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COPEC Guides
The Copec Chiletur guides are the successors of the famous TURISTEL guides since late 2008, when Copec bought the publishing rights. They are almost the same as Turistel (they used the same material), being the main difference the lack of publicity for hotels, stores, agencies, etc. In the maps, only Copec gas stations are mentioned.

Chiletur Copec Norte
Promoservice SA, 2016
Spanish

27 x 13 cms./ 228 pages

Ch$ 5.450

Touristic guide from Arica to Los Vilos. Includes road maps from Santiago to the north (scales from 1:600.000 to 1:1.100.000), larger maps of interesting zones, city maps, historical, geographical and cultural information, list of hotels and services.

See map's samples>

Chiletur Copec Centro
Promoservice SA, 2016
Spanish

27 x 13 cms./ 312 pages

Ch$ 5.450

Touristic guide from La Ligua to San Carlos plus Easter Island and Juan Fernández Island. Includes road maps (scales from 1:500.000 to 1:840.000), larger maps of interesting zones, city maps, historical, geographical and cultural information, list of hotels and services.

See map's samples>

Chiletur Copec Sur
Promoservice SA, 2016
Spanish

27 x 13 cms./ 372 pages

Ch$ 6.450

Touristic guide from Chillán to Antartica. Includes road maps from Santiago to the far south (scales from 1:750.000 to 1:1.100.000), larger maps of interesting zones, city maps, historical, geographical and cultural information, list of hotels and services.

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Chiletur Copec Rutas de Chile
Promoservice SA, 2016
Spanish

27 x 13 cms./ 84 pages

Ch$ 2.950

Updated road map of all Chile, includes neighbouring areas in Argentina. Divides the country in 11 stripes from north to south. Scales between 1:1.000.000 (central zone) to 1:2.000.000 (north) and 1:2.500.000 (far south).
Maps of 32 cities with its touristic attractions, subway net and highways around Santiago.

See map's samples>

Set Guias Chiletur Copec
Promoservice SA, 2016
Spanish

27 x 13 x 3 cms.

Ch$ 15.950

The four guide books Norte, Centro, Sur and Rutas de Chile in a cardboard display.

Chiletur Copec Turismo Aventura (former Camping & Parques Nacionales)
Promoservice SA, 2016
Spanish

27 x 13 cms./ 168 pages

Ch$ 4.450

Camping guide of all Chile with the features, facilities and prices.
Presents also 35 Chilean National Parks, with descriptions of their attractions, how to get there, trekking trails, flora, fauna and general information. Pictures and maps of the parks, its trails and location.
Information about adventure tourism and which are the best areas to practice it.

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Chiletur Copec Trekking
Promoservice SA, 2016
Spanishl

27 x 13 cms./ 168 pages

Ch$ 5.450

A new guide that after a brief introduction to the trekking activity, presents 34 trails in 20 different destinations, each one with general information, description of the route, photographies, hight profile and a map. Most of them are day hikes, but there are also several days hikes, like RN Cerro Castillo or PN Torres del Paine.

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Chiletur Copec
Santiago For Tourists
Promoservice SA, 2016
English

27 x 13 cms./ 144 pages

Ch$ 6.950

Complete touristici guide of Santiago with its main attractions to enjoy the capital and its surroundings. Urban attractions, historic neighbourhoods, entertainments, tours, sports and excursions. Gastronomy, accommodations, bike lanes and the net of public transportation.

English version, specially meant for tourists.

 
Editorial Kactus

Tarapacá Iquique
Kactus
Spanish/English

29 x 23 cms./ 64 pages
Soft cover
Ch. 6.000 Ch$ 4.500

Book of photographs of Iquique and the Tarapacá region, rich in prehispanic and colonial culture. From the city and its beaches, the creeks and fertil oasis, to the high plateau (altiplano) with its salt lakes and unique flora and fauna. More than 200 photos.

Calama Alto Loa
Kactus
Spanish/English

29 x 23 cms./ 56 pages
Soft cover
Ch. 6.000 Ch$ 4.500

Book of photographs of the Andes mountains near the city of Calama, the copper mine Chuquicamata, and the ancient indian towns of Chiu Chiu, Lasana, Caspana, Ayquina, Toconce and the Tatio Geysers.

Valparaíso
Kactus
Spanish/English

29 x 23 cms./ 56 pages
Soft cover
Ch$ 6.000

Book of photographs of Valparaíso with its hills, colourfull houses, promenades, stairs and lifts. Discover in this maze of buildings its most picturesque corners and nooks.

Pucón
Kactus
Spanish/English

29 x 23 cms./ 56 pages
Soft cover
Ch$ 6.400

Book of photographs of Pucón and surroundings, its main natural attractions, volcanoes, lakes, national parks, hot springs and beautiful air views. 90 photos.

Chile Spanish / Portuguese
Kactus

30 x 22 cms./ 88 pages
Hard cover

Ch$ 16.000

Book of Chile, shows its different landscapes, climate zones and cultures in more than 250 photographs.
It is a great souvenier of your trip or the perfect gift for your friends abroad.

Chile Spanish / German
Kactus

33 x 22 cms./ 96 pages
Hard cover

Ch$ 20.000

Book of Chile, shows its different landscapes, climate zones and cultures in more than 250 photographs.
It is a great souvenier of your trip or the perfect gift for your friends abroad.

Glaciares & Nieves de Chile/
The Snows & Glaciers of Chile
Kactus
Spanish/English
22 x 22 cms./ 128 pages
Hard cover
Ch$ 22.000

Beautiful book about Chile's glaciers, snow and moutains in general. Text by Gastón Oyarzún Martínez; 110 photographes by Gastón Oyarzún, Guy Wenborne, Norberto Seebach and others.
Bilingual Spanish-English

Aves de Chile/ Birds of Chile Spanish/English
Kactus - Photos by Raúl Demanguel and José Besa; Texts Eduardo Pavez
29 x 23 cms./ 120 pages
Hard cover
Ch$ 29.750

A beautiful book of photographs which shows Chile's birdlife. A great gift not only for bird-lovers.It is not a field guide, but a book to enjoy wonderful images.

Bilingual text Spanish/English

 

CHILE Araucanía - Patagonia
Kactus - Patricio Garrido
Spanish/English
29 x 23 cms./ 108 pages
Hard cover
Ch$ 29.750

An spectacular book that covers from the Araucanía region to the last point of the continent. Featuring impressive images of landscapes, but also fauna, flora and adventure tourism activities. Bilingual text Spanish-English.
 
Editorial Lonely Planet

Chile & Easter Island
Carolyn McCarthy, 2015
English

20 x 13 cms./ 478 pages

Ch$ 30.600

Touristic guide of Chile and Easter Island, describes the touristic areas, with practical information, services, hotels, excursions, etc. It has maps of the regions and main towns.

Trekking in the Patagonian Andes
Carolyn McCarthy, 2009
English

20 x 13 cms./ 284 pages
Ch$
28.600

Trekking guide of the Patagonian Andes, which includes Chile and Argentina from Antuco volcano to Tierra del Fuego. Describes 32 main trekking circuits, with practical information, access and nearby towns, hotels, restaurants, etc. It has maps of the trekkings mentioned.

Portugués para el Viajero
Lonely Planet / Editorial Planeta
Spanish

14 x 9,5 cms./ 256 pages
Ch$ 9.200

Help guide for the Spanish-speaking tourist, with grammar, dictionary and common use phrases in Portuguese. Special for the traveler who needs the basics to communicate, but doesn't have the time to study properly the language.

 
Diverse Publishers - Guides and books about places:

Ruta de los Volcanes
Pehuén, 2008 - 2nd Edition
Spanish

21,5 x 15 cms./ 124 pages

Ch$ 7.800

Guide in Spanish to the Andes zone of the Araucanía Region with excursions and trekkings, photographs, charts, flora and fauna. Describes trekking excursions between the Volcanoes Tolhuaca and Lanín.

Araucanía Chile -
Patrimonio Natural y Cultural
Manuel Gedda, 2011
Spanish

21 x 16 cms./ 320 pages

Ch$ 14.900

Ecotouristic guide about natural and cultural heritage of the Araucanía Region. Covers flora, fauna, volcanology, excursions, history and the culture of the Mapuche people. With many photographes and drawings. Excelent book for everyone that wants a deeper knowledge of the Araucanía.

Only in Spanish available.

CHILE Araucanía - Patagonia
Kactus - Patricio Garrido
Spanish/English
29 x 23 cms./ 108 pages
Hard cover

Ch$ 29.750

An spectacular book that covers from the Araucanía region to the last point of the continent. Featuring impressive images of landscapes, but also fauna, flora and adventure tourism activities. Bilingual text Spanish-English.

Inside Pucón
Editorial Chañar, 2008
Spanish/English

27 x 23 cms./ 88 pages
Soft cover
Ch$ 6.950

Bilingual book about Pucón. It has a lot of photographs of this touristic center and its surroundings, but it also works fine as a guide with information about excursions, activities and a listing of hotels, agencies and business.

Trekking Alrededores de Santiago
M.Osandón - J.Gardeweg -
Editorial Compass 2012
Spanish

20 x 13 cms./ 112 pages
Ch$ 10.000

This guide is an interesting proposal of excursions around Santiago, that includes clasic routes and also new ones, like the coastal trekking which links Horcón with Maitencillo and a visit to the refugio Plantat at San José de Maipo volcano. The 21 excursions are meant to be made in one day, many of them with the family, hence the order from less to more difficulty. Each one has detailled maps and photographs of the routes, and also mentions the flora and fauna of the central region and gives practical advice and recommendations.

Trekking por Chile
M.Osandón - J.Gardeweg -
Editorial Compass 2015
Spanish

20 x 13 cms./ 170 pages
Ch$ 14.950

This trekking guide covers 40 routes of Chile from north to south, with a selection of the best trails. It goes from Parque Nacional del Lauca to Cabo Froward, south of Punta Arenas.
It has chapters for those who are starting this acitvity, and also advice for the experts. There is also a section about the flora and fauna you will find in the trails.
It has complete maps and photos of each of the treks, and videos that you can discharge with a QR code.
See an example of a trek >

Travel Chile
Cristóbal Correa M., 2008
Spanish / English

29 x 23 cms./ 88 pages
Soft cover
Ch$ 5.950

An economic bilingual book that shows a lot of photos from a great variety of landscapes in Chile, from the desert north to the woods and lakes, until the eternal ice fields of the extrem south.

 
Diverse Publishers - Books about Fauna:

Chile Biodiversidad
Planeta Sostenible, 2014
Spanish

17 x 24 cms./ 182 pages

Ch$ 19.800

It is a book of photos that shows an approximation to the local biologial diversity, ordered according to the main biomes in Chile. The idea is to help the understanding of the different species, their habitats and interactions, in order to create a better awarenes of the impact of our actions in keeping the balance with the environment.

Fauna Chilena Chilean Wildlife
Thomas Kramer Hepp, 2015
Spanish/English
24 x 24 cms./ 92 pages
Hard Cover
Ch$ 23.200

128 photographs and 50 native species, all of them captured during a hard five-year work. This is what you will find in the Fauna Chilena book, by the specialist in wild fauna Thomas Kramer Hepp, who strives to create awareness about the conservation of the different animals in Chile.

Flora Y Fauna de Chile
Lynx - Sharon Chester, 2016
Spanish

21,5 x 14 cms./ 390 pages
Ch$ 33.700

The most complete guide of identification that exists in Chile, covering both fauna (from insects, reptiles and fish to birds and mammals) and flora (trees, bushes and flowers). Includes continental Chile, islands and Antartica. In a simple language describes over 800 species and portraits them in 120 color pages, giving them their scientific names and the common ones.
Spanish version of the book "A Wildlife Guide to Chile"

Mamíferos de Chile
Lynx - Agustín Iriarte W., 2012
Spanish

24 x 17 cms./ 420 pages
Ch$ 38.200

It shows updated information about the mammals that live in Chile, their biological and ecological characteristics (diet, behavior, reproduction, habitat, etc), geological distribution, conservation status and principal threats. It has more than 1400 photos and drawings of the species mentioned.

Manuel de Huellas
Mamíferos de Chile
Oskar Skewes, 2009
Spanish

16 x 100 cms./ 100 pages
Ch$ 9.900

This handbook shows drawings of the prints of the front and back extremities of 25 native mammals species, 10 introduced or exotic ones and 8 domestics, indicating its measures of length and width. It also describes in a brief way the geographical distribution, portraits a photo of each species, its weight, characteristics of its coat, habitat, diet, activity rythm and social structure. For each case it features species with similiar prints, indicating its different aspects.

Aves de Chile/ Birds of Chile Spanish/English
Kactus -Photos by Raúl Demanguel and José Besa; Texts Eduardo Pavez
29 x 23 cms./120 pages
Hard cover
Ch$ 29.750

A beautiful book of photographs which shows Chile's birdlife. A great gift not only for bird-lovers. It is not a field guide, but a book to enjoy wonderful images.

Bilingual text Spanish/English

Aves de Chile
Lynx - Alvaro Jaramillo, 2005
Spanish

21 x 15 cms./ 240 pages

Ch$ 30.900

It is the Spanish version of the most complete and updated birds' guide in Chile. It covers 475 specimens, all the nestling ones, the regular visitors and the errants. 96 wonderful prints with excelent full-color illustrations, texts and detailled maps.

Birds of Chile
Helm Field Guides - Jaramillo, 2007 English

21 x 15 cms./ 240 pages

Ch$ 31.500

The original version in English of the most complete birds' guide in Chile. It covers over 470 specimens, all the nestling ones, the regular visitos and the errants. 96 wonderful prints with excelent full-color illustrations, texts and detailled maps.

Aves de los Bosques del Sur de Chile
C.Donoso/J.Ruiz -
Cuneo Ediciones, 2015
Spanish/English

12 x 13,5 cms./ 104 pages
Ch$ 8.900

Identification guide of birds, with drawings and descriptions of the 33 most characteristic species of the southern forests. In a practical pocket size, ideal to carry along in the field.
Bilingual edition Spanish/English.

Aves de Chile Central
Juan Aguirre Castro, 2008
Spanish (English)

21 x 10 cms./ 21 x 60 cms.

Ch$ 3.500

Spread booklet that shows photos of 149 bird species, ordered by habitat. Indicates the scientific names in Spanish and English.
The booklet is made in a plastified fine cardboard, ideal to take along to the field.

See the extended brochure >

Aves del Parque Nacional Lauca
Juan Aguirre Castro, 2004
Spanish (English)

21 x 10 cms./ 21 x 60 cms.

Ch$ 3.500

Spread booklet that shows photos of 80 bird species characteristic of Northern Chile. Indicates the scientific names in Spanish and English.
The booklet is made in a plastified fine cardboard, ideal to take along to the field.

See the extended brochure>

Las mariposas de Chile/The butterflies of Chile
Ed. Universitaria - L.Peña/ A.Ugarte, 2006
Spanish /English
25 x 18 cms. 360 pages
Ch$ 24.400

It is the first book which manages to reunite all the species kown to the present in Chile. With bilingual text (Spanish-English) helps to understand and study the butterflies. Each species is portrayed in colourful pages and photos in their natural environment. Includes a full tractade of the order Lepidoptera about bringing and picking up individuals and the creation of collections. The edition has 5 indexs and a thourough bibliography.

Introducción al estudio de los insectos de Chile
Ed. Universitaria - L.Peña, 2006 Spanish
23 x 16 cms./ 254 pages
Ch$ 16.400

With more than 500 drawings and images, this book shows the classification and distribution of the insects in Chile, in orders and families.

 
Diverse Publishers - Books about Flora:

Arboles Nativos de Chile -
Chilean Trees
Claudio Donoso Zegers -
Cuneo Ediciones, 2008
Spanish /English
12 x 13,5 cms./ 136 pages
Ch$ 7.800

Guide for identification of trees, with photos and descriptions of the most common 70 native species. In a convenient pocket edition, ideal to take along to the field.
Spanish/English.

Arbustos Nativos de Chile -
Chilean Bushes
C. Donoso/C. Ramírez -
Cuneo Ediciones, 2005
Spanish/English
12 x 13,5 cms./ 132 pages
Ch$ 7.800

Guide for identification of bushes, with photos and descriptions of the most common 64 native species. In a convenient pocket edition, ideal to take along to the field. Spanish/English.

Flora Silvestre de Chile Zona Central
Adriana Hoffmann
Fundación Claudio Gay, 5. Ed, 2012

Spanish
25 x 14 cms./ 254 pages
Ch$ 22.900

Complete listing of aproximately 450 woody species and wild flowers, including in each case the common name, english and scientific, family, habitat, distribution within Chile and morphological description. There is also a glossary of terms and practical recommendations for field trips. With detailed drawings of general aspects, flowers, leaves and fruits.

Flora Silvestre de Chile Zona Araucana
Adriana Hoffmann
Fundación Claudio Gay, 5. Ed, 2005

Spanish
25 x 14 cms./ 254 pages
Ch$ 22.900

Around 50 trees and almost 200 bush species and woody climbing plants (most of them native) are portrayed in this book. In each case is mentioned the common and scientific name, frequency that the plant is found, habitat, morphological descriptions, uses and importance for the human beings, among other data.
As general information it includes a glossary of terms and description of the regions, as other important aspects.

Exploremos el Bosque
F.Schubert/M.Sieber/R.Verdugo -
Fundación TrekkingChile, 2014
Spanish

21 x 15 cms./ 124 pages
Ch$ 7.990

This new "guide for children and grown ups" wants to encourage children and their parents to explore Chile's forests. How to prepare for the excursion? What to bring along? What should we know about the forest? How to distinguish a frog from a toad, an eagle from a condor? Which are the best places to visit in the central region? The authors answer all this questions and more in this fun, beautifully illustrated book.

Las especies arbóreas de los bosques templados de Chile y Argentina. Autoecología
C. Donoso and others - Cuneo Ediciones, 2013
Spanish
27,5 x 19 cms./ 688 pages
Ch$ 27.800

In almost 700 pages there is a deep analysis of about a hundred species, with its phenotypes, geographical distribution, kind of soil they live in, weather, associated vegetation and morphological variations. There is also information about flowering, fructification and seedling, giving also data about growth and development of the plants. The structure and regenerative dynamic of these trees and bushes is presented in detail, as is the way of uses, conservation and forestry of them.

Maderas Comerciales de Chile -
Chilean Commercial Woods
Díaz/Poblete/Juacida/Devlieger - Cuneo Ediciones, 2002
Spanish/English
21 x 16 cms./ 92 pages
Ch$ 6.500

Interesting book that gives a general vision of the properties and characteristics of the 18 more commercial woods that grow in Chile, native and introduced trees. Describes the tree, geographical distribution, characteristics of the wood and its uses.

Plantas Amenazadas Del Centro Sur De Chile
P.Hechenleitner and others - Cuneo Ediciones, 2005
Spanish

25 x 17 cms./ 188 pages
Ch$ 12.900

In this book there are updated descriptions about the geographical distribution, identification (with more than 140 color photos), conservation and propagation of 46 species of endangered Chilean plants which grow bewteen the regions of Coquimbo and Magallanes, the area which concentrates the biggest part of the endemic Chilean flowers and also where the original habitat has suffered the most.

Flora Silvestre de Chile Central
Juan Aguirre/Mónica Rubio, 2003
Spanish

21 x 10 cms./ 21 x 60 cms.

Ch$ 3.500

Spread booklet that shows photos of 80 flowering species characteristic of Central Chile. Indicates the scientific names and the Spanish ones.
The booklet is made in a plastified fine cardboard, ideal to take along to the field.

See the extended brochure>

Guía de Campo Hongos de Chile
Giuliana Furci - Fundación Fungi, 2013,
2nd edition
Spanish

22 x 14,5 cms./ 256 pages
Ch$ 25.900

The most complete handbook about mushrooms in Chile. Describes more than 100 species that grow between Atacama and Tierra del Fuego with information about size, habitats, main characteristics, with photos of its most amazing forms and colors.
The ideal companion to take along Chile's fields and forests.

 
Diverse Publishers - Books about original cultures and other themes:

Araucanía - Manos de la Tierra
Adriana García Picasso -
Pehuén Ediciones, 2013
Spanish/English

28 x 25 cms./ 138 pages
Ch$ 18.000

Araucanía. Hands of the Earth is a photo register or artisans and Mapuche handicratfs. Images of weavers, carves, sculptors, metalsmiths, saddlers, etc. show not only the variety of trades but also the richness that it involves as a living testimony of the memory of a nation and its close relationship to the nature and its elements.

Mapuche - Lengua y Cultura
Hernández/Ramos/Cárcamo -
Pehuén Ediciones, 2008 7a. edición
Spanish /English

27 x 21 cms./ 146 pages
Ch$ 10.500

Illustrared dictionary Mapudungun - Spanish - English.
With more than a thousand words, with explanatory notes, of common use in different areas of everyday life. It is organized by thematic units with colorful illustrations that present an important knowledge of the Mapuche culture and traditions, as well as the surroundings, and flora and fauna of their territory.

Diccionario Ilustrado Aymara
Cárvajal/Hernández/Ramos -
Pehuén Ediciones, 2001
Spanish /English

27 x 21 cms./ 180 pages
Ch$ 10.500

Illustrated dictionary Aymara - Spanish - English.
With more than two thousand words in Aymara translated to Spanish and English. Structured in thematic units that help to understand the ideas inside its cultural context. With a lot od colorful illustrations.

Culturas Indigenas de Chile
María Grebe V. -
Pehuén Ediciones, 4. Ed 2006
Spanish

26 x 18,5 cms./ 114 pages
Ch$ 5.500

An anthropological view of the indigenous cultures in Chile, from the north to the extrem south. It includes photos amd maps of the territories.

Visiones Mapuche - 32 Postales
Pehuén Editores, 2005
Spanish

15 x 11 cms. / 32 postcards

Ch$ 5.000

Collection of 32 detachable postcards with photographs of 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries, which are a testimony of the Mapuche culture.

Visiones Fueguinos -
32 Postales
Pehuén Editores, 2005
Spanish

15 x 11 cms. / 32 postcards
Ch$ 5.000

Collection of 32 detachable postcards with photographs of 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries, which are a testimony of the culture of the native people on Tierra del Fuego.

Maderas Comerciales de Chile -
Chilean Commercial Woods
Díaz/Poblete/Juacida/Devlieger - Cuneo Ediciones, 2002
Spanish /English
21 x 16 cms./ 92 pages
Ch$ 6.800

Interesting book that gives a general vision of the properties and characteristics of the 18 more commercial woods that grow in Chile, native and introduced trees. Describes the tree, geographical distribution, characteristics of the wood and its uses.

50 Recetas de Chile
G.Garib, A.Irarrázabal, J.Muzard
5. Ed. 2015
Spanish

15 x 10,5 cms. / 108 pages
Ch$ 8.900

Small book in Spanish that portraits 50 Chilean recepies, from entrées, to main courses, side dishes and deserts. Easy recepies and traditional ones altern with more sophisticated dishes. Each ones illustrated with a beautiful picture.
A nice souvenir or gift for friends abroad.

50 Recipes from Chile
G.Garib, A.Irarrázabal, J.Muzard
5. Ed. 2015
English

15 x 10,5 cms. / 108 pages
Ch$ 8.900

English version. Small book the portraits 50 Chilean recepies, from entrées to main courses, side dishes and deserts. Easy recepies and traditional ones altern with more sophisticated dishes. Each ones illustrated with a beautiful picture.
A nice souvenir or gift for friends abroad.

 

 

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