Birds of Northern South America, Vol. 2: Field Guide
Robin Restall, Clemencia Rodner & Roger Williams
This comprehensive field guide, featuring an astounding 6400 paintings and 2308 maps, covers all the birds from Ecuador to Guiana.
Neotropical Rainforest Mammals, A Field Guide
Compact enough to slip into your daypack, this field guide to the mammals of Central and South American features 29 color plates of more than 200 species.
Guyana Suriname & French Guiana Map
A colorful, detailed travel map of Guayana at a scale of 1:850,000 with a map of the region from Georgetown west to Paramaribo and Cayenne on the reverse.
The Bradt Guide Guyana
A comprehensive, practical guide in the ground-breaking British series, with recommendations for adventure activities in the jungles, in the mountains and on the coast.
A Neotropical Companion
John Kricher & Mark Plotkin
From plants and animals to birds and bugs, it's all here in this wonderfully written overview of the ecology, habitats, plants and animals of Central and South America.
In this illustrated tale of a remarkable life, Todd (Tinkering with Eden) illuminates how 17th-century naturalist Maria Sibylla Merian turned a childhood passion for butterflies into a groundbreaking life of art, science and exploration in the wild Guianas, searching for the secrets of metamorphosis.
Adrian Forsyth & Ken Miyata
Two uncommonly observant and thoughtful field biologists offer a lucid portrait of the tropics through 17 marvelous essays that introduce the habitats, ecology, plants and animals of the Central and South American rainforests.
Edge of the Jungle
A collection of 12 essays on the Amazon and its ecology and wildlife. A scientist-explorer with the soul of a poet, Beebe wrote dozens of books about his adventures in tropical America and Guyana.
HISTORY & CULTURE
The Penguin History of Latin America
Beginning with the Spanish conquest, this brisk history covers questions of empire, colonialism and nationalism through the 1980s.
U.S. Intervention in British Guiana: A Cold War Story
Stephen G. Rabe
Rabe presents convincing evidence of a covert intervention by the C.I.A. in British Guiana between 1953 and 1969, intended to unseat Cheddi Jagan, a Marxist popular among the South Asian majority.
Masters of All They Surveyed: Exploration, Geography, and a British El Dorado
D. Graham Burnett
A lively, well-illustrated account of the 19th-century exploration, mapping and British Imperial adventures in what is now Guyana.
The Naturalist on the River Amazons
Henry Walter Bates
A spell-binding early account of the river and its environs, first published in 1863. This classic chronicle of Bates's scientific adventures, part natural history and part travelogue, has inspired generations of tropical biologists.
Wanderings in South America
The original observations and travels of the early 19th-century naturalist in Guyana.
This semi-autobiographical novel captures the culture and flavor of Guyana, and the tensions between the racially mixed East Indian and Afro-Caribbean inhabitants of fictional Tamarind Grove.
Rhonda Mullins & Elise Turcotte
Montreal resident Ana copes with the loss of her husband by compulsively investigating the suicide of her son's beloved hairdresser, a woman from Guyana who lived through the Jonestown Massacre.
The Sly Company of People Who Care
Rahul Bhattacharya sets his first novel in tropical Guyana, casually evoking both the watery landscapes ("The drenched wooden houses on stilts warmed my soul," his character remarks) and the dizzy cultural mix of Indian, African, Portuguese, Chinese and Amerindian.