HISTORY and CULTURE
John Hemming, The Conquest of the Incas (1987)
A.W. Bork and G. Mayer, Historical Dictionary of Ecuador (1973)
Wilma Roos and Omer van Renterghem, Ecuador in Focus (1998)
Sarah Radcliffe and Sallie Westwood, Remaking he Nation: Place,
Identity and Politics in Latin America (1999)
Meisch Lynne, Otavalo: Weaving, Costume and the Market, (Libri
Mundi, Quito, 1987)
David Davies, The Centenarians of the Andes (1995)
Tom Miller, The Panama Hat Trail: A Journey from South
Richard Poole, The Inca Smiled: The Growing Pains of an Aid
Worker in Ecuador (1993)
Moritz Thomsen, Living Poor (1989) (and his other books)
Mark Mann, The Gringo Trail (2000)
Peter Lourie, Sweat of the Sun, Tears of the Moon: A Chronicle of an Incan Treasure (1998)
Joe Kane, Savages (1995)
Randy Smith, Crisis Under the Canopy
Rolf Wesche et al., The Ecotourist's Guide to the Ecuadorian
Amazon, Napo Province (1995)
Philippe Descola, The Spears of Twilight: Life and Death in
the Amazon Jungle (1996)
Michael Harner, The Jivaro; People of the Sacred Waterfall
Mircea Eliade's Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy (1989)
Wade Davis, One River (1998)
Edward Whymper, Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the
Equator, originally published in 1891 and reprinted by Peregrine
Books, UK, 1990.
Richard Snailham, Sangay Survived: The Story of the Ecuadorian
Volcano Disaster (1978).
Rob Rachowiecki and Mark Thurber, Climbing & Hiking in Ecuador
Johanna Angermeyer, My Father's Island (1989)
Margaret Wittmer, Floreana
John Treherne, The Galápagos Affair (1983)
There are several editions in print of Darwin's Travels in
the Beagle which include the captivating chapters on the islands.
Alan Moorehead, Darwin and The Beagle, (1969)
Jonathan Weiner, The Beak of the Finch (1994)
John Hickman, The Enchanted Islands; The Galápagos Discovered
David Horwell & Pete Oxford, Galapagos Wildlife: A Visitor's Guide, Bradt (2005, 2nd ed.)
Michael Harris, A Field Guide to the Birds of the Galápagos
Rachowiecki et al., Ecuador, Lonely Planet
Dominic Hamilton and Derek Davies, Traveler's Ecuador Companion (2001)
Nelson Gómez, Guia Informativa de Quito and The Pocket
Guide to Ecuador, updated yearly.
John Kricher, A Neotropical Companion.
The excellent Libri Mundi bookshop in Quito
has a web site where you can order books online: www.librimundi.com.
The best English-language bookshop in Quito (and probably South America) is Confederate Books, Calama at Juan Leon Mera. It has a great selection of books on Ecuador and the rest of the continent.
The South American Explorers also have a comprehensive list
of books available to order at www.samexplo.org.