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South America

  • CultureShock! Argentinaby Fiona Adams

    Marshall Cavendish 2011; US$ 12.75

    CultureShock! Argentina brings you more than a few steps closer to the country, the people and the culture. Most importantly, it is your survival guide to living there. Argentina is more than just footballer Diego Maradona or beautiful Buenos Aires which more...

  • Fresh Flavors!by Kim Allen-Jones; Kathi Huber; American Women's Literary Club Perú (AWLC) Lima

    AWLC 2012; US$ 9.99

    Fresh Flavors! is a beautifully photographed Spanish-English bilingual cookbook commemorating the 90th anniversary of the American Women's Literary Club in Lima, Perú. With a 60 year tradition of publishing cookbooks to raise funds to support education in Perú, this new edition features favorite recipes from past AWLC cookbooks (with some fresh twists)... more...

  • How to Walk a Pumaby Peter Allison

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 13.99

    "Plans are usually only good for one thing - laughing at in hindsight. So, armed with rudimentary Spanish, dangerous levels of curiosity and a record of poor judgement, I set off to tackle whatever South America could throw at me." On his nineteenth birthday, Peter Allison flipped a coin. One side would take him to Africa and the other to South America.... more...

  • How to Walk a Pumaby Peter Allison

    Lyons Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    A new book from the author of Whatever You Do, Don?t Run about his hilarious and hair-raising adventures in the jungles of South America. more...

  • Amazon Extremeby Colin Angus; Ian Mulgrew

    Crown/Archetype 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...

  • CultureShock! Venezuelaby Kitt Baguley

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2008; US$ 12.99

    CultureShock! Venezuela is packed with essential information. The book sheds light on what makes the Venezuelans tick and helps you appreciate their culture and values. Learn why the Venezuelans have such a strong sense of pride in their country, their attitudes towards family, friends and gender and how to behave at social gatherings or business situations.... more...

  • Dancing with the Devil in the City of Godby Juliana Barbassa

    Touchstone 2015; US$ 16.00

    From prizewinning journalist and Brazilian native Juliana Barbassa comes a deeply reported and beautifully written account of the seductive and chaotic city of Rio de Janeiro as it struggles with poverty and corruption on the brink of the 2016 Olympic Games. Juliana Barbassa moved a great deal throughout her life, but Rio was always home. After twenty-one... more...

  • Crimesby Alberto Barrera Tyszka; Margaret Jull Costa

    Quercus 2015; US$ 21.99

    Unexplained blood stains appear in a young couple's apartment; a disembodied hand is found in a rubbish dump; political prisoners resort to horrific measures in order to make a point. In this brilliant new collection of stories, Alberto Barrera Tyszka casts an eye on the violence that afflicts Latin America, and in particular its intimate effects... more...

  • Galapagos at the Crossroadsby Carol Ann Bassett

    National Geographic Society 2009; US$ 26.00

    As eloquent as it is alarming, Carol Ann Bassett?s portrait of today?s Galápagos depicts a deadly collision of economics, politics, and the environment that may destroy one of the world?s last Edens. For millions, the Galápagos Islands represent nature at its most unspoiled, an inviolate place famed for its rare flora and fauna. But soon today?s... more...

  • In the Heart of the Amazon Forestby Henry Walter Bates

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 7.04

    One of the most impressive of all Victorian scientists but also a marvellous writer, Bates' (1825-1892) account of his years in the upper reaches of the Amazon is almost too good to be true - a great monument to human inquisitiveness as he battles great hoards of malevolent reptiles and insects in his quest for ever more obscure specimens on ever... more...