Suggested Reading List
A Desert Bestiary, Folklore, Literature, and Ecological Thought from the World's Dry Places
Author: Gregory McNamee
Description: From the ant to the wolf, this is a lively, informative tribute to desert animals and their place in literature, folklore and ecology.
A Wildlife Guide to Chile
Author: Sharon Chester
Description: Chester's splendid guide, featuring 120 color plates, covers the wildlife, plants and natural history of Chile from the Atacama Desert and Patagonia to Easter Island and Antarctica.
Birds of Southern South America & Antarctica
Author: Martin D. la Pena, Maurice Rumboll
Description: With color plates, range maps and brief descriptions, this is a compact regional guide.
Author: National Geographic
Description: This National Geographic Adventure map includes a clear view of Chile from Laguna San Rafael south to Cape Horn (1,1,750,000).
Desert Memories, Journeys Through the Chilean North
Author: Ariel Dorfman
Description: A quest for national history, personal memories, and family origins in the Atacama by the noted playwright, novelist and essayist. The legacy of mining, Pinochet, and the author's own history are woven into this meditative account.
Dry, Life Without Water
Author: Ehsan Masood, Daniel Schaffer
Description: A generously illustrated survey of the people, cultures and habitats of the world's deserts, ranging from Sudan and the Burkina Faso to the Skeleton Coast in Namibia, China, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Oman and the deserts of North and South America, including the Atacama.
Author: Jennifer Vanderbes
Description: In this mesmerizing novel, Vanderbes spins parallel stories of two young women on Easter Island, one an archaeologist with a 1913 expedition and the other an American botanist who visits 60 years later.
Easter Island Map
Description: A colorful topographic map (1:30,000).
Easter Island, the Essential Guide
Author: Kay Sanger
Description: Sanger covers the history, archaeology, people and practicalities in this authoritative guide, published by the Easter Island Foundation.
Insight Guide Chile
Author: Insight Guides
Description: This glossy guide provides a full-color introduction by a team of experts to the land, people, history and attractions of Chile. Brief background essays highlight important topics. With many local and regional maps.
Rapa Nui, Island of Memory
Author: Georgia Lee
Description: Full of anecdote and incident, Lee's lively memoir of fieldwork on Rapa Nui celebrates the people and life on the island since the 1980s.
San Pedro de Atacama Map
Author: JLM Maps
Description: A detailed road map of San Pedro de Atacama and surroundings at a scale of 1:500,000.
The Statues That Walked, Unraveling the Mystery of Easter Island
Author: Carl Lipo, Terry Hunt
Description: Drawing on archaeological evidence and their own work, Hunt and Lip challenge Jared Diamond's view of eco-catastrophe in this convincing new history of Rapa Nui.