, that they will encounter in their travels to the New World tropics. At the same time, it will fascinate armchair travelers and students who may get no closer to the Neotropics than this engagingly written book.

Frommer's Costa Rica Day by Day (Frommer's Day by Day – Full Size)

Frommer's Costa Rica Day by Day (Frommer's Day by Day - Full Size)
$27.99

Frommer’s Costa Rica Day by Day features regional and city itineraries that will help you maximize your time while touring the country’s top sights. Tour the fabulous scenery of the Nicoya Peninsula, lose yourself amid the cloud forests of Monteverde, surf your way down the Pacific Coast, or witness the awesome splendor of the Arenal Volcano erupting at night. Personally researched by a longtime resident, Frommer’s Costa Rica Day by Day provides in-depth coverage of this fast-changing country, with recommended accommodations in every price category. You’ll visit rugged wilderness preserves and sleepy beach towns, spectacular orchid gardens and mineral hot springs at the foot of a steaming volcano. There are adventures here to suit all ages and abilities: swooping from treetop platform to treetop platform on a canopy tour, taking a dip in a jungle swimming hole, spotting playful spider monkeys as you hike through lush foliage, or watching endangered sea turtles nest on the beach. You’ll also get coverage of shopping and nightlife in the San Jose; detailed full-color maps; 500 full-color photos, a full chapter on Costa Rica’s intriguing history and culture, information on special-interest tours, and advice on planning a successful Costa Rica vacation. Frommer’s Costa Rica  Day by Day also includes a color fold-out map, and a full-color wilderness guide.

Central America, 19th (Footprint – Handbooks)

Central America, 19th (Footprint - Handbooks)
$27.95

Formerly part of the legendary ‘Travellers’ Bible’, this new edition of Footprint’s guide to Central America has been extensively researched and updated. Taking you along the Ruta Maya, through beautiful colonial cities and sleepy villages, to deserted beaches and lush rainforests, it provides recommendations for all budgets on where to eat and sleep, as well as the low-down on the region’s best fiestas and adventure activitiesExtensive listings for all budgets Includes information on how to get there and how to get around plus carefully planned itineraries to help you have the best possible experience whether you’re traveling for a week or a month The heart of the guide is divided by country and region, giving comprehensive information on Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama Each country and region has an overview map which includes ?Don’t miss’ destinations, local information on how to get around and detailed street maps where relevant Detailed listings on where to sleep, eat and play are provided for every destination within each country, enabling you to have an even better travel experience. With activities galore, ruins aplenty, year round sunshine and amazing food and drink there is something for everyone and Footprint’s Handbook will help you see and experience the real Central America.

Mexico & Central America Handbook 2009, 17th: Tread Your Own Path (Footprint Central America & Mexico Handbook)

Mexico & Central America Handbook 2009, 17th: Tread Your Own Path (Footprint Central America & Mexico Handbook)
$27.95

From Baja California to the Darien Gap, Footprint’s 17th edition of its acclaimed guide to Mexico & Central America takes you along the Ruta Maya, through beautiful colonial cities and sleepy villages, to deserted beaches and lush rainforests, providing up-to-date recommendations for all budgets on where to sleep, where to sample tequila and eat tortillas, and the lowdown on all the region’s best fiestas.

Footprint Central America

Footprint Central America
$27.95

Formerly part of the legendary ‘Travellers’ Bible’, this new edition of Footprint’s guide to Central America has been extensively researched and updated. Taking you along the Ruta Maya, through beautiful colonial cities and sleepy villages, to deserted beaches and lush rainforests, it provides recommendations for all budgets on where to eat and sleep, as well as the low-down on the region’s best fiestas and adventure activitiesExtensive listings for all budgets Includes information on how to get there and how to get around plus carefully planned itineraries to help you have the best possible experience whether you’re traveling for a week or a monthThe heart of the guide is divided by country and region, giving comprehensive information on Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and PanamaEach country and region has an overview map which includes ‘Don’t miss’ destinations, local information on how to get around and detailed street maps where relevantDetailed listings on where to sleep, eat and play are provided for every destination within each country, enabling you to have an even better travel experience. With activities galore, ruins aplenty, year round sunshine and amazing food and drink there is something for everyone and Footprint’s Handbook will help you see and experience the real Central America.

The Rough Guide to Central America On A Budget (Rough Guides)

The Rough Guide to Central America On A Budget (Rough Guides)
$26.99

The definitive handbook for budget travelers to the region, The Rough Guide to Central America on a Budget covers all seven Central American countries in depth. Whether you want to go scuba-diving in crystal-clear marine reserves, kick back in unspoiled colonial hill towns, trek through the jungle to discover incredible Mayan ruins, or laze on picture-postcard Caribbean beaches, this guidebook covers it all — as well as the best places to eat with the locals, the most colorful markets, and the best places to dance the night away. Easy to use and budget-focused, The Rough Guide to Central America on a Budget also has all the practical listings you’ll need, from cheap (but not nasty) accommodation to detailed transport options. Also included are "Treat Yourself" boxes, which highlight special establishments worth a splurge. Suggested itineraries can help with trip planning and the easy-to-use maps will assist with travel on the ground. Travel like you mean it, with The Rough Guide to Central America on a Budget.

The Rough Guide to Central America on a Budget

The Rough Guide to Central America on a Budget
$26.99

The new full-color "Rough Guide to Central America on a Budget" is the ultimate guide to traveling the region and getting the most value for every dollar, colon, quetzal, or lempira. Detailed color maps and in-depth coverage of how to get around go han

Lonely Planet Central America (Shoestring Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet Central America (Shoestring Travel Guide)
$25.99

Lonely Planet knows Central America. Whether you want to explore ancient Maya ruins, zip through rainforest canopies or search out the best surf breaks, this 7th edition is your key to adventure.Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip.In This Guide:Full color highlights chapter with top picks from other travelers Detailed itineraries to get you started on your trip to Central AmericaUnique Green Index makes ecofriendly travel that much easier

Frommer's Central America (Frommer's Complete Guides)

Frommer's Central America (Frommer's Complete Guides)
$25.99

Overall planning, in-depth and itineraries chapters, along with detailed destination chapters on Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama Planning and historical information, plus detailed maps, make it easy to navigate some of Belize’s oldest–and most amazing–Mayan ruins, including Tikal and Caracol Learn about the top scuba diving sites off Honduras Find volunteer & study programs in Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Belize

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cuba

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cuba
$25.00

New, expanded edition: the world’s best full-color travel guides just got better. Cuba is now very much on the radar of American travelers. With its fantastic music, unspoiled beaches and vintage American cars, it has a unique identity. This Eyewitness Travel Guide explores Cuba’s rich cultural history while giving you all the practical tips you need for a perfect vacation. HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Packed with photographs, illustrations, and maps Cutaways and floor plans of all the major sights 3-D aerial views of the city’s most interesting districts Huge selection of hotels, restaurants, stores, and entertainment venues Specially devised walking tours

Costa Rica (EYEWITNESS TRAVEL GUIDE)

Costa Rica (EYEWITNESS TRAVEL GUIDE)
$25.00

Get the most out of Costa Rica with this comprehensive guide, featuring 3D aerial views, cutaways and floor plans of all the major sites and dedicated pages to the country s abundance of flora and fauna, national parks and volcanoes. Sample the flavor of the country region by region, with full-color detailed maps of towns and comprehensive expert listings of the best bars, restaurants and hotels. Find out all you need to know about sights, beaches, markets and festivals; from the exotic nightlife of San Jose to the mysterious cloud forests of Monteverde. Add to this essentials on the many sports and outdoor activities on offer, and introductions to some of the most interesting canopy tours in the Costa Rican Rainforest, and you can’t go wrong.

A Field Guide to the Mammals of Central America and Southeast Mexico

A Field Guide to the Mammals of Central America and Southeast Mexico
$58.00

This is the only field guide to provide comprehensive coverage of the mammals of Central America and southeast Mexico. The fully revised second edition includes 21 new species, as well as updated illustrations and distribution maps. Each species account provides measurements, descriptions, and comparisons with similar species, and is accompanied by a range map showing where the species can be found in the region. The 49 full-color animal plates contain similar species portrayed to scale on the same plate, with tracks and feet shown on the facing-page. 4 new full-color maps provide visual views of parks and protected areas, biomes, elevations and habitat loss, as well as a political map of the region. The book also features a detailed introduction with sections on how and where to find mammals and a listing of the most endangered species in the region.

Costa Rica (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)

Costa Rica (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)
$50.84

This lavishly illustrated DK "Eyewitness" guide will make sure your trip to Costa Rica is nothing but dazzling, with 3D aerial views, cutaways and floorplans of all the major sites and dedicated pages to the country’s abundance of flora and fauna, national parks and volcanoes. This work helps you sample the flavour of the country region by region, with full-colour detailed maps of towns and comprehensive expert listings of the best bars, restaurants and hotels, and find out all you need to know about sights, beaches, markets and festivals; from the exotic nightlife of San Jose to the mysterious cloud forests of Monteverde. Add to this, essentials on the many sports and outdoor activities on offer, and introductions to some of the most interesting canopy tours in the Costa Rican Rainforest, and you really can’t go wrong.

Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan, Vols. I and II

Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan, Vols. I and II
$35.99

At two o’clock, under a brilliant moonlight, and with a single guide, we started for the Pacific. The road was level and wooded. We passed a trapiche or sugar-mill, worked by oxen, and before daylight reached the village of Masagua, four leagues distant, built in a clearing cut out of the woods, at the entrance of which we stopped under a grove of orange-trees, and by the light of the moon filled our pockets and alforgas with the shining fruit. Daylight broke upon us in a forest of gigantic trees, from seventy-five to a hundred feet high, and from twenty to twenty-five feet in circumference, with creepers winding around their trunks and hanging from the branches. The road was merely a path through the forest, formed by cutting away shrubs and branches. The freshness of the morning was delightful. -from Chapter XIII As a Special Ambassador to Central America in 1839, American diplomat and writer JOHN LLOYD STEPHENS (1805-1852) witnessed civil war, explored Mayan ruins, and even bought a city for $50. He turned his real-life adventures in the jungles and villages of that fabled land into this classic of travel literature. Originally published in two volumes in 1841-and followed up by 1843’s Incidents of Travel in Yucatan (also available from Cosimo)-Stephen’s enthralling exploits introduced American and European readers to the mysteries of the Maya sites. Complemented by beautiful illustrations by English artist and architect FREDERICK CATHERWOOD (1799-1854), also included in this new edition, Stephens’ evocative prose reads like the best adventure fiction, and continues to delight readers today.

Lonely Planet South America: On a Shoestring (Shoestring Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet South America: On a Shoestring (Shoestring Travel Guide)
$34.99

For 30 years, Lonely Planet has been the backpackers’ bible for South America. Whether you’re trekking the Andes, gliding through the Amazon or joining a wild festival, our unbeatable 11th edition is your key to adventure.Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip.In This Guide:Full color highlights chapter with top picks from other travelersDetailed itineraries help you decide where to beginMore maps than any other South America guidebook – over 200!

The Cruising Guide to Central and Southern California: Golden Gate to Ensenada, Mexico, Including the Offshore Islands

The Cruising Guide to Central and Southern California: Golden Gate to Ensenada, Mexico, Including the Offshore Islands
$32.00

Comprehensive and authoritative, this guide combines and updates two smaller, long-trusted regional books to provide seamless coverage of the entire California coast from just outside the Golden Gate Bridge to Mexico, with special attention given to the popular offshore islands between Point Conception and San Diego. Brian Fagan draws upon more than three decades of experience sailing those waters under all conditions to offer the definitive cruising guide for both sailors and powerboaters.

Travellers' Wildlife Guides Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

Travellers' Wildlife Guides Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
$29.95

Travellers to Ecuador want to experience tropical forests and other stunning habitats and catch glimpses of exotic wildlife: toucans and parrots, monkeys and anteaters, frogs and toads, crocodiles and snakes. On the Galapagos Islands, curious visitors want to see with their own eyes the exotic, unique, tame wildlife that stimulated Charles Darwin to formulate the theory of evolution. In this book is all the information you need to find, identify, and learn about Ecuador’s magnificent animal life. The authors, professional biologists, selected for color illustrations more than 500 of Ecuador’s most common insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals — the species you are most likely to see. In one easy-to-carry, entertainingly written, beautifully illustrated book, you will have as constant companion on your journey: – Identifying and location information on the most frequently spotted animals – Up-to-date information on the ecology, behavior, and conservation of the families of animals to which the pictured species belong – Information on Ecuador’s habitats and on the most common plants you will encounter – Brief descriptions of the region’s most frequently visited parks and reserves.

Building Partnerships in the Americas: A Guide for Global Health Workers

Building Partnerships in the Americas: A Guide for Global Health Workers
$29.95

Students and health practitioners traveling abroad seek insightful, culturally relevant background material to orient them to the environment in which they will be living and working. No single book currently provides this contextual background and global health perspective. These essays emphasize building partnerships and were written by United States medical and dental professionals, in collaboration with social scientists and Latin American medical personnel. The authors provide the historical, political, and cultural background for contemporary health care challenges, especially related to poverty. Combining personal insights with broader discussion of country contexts, this volume serves as an essential guide for anyone-from medical professionals to undergraduate students-heading to Mexico, Central America, or the Caribbean to do health care-related work.

Neotropical Companion: An Introduction to the Animals, Plants, and Ecosystems of the New World Tropics

Neotropical Companion: An Introduction to the Animals, Plants, and Ecosystems of the New World Tropics
$28.66

A" Neotropical Companion" is an extraordinarily readable introduction to the American tropics, the lands of Central and South America, their remarkable rainforests and other ecosystems, and the creatures that live there. It is the most comprehensive one-volume guide to the Neotropics available today. Widely praised in its first edition, it remains a book of unparalleled value to tourists, students, and scientists alike. This second edition has been substantially revised and expanded to incorporate the abundance of new scientific information that has been produced since it was first published in 1989. Major additions have been made to every chapter, and new chapters have been added on Neotropical ecosystems, human ecology, and the effects of deforestation. Biodiversity and its preservation are discussed throughout the book, and Neotropical evolution is described in detail. This new edition offers all new drawings and photographs, many of them in color. As enthusiastic readers of the first edition will attest, this is a charming book. Wearing his learning lightly and writing with ease and humor, John Kricher presents the complexities of tropical ecology as accessible and nonintimidating. Kricher is so thoroughly knowledgeable and the book is so complete in its coverage that general readers and ecotourists will not need any other book to help them identify and understand the plants and animals, from birds to bugs, that they will encounter in their travels to the New World tropics. At the same time, it will fascinate armchair travelers and students who may get no closer to the Neotropics than this engagingly written book.

Frommer's Costa Rica Day by Day (Frommer's Day by Day – Full Size)

Frommer's Costa Rica Day by Day (Frommer's Day by Day - Full Size)
$27.99

Frommer’s Costa Rica Day by Day features regional and city itineraries that will help you maximize your time while touring the country’s top sights. Tour the fabulous scenery of the Nicoya Peninsula, lose yourself amid the cloud forests of Monteverde, surf your way down the Pacific Coast, or witness the awesome splendor of the Arenal Volcano erupting at night. Personally researched by a longtime resident, Frommer’s Costa Rica Day by Day provides in-depth coverage of this fast-changing country, with recommended accommodations in every price category. You’ll visit rugged wilderness preserves and sleepy beach towns, spectacular orchid gardens and mineral hot springs at the foot of a steaming volcano. There are adventures here to suit all ages and abilities: swooping from treetop platform to treetop platform on a canopy tour, taking a dip in a jungle swimming hole, spotting playful spider monkeys as you hike through lush foliage, or watching endangered sea turtles nest on the beach. You’ll also get coverage of shopping and nightlife in the San Jose; detailed full-color maps; 500 full-color photos, a full chapter on Costa Rica’s intriguing history and culture, information on special-interest tours, and advice on planning a successful Costa Rica vacation. Frommer’s Costa Rica  Day by Day also includes a color fold-out map, and a full-color wilderness guide.

Central America, 19th (Footprint – Handbooks)

Central America, 19th (Footprint - Handbooks)
$27.95

Formerly part of the legendary ‘Travellers’ Bible’, this new edition of Footprint’s guide to Central America has been extensively researched and updated. Taking you along the Ruta Maya, through beautiful colonial cities and sleepy villages, to deserted beaches and lush rainforests, it provides recommendations for all budgets on where to eat and sleep, as well as the low-down on the region’s best fiestas and adventure activitiesExtensive listings for all budgets Includes information on how to get there and how to get around plus carefully planned itineraries to help you have the best possible experience whether you’re traveling for a week or a month The heart of the guide is divided by country and region, giving comprehensive information on Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama Each country and region has an overview map which includes ?Don’t miss’ destinations, local information on how to get around and detailed street maps where relevant Detailed listings on where to sleep, eat and play are provided for every destination within each country, enabling you to have an even better travel experience. With activities galore, ruins aplenty, year round sunshine and amazing food and drink there is something for everyone and Footprint’s Handbook will help you see and experience the real Central America.

Mexico & Central America Handbook 2009, 17th: Tread Your Own Path (Footprint Central America & Mexico Handbook)

Mexico & Central America Handbook 2009, 17th: Tread Your Own Path (Footprint Central America & Mexico Handbook)
$27.95

From Baja California to the Darien Gap, Footprint’s 17th edition of its acclaimed guide to Mexico & Central America takes you along the Ruta Maya, through beautiful colonial cities and sleepy villages, to deserted beaches and lush rainforests, providing up-to-date recommendations for all budgets on where to sleep, where to sample tequila and eat tortillas, and the lowdown on all the region’s best fiestas.

Footprint Central America

Footprint Central America
$27.95

Formerly part of the legendary ‘Travellers’ Bible’, this new edition of Footprint’s guide to Central America has been extensively researched and updated. Taking you along the Ruta Maya, through beautiful colonial cities and sleepy villages, to deserted beaches and lush rainforests, it provides recommendations for all budgets on where to eat and sleep, as well as the low-down on the region’s best fiestas and adventure activitiesExtensive listings for all budgets Includes information on how to get there and how to get around plus carefully planned itineraries to help you have the best possible experience whether you’re traveling for a week or a monthThe heart of the guide is divided by country and region, giving comprehensive information on Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and PanamaEach country and region has an overview map which includes ‘Don’t miss’ destinations, local information on how to get around and detailed street maps where relevantDetailed listings on where to sleep, eat and play are provided for every destination within each country, enabling you to have an even better travel experience. With activities galore, ruins aplenty, year round sunshine and amazing food and drink there is something for everyone and Footprint’s Handbook will help you see and experience the real Central America.

The Rough Guide to Central America On A Budget (Rough Guides)

The Rough Guide to Central America On A Budget (Rough Guides)
$26.99

The definitive handbook for budget travelers to the region, The Rough Guide to Central America on a Budget covers all seven Central American countries in depth. Whether you want to go scuba-diving in crystal-clear marine reserves, kick back in unspoiled colonial hill towns, trek through the jungle to discover incredible Mayan ruins, or laze on picture-postcard Caribbean beaches, this guidebook covers it all — as well as the best places to eat with the locals, the most colorful markets, and the best places to dance the night away. Easy to use and budget-focused, The Rough Guide to Central America on a Budget also has all the practical listings you’ll need, from cheap (but not nasty) accommodation to detailed transport options. Also included are "Treat Yourself" boxes, which highlight special establishments worth a splurge. Suggested itineraries can help with trip planning and the easy-to-use maps will assist with travel on the ground. Travel like you mean it, with The Rough Guide to Central America on a Budget.

The Rough Guide to Central America on a Budget

The Rough Guide to Central America on a Budget
$26.99

The new full-color "Rough Guide to Central America on a Budget" is the ultimate guide to traveling the region and getting the most value for every dollar, colon, quetzal, or lempira. Detailed color maps and in-depth coverage of how to get around go han

Lonely Planet Central America (Shoestring Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet Central America (Shoestring Travel Guide)
$25.99

Lonely Planet knows Central America. Whether you want to explore ancient Maya ruins, zip through rainforest canopies or search out the best surf breaks, this 7th edition is your key to adventure.Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip.In This Guide:Full color highlights chapter with top picks from other travelers Detailed itineraries to get you started on your trip to Central AmericaUnique Green Index makes ecofriendly travel that much easier

Frommer's Central America (Frommer's Complete Guides)

Frommer's Central America (Frommer's Complete Guides)
$25.99

Overall planning, in-depth and itineraries chapters, along with detailed destination chapters on Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama Planning and historical information, plus detailed maps, make it easy to navigate some of Belize’s oldest–and most amazing–Mayan ruins, including Tikal and Caracol Learn about the top scuba diving sites off Honduras Find volunteer & study programs in Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Belize

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cuba

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cuba
$25.00

New, expanded edition: the world’s best full-color travel guides just got better. Cuba is now very much on the radar of American travelers. With its fantastic music, unspoiled beaches and vintage American cars, it has a unique identity. This Eyewitness Travel Guide explores Cuba’s rich cultural history while giving you all the practical tips you need for a perfect vacation. HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Packed with photographs, illustrations, and maps Cutaways and floor plans of all the major sights 3-D aerial views of the city’s most interesting districts Huge selection of hotels, restaurants, stores, and entertainment venues Specially devised walking tours

Costa Rica (EYEWITNESS TRAVEL GUIDE)

Costa Rica (EYEWITNESS TRAVEL GUIDE)
$25.00

Get the most out of Costa Rica with this comprehensive guide, featuring 3D aerial views, cutaways and floor plans of all the major sites and dedicated pages to the country s abundance of flora and fauna, national parks and volcanoes. Sample the flavor of the country region by region, with full-color detailed maps of towns and comprehensive expert listings of the best bars, restaurants and hotels. Find out all you need to know about sights, beaches, markets and festivals; from the exotic nightlife of San Jose to the mysterious cloud forests of Monteverde. Add to this essentials on the many sports and outdoor activities on offer, and introductions to some of the most interesting canopy tours in the Costa Rican Rainforest, and you can’t go wrong.

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A Field Guide to the Mammals of Central America and Southeast Mexico

A Field Guide to the Mammals of Central America and Southeast Mexico
$58.00

This is the only field guide to provide comprehensive coverage of the mammals of Central America and southeast Mexico. The fully revised second edition includes 21 new species, as well as updated illustrations and distribution maps. Each species account provides measurements, descriptions, and comparisons with similar species, and is accompanied by a range map showing where the species can be found in the region. The 49 full-color animal plates contain similar species portrayed to scale on the same plate, with tracks and feet shown on the facing-page. 4 new full-color maps provide visual views of parks and protected areas, biomes, elevations and habitat loss, as well as a political map of the region. The book also features a detailed introduction with sections on how and where to find mammals and a listing of the most endangered species in the region.

Costa Rica (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)

Costa Rica (DK Eyewitness Travel Guide)
$50.84

This lavishly illustrated DK "Eyewitness" guide will make sure your trip to Costa Rica is nothing but dazzling, with 3D aerial views, cutaways and floorplans of all the major sites and dedicated pages to the country’s abundance of flora and fauna, national parks and volcanoes. This work helps you sample the flavour of the country region by region, with full-colour detailed maps of towns and comprehensive expert listings of the best bars, restaurants and hotels, and find out all you need to know about sights, beaches, markets and festivals; from the exotic nightlife of San Jose to the mysterious cloud forests of Monteverde. Add to this, essentials on the many sports and outdoor activities on offer, and introductions to some of the most interesting canopy tours in the Costa Rican Rainforest, and you really can’t go wrong.

Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan, Vols. I and II

Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan, Vols. I and II
$35.99

At two o’clock, under a brilliant moonlight, and with a single guide, we started for the Pacific. The road was level and wooded. We passed a trapiche or sugar-mill, worked by oxen, and before daylight reached the village of Masagua, four leagues distant, built in a clearing cut out of the woods, at the entrance of which we stopped under a grove of orange-trees, and by the light of the moon filled our pockets and alforgas with the shining fruit. Daylight broke upon us in a forest of gigantic trees, from seventy-five to a hundred feet high, and from twenty to twenty-five feet in circumference, with creepers winding around their trunks and hanging from the branches. The road was merely a path through the forest, formed by cutting away shrubs and branches. The freshness of the morning was delightful. -from Chapter XIII As a Special Ambassador to Central America in 1839, American diplomat and writer JOHN LLOYD STEPHENS (1805-1852) witnessed civil war, explored Mayan ruins, and even bought a city for $50. He turned his real-life adventures in the jungles and villages of that fabled land into this classic of travel literature. Originally published in two volumes in 1841-and followed up by 1843’s Incidents of Travel in Yucatan (also available from Cosimo)-Stephen’s enthralling exploits introduced American and European readers to the mysteries of the Maya sites. Complemented by beautiful illustrations by English artist and architect FREDERICK CATHERWOOD (1799-1854), also included in this new edition, Stephens’ evocative prose reads like the best adventure fiction, and continues to delight readers today.

Lonely Planet South America: On a Shoestring (Shoestring Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet South America: On a Shoestring (Shoestring Travel Guide)
$34.99

For 30 years, Lonely Planet has been the backpackers’ bible for South America. Whether you’re trekking the Andes, gliding through the Amazon or joining a wild festival, our unbeatable 11th edition is your key to adventure.Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip.In This Guide:Full color highlights chapter with top picks from other travelersDetailed itineraries help you decide where to beginMore maps than any other South America guidebook – over 200!

The Cruising Guide to Central and Southern California: Golden Gate to Ensenada, Mexico, Including the Offshore Islands

The Cruising Guide to Central and Southern California: Golden Gate to Ensenada, Mexico, Including the Offshore Islands
$32.00

Comprehensive and authoritative, this guide combines and updates two smaller, long-trusted regional books to provide seamless coverage of the entire California coast from just outside the Golden Gate Bridge to Mexico, with special attention given to the popular offshore islands between Point Conception and San Diego. Brian Fagan draws upon more than three decades of experience sailing those waters under all conditions to offer the definitive cruising guide for both sailors and powerboaters.

Travellers' Wildlife Guides Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

Travellers' Wildlife Guides Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
$29.95

Travellers to Ecuador want to experience tropical forests and other stunning habitats and catch glimpses of exotic wildlife: toucans and parrots, monkeys and anteaters, frogs and toads, crocodiles and snakes. On the Galapagos Islands, curious visitors want to see with their own eyes the exotic, unique, tame wildlife that stimulated Charles Darwin to formulate the theory of evolution. In this book is all the information you need to find, identify, and learn about Ecuador’s magnificent animal life. The authors, professional biologists, selected for color illustrations more than 500 of Ecuador’s most common insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals — the species you are most likely to see. In one easy-to-carry, entertainingly written, beautifully illustrated book, you will have as constant companion on your journey: – Identifying and location information on the most frequently spotted animals – Up-to-date information on the ecology, behavior, and conservation of the families of animals to which the pictured species belong – Information on Ecuador’s habitats and on the most common plants you will encounter – Brief descriptions of the region’s most frequently visited parks and reserves.

Building Partnerships in the Americas: A Guide for Global Health Workers

Building Partnerships in the Americas: A Guide for Global Health Workers
$29.95

Students and health practitioners traveling abroad seek insightful, culturally relevant background material to orient them to the environment in which they will be living and working. No single book currently provides this contextual background and global health perspective. These essays emphasize building partnerships and were written by United States medical and dental professionals, in collaboration with social scientists and Latin American medical personnel. The authors provide the historical, political, and cultural background for contemporary health care challenges, especially related to poverty. Combining personal insights with broader discussion of country contexts, this volume serves as an essential guide for anyone-from medical professionals to undergraduate students-heading to Mexico, Central America, or the Caribbean to do health care-related work.

Neotropical Companion: An Introduction to the Animals, Plants, and Ecosystems of the New World Tropics

Neotropical Companion: An Introduction to the Animals, Plants, and Ecosystems of the New World Tropics
$28.66

A" Neotropical Companion" is an extraordinarily readable introduction to the American tropics, the lands of Central and South America, their remarkable rainforests and other ecosystems, and the creatures that live there. It is the most comprehensive one-volume guide to the Neotropics available today. Widely praised in its first edition, it remains a book of unparalleled value to tourists, students, and scientists alike. This second edition has been substantially revised and expanded to incorporate the abundance of new scientific information that has been produced since it was first published in 1989. Major additions have been made to every chapter, and new chapters have been added on Neotropical ecosystems, human ecology, and the effects of deforestation. Biodiversity and its preservation are discussed throughout the book, and Neotropical evolution is described in detail. This new edition offers all new drawings and photographs, many of them in color. As enthusiastic readers of the first edition will attest, this is a charming book. Wearing his learning lightly and writing with ease and humor, John Kricher presents the complexities of tropical ecology as accessible and nonintimidating. Kricher is so thoroughly knowledgeable and the book is so complete in its coverage that general readers and ecotourists will not need any other book to help them identify and understand the plants and animals, from birds to bugs, that they will encounter in their travels to the New World tropics. At the same time, it will fascinate armchair travelers and students who may get no closer to the Neotropics than this engagingly written book.

Frommer's Costa Rica Day by Day (Frommer's Day by Day – Full Size)

Frommer's Costa Rica Day by Day (Frommer's Day by Day - Full Size)
$27.99

Frommer’s Costa Rica Day by Day features regional and city itineraries that will help you maximize your time while touring the country’s top sights. Tour the fabulous scenery of the Nicoya Peninsula, lose yourself amid the cloud forests of Monteverde, surf your way down the Pacific Coast, or witness the awesome splendor of the Arenal Volcano erupting at night. Personally researched by a longtime resident, Frommer’s Costa Rica Day by Day provides in-depth coverage of this fast-changing country, with recommended accommodations in every price category. You’ll visit rugged wilderness preserves and sleepy beach towns, spectacular orchid gardens and mineral hot springs at the foot of a steaming volcano. There are adventures here to suit all ages and abilities: swooping from treetop platform to treetop platform on a canopy tour, taking a dip in a jungle swimming hole, spotting playful spider monkeys as you hike through lush foliage, or watching endangered sea turtles nest on the beach. You’ll also get coverage of shopping and nightlife in the San Jose; detailed full-color maps; 500 full-color photos, a full chapter on Costa Rica’s intriguing history and culture, information on special-interest tours, and advice on planning a successful Costa Rica vacation. Frommer’s Costa Rica  Day by Day also includes a color fold-out map, and a full-color wilderness guide.

Central America, 19th (Footprint – Handbooks)

Central America, 19th (Footprint - Handbooks)
$27.95

Formerly part of the legendary ‘Travellers’ Bible’, this new edition of Footprint’s guide to Central America has been extensively researched and updated. Taking you along the Ruta Maya, through beautiful colonial cities and sleepy villages, to deserted beaches and lush rainforests, it provides recommendations for all budgets on where to eat and sleep, as well as the low-down on the region’s best fiestas and adventure activitiesExtensive listings for all budgets Includes information on how to get there and how to get around plus carefully planned itineraries to help you have the best possible experience whether you’re traveling for a week or a month The heart of the guide is divided by country and region, giving comprehensive information on Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama Each country and region has an overview map which includes ?Don’t miss’ destinations, local information on how to get around and detailed street maps where relevant Detailed listings on where to sleep, eat and play are provided for every destination within each country, enabling you to have an even better travel experience. With activities galore, ruins aplenty, year round sunshine and amazing food and drink there is something for everyone and Footprint’s Handbook will help you see and experience the real Central America.

Mexico & Central America Handbook 2009, 17th: Tread Your Own Path (Footprint Central America & Mexico Handbook)

Mexico & Central America Handbook 2009, 17th: Tread Your Own Path (Footprint Central America & Mexico Handbook)
$27.95

From Baja California to the Darien Gap, Footprint’s 17th edition of its acclaimed guide to Mexico & Central America takes you along the Ruta Maya, through beautiful colonial cities and sleepy villages, to deserted beaches and lush rainforests, providing up-to-date recommendations for all budgets on where to sleep, where to sample tequila and eat tortillas, and the lowdown on all the region’s best fiestas.

Footprint Central America

Footprint Central America
$27.95

Formerly part of the legendary ‘Travellers’ Bible’, this new edition of Footprint’s guide to Central America has been extensively researched and updated. Taking you along the Ruta Maya, through beautiful colonial cities and sleepy villages, to deserted beaches and lush rainforests, it provides recommendations for all budgets on where to eat and sleep, as well as the low-down on the region’s best fiestas and adventure activitiesExtensive listings for all budgets Includes information on how to get there and how to get around plus carefully planned itineraries to help you have the best possible experience whether you’re traveling for a week or a monthThe heart of the guide is divided by country and region, giving comprehensive information on Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and PanamaEach country and region has an overview map which includes ‘Don’t miss’ destinations, local information on how to get around and detailed street maps where relevantDetailed listings on where to sleep, eat and play are provided for every destination within each country, enabling you to have an even better travel experience. With activities galore, ruins aplenty, year round sunshine and amazing food and drink there is something for everyone and Footprint’s Handbook will help you see and experience the real Central America.

The Rough Guide to Central America On A Budget (Rough Guides)

The Rough Guide to Central America On A Budget (Rough Guides)
$26.99

The definitive handbook for budget travelers to the region, The Rough Guide to Central America on a Budget covers all seven Central American countries in depth. Whether you want to go scuba-diving in crystal-clear marine reserves, kick back in unspoiled colonial hill towns, trek through the jungle to discover incredible Mayan ruins, or laze on picture-postcard Caribbean beaches, this guidebook covers it all — as well as the best places to eat with the locals, the most colorful markets, and the best places to dance the night away. Easy to use and budget-focused, The Rough Guide to Central America on a Budget also has all the practical listings you’ll need, from cheap (but not nasty) accommodation to detailed transport options. Also included are "Treat Yourself" boxes, which highlight special establishments worth a splurge. Suggested itineraries can help with trip planning and the easy-to-use maps will assist with travel on the ground. Travel like you mean it, with The Rough Guide to Central America on a Budget.

The Rough Guide to Central America on a Budget

The Rough Guide to Central America on a Budget
$26.99

The new full-color "Rough Guide to Central America on a Budget" is the ultimate guide to traveling the region and getting the most value for every dollar, colon, quetzal, or lempira. Detailed color maps and in-depth coverage of how to get around go han

Lonely Planet Central America (Shoestring Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet Central America (Shoestring Travel Guide)
$25.99

Lonely Planet knows Central America. Whether you want to explore ancient Maya ruins, zip through rainforest canopies or search out the best surf breaks, this 7th edition is your key to adventure.Lonely Planet guides are written by experts who get to the heart of every destination they visit. This fully updated edition is packed with accurate, practical and honest advice, designed to give you the information you need to make the most of your trip.In This Guide:Full color highlights chapter with top picks from other travelers Detailed itineraries to get you started on your trip to Central AmericaUnique Green Index makes ecofriendly travel that much easier

Frommer's Central America (Frommer's Complete Guides)

Frommer's Central America (Frommer's Complete Guides)
$25.99

Overall planning, in-depth and itineraries chapters, along with detailed destination chapters on Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama Planning and historical information, plus detailed maps, make it easy to navigate some of Belize’s oldest–and most amazing–Mayan ruins, including Tikal and Caracol Learn about the top scuba diving sites off Honduras Find volunteer & study programs in Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Belize

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cuba

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cuba
$25.00

New, expanded edition: the world’s best full-color travel guides just got better. Cuba is now very much on the radar of American travelers. With its fantastic music, unspoiled beaches and vintage American cars, it has a unique identity. This Eyewitness Travel Guide explores Cuba’s rich cultural history while giving you all the practical tips you need for a perfect vacation. HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE: Packed with photographs, illustrations, and maps Cutaways and floor plans of all the major sights 3-D aerial views of the city’s most interesting districts Huge selection of hotels, restaurants, stores, and entertainment venues Specially devised walking tours

Costa Rica (EYEWITNESS TRAVEL GUIDE)

Costa Rica (EYEWITNESS TRAVEL GUIDE)
$25.00

Get the most out of Costa Rica with this comprehensive guide, featuring 3D aerial views, cutaways and floor plans of all the major sites and dedicated pages to the country s abundance of flora and fauna, national parks and volcanoes. Sample the flavor of the country region by region, with full-color detailed maps of towns and comprehensive expert listings of the best bars, restaurants and hotels. Find out all you need to know about sights, beaches, markets and festivals; from the exotic nightlife of San Jose to the mysterious cloud forests of Monteverde. Add to this essentials on the many sports and outdoor activities on offer, and introductions to some of the most interesting canopy tours in the Costa Rican Rainforest, and you can’t go wrong.


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