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- Crown Publishing Group 2014; US$ 14.99
An adventure-filled and thought-provoking travelogue along Hunter S. Thompson's forgotten journey through South America In 1963, twenty-five-year-old Hunter S. Thompson, who would become America's bestselling "gonzo journalist," completed a year-long journey across South America, filing a series of dispatches for a now-defunct paper called the ... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2000; US$ 15.00
Reliable, detailed and extensively researched by the authors, Buenos Aires Alive is the only comprehensive guidebook to this culturally fascinating part of the world. Covering downtown Buenos Aires as well as the barrios of Recoleta, San Telmo, La Boca and Palermo, the book then highlights the best of Argentina ? Bariloche, Cˇrdoba, Mendoza, Iguaz˙... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2002; US$ 22.95
The true story of three enthusiastic (but inexperienced) adventurers who attempt to become the first team to raft the entire length of the Amazon River?all 4,007 miles--and (barely) live to tell about it. To a trio of twenty-something adrenaline junkies, it sounded like an irresistible challenge: tackle the Amazon with nothing more than a rubber raft... more...
- Free Press 2007; US$ 13.00
8 Men and a Duck charts the hilarious and unnerving Pacific voyage as it rolls between waves of high drama and high farce: from the five-day launch off a Chilean beach, to the bungled phone call that triggered a naval rescue alert, to the sad fate of Pedro the duck, to the constant race against the inexorable sinking of the soggy hull. On a fateful... more...
- Doubleday Canada 2009; US$ 19.95
The hair-raising true story of the first team to raft the entire length of the Amazon. To a trio of twenty-something adrenaline junkies, it sounded like an irresistible challenge: Tackle the Amazon with nothing more than a rubber raft between them and fate. In Amazon Extreme Colin Angus provides a you-are-there account of his expedition?s terrors... more...
- Wakefield Press 2002; US$ 9.95
Lydia Laube, one of the world's dauntless, intrepid travellers, is off to South America in search of the sun. Braving hair-raising mountain tracks, bandits, immigration officials, jungle beasts and third-world dentists, she ventures across Mexico, through the Panama Canal, along the coast of Columbia, and into Peru, Bolivia and Brazil. Lydia explores... more...
- Transworld 2010; US$ 11.36
At the age of thirty-four, Polly Evans finally fulfilled a childhood dream - to learn how to ride a horse. But rather than do so conveniently close to home, she decided to travel to Argentina and saddle up among the gauchos. Overcoming battered limbs, a steed hell-bent on bolting, and an encounter with the teeth of one very savage dog,... more...
- Pan Macmillan Australia 2008; US$ 15.85
Kidnappings, car bombs, cocaine, paramilitaries, bullfights, the Amazon and madness. Welcome to Colombia, where life is cheap and so are the drugs. In 2006, Matt Thompson travelled to Colombia in search of the life he might have led. Born to American parents, Matt's father was offered a post which would have taken the family to Bogota, but he turned... more...
- Profile 2011; US$ 14.38
Intrigued by the tale of a distant ancestor who perished on the Wild Coast in 1630, John Gimlette returns to South America to find out what has become of this primeval land. It is a journey that takes him through the old colonies of British, Dutch and French Guiana, through some of the most fantastic forests in the world and through four-hundred years... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2007; Not Available
A great, innovative and restless thinker, the young Humboldt (1769-1859) went on his epochal journey to the New World during a time of revolutionary ferment across Europe. This part of his matchless narrative of adventure and scientific research focuses on his time in Venezuela - in the Llanos and on the Orinoco River - riding and paddling, restlessly... more...