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  • 8 Men and a Duckby Nick Thorpe

    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...

  • 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...

  • Bolivia - Culture Smart!by Keith Richards

    Kuperard 2011; US$ 9.95

    Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will... more...

  • On A Hoof And A Prayerby Polly Evans

    Transworld 2010; US$ 11.15

    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...

  • My Colombian Deathby Matthew Thompson

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2008; US$ 19.08

    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...

  • Venezuela - Culture Smart!by Russell Maddicks

    Kuperard 2012; US$ 9.95

    An influential oil producer with a colorful and charismatic president at its helm since 1999, Venezuela is a vast, sometimes frustrating, but never dull country. It is one of the most complex countries in Latin America and one of the least understood.   An ambitious attempt to benefit the poor and redistribute oil wealth by President Hugo Chavez... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...