Books tagged: andes

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Ecuador: A Low-Threat Environment for Drug Trafficking - Cocaine Trade, Rafael Correa, Cartels, Andes Narcotics, Mexico, Transnational Crime Organizations, U.S.-Ecuadorian Relations, Money Laundering
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 39,350. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Latin America / General, Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade
Ecuador's role in the cocaine trade has historically differed from its drug-trafficking neighbors. This Andean country traditionally serves as a transshipment hub for illegal narcotics, precursor chemicals, and a place to launder money.
Inca Treasure - Poems from the Andes of Ecuador
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,890. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2015 by S & S P Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
The legend of lost treasure of the last Inca king, Atahualpa, is guarded by remote, mist-veiled mountains in central Ecuador. Martin Litherland was summoned to explore this region and these poems, linking narrative and photos tell the story, as he and his companions tackle this essentially unexplored and uninhabited mountain range. Read about the treasure, gold fever, and the man with one hand.
Talon, Flight for Life
Series: Talon, Book 3. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 113,880. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2014 by Aurora House. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Inspirational
Matica and her father travel to Cajamarca to organise supplies and air tickets for their holiday in Australia. On their way home disaster strikes. Her father is seriously injured after being bitten by a huge spider and contracts a high fever. Not knowing what to do, Matica calls to her condors for help. Follow Matica on her adventures with her beloved condors.
Talon, Come Fly with Me
Series: Talon, Book 1. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 46,420. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2014 by Aurora House. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Inspirational
Matica has a growth handicap and is trapped in the body of a two year old, causing her to be rejected by the local people, who do not allow her to play with their children. With patience and a sense of adventure Matica befriends a pair of condors. A strong bond develops between them. She rescues the egg they are trying to protect from poachers and nurtures it to hatching. Many adventures await.
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.
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.
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: 16,820. 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.
In the Footsteps of Whymper: Climbing Ecuador's Volcanoes
Series: Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries, Book 10. Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 17,670. 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 many of Ecuador's highest mountains, and Mark was determined to find out more by climbing some of them himself.
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: 15,820. 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 Shadow of Giants
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 88,170. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
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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.