A masterpiece of travel, history and adventure, this awardwinning 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.
A Wildlife Guide to Chile
Sharon Chester, a talented lecturer and guide, hauled out expedition logs and field notes, consulted dozens of colleagues and spent many, many hours on hundreds of illustrations in this comprehensive guide to Chilean wildlife. From bats to butterflies, lizards to llamas, and frogs to flamingos this full-color, compact guide covers it all in detail.
Insight Guide Chile
This glossy guide is a full-color introduction to the land, people and history of Chile, written by a team of experts. Brief background essays highlight important topics, and there is some practical travel information interspersed throughout. With many local and regional maps.
Berndtson & Berndtson
A handy laminated road map of Chile in full color at a scale of
1:2,000,000, with supplementary maps. A wickedly funny, wide-ranging tale.
Zagier & Urruty Maps
Torres del Paine Map
This detailed walking map (1:80,000) includes trekking routes, refuges and color topography.
This compact, practical guide in the popular British series includes an overview of the history, nature and culture of the region.
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.
Patagonia, A Cultural History
A journalist with the Buenos Aires Herald, Moss follows a colorful cast of characters — from Magellan and Darwin to mad kings, gauchos, and Nazi fugitives — in this vivid overview of the culture and history of Patagonia.
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.
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 traditional Chilean dishes at home. Includes information on pairing wines with dishes, and a basic overview of wine producers and varieties in Chile.
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 convey this dangerous landscape’s dynamic character.
Darwin Slept Here: Discovery, Adventure and Swimming Iguanas in Charles Darwin’s South America
Simons captures the exuberance and wide-eyed wonder of
Darwin’s adventures in South America in this refreshingly irreverent account.
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.
Katherine Silver (Editor)
Chile, A Traveler’s Literary Companion
These choice stories introduce both the country and a host of contemporary writers.
Pablo Neruda, Alastair Reid (Translator), Mary Heebner (Illustrator)
On the Blue Shore of Silence, Poems of the Sea
A beautifully produced, bilingual anthology, published in celebration of the centennial of Neruda’s birth. The book features well-chosen poems on the theme of the sea and stunning accompanying paintings.
Voyage of the Beagle
The wide-eyed tale of a young man on a five-year voyage that changed his life — and our way of thinking about the world.
First published in 1839, it’s still a marvelous introduction to the wildlife, nature and allure of South America.
Birds of Chile
This compact, comprehensive guide with superb color plates also includes Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands.
Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises
In Eyewitness’s trademark graphic style, this sturdy guidebook colorfully describes the world’s cetaceans with numerous illustrations, range maps, fluke drawings and a few paragraphs on each species.