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South American Handbook 2017 (Footprint Handbook) Hardcover – 25 Oct 2016

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  • Hardcover: 1798 pages
  • Publisher: Footprint Travel Guides; 93rd Revised edition edition (25 Oct. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1911082027
  • ISBN-13: 978-1911082026
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 3.9 x 18.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 143,573 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sets the pace for the rest to follow. --Michael Palin

The South American Handbook shows why the printed travel guide will never die. It is so much more than a guidebook full of listings - it is an organic repository of nearly a century of courageous and serendipitous exploration. --Simon Calder, Senior Travel Editor, The Independent

I took the 1990 edition of the SAH - a lovely little brick of a book with a jaguar on the front - with me when I went to live in Buenos Aires and took it all over Argentina with me on my many trips. For all its listings and facts, I never really thought of it as a practical guide; for me it was more of a dream-Bible, the wispy thin pages full of possibilities of travel and exploration. It got nicked when I was in Salta and I was inconsolable. --Chris Moss, The Telegraph

About the Author

Ben Box has been working on the South American Handbook for over 30 years and is a Latin America expert. Ben has contributed to newspapers, magazines and learned tomes, usually on the subject of travel, and has also been involved in Footprint's Central America & Mexico, Caribbean Islands, Brazil and Peru since their inception. Having a doctorate in Spanish and Portuguese studies from London University, Ben maintains a strong interest in Latin American literature and culture.


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Very detailed book..you can find more info comparing to other travel guide I saw in the bookshops ;-) always updated year by year..simply amazing :-D
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It has some information about all of the countries. Used Argentina and Chile section, good to give you some ideas but not details.
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5.0 out of 5 stars So much information! 28 Jan. 2017
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There is a LOT of information in here. The pages are thin and the text is small and there is so much info about everything. I didn't realize it'd have so many actual recommendations for actual places and list their addresses and stuff. It's awesome.
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