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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
$60.00

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.

Where To Go When: The Americas (Dk Eyewitness Travel Guides) (Dk Eyewitness Travel Guides)

Where To Go When: The Americas (Dk Eyewitness Travel Guides) (Dk Eyewitness Travel Guides)
$40.00

Answering the difficult questions that today’s adventurous travelers ask-where’s the best place for a beach holiday in March? What are my options if June is the only time I can take a holiday? I’m getting married in November, where would be the perfect place for a honeymoon?-this is the perfect book for anyone planning a vacation or a longer adventure. Find out about the best time to go to each destination, the best places to see, and the best things to do. Whatever you want to do, you can-and in any month of the year.

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 Rough Guide to South America On A Budget (Rough Guides)

The Rough Guide to South America On A Budget (Rough Guides)
$34.99

The new full-color Rough Guide to South America on a Budget is the ultimate guide to travelling the continent — and getting the most value for every dollar, peso, real or sol. Detailed color maps and in-depth coverage of how to get around go hand-in-hand with suggested itineraries and authoritative accounts of every attraction. Eleven chapters include all the South American countries and feature first-hand reviews of affordable accommodation, cheap places to eat, and laidback bars from where you can watch the world go by. This Rough Guide is packed with epic road trips, adventure activities, ancient ruins, beach hideaways, wildlife watching, dynamic cities, and all the best festivals. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to South America on a Budget.

South American Handbook 2010: 86th annual edition of the 'bible' for travel in South America (Footprint Handbooks)

South American Handbook 2010: 86th annual edition of the 'bible' for travel in South America (Footprint Handbooks)
$34.95

Footprint’s South American Handbook is a legend in travel guide publishing. The one-and-only “Travelers’ Bible” has had its annual overhaul, giving a comprehensive update of everything one ever needed to know about how to discover this fascinating continent. This new edition is unparalleled in its depth of coverage—taking independent travelers from the well-trodden “Gringo Trail” to the wilds of  the Andes, up the Amazon River, and onto deserted beaches.

South American Handbook, 87th: Longest running English language travel guide, The South American Handbook (Footprint – Handbooks)

South American Handbook, 87th: Longest running English language travel guide, The South American Handbook (Footprint - Handbooks)
$34.95

The longest-running English language travel guide has once again been fully revised and updated by expert author Ben Box, providing the most up-to-date guide for discovering this incredible continent. Unparalleled coverage of the entire region with in-depth listings on where to eat, sleep and drink, as well as all the adventure sports, activities, arts, historic sites and culture this diverse and beautiful region offers. Whether it’s the blissful beaches of Columbia or getting off the beaten track on some wild treks you’re after this book has it all. This guide is the first thing to pack for any traveler who wants to step off the ‘Gringo Trail’ and really discover South America.

Lonely Planet South America (Shoestring)

Lonely Planet South America (Shoestring)
$33.99

Challenging? Check. Rewarding? Beyond your wildest dreams. South America is made for travel-the gripping, spine-tingling, adrenaline-charged type of travel you live for. Tred the Cordillera Blanca, glide along the Amazon, explore lost cities and samba up a storm. For backpackers, by backpackers, this best-selling, unbeatable guide gives you the tools you need to create your own adventure. Get Off The Trail-emerging hot-spots, overlooked attractions, alternatives to the Inca Trail-our authors go beyond the obvious, and show you how to do the same. Live On The Edge-the best spots for hiking, skiing, diving, surfing, rafting, paragliding, and other thrills. Straight Talk-opinionated reviews ensure you won’t waste a precious peso. Tread Lightly-make a positive impact with sustainable-travel tips and volunteering opportunities.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Brazil

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Brazil
$30.00

Use the 3-D models and cutaways to party your way around Rio and explore colonial architecture in the Northeast cities of Salvador, Sao Luis and Olinda and party. Clue-up on the basics, from the capital of the Amazonas- Manaus to incomparable natural wonders including the inland semi-arid area of the sertao and the huge swampland of the Pantanal, full of alligators, birds and the occasional anaconda. And don’t forget a visit to the futuristic city of Brasilia, a marvel of 1950s design. Enjoy the diverse flavors of Brazil with scenic walks and thematic festivals, with sights, beaches, markets and festivals listed town by town. This guide includes a comprehensive selection of hotels and restaurants and full-color detailed maps that will ensure that your visit to this exotic country is one you’ll never forget.

Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America's Two-Lane Highways

Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America's Two-Lane Highways
$29.99

Now in its sixth edition, Jamie Jensen’s best-selling Road Trip USA is better than ever. Inside, you’ll find cross-country routes and road-tested advice for adventurers who want to see the parts of America that the interstates have left behind. Jensen also includes mile-by-mile highlights celebrating major cities, obscure towns, popular attractions, roadside curiosities (if you’re looking for the world’s largest jackalope, you’re in luck), local lore, and oddball trivia. With full coverage of over 35,000 miles of classic blacktop, Road Trip USA will take you off the beaten path and into the heart of America.Features include:A flexible network of route combinations, extensively cross-referenced to allow for hundreds of possible itinerariesEssential tips for the road: survival guides for two dozen cities, call letters of the liveliest radio stations, and details on where to eat and sleepMore than 140 meticulously detailed maps

The Rough Guide to South America (Rough Guide Travel Guides)

The Rough Guide to South America (Rough Guide Travel Guides)
$29.95

INTRODUCTION Stretching from the shores of the Caribbean to the icy waters off Tierra del Fuego, South America is a vast and remarkable mosaic of climates, landscapes and peoples. Almost twice the size of Europe, the continent takes in an enormous geographic and cultural diversity, comprising enormous primeval rainforests, vibrant metropolises, stunning mountain ranges, vast desert plains and remote indigenous villages. The thirteen countries that make up South America are fascinating in equal parts for their supranational commonalities and for their differences within individual borders.Geographic realities, earlysettlement patterns, French, Dutch, English and, especially Spanish and Portuguese colonization and their legacies of independent states, have moulded a continent where differences within countries can appear greater than between them. Brazil’s huge northern region, for example, has far more in common – language aside – with the neighbouring portions of the Amazon basin located within Peru or Colombia than it does, say, with Rio de Janeiro. Extreme social and economic disparities are striking, nowhere more so than in the cities where extreme wealth can exist side by side with extreme poverty, the once burgeoning middle classes being squeezed out of existence. South America shares a common history based on its original Amerindian population, European colonization, slavery and immig! ration. Indigenous peoples – whose ancestors migrated to South America thousands of years ago and went on to develop complex societies and rich cultures – are still presences in many parts of the continent, in particular in the central Andes, the Amazon basin and Paraguay. At the beginning of the sixteenth century Spanish and Portuguese explorers established settlements in South America, and soon the continent was divided between European powers – mainly by Spain and Portugal, but with England, France and Holland also staking small territorial claims. To Europe, South America was a land of fabled wealth, but it was seen to lack a sufficient or suitable supply of labour. The colonizing powers soon turned to Africa, and by the mid-nineteenth century millions of enslaved Africans had been introduced to toil in South America’s mines and sugar plantations. With the independence of the former Spanish and Portuguese colonies in the early nineteenth century followed by the gradual suppression of the slave trade and the emancipation of slaves, South America became a target of mass immigration. Irish and German farmers were placed on Argentina’s and Chile’s "Indian frontiers", Italian and Japanese were directed to Brazil’s expanding coffee plantations, while tin, copper and gold mines throughout the continent attracted Cornish miners. Meanwhile, skilled and unskilled workers from throughout Europe headed for burgeoning cities, playing vital roles in the development of South America’s transportation, power and banking networks and industrial capacity. Immigration even played a vital role in the Guianas – the continent’s last European colonies – with the importation by sugar plantations of tens of thousands of East Indian, Javanese and indentured labourers from other lands.

Wild Coast: Travels on South America's Untamed Edge

Wild Coast: Travels on South America's Untamed Edge
$28.95

Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana are among the least-known places in South America: nine hundred miles of muddy coastline giving way to a forest so dense that even today there are virtually no roads through it; a string of rickety coastal towns situated between the mouths of the Orinoco and Amazon Rivers, where living is so difficult that as many Guianese live abroad as in their homelands; an interior of watery, green anarchy where border disputes are often based on ancient Elizabethan maps, where flora and fauna are still being discovered, where thousands of rivers remain mostly impassable. And under the lens of John Gimlette—brilliantly offbeat, irreverent, and canny—these three small countries are among the most wildly intriguing places on earth.On an expedition that will last three months, he takes us deep into a remarkable world of swamp and jungle, from the hideouts of runaway slaves to the vegetation-strangled remnants of penal colonies and forts, from “Little Paris” to a settlement built around a satellite launch pad. He recounts the complicated, often surprisingly bloody, history of the region—including the infamous 1978 cult suicide at Jonestown—and introduces us to its inhabitants: from the world’s largest ants to fluorescent purple frogs to head-crushing jaguars; from indigenous tribes who still live by sorcery to descendants of African slaves, Dutch conquerors, Hmong refugees, Irish adventurers, and Scottish outlaws; from high-tech pirates to hapless pioneers for whom this stunning, strangely beautiful world (“a sort of X-rated Garden of Eden”) has become home by choice or by force.In Wild Coast, John Gimlette guides us through a fabulously entertaining, eye-opening—and sometimes jaw-dropping—journey.

Lonely Planet Brazil (Country Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet Brazil (Country Travel Guide)
$27.99

Explore the best of Brazil with Lonely Planet. Whether you’re going for all-night samba, climbing Pão de Açúcar, spotting the Pantanal’s prolific wildlife, surfing or heading deep into the Amazon rain forest, our 8th edition is the essential travel resource.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: Dedicated Carnaval chapter and party plannerSpecial itineraries take you down the Amazon, to Iguaçu Falls and beyondUnique Green Index identifies sustainable options for an ecofriendly trip.

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

Frommer's South America (Frommer's Complete Guides)
$27.99

Frommer’s South America is the premier guide to the continent, with complete coverage of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. You’ll get details on Carnaval, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Galápagos, the hang gliding in Rio, the ice cream in Mérida, and much more. Whether you’re an archaeology buff, an outdoor adventurer, or a partier in search of a good time, South America presents so many diverse travel options that it’ll make your head spin. Frommer’s South America will help you plan a memorable trip, starting with our highly opinionated lists of the best experiences the continent has to offer.  Now with more maps and expanded Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay coverage.

The Rough Guide to Bolivia

The Rough Guide to Bolivia
$27.99

Full-colour throughout, The Rough Guide to Bolivia is the ultimate travel guide to one of South America’s most captivating countries. With 30 years experience and our trademark ‘tell it like it is’ writing style, Rough Guides cover all the basics with practical, on-the-ground details, as well as unmissable alternatives to the usual must-see sights. At the top of your list and guaranteed to get you value for money, each guide also reviews the best accommodation and restaurants in all price brackets. We know there are times for saving, and times for splashing out. In The Rough Guide to Bolivia: Over 50 colour-coded maps featuring every listing Area-by-area chapter highlights Top 5 boxes ‘Things not to miss’ section Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Bolivia.

Argentina (Bradt Travel Guide)

Argentina (Bradt Travel Guide)
$27.99

Vast and vibrant, Argentina has it all―adventure, culture, luxury, scenery―and it’s still great value. From eating beefsteak in Buenos Aires to drinking Malbec in Mendoza, from the tango rhythms of town to remote landscapes and hidden gems, this second edition of the most in-depth guide on the market provides the necessary practical and background information to take visitors beyond the tourist haunts. The guide covers all the unmissable experiences from horseback trekking through the Andes to watching penguins, seals, and whales on the Valdes Peninsula. Bradt’s Argentina details many small-scale, offbeat, and sustainable projects for those interested in culturally sensitive, eco-friendly travel.

Fodor's South America, 8th Edition (Travel Guide)

Fodor's South America, 8th Edition (Travel Guide)
$27.95

Fodor’s. For Choice Travel Experiences.Fodor’s helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. While you’re at the helm, Fodor’s offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. It’s like having a friend in South America!•Updated frequently, Fodor’s South America provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guide book.•Fodor’s South America features options for a variety of budgets, interests, and tastes, so you make the choices to plan your trip of a lifetime.•If it’s not worth your time, it’s not in this book. Fodor’s discriminating ratings, including our top tier Fodor’s Choice designations, ensure that you’ll know about the most interesting and enjoyable places in South America.•Experience South America like a local! Fodor’s South America includes choices for every traveler, from glacier-trekking in Patagonia and camping in the Amazon to dancing all night in Buenos Aries or Caracas — and much more!•Indispensable, customized trip planning tools include “Top Reasons to Go,” “Word of Mouth” advice from other travelers, and tips to help save money, bypass lines, and avoid common travel pitfalls.•Use our expanded selection of maps, including regional overview maps to help you get your bearings and new detailed maps for each main town or city.Visit Fodors.com for more ideas and information, travel deals, vacation planning tips, reviews and to exchange travel advice with other travelers.

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.

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

A Field Guide to the Mammals of Central America and Southeast Mexico
$60.00

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.

Where To Go When: The Americas (Dk Eyewitness Travel Guides) (Dk Eyewitness Travel Guides)

Where To Go When: The Americas (Dk Eyewitness Travel Guides) (Dk Eyewitness Travel Guides)
$40.00

Answering the difficult questions that today’s adventurous travelers ask-where’s the best place for a beach holiday in March? What are my options if June is the only time I can take a holiday? I’m getting married in November, where would be the perfect place for a honeymoon?-this is the perfect book for anyone planning a vacation or a longer adventure. Find out about the best time to go to each destination, the best places to see, and the best things to do. Whatever you want to do, you can-and in any month of the year.

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 Rough Guide to South America On A Budget (Rough Guides)

The Rough Guide to South America On A Budget (Rough Guides)
$34.99

The new full-color Rough Guide to South America on a Budget is the ultimate guide to travelling the continent — and getting the most value for every dollar, peso, real or sol. Detailed color maps and in-depth coverage of how to get around go hand-in-hand with suggested itineraries and authoritative accounts of every attraction. Eleven chapters include all the South American countries and feature first-hand reviews of affordable accommodation, cheap places to eat, and laidback bars from where you can watch the world go by. This Rough Guide is packed with epic road trips, adventure activities, ancient ruins, beach hideaways, wildlife watching, dynamic cities, and all the best festivals. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to South America on a Budget.

South American Handbook 2010: 86th annual edition of the 'bible' for travel in South America (Footprint Handbooks)

South American Handbook 2010: 86th annual edition of the 'bible' for travel in South America (Footprint Handbooks)
$34.95

Footprint’s South American Handbook is a legend in travel guide publishing. The one-and-only “Travelers’ Bible” has had its annual overhaul, giving a comprehensive update of everything one ever needed to know about how to discover this fascinating continent. This new edition is unparalleled in its depth of coverage—taking independent travelers from the well-trodden “Gringo Trail” to the wilds of  the Andes, up the Amazon River, and onto deserted beaches.

South American Handbook, 87th: Longest running English language travel guide, The South American Handbook (Footprint – Handbooks)

South American Handbook, 87th: Longest running English language travel guide, The South American Handbook (Footprint - Handbooks)
$34.95

The longest-running English language travel guide has once again been fully revised and updated by expert author Ben Box, providing the most up-to-date guide for discovering this incredible continent. Unparalleled coverage of the entire region with in-depth listings on where to eat, sleep and drink, as well as all the adventure sports, activities, arts, historic sites and culture this diverse and beautiful region offers. Whether it’s the blissful beaches of Columbia or getting off the beaten track on some wild treks you’re after this book has it all. This guide is the first thing to pack for any traveler who wants to step off the ‘Gringo Trail’ and really discover South America.

Lonely Planet South America (Shoestring)

Lonely Planet South America (Shoestring)
$33.99

Challenging? Check. Rewarding? Beyond your wildest dreams. South America is made for travel-the gripping, spine-tingling, adrenaline-charged type of travel you live for. Tred the Cordillera Blanca, glide along the Amazon, explore lost cities and samba up a storm. For backpackers, by backpackers, this best-selling, unbeatable guide gives you the tools you need to create your own adventure. Get Off The Trail-emerging hot-spots, overlooked attractions, alternatives to the Inca Trail-our authors go beyond the obvious, and show you how to do the same. Live On The Edge-the best spots for hiking, skiing, diving, surfing, rafting, paragliding, and other thrills. Straight Talk-opinionated reviews ensure you won’t waste a precious peso. Tread Lightly-make a positive impact with sustainable-travel tips and volunteering opportunities.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Brazil

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Brazil
$30.00

Use the 3-D models and cutaways to party your way around Rio and explore colonial architecture in the Northeast cities of Salvador, Sao Luis and Olinda and party. Clue-up on the basics, from the capital of the Amazonas- Manaus to incomparable natural wonders including the inland semi-arid area of the sertao and the huge swampland of the Pantanal, full of alligators, birds and the occasional anaconda. And don’t forget a visit to the futuristic city of Brasilia, a marvel of 1950s design. Enjoy the diverse flavors of Brazil with scenic walks and thematic festivals, with sights, beaches, markets and festivals listed town by town. This guide includes a comprehensive selection of hotels and restaurants and full-color detailed maps that will ensure that your visit to this exotic country is one you’ll never forget.

Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America's Two-Lane Highways

Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America's Two-Lane Highways
$29.99

Now in its sixth edition, Jamie Jensen’s best-selling Road Trip USA is better than ever. Inside, you’ll find cross-country routes and road-tested advice for adventurers who want to see the parts of America that the interstates have left behind. Jensen also includes mile-by-mile highlights celebrating major cities, obscure towns, popular attractions, roadside curiosities (if you’re looking for the world’s largest jackalope, you’re in luck), local lore, and oddball trivia. With full coverage of over 35,000 miles of classic blacktop, Road Trip USA will take you off the beaten path and into the heart of America.Features include:A flexible network of route combinations, extensively cross-referenced to allow for hundreds of possible itinerariesEssential tips for the road: survival guides for two dozen cities, call letters of the liveliest radio stations, and details on where to eat and sleepMore than 140 meticulously detailed maps

The Rough Guide to South America (Rough Guide Travel Guides)

The Rough Guide to South America (Rough Guide Travel Guides)
$29.95

INTRODUCTION Stretching from the shores of the Caribbean to the icy waters off Tierra del Fuego, South America is a vast and remarkable mosaic of climates, landscapes and peoples. Almost twice the size of Europe, the continent takes in an enormous geographic and cultural diversity, comprising enormous primeval rainforests, vibrant metropolises, stunning mountain ranges, vast desert plains and remote indigenous villages. The thirteen countries that make up South America are fascinating in equal parts for their supranational commonalities and for their differences within individual borders.Geographic realities, earlysettlement patterns, French, Dutch, English and, especially Spanish and Portuguese colonization and their legacies of independent states, have moulded a continent where differences within countries can appear greater than between them. Brazil’s huge northern region, for example, has far more in common – language aside – with the neighbouring portions of the Amazon basin located within Peru or Colombia than it does, say, with Rio de Janeiro. Extreme social and economic disparities are striking, nowhere more so than in the cities where extreme wealth can exist side by side with extreme poverty, the once burgeoning middle classes being squeezed out of existence. South America shares a common history based on its original Amerindian population, European colonization, slavery and immig! ration. Indigenous peoples – whose ancestors migrated to South America thousands of years ago and went on to develop complex societies and rich cultures – are still presences in many parts of the continent, in particular in the central Andes, the Amazon basin and Paraguay. At the beginning of the sixteenth century Spanish and Portuguese explorers established settlements in South America, and soon the continent was divided between European powers – mainly by Spain and Portugal, but with England, France and Holland also staking small territorial claims. To Europe, South America was a land of fabled wealth, but it was seen to lack a sufficient or suitable supply of labour. The colonizing powers soon turned to Africa, and by the mid-nineteenth century millions of enslaved Africans had been introduced to toil in South America’s mines and sugar plantations. With the independence of the former Spanish and Portuguese colonies in the early nineteenth century followed by the gradual suppression of the slave trade and the emancipation of slaves, South America became a target of mass immigration. Irish and German farmers were placed on Argentina’s and Chile’s "Indian frontiers", Italian and Japanese were directed to Brazil’s expanding coffee plantations, while tin, copper and gold mines throughout the continent attracted Cornish miners. Meanwhile, skilled and unskilled workers from throughout Europe headed for burgeoning cities, playing vital roles in the development of South America’s transportation, power and banking networks and industrial capacity. Immigration even played a vital role in the Guianas – the continent’s last European colonies – with the importation by sugar plantations of tens of thousands of East Indian, Javanese and indentured labourers from other lands.

Wild Coast: Travels on South America's Untamed Edge

Wild Coast: Travels on South America's Untamed Edge
$28.95

Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana are among the least-known places in South America: nine hundred miles of muddy coastline giving way to a forest so dense that even today there are virtually no roads through it; a string of rickety coastal towns situated between the mouths of the Orinoco and Amazon Rivers, where living is so difficult that as many Guianese live abroad as in their homelands; an interior of watery, green anarchy where border disputes are often based on ancient Elizabethan maps, where flora and fauna are still being discovered, where thousands of rivers remain mostly impassable. And under the lens of John Gimlette—brilliantly offbeat, irreverent, and canny—these three small countries are among the most wildly intriguing places on earth.On an expedition that will last three months, he takes us deep into a remarkable world of swamp and jungle, from the hideouts of runaway slaves to the vegetation-strangled remnants of penal colonies and forts, from “Little Paris” to a settlement built around a satellite launch pad. He recounts the complicated, often surprisingly bloody, history of the region—including the infamous 1978 cult suicide at Jonestown—and introduces us to its inhabitants: from the world’s largest ants to fluorescent purple frogs to head-crushing jaguars; from indigenous tribes who still live by sorcery to descendants of African slaves, Dutch conquerors, Hmong refugees, Irish adventurers, and Scottish outlaws; from high-tech pirates to hapless pioneers for whom this stunning, strangely beautiful world (“a sort of X-rated Garden of Eden”) has become home by choice or by force.In Wild Coast, John Gimlette guides us through a fabulously entertaining, eye-opening—and sometimes jaw-dropping—journey.

Lonely Planet Brazil (Country Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet Brazil (Country Travel Guide)
$27.99

Explore the best of Brazil with Lonely Planet. Whether you’re going for all-night samba, climbing Pão de Açúcar, spotting the Pantanal’s prolific wildlife, surfing or heading deep into the Amazon rain forest, our 8th edition is the essential travel resource.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: Dedicated Carnaval chapter and party plannerSpecial itineraries take you down the Amazon, to Iguaçu Falls and beyondUnique Green Index identifies sustainable options for an ecofriendly trip.

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

Frommer's South America (Frommer's Complete Guides)
$27.99

Frommer’s South America is the premier guide to the continent, with complete coverage of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. You’ll get details on Carnaval, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Galápagos, the hang gliding in Rio, the ice cream in Mérida, and much more. Whether you’re an archaeology buff, an outdoor adventurer, or a partier in search of a good time, South America presents so many diverse travel options that it’ll make your head spin. Frommer’s South America will help you plan a memorable trip, starting with our highly opinionated lists of the best experiences the continent has to offer.  Now with more maps and expanded Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay coverage.

The Rough Guide to Bolivia

The Rough Guide to Bolivia
$27.99

Full-colour throughout, The Rough Guide to Bolivia is the ultimate travel guide to one of South America’s most captivating countries. With 30 years experience and our trademark ‘tell it like it is’ writing style, Rough Guides cover all the basics with practical, on-the-ground details, as well as unmissable alternatives to the usual must-see sights. At the top of your list and guaranteed to get you value for money, each guide also reviews the best accommodation and restaurants in all price brackets. We know there are times for saving, and times for splashing out. In The Rough Guide to Bolivia: Over 50 colour-coded maps featuring every listing Area-by-area chapter highlights Top 5 boxes ‘Things not to miss’ section Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Bolivia.

Argentina (Bradt Travel Guide)

Argentina (Bradt Travel Guide)
$27.99

Vast and vibrant, Argentina has it all―adventure, culture, luxury, scenery―and it’s still great value. From eating beefsteak in Buenos Aires to drinking Malbec in Mendoza, from the tango rhythms of town to remote landscapes and hidden gems, this second edition of the most in-depth guide on the market provides the necessary practical and background information to take visitors beyond the tourist haunts. The guide covers all the unmissable experiences from horseback trekking through the Andes to watching penguins, seals, and whales on the Valdes Peninsula. Bradt’s Argentina details many small-scale, offbeat, and sustainable projects for those interested in culturally sensitive, eco-friendly travel.

Fodor's South America, 8th Edition (Travel Guide)

Fodor's South America, 8th Edition (Travel Guide)
$27.95

Fodor’s. For Choice Travel Experiences.Fodor’s helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. While you’re at the helm, Fodor’s offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. It’s like having a friend in South America!•Updated frequently, Fodor’s South America provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guide book.•Fodor’s South America features options for a variety of budgets, interests, and tastes, so you make the choices to plan your trip of a lifetime.•If it’s not worth your time, it’s not in this book. Fodor’s discriminating ratings, including our top tier Fodor’s Choice designations, ensure that you’ll know about the most interesting and enjoyable places in South America.•Experience South America like a local! Fodor’s South America includes choices for every traveler, from glacier-trekking in Patagonia and camping in the Amazon to dancing all night in Buenos Aries or Caracas — and much more!•Indispensable, customized trip planning tools include “Top Reasons to Go,” “Word of Mouth” advice from other travelers, and tips to help save money, bypass lines, and avoid common travel pitfalls.•Use our expanded selection of maps, including regional overview maps to help you get your bearings and new detailed maps for each main town or city.Visit Fodors.com for more ideas and information, travel deals, vacation planning tips, reviews and to exchange travel advice with other travelers.

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.

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

A Field Guide to the Mammals of Central America and Southeast Mexico
$60.00

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.

Where To Go When: The Americas (Dk Eyewitness Travel Guides) (Dk Eyewitness Travel Guides)

Where To Go When: The Americas (Dk Eyewitness Travel Guides) (Dk Eyewitness Travel Guides)
$40.00

Answering the difficult questions that today’s adventurous travelers ask-where’s the best place for a beach holiday in March? What are my options if June is the only time I can take a holiday? I’m getting married in November, where would be the perfect place for a honeymoon?-this is the perfect book for anyone planning a vacation or a longer adventure. Find out about the best time to go to each destination, the best places to see, and the best things to do. Whatever you want to do, you can-and in any month of the year.

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 Rough Guide to South America On A Budget (Rough Guides)

The Rough Guide to South America On A Budget (Rough Guides)
$34.99

The new full-color Rough Guide to South America on a Budget is the ultimate guide to travelling the continent — and getting the most value for every dollar, peso, real or sol. Detailed color maps and in-depth coverage of how to get around go hand-in-hand with suggested itineraries and authoritative accounts of every attraction. Eleven chapters include all the South American countries and feature first-hand reviews of affordable accommodation, cheap places to eat, and laidback bars from where you can watch the world go by. This Rough Guide is packed with epic road trips, adventure activities, ancient ruins, beach hideaways, wildlife watching, dynamic cities, and all the best festivals. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to South America on a Budget.

South American Handbook 2010: 86th annual edition of the 'bible' for travel in South America (Footprint Handbooks)

South American Handbook 2010: 86th annual edition of the 'bible' for travel in South America (Footprint Handbooks)
$34.95

Footprint’s South American Handbook is a legend in travel guide publishing. The one-and-only “Travelers’ Bible” has had its annual overhaul, giving a comprehensive update of everything one ever needed to know about how to discover this fascinating continent. This new edition is unparalleled in its depth of coverage—taking independent travelers from the well-trodden “Gringo Trail” to the wilds of  the Andes, up the Amazon River, and onto deserted beaches.

South American Handbook, 87th: Longest running English language travel guide, The South American Handbook (Footprint – Handbooks)

South American Handbook, 87th: Longest running English language travel guide, The South American Handbook (Footprint - Handbooks)
$34.95

The longest-running English language travel guide has once again been fully revised and updated by expert author Ben Box, providing the most up-to-date guide for discovering this incredible continent. Unparalleled coverage of the entire region with in-depth listings on where to eat, sleep and drink, as well as all the adventure sports, activities, arts, historic sites and culture this diverse and beautiful region offers. Whether it’s the blissful beaches of Columbia or getting off the beaten track on some wild treks you’re after this book has it all. This guide is the first thing to pack for any traveler who wants to step off the ‘Gringo Trail’ and really discover South America.

Lonely Planet South America (Shoestring)

Lonely Planet South America (Shoestring)
$33.99

Challenging? Check. Rewarding? Beyond your wildest dreams. South America is made for travel-the gripping, spine-tingling, adrenaline-charged type of travel you live for. Tred the Cordillera Blanca, glide along the Amazon, explore lost cities and samba up a storm. For backpackers, by backpackers, this best-selling, unbeatable guide gives you the tools you need to create your own adventure. Get Off The Trail-emerging hot-spots, overlooked attractions, alternatives to the Inca Trail-our authors go beyond the obvious, and show you how to do the same. Live On The Edge-the best spots for hiking, skiing, diving, surfing, rafting, paragliding, and other thrills. Straight Talk-opinionated reviews ensure you won’t waste a precious peso. Tread Lightly-make a positive impact with sustainable-travel tips and volunteering opportunities.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Brazil

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Brazil
$30.00

Use the 3-D models and cutaways to party your way around Rio and explore colonial architecture in the Northeast cities of Salvador, Sao Luis and Olinda and party. Clue-up on the basics, from the capital of the Amazonas- Manaus to incomparable natural wonders including the inland semi-arid area of the sertao and the huge swampland of the Pantanal, full of alligators, birds and the occasional anaconda. And don’t forget a visit to the futuristic city of Brasilia, a marvel of 1950s design. Enjoy the diverse flavors of Brazil with scenic walks and thematic festivals, with sights, beaches, markets and festivals listed town by town. This guide includes a comprehensive selection of hotels and restaurants and full-color detailed maps that will ensure that your visit to this exotic country is one you’ll never forget.

Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America's Two-Lane Highways

Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America's Two-Lane Highways
$29.99

Now in its sixth edition, Jamie Jensen’s best-selling Road Trip USA is better than ever. Inside, you’ll find cross-country routes and road-tested advice for adventurers who want to see the parts of America that the interstates have left behind. Jensen also includes mile-by-mile highlights celebrating major cities, obscure towns, popular attractions, roadside curiosities (if you’re looking for the world’s largest jackalope, you’re in luck), local lore, and oddball trivia. With full coverage of over 35,000 miles of classic blacktop, Road Trip USA will take you off the beaten path and into the heart of America.Features include:A flexible network of route combinations, extensively cross-referenced to allow for hundreds of possible itinerariesEssential tips for the road: survival guides for two dozen cities, call letters of the liveliest radio stations, and details on where to eat and sleepMore than 140 meticulously detailed maps

The Rough Guide to South America (Rough Guide Travel Guides)

The Rough Guide to South America (Rough Guide Travel Guides)
$29.95

INTRODUCTION Stretching from the shores of the Caribbean to the icy waters off Tierra del Fuego, South America is a vast and remarkable mosaic of climates, landscapes and peoples. Almost twice the size of Europe, the continent takes in an enormous geographic and cultural diversity, comprising enormous primeval rainforests, vibrant metropolises, stunning mountain ranges, vast desert plains and remote indigenous villages. The thirteen countries that make up South America are fascinating in equal parts for their supranational commonalities and for their differences within individual borders.Geographic realities, earlysettlement patterns, French, Dutch, English and, especially Spanish and Portuguese colonization and their legacies of independent states, have moulded a continent where differences within countries can appear greater than between them. Brazil’s huge northern region, for example, has far more in common – language aside – with the neighbouring portions of the Amazon basin located within Peru or Colombia than it does, say, with Rio de Janeiro. Extreme social and economic disparities are striking, nowhere more so than in the cities where extreme wealth can exist side by side with extreme poverty, the once burgeoning middle classes being squeezed out of existence. South America shares a common history based on its original Amerindian population, European colonization, slavery and immig! ration. Indigenous peoples – whose ancestors migrated to South America thousands of years ago and went on to develop complex societies and rich cultures – are still presences in many parts of the continent, in particular in the central Andes, the Amazon basin and Paraguay. At the beginning of the sixteenth century Spanish and Portuguese explorers established settlements in South America, and soon the continent was divided between European powers – mainly by Spain and Portugal, but with England, France and Holland also staking small territorial claims. To Europe, South America was a land of fabled wealth, but it was seen to lack a sufficient or suitable supply of labour. The colonizing powers soon turned to Africa, and by the mid-nineteenth century millions of enslaved Africans had been introduced to toil in South America’s mines and sugar plantations. With the independence of the former Spanish and Portuguese colonies in the early nineteenth century followed by the gradual suppression of the slave trade and the emancipation of slaves, South America became a target of mass immigration. Irish and German farmers were placed on Argentina’s and Chile’s "Indian frontiers", Italian and Japanese were directed to Brazil’s expanding coffee plantations, while tin, copper and gold mines throughout the continent attracted Cornish miners. Meanwhile, skilled and unskilled workers from throughout Europe headed for burgeoning cities, playing vital roles in the development of South America’s transportation, power and banking networks and industrial capacity. Immigration even played a vital role in the Guianas – the continent’s last European colonies – with the importation by sugar plantations of tens of thousands of East Indian, Javanese and indentured labourers from other lands.

Wild Coast: Travels on South America's Untamed Edge

Wild Coast: Travels on South America's Untamed Edge
$28.95

Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana are among the least-known places in South America: nine hundred miles of muddy coastline giving way to a forest so dense that even today there are virtually no roads through it; a string of rickety coastal towns situated between the mouths of the Orinoco and Amazon Rivers, where living is so difficult that as many Guianese live abroad as in their homelands; an interior of watery, green anarchy where border disputes are often based on ancient Elizabethan maps, where flora and fauna are still being discovered, where thousands of rivers remain mostly impassable. And under the lens of John Gimlette—brilliantly offbeat, irreverent, and canny—these three small countries are among the most wildly intriguing places on earth.On an expedition that will last three months, he takes us deep into a remarkable world of swamp and jungle, from the hideouts of runaway slaves to the vegetation-strangled remnants of penal colonies and forts, from “Little Paris” to a settlement built around a satellite launch pad. He recounts the complicated, often surprisingly bloody, history of the region—including the infamous 1978 cult suicide at Jonestown—and introduces us to its inhabitants: from the world’s largest ants to fluorescent purple frogs to head-crushing jaguars; from indigenous tribes who still live by sorcery to descendants of African slaves, Dutch conquerors, Hmong refugees, Irish adventurers, and Scottish outlaws; from high-tech pirates to hapless pioneers for whom this stunning, strangely beautiful world (“a sort of X-rated Garden of Eden”) has become home by choice or by force.In Wild Coast, John Gimlette guides us through a fabulously entertaining, eye-opening—and sometimes jaw-dropping—journey.

Lonely Planet Brazil (Country Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet Brazil (Country Travel Guide)
$27.99

Explore the best of Brazil with Lonely Planet. Whether you’re going for all-night samba, climbing Pão de Açúcar, spotting the Pantanal’s prolific wildlife, surfing or heading deep into the Amazon rain forest, our 8th edition is the essential travel resource.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: Dedicated Carnaval chapter and party plannerSpecial itineraries take you down the Amazon, to Iguaçu Falls and beyondUnique Green Index identifies sustainable options for an ecofriendly trip.

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

Frommer's South America (Frommer's Complete Guides)
$27.99

Frommer’s South America is the premier guide to the continent, with complete coverage of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. You’ll get details on Carnaval, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Galápagos, the hang gliding in Rio, the ice cream in Mérida, and much more. Whether you’re an archaeology buff, an outdoor adventurer, or a partier in search of a good time, South America presents so many diverse travel options that it’ll make your head spin. Frommer’s South America will help you plan a memorable trip, starting with our highly opinionated lists of the best experiences the continent has to offer.  Now with more maps and expanded Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay coverage.

The Rough Guide to Bolivia

The Rough Guide to Bolivia
$27.99

Full-colour throughout, The Rough Guide to Bolivia is the ultimate travel guide to one of South America’s most captivating countries. With 30 years experience and our trademark ‘tell it like it is’ writing style, Rough Guides cover all the basics with practical, on-the-ground details, as well as unmissable alternatives to the usual must-see sights. At the top of your list and guaranteed to get you value for money, each guide also reviews the best accommodation and restaurants in all price brackets. We know there are times for saving, and times for splashing out. In The Rough Guide to Bolivia: Over 50 colour-coded maps featuring every listing Area-by-area chapter highlights Top 5 boxes ‘Things not to miss’ section Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Bolivia.

Argentina (Bradt Travel Guide)

Argentina (Bradt Travel Guide)
$27.99

Vast and vibrant, Argentina has it all―adventure, culture, luxury, scenery―and it’s still great value. From eating beefsteak in Buenos Aires to drinking Malbec in Mendoza, from the tango rhythms of town to remote landscapes and hidden gems, this second edition of the most in-depth guide on the market provides the necessary practical and background information to take visitors beyond the tourist haunts. The guide covers all the unmissable experiences from horseback trekking through the Andes to watching penguins, seals, and whales on the Valdes Peninsula. Bradt’s Argentina details many small-scale, offbeat, and sustainable projects for those interested in culturally sensitive, eco-friendly travel.

Fodor's South America, 8th Edition (Travel Guide)

Fodor's South America, 8th Edition (Travel Guide)
$27.95

Fodor’s. For Choice Travel Experiences.Fodor’s helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. While you’re at the helm, Fodor’s offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. It’s like having a friend in South America!•Updated frequently, Fodor’s South America provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guide book.•Fodor’s South America features options for a variety of budgets, interests, and tastes, so you make the choices to plan your trip of a lifetime.•If it’s not worth your time, it’s not in this book. Fodor’s discriminating ratings, including our top tier Fodor’s Choice designations, ensure that you’ll know about the most interesting and enjoyable places in South America.•Experience South America like a local! Fodor’s South America includes choices for every traveler, from glacier-trekking in Patagonia and camping in the Amazon to dancing all night in Buenos Aries or Caracas — and much more!•Indispensable, customized trip planning tools include “Top Reasons to Go,” “Word of Mouth” advice from other travelers, and tips to help save money, bypass lines, and avoid common travel pitfalls.•Use our expanded selection of maps, including regional overview maps to help you get your bearings and new detailed maps for each main town or city.Visit Fodors.com for more ideas and information, travel deals, vacation planning tips, reviews and to exchange travel advice with other travelers.

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.

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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
$60.00

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.

Where To Go When: The Americas (Dk Eyewitness Travel Guides) (Dk Eyewitness Travel Guides)

Where To Go When: The Americas (Dk Eyewitness Travel Guides) (Dk Eyewitness Travel Guides)
$40.00

Answering the difficult questions that today’s adventurous travelers ask-where’s the best place for a beach holiday in March? What are my options if June is the only time I can take a holiday? I’m getting married in November, where would be the perfect place for a honeymoon?-this is the perfect book for anyone planning a vacation or a longer adventure. Find out about the best time to go to each destination, the best places to see, and the best things to do. Whatever you want to do, you can-and in any month of the year.

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 Rough Guide to South America On A Budget (Rough Guides)

The Rough Guide to South America On A Budget (Rough Guides)
$34.99

The new full-color Rough Guide to South America on a Budget is the ultimate guide to travelling the continent — and getting the most value for every dollar, peso, real or sol. Detailed color maps and in-depth coverage of how to get around go hand-in-hand with suggested itineraries and authoritative accounts of every attraction. Eleven chapters include all the South American countries and feature first-hand reviews of affordable accommodation, cheap places to eat, and laidback bars from where you can watch the world go by. This Rough Guide is packed with epic road trips, adventure activities, ancient ruins, beach hideaways, wildlife watching, dynamic cities, and all the best festivals. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to South America on a Budget.

South American Handbook 2010: 86th annual edition of the 'bible' for travel in South America (Footprint Handbooks)

South American Handbook 2010: 86th annual edition of the 'bible' for travel in South America (Footprint Handbooks)
$34.95

Footprint’s South American Handbook is a legend in travel guide publishing. The one-and-only “Travelers’ Bible” has had its annual overhaul, giving a comprehensive update of everything one ever needed to know about how to discover this fascinating continent. This new edition is unparalleled in its depth of coverage—taking independent travelers from the well-trodden “Gringo Trail” to the wilds of  the Andes, up the Amazon River, and onto deserted beaches.

South American Handbook, 87th: Longest running English language travel guide, The South American Handbook (Footprint – Handbooks)

South American Handbook, 87th: Longest running English language travel guide, The South American Handbook (Footprint - Handbooks)
$34.95

The longest-running English language travel guide has once again been fully revised and updated by expert author Ben Box, providing the most up-to-date guide for discovering this incredible continent. Unparalleled coverage of the entire region with in-depth listings on where to eat, sleep and drink, as well as all the adventure sports, activities, arts, historic sites and culture this diverse and beautiful region offers. Whether it’s the blissful beaches of Columbia or getting off the beaten track on some wild treks you’re after this book has it all. This guide is the first thing to pack for any traveler who wants to step off the ‘Gringo Trail’ and really discover South America.

Lonely Planet South America (Shoestring)

Lonely Planet South America (Shoestring)
$33.99

Challenging? Check. Rewarding? Beyond your wildest dreams. South America is made for travel-the gripping, spine-tingling, adrenaline-charged type of travel you live for. Tred the Cordillera Blanca, glide along the Amazon, explore lost cities and samba up a storm. For backpackers, by backpackers, this best-selling, unbeatable guide gives you the tools you need to create your own adventure. Get Off The Trail-emerging hot-spots, overlooked attractions, alternatives to the Inca Trail-our authors go beyond the obvious, and show you how to do the same. Live On The Edge-the best spots for hiking, skiing, diving, surfing, rafting, paragliding, and other thrills. Straight Talk-opinionated reviews ensure you won’t waste a precious peso. Tread Lightly-make a positive impact with sustainable-travel tips and volunteering opportunities.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Brazil

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Brazil
$30.00

Use the 3-D models and cutaways to party your way around Rio and explore colonial architecture in the Northeast cities of Salvador, Sao Luis and Olinda and party. Clue-up on the basics, from the capital of the Amazonas- Manaus to incomparable natural wonders including the inland semi-arid area of the sertao and the huge swampland of the Pantanal, full of alligators, birds and the occasional anaconda. And don’t forget a visit to the futuristic city of Brasilia, a marvel of 1950s design. Enjoy the diverse flavors of Brazil with scenic walks and thematic festivals, with sights, beaches, markets and festivals listed town by town. This guide includes a comprehensive selection of hotels and restaurants and full-color detailed maps that will ensure that your visit to this exotic country is one you’ll never forget.

Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America's Two-Lane Highways

Road Trip USA: Cross-Country Adventures on America's Two-Lane Highways
$29.99

Now in its sixth edition, Jamie Jensen’s best-selling Road Trip USA is better than ever. Inside, you’ll find cross-country routes and road-tested advice for adventurers who want to see the parts of America that the interstates have left behind. Jensen also includes mile-by-mile highlights celebrating major cities, obscure towns, popular attractions, roadside curiosities (if you’re looking for the world’s largest jackalope, you’re in luck), local lore, and oddball trivia. With full coverage of over 35,000 miles of classic blacktop, Road Trip USA will take you off the beaten path and into the heart of America.Features include:A flexible network of route combinations, extensively cross-referenced to allow for hundreds of possible itinerariesEssential tips for the road: survival guides for two dozen cities, call letters of the liveliest radio stations, and details on where to eat and sleepMore than 140 meticulously detailed maps

The Rough Guide to South America (Rough Guide Travel Guides)

The Rough Guide to South America (Rough Guide Travel Guides)
$29.95

INTRODUCTION Stretching from the shores of the Caribbean to the icy waters off Tierra del Fuego, South America is a vast and remarkable mosaic of climates, landscapes and peoples. Almost twice the size of Europe, the continent takes in an enormous geographic and cultural diversity, comprising enormous primeval rainforests, vibrant metropolises, stunning mountain ranges, vast desert plains and remote indigenous villages. The thirteen countries that make up South America are fascinating in equal parts for their supranational commonalities and for their differences within individual borders.Geographic realities, earlysettlement patterns, French, Dutch, English and, especially Spanish and Portuguese colonization and their legacies of independent states, have moulded a continent where differences within countries can appear greater than between them. Brazil’s huge northern region, for example, has far more in common – language aside – with the neighbouring portions of the Amazon basin located within Peru or Colombia than it does, say, with Rio de Janeiro. Extreme social and economic disparities are striking, nowhere more so than in the cities where extreme wealth can exist side by side with extreme poverty, the once burgeoning middle classes being squeezed out of existence. South America shares a common history based on its original Amerindian population, European colonization, slavery and immig! ration. Indigenous peoples – whose ancestors migrated to South America thousands of years ago and went on to develop complex societies and rich cultures – are still presences in many parts of the continent, in particular in the central Andes, the Amazon basin and Paraguay. At the beginning of the sixteenth century Spanish and Portuguese explorers established settlements in South America, and soon the continent was divided between European powers – mainly by Spain and Portugal, but with England, France and Holland also staking small territorial claims. To Europe, South America was a land of fabled wealth, but it was seen to lack a sufficient or suitable supply of labour. The colonizing powers soon turned to Africa, and by the mid-nineteenth century millions of enslaved Africans had been introduced to toil in South America’s mines and sugar plantations. With the independence of the former Spanish and Portuguese colonies in the early nineteenth century followed by the gradual suppression of the slave trade and the emancipation of slaves, South America became a target of mass immigration. Irish and German farmers were placed on Argentina’s and Chile’s "Indian frontiers", Italian and Japanese were directed to Brazil’s expanding coffee plantations, while tin, copper and gold mines throughout the continent attracted Cornish miners. Meanwhile, skilled and unskilled workers from throughout Europe headed for burgeoning cities, playing vital roles in the development of South America’s transportation, power and banking networks and industrial capacity. Immigration even played a vital role in the Guianas – the continent’s last European colonies – with the importation by sugar plantations of tens of thousands of East Indian, Javanese and indentured labourers from other lands.

Wild Coast: Travels on South America's Untamed Edge

Wild Coast: Travels on South America's Untamed Edge
$28.95

Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana are among the least-known places in South America: nine hundred miles of muddy coastline giving way to a forest so dense that even today there are virtually no roads through it; a string of rickety coastal towns situated between the mouths of the Orinoco and Amazon Rivers, where living is so difficult that as many Guianese live abroad as in their homelands; an interior of watery, green anarchy where border disputes are often based on ancient Elizabethan maps, where flora and fauna are still being discovered, where thousands of rivers remain mostly impassable. And under the lens of John Gimlette—brilliantly offbeat, irreverent, and canny—these three small countries are among the most wildly intriguing places on earth.On an expedition that will last three months, he takes us deep into a remarkable world of swamp and jungle, from the hideouts of runaway slaves to the vegetation-strangled remnants of penal colonies and forts, from “Little Paris” to a settlement built around a satellite launch pad. He recounts the complicated, often surprisingly bloody, history of the region—including the infamous 1978 cult suicide at Jonestown—and introduces us to its inhabitants: from the world’s largest ants to fluorescent purple frogs to head-crushing jaguars; from indigenous tribes who still live by sorcery to descendants of African slaves, Dutch conquerors, Hmong refugees, Irish adventurers, and Scottish outlaws; from high-tech pirates to hapless pioneers for whom this stunning, strangely beautiful world (“a sort of X-rated Garden of Eden”) has become home by choice or by force.In Wild Coast, John Gimlette guides us through a fabulously entertaining, eye-opening—and sometimes jaw-dropping—journey.

Lonely Planet Brazil (Country Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet Brazil (Country Travel Guide)
$27.99

Explore the best of Brazil with Lonely Planet. Whether you’re going for all-night samba, climbing Pão de Açúcar, spotting the Pantanal’s prolific wildlife, surfing or heading deep into the Amazon rain forest, our 8th edition is the essential travel resource.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: Dedicated Carnaval chapter and party plannerSpecial itineraries take you down the Amazon, to Iguaçu Falls and beyondUnique Green Index identifies sustainable options for an ecofriendly trip.

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

Frommer's South America (Frommer's Complete Guides)
$27.99

Frommer’s South America is the premier guide to the continent, with complete coverage of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. You’ll get details on Carnaval, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, Galápagos, the hang gliding in Rio, the ice cream in Mérida, and much more. Whether you’re an archaeology buff, an outdoor adventurer, or a partier in search of a good time, South America presents so many diverse travel options that it’ll make your head spin. Frommer’s South America will help you plan a memorable trip, starting with our highly opinionated lists of the best experiences the continent has to offer.  Now with more maps and expanded Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay coverage.

The Rough Guide to Bolivia

The Rough Guide to Bolivia
$27.99

Full-colour throughout, The Rough Guide to Bolivia is the ultimate travel guide to one of South America’s most captivating countries. With 30 years experience and our trademark ‘tell it like it is’ writing style, Rough Guides cover all the basics with practical, on-the-ground details, as well as unmissable alternatives to the usual must-see sights. At the top of your list and guaranteed to get you value for money, each guide also reviews the best accommodation and restaurants in all price brackets. We know there are times for saving, and times for splashing out. In The Rough Guide to Bolivia: Over 50 colour-coded maps featuring every listing Area-by-area chapter highlights Top 5 boxes ‘Things not to miss’ section Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Bolivia.

Argentina (Bradt Travel Guide)

Argentina (Bradt Travel Guide)
$27.99

Vast and vibrant, Argentina has it all―adventure, culture, luxury, scenery―and it’s still great value. From eating beefsteak in Buenos Aires to drinking Malbec in Mendoza, from the tango rhythms of town to remote landscapes and hidden gems, this second edition of the most in-depth guide on the market provides the necessary practical and background information to take visitors beyond the tourist haunts. The guide covers all the unmissable experiences from horseback trekking through the Andes to watching penguins, seals, and whales on the Valdes Peninsula. Bradt’s Argentina details many small-scale, offbeat, and sustainable projects for those interested in culturally sensitive, eco-friendly travel.

Fodor's South America, 8th Edition (Travel Guide)

Fodor's South America, 8th Edition (Travel Guide)
$27.95

Fodor’s. For Choice Travel Experiences.Fodor’s helps you unleash the possibilities of travel by providing the insightful tools you need to experience the trips you want. While you’re at the helm, Fodor’s offers the assurance of our expertise, the guarantee of selectivity, and the choice details that truly define a destination. It’s like having a friend in South America!•Updated frequently, Fodor’s South America provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available in a guide book.•Fodor’s South America features options for a variety of budgets, interests, and tastes, so you make the choices to plan your trip of a lifetime.•If it’s not worth your time, it’s not in this book. Fodor’s discriminating ratings, including our top tier Fodor’s Choice designations, ensure that you’ll know about the most interesting and enjoyable places in South America.•Experience South America like a local! Fodor’s South America includes choices for every traveler, from glacier-trekking in Patagonia and camping in the Amazon to dancing all night in Buenos Aries or Caracas — and much more!•Indispensable, customized trip planning tools include “Top Reasons to Go,” “Word of Mouth” advice from other travelers, and tips to help save money, bypass lines, and avoid common travel pitfalls.•Use our expanded selection of maps, including regional overview maps to help you get your bearings and new detailed maps for each main town or city.Visit Fodors.com for more ideas and information, travel deals, vacation planning tips, reviews and to exchange travel advice with other travelers.

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.


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