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BOOKS

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)

TRAVEL WRITING
Tom Miller, The Panama Hat Trail: A Journey from South America (1988)
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)

THE ORIENTE
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 (1984)
Mircea Eliade's Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy (1989)
Wade Davis, One River (1998)

CLIMBING
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

GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS
HISTORICAL
:
Johanna Angermeyer, My Father's Island (1989)
Margaret Wittmer, Floreana
John Treherne, The Galápagos Affair (1983)
NATURAL HISTORY:
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 (1985)
GUIDES:
Michael Jackson, Galápagos.
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 (1992).

OTHER GUIDES:
Rob 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.

 
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