Wanderings in South America
The original observations and travels of the early 19th-century naturalist in Guyana. Waterton ran his uncle's estate Walton Hall outside Georgetown, which is now open to the public.
Birds of Northern South America, Vol. 1: Identification, Distribution and Taxonomy
A monumental undertaking, this comprehensive guide covers 2,308 species of birds found from Ecuador to French Guiana. This companion volume contains extensive species accounts, with information on habitat, vocalization, nomenclature, and the latest taxonomy. Color plates and distribution maps are published separately in Volume 2, intended as a field guide. Robin Restall is executive director, Clemencia Rodner is research associate, and Miguel Lentino is scientific director at the Phelps Institute for Ornithological Studies, Caracas, Venezuela.
For this latest outing the adventurous Englishman, who has previously written about Paraguay (At the Tomb of the Inflatable Pig) and Newfoundland (Theatre of Fish) sets out for the wilds of northeast South America, taking in colonial Georgetown "(...a city of stilts and clapboard, brilliant whites, fretwork, spindles and louvers."), French-inflected Paramaribo in Suriname and, most significantly, out into the unconquered wilderness. Attuned to history and the eccentric characters he meets along the way, Gimlette offers up an enticing portrait of the Guianas-- Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana, an appealing land of "head-crushing jaguars, strangling snakes, rivers of stingrays and electric eels."
Amerindian Legends of Guyana
Guyana. These stories tell of the deeds of folk heroes and give the reader a clear understanding of some of the myths, traditions and folklore surrounding the lives of these proud people. The Amerindians comprise roughly five percent of the Guyanese population and they live mainly in the forest and savannah regions of the interior of the country. The author has written extensively on Guyanese and Caribbean history and culture. He is currently Guyana's Ambassador to the United States of America and also his country's Permanent Representative to the Organization of American States, positions to which he was appointed since 1993.
Birds of Northern South America, Vol. 2: Field Guide
Designed for use in the field, this Identification Guide (Volume 2 of the monumental Birds of Northern South America), features Robin Restall's exquisitely detailed paintings, along with range maps and brief notes on identification integrated on facing pages. With an astounding 6400 color paintings (illustrating many birds in a variety of plumages) and 2308 maps. It covers all of Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana (including offshore islands) and can be used (with caution warn the authors) in Northern Peru and Brazil. Birders in the Amazon will welcome this book.
Going Home and Other Tales from Guyana
These stories of boyhood days, a volume in the Macmillan Caribbean Writers series, capture the flavor of growing up in Guyana, then British Guiana. Deryck Bernard is Senior Lecturer and Dean of Faculty at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Guyana and a Member of Parliament.
Bradt Travel Guide Guyana
A comprehensive, practical guide in the ground-breaking British series, with recommendations for adventure activities in the jungles, in the mountains and on the coast.
Guyana and the Guianas Travel Map
Double sided travel map of Guyana 1:850,000 with information for travelers and a map of the Guianas on the reverse.
Masters of All They Surveyed: Exploration, Geography, and a British El Dorado
A lively, well-illustrated account of the exploration and mapping of British Guiana, now Guyana. Burnett zeroes in on the 1830's adventures of Robert H. Schomburgk on the trail of Sir Walter Raleigh and rumors of gold. With excellent archival maps and maps and natural history drawings. It's a heady meditation on history, geography and nation.