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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Berghahn Books 2007; 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...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2005; US$ 14.99
Few explorers have ventured to the Guiana Highlands deep in the Amazonian jungle. In 1950, Raymond Mauffrais tried and was never seen again. Fifty years later, inspired by Mauffrais' diary, John and Heather came to explore the region. more...
- McClelland & Stewart 2009; US$ 19.99
A young man uncovers myth, history, and murder while searching for the soul of an unknown and magical place. Andrew Westoll spent a year living the dream of every aspiring primatologist: following wild troops of capuchin monkeys through the remote Central Suriname Nature Reserve, the largest tract of pristine rainforest left on earth. But that was... more...
- Random House 2009; US$ 13.07
Young and beautiful, Lois Pryce was a rising star at the BBC. Unbeknownst to her co-workers, Lois lived a parallel life as a biker babe with an overwhelming sense of wanderlust. So she packed in her career to ride her motorcycle on her own from the northernmost tip of Alaska to the southernmost tip of South America. Alone. Armed only with the Spanish... more...