Reading Lists

Books are a great way to learn about and prepare for your expedition. Spend time studying your birds and mammals before you go; dream about all that you'll see; and get excited about your natural history tour as you learn about the local culture, traditions, wildlife and history.

Below is a brief selection of favorite, new and hard-to-find books from our partner Longitude Books — prepared for your journey. For your convenience, you may call (800) 342-2164 to order these books directly from Longitude, a specialty mail-order book service. To order online, and to get the latest, most comprehensive selection of books for your voyage, click on the links below.

South America



Amazon BookAmazon
Tropical Nature • Adrian Forsyth • Ken Miyata

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  book on East AfricaEast Africa
The Wildlife of East Africa• Martin Withers • David Hosking

More Great East Africa Books

book on PatagoniaPatagonia
In Patagonia • Bruce Chatwin

More Great Patagonia Books


book on KenyaKenya
West With The Night • Beryl Markham

More Great Kenya Books 
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book on BrazilBrazil's Pantanal
Bradt Pantanal Wildlife, A  Visitors Guide to Brazil's Great Wetlands • James Lowen

More Great Pantanal Books


book on SafariTanzania
The Safari Companion, A Guide to Watching African Mammals • Richard Estes

More Great Tanzania Books

book on GalapagosGalapagos
Galapagos, A Natural History Guide • Michael H. Jackson

More Great Galapagos Books 

  Book on UgandaUganda
Gorillas in the Mist • Dian Fossey

More Great Uganda Books

Book on Machu PicchuMachu Picchu
Lost City of the Incas, The Story of Machu Picchu and its Builders • Hiram Bingham

More Great Machu Picchu Books 


Central America


Asia / Pacific

Cobook on Costa Ricasta Rica
Costa Rica, A Journey Through Nature • Adrian Hepworth

More Great Costa Rica Books


book on IndiaIndia
India •Stanley Wolpert 

More Great India Books

Book on PanamaPanama
The Path Between Seas  • David McCullough

More Great Panama Books