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Top 9 Books about Brazil

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Selected books cover a wide range of topics, from travel planning to politics, history, touring, wildlife, flora and fauna, cultural studies, human rights, cuisine government, military matters, arts and crafts, sports and more.

1. Frommer's Brazil (Frommer's Complete) (Paperback)

by Shawn Blore (Author), Alexandra de Vries (Author) - Experience a place the way the locals do. Enjoy the best it has to offer. Frommer's. The best trips start here. Comprehensive advice on the best of Brazil, from samba clubs in Rio to kayaking in the Amazon. Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not. Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip whatever your budget. Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions.

2. Lonely Planet Brazil (Paperback)

by Regis St. Louis (Author), Andrew Draffen (Author), Molly Green (Author), Thomas Kohnstamm (Author) - "LP continues to give budget travelers a good feel for the communities they enter, and in this case, has relatively accurate lodging and restaurant descriptions. While at times I wished for a fuller description of places other than their simply being another "quaint" and "small" fishing village, I never found myself cursing the book for leading me to a place I did not want to be in."

3. Brazil: Amazon And Pantanal (Travellers' Wildlife Guides) (Paperback)

by David L. Pearson (Author), Les Beletsky (Author) - "A superb guide for ecotravelers visiting Brazil's Pantanal area."

4. Culture Shock! Brazil: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette

by Volker Poelzl (Author)- Get the nuts-and-bolts information you need to survive and thrive wherever you go. Easy-to-read, accurate, inside information you need whether you're a student, a parent, a globetrotter, or a working traveler. Relevant, practical information with the real-life insights and cultural know-how that can make the difference between business success and failure.
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5. Eat Smart in Brazil: How to Decipher the Menu, Know the Market Foods & Embark on

by Joan Peterson (Author), Brook Soltvedt (Editor) - Brazil is a complex country of Indian, Portuguese, and African descent that mixes its heritage in amazing culinary concoctions, but you need savvy to partake as fully and gloriously as you might like. From abacaxi (pineapple) and abobrinha (squash) to national favorites like farofa de banana (bananas fried with onion rings and manioc meal) and patinho de carangueijo ao vinagrete (marinated crab claws), you'll not want for good food.

6. Brazil - A Guide for Businesspeople

"Clear and concise explanations of cultural concepts and strategies, and provides readers with the basic rules of the game, such as: assumptions, values and behaviour... verbal and non-verbal communication, including a discussion of relationships in a Brazilian office setting; protocol - the art of eating, gift giving, and styles of dress; and information about Brazil - history, geography, and demographics."
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7. Brazil: A Cook's Tour (Hardcover)

Christopher Idone, a pioneer of illustrated cookbooks, takes the reader on a fascinataing culinary and cultural journey through the vast and varied landscape of Brazil. Includes more than 100 rich, colorful photographs, a mail-order source guide, and a list of special places to visit in Brazil. 125 4-color photographs.

8. Fodor's Brazil, 4th Edition (Fodor's Gold Guides) (Paperback)

We frequently update our Brazil guide, and we make every effort to bring you the most accurate and thorough book. Plus we provide timely updates about the area to Fodors.com. Unlike other travel books, Fodor's guides rely heavily on local experts who know the territory best—so you know you're seeing the real Brazil. We give you the planning tools you need to tailor your trip. We give options for all budgets. You make the choices.
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9. Brazil, 5th Edition (Footprint Brazil Handbook) (Paperback)

by Alex Robinson (Author) - Known as the sexiest place on earth, Brazil’s attractions include everything from scuba diving and gorgeous colonial architecture to monster guinea pigs and UFOs. This essential guide covers all the sights plus where to eat, drink, and party, including how to get the most out of Brazil’s wild Carnival.
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