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Lines in the Water: Nature and Culture at Lake Titicaca,
University of California Press, 2002
- The book's subtitle "Nature and Culture at Lake Titicaca" specifies
the center of action, but the scope is much broader and deeper.
It's actually hard to find the words to say how delightful this
book is. Author Ben
Orlove is an environmental science professor at the University
of California, Davis, and his book is based on three decades of
trips to Peru and
The Beautiful Game, Latin American Bureau, 1998
- Taking its title from Pele's description of soccer, this book
looks at how the sport is integrated into Latin American culture.
It's a collection of colorful anecdotes and perceptive insights.
The Latin American City, Latin American Bureau, 1998
- This book examines the urban explosion of the 20th century from
the perspective of the poor. The author asks why people are attracted
to the cities and examines how they survive. The book book is
illustrated with photos, tables and graphs. For anyone interested
in the region, this book is a must read.
Adventures in Nature, John Muir Publications, 1997
- This is the classic first and last edition of the guidebook
written by the founder of Planeta.com.
Much of the text has been recycled into travel guides published
on this site.
Church, Dictatorships and Democracy in Latin America,
Orbis Books, 1999
- This fascinating history of liaisons among powerful institutions
is both well-written and deeply sad. Chapters examine the Catholic
Church's history in Latin America from its Colonial Legacy to
current relations in Peru, Mexico, Nicaragua and Guatemala. This
study is recommended for any reader interested in human rights
and democratic development in the region.