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Argentina recommended reading

Here is a selection of books we like relating to Argentina: Journalist Chris Moss' book, published in 2008, documents part of his journey as he crossed the continent from the Atlantic to the Andes. He wrote an evocative article in the Telegraph here describing one journey that inspired it in Welsh P... Read more»

Posted in: Guide books, Travel books, Novels
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Cuba recommended reading

Here is a selection of books we recommend relating to Cuba: Last published in 2008, this very complete book is a must-have guide for all birders visiting Cuba. This relatively recent guide book published by Helm field guides is the best (and only!) guide available for the birds of Cuba. It includes... Read more»

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Viva South America - Oliver Balch

This is a very readable journey through South America, with each chapter looking at a different country in relation to a specific theme. For example, Chile is examined through the eyes of women and Bolivia from the perspective of the poor. The author's commentary on Colombia is particularly hard-hit... Read more»

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Saddled With Darwin - Toby Green

Following in the steps of Darwin, Toby Green rides through Uruguay, Argentina and Chile. An interesting journey for the remoteness of many places and the fascinating characters met along the way. Read more»

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Savages - Joe Kane

A compelling account of the Huaorani Indians' struggle against oil exploitation in Ecuador's Amazon basin. Especially poignant as the Huaorani have since opened their doors to tourism as a sustainable form of income. Read more»

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A South American adventure: letters from George Reid

George Reid (1842-1889) wrote letters home during his time in Argentina and what is now Uruguay from 1867-1870. These have been selected by Valerie Boyle, who published this lovely book in 1999. Sadly now out of print, but highly recommended for a glimpse of what life was like for the early pioneers... Read more»

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From the Sierra to the Pampas - Frank McLynn

Richard Burton's travels in South America 1860-69. Read more»

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Angels Four - David Nott

First ascent of Angel Falls in January 1971. Read more»

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