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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. Wondering what to read? We've compiled Essential Reading lists for every IE destination, each a hand-picked set of four or five books and map. These lists favor well-written, concise books that capture the spirit of a place, including guidebooks, traveler’s tales, memoirs, histories, field guides and natural histories, along with fiction, many mysteries and books on art, architecture, food and language. Humor helps too!

Below is a brief selection of favorite, new and hard-to-find books from our partner Longitude Books, each designed to enrich your experience.

South America Reading List

Tropical Nature

Tropical Nature
By Adrian Forsyth & Ken Miyata

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Africa Reading List

Wildlife of East Afrcia

The Wildlife of East Africa
By Martin Withers & David Hosking

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Central America Reading List

Path Between the Seas

The Path Between Seas
By David McCullough

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India & Asia Reading List

City of Djinns

City of Djinns: A Year in Delhi
By William Dalrymple

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North America & Caribbean Reading List

Taste of Cuba

A Taste of Cuba, A Journey Through Cuba and Its Paladars
By Cynthia Carris Alonso & Jose Luis Alonso

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Europe Reading List

Cadogan Italian Riviera

Cadogan Italian Riviera & Piemonte
By Michael Pauls & Dana Facaros

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