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.
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.
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.
Eyewitness Top Ten Buenos Aires
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions.
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.
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.
Berndtson & Berndtson
Buenos Aires Map
A laminated street map of Buenos Aires and surroundings at a scale of 1:15,000.
Zagier & Urruty Maps
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.
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.
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.
Far Away and Long Ago
Hudson’s enthralling childhood remembrances are rich with descriptions of the landscapes, birds and nature of Argentina.
Idle Days in Patagonia
A handsome reprint of Hudson’s classic 1893 account of life, nature and adventure in southern South America, with paintings and drawings by Alfred Hartley and J. Smit.
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.
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.
Cloud Forest, A Chronicle of the South American Wilderness
Matthiessen recounts with wit, insight and style his odyssey to the Amazon and Andes, including Machu Picchu and Tierra del Fuego.
Ines of My Soul
Allende turns the amazing life of Spanish conquistadora and founder of Santiago, Ines Suarez (1507-1580), into a gripping novel.
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.
Katherine Silver (Editor)
Chile, A Traveler’s Literary Companion
These choice stories introduce both the country and a host of contemporary writers, including Pablo Neruda and Ariel Dofrman.
Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises
In the trademark, graphic Eyewitness style, this sturdy guidebook colorfully describes the world’s cetaceans with numerous illustrations, range maps, fluke drawings and a few paragraphs on each species.
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.
Birds of Chile
This compact, comprehensive guide with superb color plates also includes Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands.
Martin D. la Pena, Maurice Rumboll
Birds of Southern South America & Antarctica
With color plates, range maps and brief descriptions, this is a compact regional guide.