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Moon Handbooks Cancun & Cozumel: Including the Riviera Maya

Moon Handbooks Cancun & Cozumel: Including the Riviera Maya

by Chicki Mallan

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 346 PAGES

A comprehensive guide to Cancun and popular nearby destinations, including Isla Mujeres, Isla de Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Chichen Itza, Tulum and Coba. With 22 town and island maps. (MEX82, $19.99)

Snorkeling Guide to Marine Life

Snorkeling Guide to Marine Life

by Paul Humann

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 80 PAGES

Humann's compact guide illustrates Caribbean fishes, corals, invertebrates and plants commonly encountered in shallower water. (DIV02, $14.95)

Southern Mexico, Travellers' Wildlife Guides

Southern Mexico, Travellers' Wildlife Guides

by Les Beletsky

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 487 PAGES

A popular guide to the birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians and reef fishes of southern Mexico, featuring 100 excellent color plates. (FG32, $27.95)

Yucatan Map

Yucatan Map

by ITMB

  • 2008
  • MAP

A detailed travel map of the Yucatan, covering Tikal, Copan, Belize, Chiapas and more at a scale of 1:500,000. Printed on tear proof, waterproof paper. (MEX04, $12.95)

 
Breaking Out of Beginner's Spanish

Breaking Out of Beginner's Spanish


by Joseph Keenan

  • LANGUAGE & PHRASEBOOKS
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 215 PAGES

Idioms, common mistakes in word usage and other helpful advice on tackling spoken Spanish. You'll need some foundation to take full advantage of this book -- but even a complete novice will appreciate the author's playful sense of humor. (CAM06, $19.95)

Moon Handbook Yucatan Peninsula

Moon Handbook Yucatan Peninsula


by Lisa and Gary Prado Chandler

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 391 PAGES

A compact, comprehensive travel guide with an excellent overview of the natural history and culture of the region, including Yucatan but also Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche and Quintana Roo. (MEX66, $21.95)

The Traveling Nature Photographer

The Traveling Nature Photographer


by Steven Morello

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 176 PAGES

Morello's handy guide to exploring the natural world through photography includes chapters on preparation, equipment (especially lenses), weather, exposure basics and composition. (PHT31, $29.99)

The Labyrinth of Solitude

The Labyrinth of Solitude


by Octavio Paz

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1985
  • PAPER
  • 398 PAGES

These essays by the Nobel Prize-winning poet address Mexican culture and character. The chapters on the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead and the conquest are especially memorable. (MEX08, $17.00)

Incidents of Travel in Yucatan

Incidents of Travel in Yucatan


by John Lloyd Stephens | Karl Ackerman

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 286 PAGES

In this beloved classic, first published in 1841, Stephens chronicles his adventures and explorations in the Yucatan, including his rediscovery of important Maya sites, among them Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Kabah and Tulum. This traveler's edition features modern and archival photographs in addition to Frederick Catherwood's original lithographs. (MEX02, $16.95)

The Maya

The Maya


by Michael Coe

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 280 PAGES

The eighth edition of Coe's clear, concise, illustrated survey of the Maya highlights the chronology, accomplishments and legacy of the Maya. (MYA10, $26.95)

Mexico in Mind

Mexico in Mind


by Maria Finn

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 235 PAGES

John Steinbeck, D.H. Lawrence, Graham Greene, Malcolm Lowry and others offer diverse impressions of the many Mexicos. (MEX178, $14.95)

Mexico, A Traveler's Literary Companion

Mexico, A Traveler's Literary Companion


by C. M. Mayo

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

A who's who of contemporary Mexican authors from Carlos Fuentes and Laura Esquivel to Agustin Cadena and other young stars. (MEX148, $14.95)

Tropical Nature

Tropical Nature


by Adrian Forsyth | Ken Miyata

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1984
  • PAPER
  • 248 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

Two uncommonly observant and thoughtful field biologists offer a lucid portrait of the tropics through 17 marvelous essays that introduce the habitats, ecology, plants and animals of the Central and South American rainforests. (GPS13, $16.00)

A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America

A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America


by Stephen Howell | Sophie Webb

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 849 PAGES

Serious birders will want this definitive guide to the 1,070 bird species. It may be awkward to carry but it covers, in detail, all the birds you will see in the region. (FG15, $56.00)

Birds of Mexico & Central America, Princeton Illustrated Checklists

Birds of Mexico & Central America, Princeton Illustrated Checklists


by Ber Van Perlo

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 336 PAGES

An admirably compact, comprehensive guide featuring color plates. (MEX163, $29.95)

Fishwatcher's Field Guide Caribbean

Fishwatcher's Field Guide Caribbean


by Idaz Greenberg

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • PLASTIC CARD

A convenient double-sided plastic card showing 75 reef fish of the Caribbean. (DIV11, $7.50)

Marine Invertebrates of Florida, the Bahamas, Bermuda and the Caribbean

Marine Invertebrates of Florida, the Bahamas, Bermuda and the Caribbean


by Idaz Greenberg

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • PLASTIC CARD

A convenient double-sided plastic card showing 61 invertebrates of the Caribbean. (DIV12, $7.50)

Neotropical Rainforest Mammals, A Field Guide

Neotropical Rainforest Mammals, A Field Guide


by L.H. Emmons

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 298 PAGES

Compact enough to slip into your daypack, this field guide to the mammals of Central and South American features 29 color plates of more than 200 species. (GPS12, $42.50)

Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises

Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises


by Mark Carwardine

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

In the trademark, graphic Eyewitness style, this sturdy guidebook colorfully describes the world's cetaceans with numerous illustrations, range maps, fluke drawings and a few paragraphs on each species. (FG02, $22.00)

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