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Moon Handbook Honduras

Moon Handbook Honduras

by Chris Humphrey

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 500 PAGES

A comprehensive guide to Honduras, its history, culture and attractions. (CAM73, $19.95)

Maya Art and Architecture

Maya Art and Architecture

by Mary Ellen Miller

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

An illustrated overview of the art and architecture of the Maya, making use of the latest discoveries at Tikal, Copan and Palenque to demonstrate the range of Mayan artistic influence. Revised and updated, this new edition includes color illustrations throughout. (MYA20, $20.95)

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)

Honduras Map

Honduras Map

by ITMB

  • 2011
  • MAP

A detailed travel map of Honduras. (CAM23, $10.95)

 
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)

A Brief History of Central America

A Brief History of Central America


by Hector Perez-Brignoll

  • HISTORY
  • 1989
  • PAPER
  • 223 PAGES

A good overview of the region's economic, political and social history through the 1980s by a professor at the University of Costa Rica. Well-written, informative and concise. (CAM49, $29.95)

Central America, A Nation Divided

Central America, A Nation Divided


by Ralph Lee Woodward

  • HISTORY
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 448 PAGES

A balanced standard history of the region -- popular as a university textbook and thoroughly revised to reflect the momentous events in the region since 1976. With an extensive guide to further reading. (CAM80, $39.95)

Coffee and Power, Revolution and the Rise of Democracy in Central America

Coffee and Power, Revolution and the Rise of Democracy in Central America


by Jeffery M. Paige

  • HISTORY
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 448 PAGES

Panoramic in scope, this scholarly history examines the emerging democracies of Central America and especially the political impact on powerful families who control coffee production. (CAM50, $30.00)

Forgotten Continent

Forgotten Continent


by Michael Reid

  • HISTORY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 400 PAGES

Economist editor Reid draws on his years in the cities, presidential palaces and shantytowns of Central and South America in this portrait of a region rich in oil, farmland and culture, with consideration on its prospects in the face of globalization. (SAM123, $26.00)

An Album of Maya Architecture

An Album of Maya Architecture


by Tatiana Proskouriakoff

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 164 PAGES

Scholar, artist and architect Proskouriakoff presents breathtaking artistic reconstructions of what Maya cities may have looked like in their heyday in this classic work, first published in 1946. (MYA06, $34.95)

An Archaeological Guide to Northern Central America

An Archaeological Guide to Northern Central America


by Joyce Kelly

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

The clear descriptions, site plans, maps and photographs of 38 archeological sites and 25 museums throughout Central America make this book an ideal travel companion. (MYA04, $19.95)

Breaking the Maya Code

Breaking the Maya Code


by Michael Coe

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

Mayan hieroglyphs were a linguistic puzzle until the 1952 breakthrough translation of a Mayan bark-paper text, as Coe explains in this classic tale, revised and updated for this third edition. (MYA30, $19.95)

Reading the Maya Glyphs

Reading the Maya Glyphs


by Mark Van Stone | Michael Coe

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 160 PAGES

This compact, illustrated guide to commonly encountered Maya hieroglyphs provides an excellent introduction to Maya writing for the traveler. We also carry Coe's classic text The Maya. ($24.95, Item MYA10) (MYA26, $19.95)

Scribes, Warriors and Kings: The City of Copan and the Ancient Maya

Scribes, Warriors and Kings: The City of Copan and the Ancient Maya


by William L Fash

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 192 PAGES

A comprehensive, illustrated overview of the great city of Copan, its rise to power, history and mysterious collapse in the ninth century. Fash pays particular attention to the role of recently deciphered inscriptions in our changing understanding of the Maya. (MYA11, $24.95)

The Copan Sculpture Museum, Ancient Maya Artistry in Stucco and Stone

The Copan Sculpture Museum, Ancient Maya Artistry in Stucco and Stone


by Barbara W. Fash

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 207 PAGES

Director of the Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions Program & Mesoamerican Laboratory at the Peabody Museum, Fash brings insight and an on-the-ground perceptive to this illustrated overview of Copan, both a museum catalog and an introduction to the Maya. (MYA81, $35.00)

The Lost Cities of the Mayas

The Lost Cities of the Mayas


by Fabio Bourbon

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES

The discoveries of British artist Frederick Catherwood and his American companion John Lloyd Stephens, the first Westerners to see the Maya cities of the Yucatan, are chronicled in this illustrated, oversized biography, featuring 200 color engravings of the monuments of Central America, Chiapas and the Yucatan. (MYA55, $45.00)

The Maya

The Maya


by Michael Coe

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 280 PAGES

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

Jungleland, A Mysterious Lost City and a True Story of Deadly Adventure

Jungleland, A Mysterious Lost City and a True Story of Deadly Adventure


by Christopher S. Stewart

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

Stewart describes his experiences in the jungles and rainforests along the Mosquito Coast in Honduras as he searches for the elusive White City in the footsteps of explorer and World War II spy Theodore Morde. (CAM157, $15.99)

Teach a Woman to Fish, Overcoming Poverty Around the Globe

Teach a Woman to Fish, Overcoming Poverty Around the Globe


by Ritu Sharma

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 288 PAGES

Sharing her travels through Sri Lanka, Burkina Faso, Honduras and Nicaragua, Ritu Sharma details how women are battling scarcity, government corruption, lack of infrastructure and inequality to overcome poverty. (TVL588, $26.00)

Popol Vuh, The Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life

Popol Vuh, The Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life


by Dennis Tedlock

  • LITERATURE
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 388 PAGES

The definitive, unabridged collection of creation myths and stories of the Quiche people, fundamental to understanding the worldview of the highland Maya. (MYA14, $16.99)

The Mosquito Coast

The Mosquito Coast


by Paul Theroux

  • LITERATURE
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 384 PAGES

This taut psychological novel about a man who abandons civilization for the wilds of Honduras is both an adventure story and a dark utopian tale of colonial ambitions run amok. (CAM34, $15.95)

Travelers' Tales Central America

Travelers' Tales Central America


by Larry Habegger | Natanya Pearlman

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 277 PAGES

Organized thematically with contributions set in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama, this collection of eyewitness reports includes Joan Didion, P.J. O'Rourke and Paul Theroux. (CAM96, $17.95)

Animals and Plants of the Ancient Maya, A Guide

Animals and Plants of the Ancient Maya, A Guide


by Victoria Schlesinger

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 400 PAGES

A comprehensive guide to the natural and cultural history of 100 plants and animals of the Maya world, primarily those from the lowland tropical forest of Central America but also including savanna, mangrove and coral reef habitats. (MYA29, $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)

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)

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