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Bibliography / Book List: Ecuador





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To help on your search for knowledge we provide the following bibliographies / book lists. The variety of subject matter these publications cover foretells of the diversity you will find in the country. Specific titles are sometimes hard to find. Even if your local bookstore or library doesn't have the specific titles listed, pick up what is available. We welcome you comments and suggestions on books and articles to add.

Susan E. Benner (Editor), Kathy S. Leonard (Editor), Fire from the Andes: Short Fiction by Women from Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru. University of New Mexico Press, 1998.

Judy Blankenship, CaƱar: A Year in the Highlands of Ecuador. Univ of Texas Press, 2005.

Rachel Carr. Ritual and Remembrance in the Ecuadorian Andes. First People, 2010.

Rudi Colloredo-Mansfeld, Rudolf Joseph Colloredo-Mansfeld, The Native Leisure Class: Consumption and Cultural Creativity in the Andes. University of Chicago Press, 1999.

Derek Davies, Robert Holmes (Photographer), Ecuador: Traveler's Companion. Globe Pequot Press, 1998.

Warren R. Deboer, Traces behind the Esmeraldas Shore: Prehistory of the Santiago-Cayapas Region, Ecuador. University of Alabama Press, 1996

Carlos De Torre, Populist Seduction in Latin America: The Ecuadorian Experience. Ohio University Press, 2000.

Elisabeth Elliot, Shadow of the Almighty: The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot. Harper San Francisco, 1996.

Elisabeth Elliot, The Savage My Kinsman. Servant Publications, 1996.

Elisabeth Elliot, Through Gates of Splendor. Tyndale House Publishers, 1995.

Murray Gell-Mann, The Quark and the Jaguar: Adventures in the Simple and the Complex. W. H. Freeman Company, 1995.

Allen Gerlach. Indian, Oil and Politics: A Recent History of Ecuador. Scholarly Recourses, 2003.

Sarah Hamilton, The Two-Headed Household: Gender and Rural Development in the Ecuadorean Andes. University of Pittsburgh Press, 1998.

Michael Handelsman, Culture and Customs of Ecuador. Greenwood Publishing Group, 2000.

Jeanne A. Hey, Theories of Dependent Foreign Policy and the Case of Ecuador in the 1980s. Ohio University Press, 1995.

Russell T. Hitt, Jungle Pilot. Discovery House Publishers, 1997.

Joe Kane, Marty Asher, Savages.  Fodor's Travel Publications, 1996.

Rafael Karsten (Editor), Blood Revenge, War and Victory Feasts among the Jibaro Indians of Eastern Ecuador. Reprint Services Corporation, 1995

Gregory Kaufman, Manuela. RLN & Company, 2000. Based on the life of Ecuadorian born Manuela Saenz, revolutionary, spy and partner of South American Liberator Simon Bolivar.

Sarita Kendall, Ecuador. Chelsea House Publishers, 1998.

David Kyle, Transnational Peasants: Migrations, Networks, and Ethnicity in Andean Ecuador. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000.

Peter Lourie, Lost Treasure of the Inca's. Boyds Mills Press, 1999.

Peter Lourie, Sweat of the Sun, Tears of the Moon : A Chronicle of an Incan Treasure. University of Nebraska Press, 1998.

Theodore Macdonald, Jr., Ethnicity and Culture amidst New "Neighbors": The Runa of Ecuador's Amazon Region. Ally & Bacon, 1999.

Tom Miller, Panama Hat Trail : A Journey from South America. Random House, 2001.

Marnie Mueller, Green Fires: Assault on Eden: A Novel of the Ecuadorian Rainforest. Curbstone Press, 1994

Adalberto Ortiz, Susan Hill (Translator), Jonathan Tittler (Translator), Designed by Tom Gladden, Juyungo: A Classic Afro-Hispanic Novel. Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1991.

John Perkins, The World Is as You Dream It: Shamanic Teachings from the Amazon & Andes. Inner Traditions International, Limited, 1994.

Richard Poole, The Inca Smiled: The Growing Pains of an Aid Worker in Ecuador.  Oneworld Publications, 1994.

Sarah A. Radcliffe, Sallie Westwood. Remaking the Nation: Identity and Politics in Latin America. Routledge, 1996.

Lois Crawford Roberts, The Lebanese in Ecuador: A History of Emerging Leadership. Westview Press, 2000.

Wilma Roos, Omer Van Renterghem, Ecuador in Focus: A Guide to the People, Politics, and Culture. Interlink Publishing Group, 2000.

Ann Pollard Pollard Rowe, Lynn Ann Meisch, Laura M. Miller, Costume and Identity in Highland Ecuador. University of Washington Press, 1998.

Thomas K. Rudel, Bruce Horowitz, Tropical Deforestation : Small Farmers and Land Clearing in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Columbia University Press, 1994

Luis Sepulveda, Peter Bush (Translator), The Old Man Who Read Love Stories. Harcourt, 1995.

Frederick W. Shaffer, Indian Designs from Ancient Ecuador. Dover Publications, 1991.

Moritz Thomsen, Living Poor: A Peace Corps Chronicle. Univ of Washington, 1991.

Mike Tidwell, Amazon Stranger: A Rainforest Chief Battles Big Oil. Lyons Press, 2001.

Robert Whitaker, The Mapmaker's Wife. Delta, 2004.  Mostly about the French expedition to Ecuador to determine the circumference and shape of the earth, with a number of side stories entertainingly woven in.

Peter Wogan. Magical Writing in Salasaca: Literary and Power in Highland Ecuador. Westview, 2004.

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