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The Machu Picchu Guidebook: A Self-Guided Tour by Ruth M. Wright, Alfredo Valencia Zegarra
Publisher : Johnson Books
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Machu Picchu is one of the most stunning archaeological sites on Earth. Located in the heart of the Andes in Peru, this five-centuries-old Incan relic attracts some 300,000 tourists yearly. Yet the significance of the site itself is difficult to unravel without a lot of personal knowledge or a comprehensive guidebook. Wright, who has studied the site for 25 ...


Lonely Planet Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands (Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, 6th Ed) by Rob Rachowiecki, Danny Palmerlee
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From the beautifully preserved colonial capital of Quito to remote Andean villages such as Chugchilán, Ecuador presents innumerable options for independent travelers. Whether you're interested in climbing the magnificent volcanoes of the Andean highlands, exploring the jungle of the verdant Oriente or swimming with sea lions in the equatorial waters off ...


Lonely Planet Argentina Uruguay and Paraguay (Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay, 4th Ed) by Sandra Bao, Ben Greensfelder, Carolyn Hubbard
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Tango in sophisticated Buenos Aires, behold the beauty of Iguazú Falls or sport a Speedo at Uruguay's fashionable beach resorts. This new and improved guide dishes the real dirt on exploring this region, from the continent's highest peak and lost corners of the Paraguayan Chaco to gaucho country and the tip of the world.

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My Invented Country : A Nostalgic Journey Through Chile by Isabel Allende
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Allende's novels-The House of the Spirits; Eva Luna; Daughter of Fortune; etc.-are of the sweeping epic variety, often historical and romantic, weaving in elements of North and South American culture. As with most fiction writers, Allende's work is inspired by personal experiences, and in this memoir-cum-study of her "home ground," the author delves into t...


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Lonely Planet Chile & Easter Island (Chile and Easter Island, 6th Ed) by Carolyn Hubbard, Brigitte Barta, Jeff Davis
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From Antarctica to Zimbabwe, if you're going there chances are Lonely Planet has been there first. With a pithy and matter-of-fact writing style, these guides are guaranteed to calm the nerves of first-time world travelers, while still listing off-the-beaten-path finds sure to thrill even the most jaded globetrotters. Lonely Planet has been perfecting its guidebooks f...


Lonely Planet Brazil (Brazil, 5th Ed) by John Noble, Andrew Draffen, Robyn Jones, Chris McAsey, Leonardo Pinheiro
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Uncover the many layers of Brazil. Canoe the jungles of the Amazon, hang glide above Rio’s beaches or experience the baroque architecture of Ouro Prêto. Whether you want to listen to the roar of Iguaçu Falls or get down at Carnaval, this essential guide will show the way.

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Culture Shock! Chile by Susan Roraff, Laura Comacho
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Readers will never feel intimidated and awkward about the customs and etiquette of another foreign country again. With the insights provided in this "Culture Shock!" title, they'll learn to see beyond the stereotypes and misinformation that often precede a visit to a foreign land. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Lonely Planet Rio De Janeiro (Rio De Janiero, 3rd Ed) by Andrew Draffen, Heather Schlegel
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Rio is the world's biggest tropical city, and one of the most densely populated places on Earth. This guide features all the information a traveler to Rio needs to know, including suggestions for day trips, tips for independent travelers, accommodation, food and restaurant options, notes on visiting during Carnaval, and more. Full-color map section. --This text refers ...


The Inca Trail, Cusco & Machu Picchu, 2nd: Includes The Vilcabamba Trail and Lima City Guide by Richard Danbury
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"So well written it is difficult to put this book down...If you are spending only one day in Cusco and one day in Machu Picchu the book's details will enrich your trip. If you are hiking the Inca Trail...this book is essential." --International Travel News (USA) "An excellent guide...offers a wealth of wise advice." --Toronto Star (Canada) "...really excellent. You cover ...


Footprint South American Handbook 2004 (Footprint South American Handbook, 2004) by Ben Box
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Footprint travel guides are synonymous with discovery and adventure — eye-opening, accurate, and reliable information is given in each guide, ensuring that every trip is memorable, enlightening, and up-to-date. In print since 1924, and known as the bible to South America, Footprint South American Handbook is the longest running travel guide in the English l...


Galapagos Islands Map by Treaty Oak, Kevin Healey
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ITMB Publishing (International Travel Maps and Books) of Vancouver, Canada, has published detailed reference and travel maps of countries, regions, and cities around the world since 1985. The company's titles include many that are unique or the first of their kind, including the first commercially available travel map of South America.

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Lonely Planet Buenos Aires (Buenos Aires, 3rd Ed) by Sandra Bao, Ben Greensfelder
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Revel in Buenos Aires as the porteños do. Inclined to step out for a sultry tango? Head for San Telmo. Need a caffeine fix? Take a seat at a timeworn café. Support a local fútbol team? Scream at La Bombonera stadium. This guide leads you to all the delights of the 'Paris of the South.'

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Motorcycle Diaries: A Journey Around South America by Ann Wright, Ernesto Che Guevara, Ernesto C. Guevara
Publisher : Verso Books
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A freewheeling account of an extended youthful road trip undertaken in the early '50s by the future poster boy of Communist insurrection.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Frommer's Argentina and Chile, Second Edition by Shane Christensen, Kristina Schreck, Haas Mroue
Publisher : Frommer
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A travel guide to the South American countries of Argentina and Chile. Offers reviews of the best dining and lodging, as well as exact pricing for those on a budget. Includes opinions on the local sites and out-of-the-way gems, and new takes on popular attractions. Softcover. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Tristes Tropiques by Claude Levi-Strauss, John Weightman, Doreen Weightman
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"I hate travelling and explorers," famously declared Claude Lévi-Strauss, but how fortunate for readers that he should overcome his loathing to write about his experiences among the indigenous peoples of the Brazilian interior, including the Caduveo, Bororo, and Nambikwara tribes. Those who know Lévi-Strauss and Tristes Tropiques by reputation onl...


Lonely Planet Trekking in the Patagonian Andes (Lonely Planet. Trekking in the Patagonian Andes, 3rd Ed) by Clem Lindenmayer, Nick Tapp
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The Patagonian Andes have long been a source of mystery and amazement to outsiders. This is the most comprehensive guidebook available to walks in a region of natural wonders such as glaciers, volcanoes, cool temperate rainforests and alpine lakes. It covers easy, short walks and longer treks for experienced walkers.

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The Smithsonian Atlas of the Amazon by Michael Goulding, Ronaldo Barthem, Efrem Jorge Gondim Ferreira
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A beautifully illustrated volume (150 color maps, 289 color photos, and details of 14 rivers) providing an intimate view of one of the most magnificent rivers on Earth. Many dimensions are covered: geology, ecology, the flow of the rivers, flora and fauna, environmental effects of human activities (mining, forestry, dams, farming), and a section-by-section ...


Moon Handbooks Buenos Aires (Moon Handbooks: Buenos Aires, 1st Ed) by Wayne Bernhardson
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Cosmopolitan and chic, with broad avenues, colossal monuments and mansard-capped mansions, Buenos Aires is often called "the Paris of the South". Author Wayne Bernhardson's Moon Handbooks Buenos Aires provides travelers with all the essentials for exploring this world-class destination. He guides the traveler through the city's barrios, including Microcentro, ho...


In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin
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Bruce Chatwin (1940-1989) was the author of The Viceroy of Ouidah, On the Black Hill, The Songlines, and Utz. His other books are What Am I Doing Here and Anatomy of Restlessness, posthumous anthologies of shorter works, and Far Journeys, a collection of his photographs that also includes selections from his trave...


Insight Guides Peru (Insight Guides) by Pam Barett, Pam Barrett
Publisher : Insight Guides
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One of over 400 titles in the Insight series,

Insight Guide Peru. This 358-page book includes a section detailing Peru's history, 9 features covering the country's life and culture, ranging from the Quechua-speaking people of the Andes to the fusion of Catholic, Inca and early agricultural rites, a region by region visitor's guide to the sights, and a compreh...


Fodor's Argentina, 2nd Edition : The Guide for All Budgets, Completely Updated, with Color Photos and Many Maps by Fodor's
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"Fodor's guides are always a pleasure." - The Chicago Tribune

"Teeming with maps and loaded with addresses, phone numbers, and directions." - Newsday --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The Rough Guide to Argentina by Rough Guides, Danny Aeberhard, Andrew Benson
Publisher : Rough Guides
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INTRODUCTION

Argentina is a vast country. It measures 5000km by 1500km and, even without the titanic wedge of Antarctica that the authorities are wont to include in the national territory, it ranks as the world’s eighth largest state, immediately behind India. Thanks to its longitudinal position, standing between the Tropic of Cancer and the most souther...


Samba by Alma Guillermoprieto
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Rio de Janeiro's carnival, seen in the foreign film Black Orpheus , is the site of an annual samba competition. "Guillermoprieto vividly presents the individual stories of principal participants, analyzes the feelings they express in their music and dance, describes the contributions of the various samba schools and offers his interpretation of black Brazi...


At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig : Travels Through Paraguay by John Gimlette
Publisher : Knopf
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Over the past 500 years, Paraguay has been invaded by successive waves of conquistadors, missionaries, Mennonites, Australian socialists, fugitive Nazis and, perhaps most improbably, Islamic extremists. "An island surrounded by land," bordered by vast deserts and impenetrable jungles, Paraguay is a country uniquely suited for those seeking to drop out of s...


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