Wildlife of the Caribbean
Herbert A. Raffaele
Following an introductory section which reports on the state the Caribbean’s fauna and flora and conservation efforts thereon, this guide includes 600 vivid color images of 451 species of plants, birds, mammals, fish and seashells. A truly comprehensive guide to the area.
A Photographic Guide to Birds of the West Indies
Allan Sander & G. Michael Flieg
A compact and convenient guide to more than 250 birds, covering Jamaica, Cuba, the Bahamas, Dominica, Hispanola, the Virgin Islands, San Andres, Providencia, and the Lesser Antilles. Includes 306 color photographs and maps of the region.
Birds of Cuba
Orlando Garrido, Arturo Kirkconnell, & Lester Short
A compact field guide to the birds of Cuba, featuring 51 color plates, detailed species accounts, and 144 local maps. In addition, it includes a brief discussion of biogeography, habitats and birdwatching on the island.
A colorful map of Cuba at a scale of 1:1,000,000.
Christopher P. Baker
A detailed guide to both Havana and the provinces, filled with plenty of practical information, as well as background on the slave trade, Ernest Hemingway and the Revolution.
Knopf Guide Cuba
A guide to Cuba, packed with high quality color photographs, drawings, illustrations and maps.
Footprint Cuba Handbook
A detailed, comprehensive guide to travel in Cuba by the venerable British publishers of the “South American Handbook.”
National Geographic Cuba
A traveler’s guide to the history, nature, culture, and attractions of Cuba, thoroughly illustrated in dependable National Geographic style.
Time Out Havana, and the Best of Cuba
An up-to-date guide on what to do and where to go by the people who publish Time Out Magazine.
Lonely Planet Cuba
A compact, practical guide to Cuba geared for the independent traveler with sketch maps, a good overview of culture, history and nature, and much nuts-and-bolts information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing.
Alfonso Silva Lee
A natural history of the Caribbean’s largest tropical island.
HISTORY & CULTURE
The Reader’s Companion to Cuba
Alan Ryan (Editor)
An anthology of travel writing on Cuba, beginning with 19th century writers like Anthony Trollope, John Muir and Frederic Remington and continuing on with Anais Nin and Langston Hughes. It’s full of surprising gems about baseball, the mob, rumba and revolution.
Cuba in Focus: A Guide to the People, Politics and Culture
Emily Hatchwell & Simon Calder
A compact overview of the history, culture and changing economy of Cuba. With frank sympathy for Castro and his enduring legacy, the authors’ give a fair and detailed assessment of the island, its contradictions and prospects for the immediate future.
Cuba, What Everyone Needs to Know
Director for Latin America Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, Sweig traces the geography, history and identity of Cuba in this admirably succinct history of the island nation and its role in world affairs.
Milstein’s beautiful collection of 100 photographs captures the colors, textures and people of vivid and gritty urban Cuba. His images provide a portrait of everyday life.
Cuba, 400 Years of Architectural Heritage
Rachel Carley & Andrea Brizzi
A sweeping survey of the island’s architecture, featuring three hundred gorgeous color photographs.
Cuba or the Pursuit of Freedom
World class historian Hugh Thomas spent 10 years researching this monumental book. Organized chronologically, it follows Cuba from 1762 through the colonial period and the revolution to its present friendless state.
Havana Dreams, A Story of a Cuban Family
A remarkable memoir, drenched in history and nostalgia, of three generations of women in a Cuban family.
Waiting for Fidel
The author sets out to meet with the man himself and spends the winter wandering the cane fields and back streets of Havana talking to rumrunners, Santería practitioners and ordinary Cubans struggling to survive the “special period” that followed the collapse of the Soviet Union.
The Old Man and the Sea
Hemingway’s story of an old Cuban fisherman who, after a long time without catching a single fish, spends three days struggling with a giant Marlin. This novella won the author the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.