Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org
, a website that supports local bookstores.
A Wildlife Guide to Chile
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.
Around Cape Horn
Captain Irving Johnson memorably narrates this documentary of his 1929 voyage as a young man aboard the Peking, featuring a remarkable sequence about the ship rounding the Horn in a storm.
Rounding the Horn
A sailor at heart, Dallas Murphy gets himself down to Ushuaia, embarks a sturdy vessel and heads out to experience the wind and weather of Tierra del Fuego. In his informative account, Dallas interweaves plenty of history, a little rather naive politics and the story of his own adventures.
Patagonia, Nature's Last Frontier
The Argentine novelist Tomas Eloy Martinez (Santa Evita) provides the astute commentary for this collection of color photographs of Patagonia's windswept interiors, wild coast, mountains, glaciers and wildlife.
Voyaging, Southward from the Strait of Magellan
An illustrated account of Rockwell's foolhardy voyage with a madman through magnificent Tierra del Fuego in a jury-rigged lifeboat. Both the text and striking woodcut illustrations communicate this dangerous landscape's dynamic character.
Travels in a Thin Country, A Journey through Chile
British author Sara Wheeler deploys her wit, intelligence and powerful investigative skills on the Republic of Chile in this insightful travelogue.
Wallpaper City Guide Santiago
A stylish, thin (it fits in your back pocket) city guide compiled by the design magazine Wallpaper's local reporters. Well-organized, with chapter tabs, many photographs and of-the-moment recommendations.
Eyewitness Top 10 Buenos Aires
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions.
Birds of Southern South America & Antarctica
With color plates, range maps and brief descriptions, this is a compact regional guide.
Far Away and Long Ago
Hudson's enthralling childhood remembrances are rich with descriptions of the landscapes, birds and nature of Argentina.
Torres del Paine Map
This detailed walking map (1:80,000) includes trekking routes, refuges and color topography.
Buenos Aires, A Cultural History
An exhilarating, erudite guide to Buenos Aires as it has been portrayed by writers, poets and thinkers, with a street map and detailed neighborhood descriptions.
Argentina, A Traveler's Literary Companion
These choice stories introduce the landscapes and culture of Argentina, from the Andes to the Pampas, through the eyes of its writers.
The Whispering Land
A sparkling account of an eight-month jaunt on the trail of fur seals, guanaco, parrots and other Patagonian marvels. Excellent family reading.
Tasting Chile, A Celebration of Authentic Chilean Foods and Wines
With recipes from restaurants and home chefs across Chile, this compilation is a great introduction to Chilean cuisine, and an excellent resource for anyone interested in trying out Chilean traditional dishes at home. Includes information on pairing wines with dishes and a basic overview of wine producers and varieties in Chile.
Where the Earth Ends, A Journey Beyond Patagonia
A spirited tale of adventures in the southern tip of South America, south from the Pampas and Patagonia to Punta Arenas, the Beagle Channel, Ushuaia -- and Antarctica.
Moon Handbook Patagonia
A practical guide in the Moon series, packed not only with travel necessities (hotels, restaurants, sights), but also with a good overview of history and destinations throughout Patagonia.
Ines of My Soul
Allende turns the amazing life of Spanish conquistadora and founder of Santiago, Ines Suarez (1507-1580), into a gripping novel.
Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego Map
This handy map shows all Patagonia on one side (1:2,000,000), with a more detailed map of Tierra del Fuego (1:750,000) on the reverse.
A masterpiece of travel, history and adventure, this award-winning book captures the spirit of the land, history, wildlife and people of Patagonia. There's no travel writer as engaging, insightful and just plain wonderful as Bruce Chatwin.