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not exhaustive !

The latest book to be published on the region is the

Ecological Guide to the Gran Sabana,
Canaima National Park , Venezuela

The guide makes an invaluable companion for those interested in the region's fauna and flora. It also contains practical details of how to enjoy the park's wonders.
For more information, contact: Marie Christine Martin of The Nature Conservancy on email
Details: Huber, O., G. Febres & H. Arnal, eds. 2001, The Nature Conservancy, Caracas, Venezuela. 192 pp. ISBN: 980-07-7987-6. It is also available in Spanish.

General :

Brewer Carías, Charles , Roraima, Editorial Arte, Caracas 1988, ISBN 980-300-488-3.

Casanova, Isidro, Por una pepa de oro, Fondo Editorial Predios, 1994, ISBN 6050-84-3.

Conan Doyle, Arthur, The Lost World (1912).

Gallegos, Romulo, Canaima, Editorial Panapo, Caracas, 1985.

Gazscó, Gabriel , La Gran Sabana, Editorial Arte, 199?, ISBN 980-07-1501-0

George, Uwe, Venezuela's Islands in Time, National Graphical Magazine. May 1989: 526-561.

Koch--Grunberg, Theodor, Del Roraima al Orinoco, Ediciones Banco Central de Venezuela, Caracas 1979-81. Also available in original German, and, I think, in English.

Marrero, Roberto, Guia de la Gran Sabana.

Nicholl, Charles, The Creature in the Map, London 1994.

Schubert, C. and O. Huber (1990). The Gran Sabana: Panorama of a Region. Caracas, Venezuela. Lagoven. 107 pp.

Seikino, Yoshinaru -- Canaima, Editorial Grupo Anaya SA, Madrid, 1991.

Raleigh, Walter, The Discovery of the Large and Beautiful Empire of Guiana...

Ramos Perez, Demetrio, El mito El Dorado, su génesis y proceso, Biblio. de la Academia Nacional de la Historia, Caracas, 1986.

Romero Diaz, Aldemaro, Canaima, Editorial Arte, Caracas, ISBN 980-259-505-5 (rare)

Weidmann, Karl , La Gran Sabana, Oscar Todtmann Editores, Caracas 1993, ISBN 980-6028-01-5. Plus a new book entitled "Tierra del Tepuy" .

Natural World:

Briceño, H., C. Schubert and J. Paolini. (1990). Tablemountain geology and surficial geochemistry: Chamantá Massif, Venezuelan Guayana Shield. Journal of South American Earth Sciences 3: 179194.

Goodwin, M. L. and V. Salas (1997). Lista de las Aves del Parque Nacional Canaima. Caracas, Venezuela. Sociedad Conservacionista Audubon de Venezuela. 56 pp.

Huber, O. (1995). Vegetation. Pp. 97-160 in: Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. Volume 1: Introduction. Eds: P. E. Berry, B. K. Holst and K. Yatskievych. Portland, Oregon, USA. Missouri Botanical Garden & Timber Press. Also "Chimanta" book. Details to follow.

Huber, O. and S. Zent (1995). Indigenous People and Vegetation in the Venezuelan Guayana: Some ecological considerations. Pp 3764 in: Nature and Human Ecology in the Neotropics. Eds: D. H. Heinen, J. J. San José and H. Caballero Arias. Caracas, Venezuela. Scientia Guaianae No.5.

Nelda Dezzeo (ed) -- Ecología de la Altiplanicie de la Gran Sabana (in Scienta Guaianae Vol. 4, 1994).

Ochoa G., J., C. Molina and S. Giner. (1993). Inventario y estudio comunitario de los mamíferos del Parque Nacional Canaima, con una lista de las especies registradas para la Guayana Venezolana. Acta Científica Venezolana 44: 245262.

Picón, G. (1995). Rare and Endemic Plant Species of the Venezuelan Gran Sabana. M.Sc. Thesis. St. Louis, Missouri, USA, University of MissouriSt. Louis: 100 pp.

Steyermark, Berry and Holst (eds) -- Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana, Missouri Botanical Gardeb, 1995, ISBN 0-88192-313-3.


Cesareo de Armellada -- Tauron Panton, Ediciones Abya-Yala, Quito , 1989.

Cesareo de Armellada -- Panton, Panton Neke-re, Univ. Catolica Andres Bello, Caracas 1988.

Cesareo de Armellada -- Pemonton Taremuru, as above, Caracas, 1972

Folster, H. (1995). Local Population Concentrations in the Venezuelan Guayana and the Breakdown of Traditional Swidden Agriculture. Pp. 65-78 in: Nature and Human Ecology in the Neotropics. Eds: D. H. Heinen, J. J. San José and H. Caballero Arias. Caracas, Venezuela. Scientia Guaianae No.5.

Lyll Barcelo Sifontes -- Pemonton Wanamari, Monte Avila Editores, Caracas, 1982.

Rodríguez, I. (1996). Evaluation of Threats in the Eastern Sector of the Canaima National Park. Caracas, Venezuela. EcoNatura Technical Report.

Thomas, D. J. (1980). Los Pemón. Pp. 302379 in: Los Aborígenes de Venezuela. Volumen II Etnología Contemporánea I. Eds: R. Lizarralde and H. Seijas. Caracas, Venezuela. Fundación La Salle de Ciencias Naturales..

Thomas, D. J. (1982). Order Without Government. The Society of the Pemon Indians of Venezuela. Urbana, Illinois, USA. University of Illinois Press.

For a more exhaustive list of titles, see Adrian Warren's site:


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