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Latin America


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Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time
Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time
by Mark Adams
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What happens when an unadventurous adventure writer tries to re-create the original expedition to Machu Picchu? In 1911, Hiram Bingham III climbed into the Andes Mountains of Peru and “discovered” Machu Picchu. While history has recast... (read more)

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God's Middle Finger: Into the Lawless Heart of the Sierra Madre
God's Middle Finger: Into the Lawless Heart of the Sierra Madre
by Richard Grant
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Twenty miles south of the Arizona-Mexico border, the rugged, beautiful Sierra Madre mountains begin their dramatic ascent. Almost 900 miles long, the range climbs to nearly 11,000 feet and boasts several canyons deeper than the Grand Canyon. The rules of... (read more)

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Savages
Savages
by Joe Kane
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Savages is a firsthand account, by turn hilarious, heartbreaking, and thrilling, of a small band of Amazonian warriors and their battle to preserve their way of life. Includes eight pages of photos.... (read more)

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Travels in a Thin Country: A Journey Through Chile (Modern Library)
Travels in a Thin Country: A Journey Through Chile (Modern Library)
by Sara Wheeler
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Squeezed between a vast ocean and the longest mountain range on earth, Chile is 2,600 miles long and never more than 110 miles wide--not a country that lends itself to maps, as Sara Wheeler discovered when she traveled alone from the top to the bottom... (read more)

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The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
by David Grann
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Grann's riveting book, The Lost City of Z, delves into the intrepid life and mysterious disappearance of legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett. Armchair travelers will be whisked away to the Amazon on a wild ride with a surprising finish.... (read more)

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Wild Coast: Travels on South America's Untamed Edge
Wild Coast: Travels on South America's Untamed Edge
by John Gimlette
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Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana are among the least-known places in South America: nine hundred miles of muddy coastline giving way to a forest so dense that even today there are virtually no roads through it; a string of rickety coastal towns... (read more)

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The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas
The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas
by Paul Theroux
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Starting with a rush-hour subway ride to South Station in Boston to catch the Lake Shore Limited to Chicago, Theroux winds up on the poky, wandering Old Patagonian Express steam engine, which comes to a halt in a desolate land of cracked hills and thorn... (read more)

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Walking the Amazon: 860 Days. One Step at a Time.
Walking the Amazon: 860 Days. One Step at a Time.
by Ed Stafford
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As seen on Discovery Channel and for readers of Cheryl Strayed's Wild, Bill Bryson, Jon Krakauer, and David Grann, a riveting, adventurous account of one mans history-making journey along the entire length of the Amazon — and through the most bio... (read more)

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The Footloose American: Following the Hunter S. Thompson Trail Across South America
The Footloose American: Following the Hunter S. Thompson Trail Across South America
by Brian Kevin
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BRIAN KEVIN has written about travel, adventure, and culture for Outside, Sierra, Men’s Journal, and Travel + Leisure. He received a 2010 Lowell Thomas Award from the Society of American Travel Writers. He currently lives in coastal Maine.... (read more)

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Searching for Steinbeck's Sea of Cortez: A Makeshift Expedition Along Baja's Desert Coast
Searching for Steinbeck's Sea of Cortez: A Makeshift Expedition Along Baja's Desert Coast
by Andromed Romano Lax
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Written by the author of "Adventure Kayaking, " this book is a celebration and re-creation of Steinbeck's famous trip to some of the most biologically diverse waters in the world. Map.... (read more)

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Darwin Slept Here: Discovery, Adventure, and Swimming Iguanas in Charles Darwin's South America
Darwin Slept Here: Discovery, Adventure, and Swimming Iguanas in Charles Darwin's South America
by Eric Simons
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One snowy day in Ushuaia, Argentina, the self-proclaimed "southernmost city in the world," writer Eric Simons picked up a copy of Charles Darwin's Voyage of the Beagle. He had just hiked the mountains overlooking Beagle Channel, and found himself... (read more)

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Oaxaca Journal (Vintage Departures)
Oaxaca Journal (Vintage Departures)
by Oliver W. Sacks
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Since childhood, Oliver Sacks has been fascinated by ferns: an ancient class of plants able to survive and adapt in many climates. Along with a delightful group of fellow fern aficionados—mathematicians, poets, artists, and assorted botanists and... (read more)

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The Unconquered: In Search of the Amazon's Last Uncontacted Tribes
The Unconquered: In Search of the Amazon's Last Uncontacted Tribes
by Scott Wallace
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"A riveting and brilliant book blessed with the pacing of a novel but carrying the great weight of world events. This is journalism at its very, very best." Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm  Many of us are just awakening to... (read more)

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On Mexican Time: A New Life in San Miguel
On Mexican Time: A New Life in San Miguel
by Tony Cohan
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An American writer and his wife find a new homeand a new lease on lifein the charming sixteenth-century hill town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. When Los Angeles novelist Tony Cohan and his artist wife, Masako, visited central Mexico one winter they... (read more)

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The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon (Vintage Departures)
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon (Vintage Departures)
by David Grann
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Grann's riveting book, The Lost City of Z, delves into the intrepid life and mysterious disappearance of legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett. Armchair travelers will be whisked away to the Amazon on a wild ride with a surprising finish.... (read more)

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In Patagonia (Penguin Classics)
In Patagonia (Penguin Classics)
by Bruce Chatwin
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A masterpiece of travel, history and adventure, this award-winning book captures the spirit of the land, history, wildlife, and people of Patagonia.... (read more)

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In Trouble Again: A Journey Between the Orinoco and the Amazon (Vintage Departures)
In Trouble Again: A Journey Between the Orinoco and the Amazon (Vintage Departures)
by Redmond Ohanlon
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O'Hanlon takes us into the bug-ridden rain forest between the Orinoco and the Amazon--infested with jaguars and piranhas, where men would kill over a bottle of ketchup and where the locals may be the most violent people on earth (next to hockey fans).... (read more)

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An Embarrassment of Mangoes: A Caribbean Interlude
An Embarrassment of Mangoes: A Caribbean Interlude
by Ann Vanderhoof
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Under the Tuscan Sun meets the wide-open sea...An Embarrassment of Mangoes is a delicious chronicle of leaving the type-A lifestyle behind — and discovering the seductive secrets of life in the Caribbean. Who hasn't fantasized about chucking the... (read more)

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Running the Amazon (Vintage Departures)
Running the Amazon (Vintage Departures)
by Joe Kane
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Jungleland: A Mysterious Lost City and a True Story of Deadly Adventure (P.S.)
Jungleland: A Mysterious Lost City and a True Story of Deadly Adventure (P.S.)
by Christopher S. Stewart
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Armed with the personal notebooks of the mysterious World War II spy Theodore Morde, an adventurer who attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler, journalist Christopher S. Stewart sets out in search of the lost White City, buried somewhere deep in the... (read more)

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