patagonia books
& guides

Here is a brief selection of favorite, new and hard-to-find books, prepared for your journey.

highly recommended patagonia books

Caterina Perrone
Culture Smart! Chile
Guidebook | 2007 | PAPER | 168 pages

A concise and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture. ($10.95)

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Chris Moss
Patagonia, A Cultural History
Cultural Portrait | 2008 | HARD COVER | 328 pages

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. ($30.95)

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Gerald Durrell
The Whispering Land, Travel Narrative
Guidebook | 2014 | PAPER | 224 pages

A sparkling account of an eight-month jaunt on the trail of fur seals, guanaco, parrots and other Patagonian marvels. Excellent family reading.($17.00)

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Nick Caistor
Buenos Aires, A Cultural Guide
Guidebook | 2014 | PAPER | 224 pages

This cultural guide looks at the history of Buenos Aires, examining how culture over time has shaped the city. (BZL130, $17.00)

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Bruce Chatwin
In Patagonia
Travel Narrative | 1989 | PAPER | 204 pages | Favorite

A masterpiece of travel, history and adventure, this award-winning book captures the spirit of the land, history, wildlife and people of Patagonia. There is no travel writer as engaging, insightful and just plain wonderful as Bruce Chatwin. ($13.00)

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Zagier & Urruty Maps
Los Glaciares National Park
Reference | 2004 | MAP | 1 page

A colorful map of the popular areas of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares at a scale of 1:230,000, providing an overview of the area and highlighting points of interest. ($21.95)

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Wayne Bernhardson
Moon Handbook Patagonia
Guidebook | 2014 | PAPER | 550 pages

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. ($21.99)

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Eyewitness Guides
DK Eyewitness Top Ten Buenos Aires
Guidebook | 2015 | PAPER | 128 pages

A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions. ($14.00)

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Marcelo D. Beccaceci
Natural Patagonia, Argentina and Chile
Natural History | 1999 | PAPER | 124 pages

An informative photographic journey through the breathtaking landscapes and wildlife of Patagonia. Featuring 120 color photographs, presented in Spanish and English. ($24.95)

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Jason Wilson
Buenos Aires, A Cultural History
History | 2000 | PAPER | 249 pages

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. ($15.00)

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Martin D. la Pena, Maurice Rumboll
Birds of Southern South America and Antarctica
Field Guide | 2001 | PAPER | 224 pages

With color plates, range maps and brief descriptions, this is a compact regional guide. ($21.95)

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Alvaro Jaramillo
Birds of Chile
Field Guide | 2003 | PAPER | 240 pages

This compact, comprehensive guide with superb color plates also includes Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands. ($35.00)

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Sharon Chester
A Wildlife Guide to Chile
Field Guide | 2008 | PAPER | 392 pages

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. ($22.95)

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Cesar Aira
Shantytown
Literature | 2013 | PAPER | 128 pages

The Argentine modernist turns to noir in this inventive short crime novel set in the slums of Buenos Aires. (ARG130, $13.95)

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Antoine de Saint Exupery
Night Flight
Literature | 1986 | PAPER | 87 pages

Saint Exupery captures the thrill and mystery of early flight in this tale of a pilot alone in a storm over the Andes en route to Buenos Aires. ($12.95)

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Jill Gibian (Editor)
Argentina, A Traveler's Literary Companion
Literature | 2010 | PAPER | 256 pages

These choice stories introduce the landscapes and culture of Argentina, from the Andes to the Pampas, through the eyes of its writers. ($14.95)

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Sara Wheeler
Travels in a Thin Country, A Journey through Chile
Travel Narrative | 1996 | PAPER | 304 pages

British author Sara Wheeler deploys her wit, intelligence and powerful investigative skills on the Republic of Chile in this insightful travelogue. ($18.00)

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W.H. Hudson
Far Away and Long Ago
Biography/Memoir | 2006 | PAPER | 338 pages

Hudson's enthralling childhood remembrances are rich with descriptions of the landscapes, birds and nature of Argentina. ($12.95)

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Nicholas Fraser
Evita, The Real Life of Eva Peron
Biography/Memoir | 1996 | PAPER | 222 pages

Separating fact from myth, Fraser traces Evita’s life from her humble origins to her place as a revered cult figure, also exploring Peronism and Argentine politics of the 1930s and 1940s. ($15.95)

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Zagier & Urruty Maps
Torres del Paine Map
Reference | 2008 | MAP | 1 page

This detailed walking map (1:80,000) includes trekking routes, refuges and color topography. ($11.95)

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ITMB
Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego Map
Reference | 2015 | MAP | 1 page

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. ($12.95)

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