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  • Amazon Extremeby Colin Angus; Ian Mulgrew

    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...

  • Llama for Lunchby Lydia Laube

    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...

  • On A Hoof And A Prayerby Polly Evans

    Transworld 2010; US$ 10.91

    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...

  • In Trouble Againby Redmond O'Hanlon

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    Redmond O'Hanlon found few experienced adventurers willing to accompany him on his four-month trip up the Orinoco river and across the Amazon Basin. He wondered why... Was it perhaps the fear of contracting dysentery, rabies or river blindness? Or maybe it was a disinclination to meet peckish jaguars, vipers, anacondas and 640-volt electric eels?... more...

  • TEN KEYS LAT AMER V312by Frank Tannenbaum

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 4.95

    "A solid background review of contemporary Latin America by an expert who has spent forty years during the region and writing and lecturing about it." -  Foreign Policy Association "Anything Frank Tannenbaum writes about Latin America is required reading." - Rex. D. Hopper, American Sociological Review   "Professor Tannenbaum has given us ten... more...

  • Green Encountersby Luis A. Vivanco

    Berghahn Books 2006; US$ 27.95

    Since the 1970s and 1980s, Monte Verde, Costa Rica has emerged as one of the most renowned sites of nature conservation and ecotourism in Costa Rica, and some would argue, Latin America. It has received substantial attention in literature and media on tropical conservation, sustainable development, and tourism. Yet most of that analysis has uncritically... more...

  • Walking the Jungleby John Coningham

    Burford Books 2012; US$ 16.95

    By turns and anecdotal and practical, this book tells the tales of the jungle and most of its dark secrets. Armchair travelers and true Indiana Joneses will benefit equally from Coningham's unique expertise on life in one of the most dangerous natural habitats on earth. more...

  • My Colombian Deathby Matthew Thompson

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2008; US$ 18.17

    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...

  • Wild Coastby John Gimlette

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 13.31

    Dolman Travel Book of the Year 2012 Between the Orinoco and the Amazon lies a fabulous forested land, barely explored. Much of Guiana seldom sees sunlight, and new species are often tumbling out of the dark trees. Shunned by the conquistadors, it was left to others to carve into colonies. Guyana, Suriname and Guyane Française are what... more...

  • Viva South America!by Oliver Balch

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 13.11

    Simón Bolívar once inspired a continent to rise from serfdom and throw off the shackles of Spanish rule. Viva South America! sets out to discover if the dream of Simón Bolívar - for independence, freedom and equality - lives on in modern South America. Armed with a reporter's notebook and an open mind, Oliver Balch hits the road in search... more...