This guide is packed with all the information you'll need for your trip to South America. It includes a section detailing the history of South America, 26 features covering the continent's life and culture, ranging from its magnificent archaeological heritage to the irrepressible carnival of Rio de Janeiro; a country by country visitor's guide to the sights, and a comprehensive travel tips section packed with essential contact addresses and numbers. Full colour photographs throughout provide a real feel for the destination - providing an inspiring background read. Equally, this guide can be kept as a superb, visual souvenir of a visit.
Table of Contents
Introduction and History: The Undiscovered Continent, Pre-Columbian Timeline, The First Peoples, The European Conquest, Independence, Into the 21st Century. Features: People, Music & Dance, Arts & Crafts, Architecture, The Great Outdoors. Places: The North Coast, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Andean Highlands, Peru, Bolivia Ecuador, Brazil, Paraguay, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, The Falkland Islands. Picture Stories: Pre-Columbian Societies, Explorers & Eccentrics, Lake Titicaca, Birds of the Galapagos, Riches of the Amazon. Travel Tips - Highlights: Getting Acquainted, Planning the Trip, A-Z Travel Tips, Language, Further Reading.