Books tagged: andes

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Gids in die Andes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,120. Language: Afrikaans. Published: July 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
Die bekende Suid-Afrikaanse argeoloog Professor Raymond Luck het in ‘n droom opdrag gekry om na die graf van die heel laaste Sapa-Inka in die Andesberge te gaan soek. Die ekspedisie het Prof Luck, sy dogter Mandy en haar skoolvriend Tim Bergh in aanraking gebring met angswekkende avonture, vreemde karakters wat al meer as 400 jaar lank dood is en uiteindelik ‘n rampspoedige einde.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 133,360. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Chivor is an action/adventure tale set in Colombia, a corrupt tropical paradise where drug cartels battle masked guerrillas. An American adventurer gets caught in the middle, risking an ancient cache of emeralds worth billions, and the life of the woman he loves.
Diamants et silex
Price: $6.29 USD. Words: 18,030. Language: French. Published: March 2, 2012 by Editions de L'Herne. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Diamants et silex raconte, sur un fond d’orchestre rural, la confrontation sociale des seigneurs avec leurs serfs indiens dans un village de la cordillère andine. Dans cet univers féodal sans pitié, une autre bataille se livre entre les puissances de la vie et celles, délétères, de la mort.
Man of the Misty Trail
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,680. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Inspirational
In this magical real tale reminiscent of short works by Isabel Allende and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a young man finds himself trapped by his existence in the cloud forests of the eastern Andes. Through a series of bizarre encounters with animals of the mist, he comes to realize a dreadful truth, and he is faced with the most important decision of his life.
In the Shadow of Giants
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 88,170. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
In search of change, John and Maxine purchased and moved to a rundown olive grove and vineyard in Argentina, in Mendoza, at the foothills of the Andes. “In the Shadow of Giants” tells us their story of daily adventures, learning to become farmers, understanding the local mores, coping with the vagaries of the Andean climate, and discovering new realities on their travels to neighbouring lands.
The True Peruvian Route: An Ascent of Aconcagua, South America's Highest Mountain
Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 13. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 15,670. Language: British English. Published: December 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Mark Horrell was privileged to climb Aconcagua with a wise old Peruvian who had climbed the mountain more times than any other, and who had discovered one of its main routes. It soon became clear that you don't get a record like that unless you are willing to do all you can to defeat every obstacle the mountain throws at you.
In the Footsteps of Whymper: Climbing Ecuador's Volcanoes
Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 10. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 17,820. Language: British English. Published: December 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
This is the story of Mark Horrell's journey in the highlands of Ecuador following in the footsteps of the Victorian mountaineer Edward Whymper, who is best-known for making the very first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865. In 1879 he made first ascents of nearly all of Ecuador's highest mountains, and Mark was determined to find out more by climbing some of them himself.
Cocuy Sniffing in Colombia: Walking One of South America's Classic Treks
Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 15. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 16,680. Language: British English. Published: March 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Mountaineering, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
Mark Horrell sets out to trek and climb in the Sierra Nevada del Cocuy, an area which was previously a stronghold of drug funded guerrillas who would have regarded a climber, especially a foreign one, as easy ransom money. What he finds is a green and pleasant land of mountains, lakes and glaciers which belie Colombia's reputation as a den of terrorism. This is the diary of his journey.
A Scot Goes South - A Journey from Mexico to Ayers Rock
Series: Roughing It Round the World. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 136,680. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Here is the sequel to Alastair Scott's highly acclaimed Scot Free, describing the next two years of his five-year odyssey, this time in Central and South America, Australia and New Zealand. He writes with the same infectious brio as in his first book, a photographer's eye enriching the writer's, seizing with delight upon the egregious and eccentric, the larger-than-life that turns out to be life.
Talon, Connected
Series: Talon, Book 4. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 91,540. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2014 by Aurora House. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Matica lives in the small village of Pucara with her brother, mom and dad, who is recovering from his near-death experience. Her 11th birthday is coming up and the things she is about to encounter proves she is very brave. She is invited to see Elcano, the very old and frail father of the village elder Pajaro. She is afraid. She also hears the poachers are back looking for eggs - and Talon.