Love in the Time of Cholera
A glorious tale of great love consummated after fifty years, nine months and four days, memorably set in a dusty 19th-century town on the Caribbean coast of Colombia.
Footprint Focus Cartegena & Caribbean Coast
With listings, practical information and maps, this slim, pocket guide covers the basics of the northern coast of Colombia.
Caribbean by Cruise Ship
An excellent guide to the region with detailed port maps, suggested excursions, color photographs and a pull-out map of all the Caribbean.
Birds of Aruba, Curacao, and Bonaire
Featuring 71 color plates, this compact, comprehensive Princeton Field Guide covers all the birds of the Lesser Antilles.
Latin America in Colonial Times
This scholarly primer considers the history of the continent from the arrival of the first Conquistadors in the 16th century to the dying embers of empire 300 years later, giving equal weight to the histories of the colonial rulers, the African slaves brought over to work in the New World and the indigenous groups whose lives and lands were forever changed by conquest.
The Robber of Memories, A River Journey Through Colombia
Inspired by a chance encounter with Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Cartagena, the adventurous Michael Jabobs travels to Baranquilla to journey 1,000 miles across western Colombia on the great Magdalena, the "river of our lives." He captures the conflicts, troubled past and spirit of isolated communities along the way.
Reef Fish Behavior: Florida Caribbean Bahamas
With 475 color photographs, readers not only learn about the nature of the fishes sighted on every reef dive, but also learn when and where to observe the dramatic behaviors.
Banana, The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World
Koeppel traces the history, natural and otherwise, politics and precarious current status of modern monoculture, touching down in India (world center of banana diversity), Ecuador (world's largest producer) and Central America.
Costa Rica, A Traveler's Literary Companion
These 26 well-chosen stories by Costa Rican writers introduce the people, culture and land.
The Path Between the Seas
A great story, admirably told in vivid, page-turning detail, this is the one book to read on the creation of the Panama Canal.
The Tailor of Panama
Set in Panama, this thriller by master storyteller John Le Carre includes spymasters, corrupt officials, arms manufacturers and other unsavory types.
Two uncommonly observant and thoughtful field biologists offer a lucid portrait of the tropics through 17 marvelous essays that introduce the habitats, ecology, plants and animals of the Central and South American rainforests.
Wild Costa Rica
This beautiful, informative survey of the habitats, wildlife and protected areas of Costa Rica features 200 color photographs and chapters on natural history and conservation.
Empire's Crossroads, A History of the Caribbean from Columbus to the Present Day
A scholarly, readable history of the entire Caribbean from Cuba to Haiti, Jamaica to Trinidad. Gibson begins in 1492 and ends in the 20th century, covering five centuries with panache.
A laminated, folded map of Aruba at a scale of 1:50,000 with insets of city centers and the Dutch Antilles.
A Neotropical Companion
From plants and animals to birds and bugs, it's all here in this wonderfully written overview of the ecology, habitats, plants and animals of Central and South America.
Latin America Map
This handy double-sided map, covering Mexico, Caribbean, Central and South America includes street plans of popular cities.
Culture Smart! Colombia
A concise and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
A Traveller's History of the Caribbean
A concise history of the Caribbean Islands, beginning with a description of their formation and geologic attributes, carrying through to the first civilizations in the region, and ending with the modern tourism boom.