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The Secret in Their Eyes
Basis for the 2010 Oscar-winning film and a portrait of 1970s Buenos Aires, Sacheri's novel-within-a-novel follows Benjamin Chaparro, a retired clerk in the Palace of Justice, who sets out to write a novel about a case that has haunted him for decades.
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.
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.
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.
Starting out in Cuzco, heart of the Inca Empire, Wilson spreads north and south along the Andes, including excerpts from South American literary giants, travelers and his own impressions.
Culture Smart! Argentina
A concise, well-illustrated and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
Iguazu Falls Map
This foldup laminated card shows seven maps of the falls, Puerto Iguazu, park and region.
Lake District, Araucania: Argentina & Chile
This regional map (1:400,00) covers the mid-section of Chile and Argentina from Bariloche across to Puerto Montt and Temuco.
Tango, The Art History of Love
A probing cultural history of the tango, its working class origins in 19th-century Buenos Aires and Afro-Argentine roots.
Buenos Aires Map
A laminated street map of Buenos Aires and surroundings at a scale of 1:15,000.
The classic account of a remarkable, 10,000-mile journey in 1925 across the Andes, pampas, deserts and tropical forest of South and Central America from Buenos Aires to Washington D.C. Astoundingly, Tschiffely made the epic trek with the same two delightful, determined and hardy (and much loved) gaucho horses, Mancha and Gato. Tschiffely captures the people, landscape of the spirit of places along the way in vivid, down-to-earth detail.
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.
Lonely Planet Buenos Aires
The best of Buenos Aires is included in this practical guide, along with a pullout map and insider recommendations on shopping, eating, sleeping and day trips.
Ines of My Soul
Allende turns the amazing life of Spanish conquistadora and founder of Santiago, Ines Suarez (1507-1580), into a gripping novel.
Chile, A Traveler's Literary Companion
These choice stories introduce both the country and a host of contemporary writers.
Fodor's Chile, Including Argentine Patagonia
An excellent all-around practical guide to the attractions, cultures and natural history of Chile.
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.
Puig's wicked tale of the life and death of Juan, an impossibly beautiful dancer and Lothario, steeped in the melancholy of Buenos Aires.
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.
Economist editor Reid draws on his years in the cities, presidential palaces and shantytowns of Central and South America in this portrait of a region rich in oil, farmland and culture, with consideration on its prospects in the face of globalization.