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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)

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, $15.95)

The People's Guide to Mexico, Wherever You Go, There You Are!

The People's Guide to Mexico, Wherever You Go, There You Are!

by Carl Franz | Lorena Havens

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 573 PAGES

A classic, entertaining guide to travel in Mexico, the original hippie handbook and still a treasure trove of practical and cultural detail. (MEX71, $24.99)

Mexico Map

Mexico Map

by National Geographic

  • 2011
  • MAP

A convenient, double-sided map of Mexico at a scale of 1:2,425,000. (MEX20, $11.95)

 
Baedeker Mexico

Baedeker Mexico


by Anita Anton von Bleyleben

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 640 PAGES

This full-color Baedeker features the best places to stay, eat, drink and sight-see alongside 3D laminated cut-outs and a pull out map. (MEX313, $25.00)

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)

Colonial Mexico, A Guide to Historic Districts and Towns

Colonial Mexico, A Guide to Historic Districts and Towns


by Chicki Mallan | Oz Mallan

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 359 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

A practical guidebook to colonial sites throughout central Mexico, with a focus on the wonderful architectural heritage of places such as Acapulco, Guadalajara, Merida, Mexico City, Morelia, Patzcuaro, Queretaro, San Cristobal de las Casas, San Miguel de Allende, Taxco, Veracruz and Zacatecas. (MEX104, $21.95)

Culture Smart! Mexico

Culture Smart! Mexico


by Sian Hughes

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 168 PAGES

A concise, no-nonsense guide to local customs, etiquette and culture with a short overview of the land and people along with practical travel advice. (MEX205, $9.95)

Eyewitness Guide Mexico

Eyewitness Guide Mexico


by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 408 PAGES

A compact visually appealing guide to Mexico. (MEX127, $25.00)

Lonely Planet Mexican Spanish Phrasebook

Lonely Planet Mexican Spanish Phrasebook


by Rafael Carmona

  • LANGUAGE & PHRASEBOOKS
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

This handy take-along phrasebook with essential vocabulay for travelers. (MEX257, $8.99)

Lonely Planet Mexico

Lonely Planet Mexico


by John Noble

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 896 PAGES
  • COMING IN OCTOBER

This practical guide to Mexico features maps, a good overview of culture, history and nature, and plenty of information on excursions, accommodations and sightseeing. With color photographs and excellent travel information. (MEX312, $29.99)

Mexican Road & Highway Atlas 2014

Mexican Road & Highway Atlas 2014


by Guia Roji

  • REFERENCE
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 120 PAGES

An up-to-date road atlas of Mexico produced by Mexican cartographers (the actual title is: "Por las Carreteras de Mexico"). Scales vary. (MEX316, $29.95)

Rough Guide Mexico

Rough Guide Mexico


by Roger Norum

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 888 PAGES

Neatly divided between practical information and a good roundup of culture, history and nature, this lively handbook provides a comprehensive guide to Mexico in the British series. (MEX138, $26.99)

My Mexico, A Culinary Odyssey with Recipes

My Mexico, A Culinary Odyssey with Recipes


by Diana Kennedy

  • FOOD
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 487 PAGES

This personal, culinary exploration of the home cooks, local ingredients and traditional recipes of Mexican cuisine was penned by Diana Kennedy, the "Julia Child of Mexican cooking." Includes more than 300 recipes and stories, rolling out the red carpet for travelers and eager gastronomes alike. (MEX308, $39.95)

A Traveller's History of Mexico

A Traveller's History of Mexico


by Kenneth Pearce

  • HISTORY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 416 PAGES

This wide-ranging, accessible and effectively condensed Mexican history book marches confidently through the 1990s with useful chronology and historical gazetteer. (MEX172, $14.95)

Conquest: Montezuma, Cortes and the Fall of Old Mexico

Conquest: Montezuma, Cortes and the Fall of Old Mexico


by Hugh Thomas

  • HISTORY
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 812 PAGES

An entertaining and monumental tome on the conquest of Mexico. It's rare to find a work of such scholarship and importance that is also an enjoyable read. (MEX06, $25.00)

The Interior Circuit, A Mexico City Chronicle

The Interior Circuit, A Mexico City Chronicle


by Francisco Goldman

  • HISTORY
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 336 PAGES

Goldman explores his relationship with the megacity of 22 million souls, comparing its approaches to death, friendship and grief with attitudes in the United States. (MEX310, $26.00)

Art and Architecture in Mexico

Art and Architecture in Mexico


by James Oles

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 432 PAGES

Art historian and curator Oles interprets 500 years of Mexican art spanning the Spanish Conquest to the 21st century. A book as rich in poetic and historical context as it is in scholarship. (MEX303, $26.95)

The Cities of Ancient Mexico

The Cities of Ancient Mexico


by Jeremy Sabloff

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

With 152 black-and-white photographs, illustrations and site diagrams, this portrait of ancient civilizations in Mexico features chapters on the Oaxaca Valley, Teotihuacan and Palenque. Written by a renowned Mayanist, it also includes insightful chapters on how archaeologists have reconstructed the past in Mexico. (MEX41, $18.95)

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. (MYA10, $26.95)

My Art, My Life, An Autobiography

My Art, My Life, An Autobiography


by Diego Rivera

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1992
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

A revealing portrait of the painter who revolutionized modern mural painting and is ranked among the most influential artists of the 20th century. (MEX222, $10.95)

Tequila Oil, Getting Lost in Mexico

Tequila Oil, Getting Lost in Mexico


by Hugh Thomson

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

Explorer and archaeologist Thomson (White Rock) revisits his first wild adventures as a teenager in Mexico, venturing from the badlands of Chihuahua to the Yucatan, mixing his observations on Mexico today with travel and astute commentary on the Maya and Aztec. (MEX277, $16.95)

Like Water for Chocolate


by Laura Esquivel

  • LITERATURE
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

This lovely novel uses elements of magical realism to portray themes of family, duty, sacrifice love and freedom. (MEX37, $15.00)

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)

Sidewalks

Sidewalks


by Valeria Luiselli

  • LITERATURE
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 110 PAGES

While she calls writing about Mexico City a "task doomed to failure," Luiselli's unhurried observations of the city's architecture, streets and sidewalks allow her to construct a powerful impression of her birthplace in this masterful collection of essays. (MEX315, $15.95)

The Lacuna

The Lacuna


by Barbara Kingsolver

  • LITERATURE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 507 PAGES

Kingsolver uses news reports and the facts of the fascinating lives of Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Leon Trotsky, J. Edgar Hoover and Roosevelt in Mexico and the U.S., weaving a wide-ranging that takes in the momentous events of the 1930s and 1940s in America. (MEX275, $16.99)

The Mayan Secrets

The Mayan Secrets


by Clive Cussler

  • LITERATURE
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 375 PAGES
  • NEW

Husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo are in Mexico, when they come upon a remarkable discovery -- the skeleton of a man clutching an ancient sealed pot, and within the pot, a Mayan book, larger than anyone has ever seen. The book contains astonishing information about the Mayans, about their cities, and about mankind itself. An adventure set in Mexico from the master of the genre. (MYA88, $28.95)

The Underdogs, A Novel of the Mexican Revolution

The Underdogs, A Novel of the Mexican Revolution


by Mariano Azuela

  • LITERATURE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 148 PAGES

Azuela's celebrated and perceptive novel of the Mexican Revolution (1910) delves into the psyche and circumstances of the men and women on the front lines fighting for control of Mexico. Through detailed images of Mexico and its people, the story shares realities of a revolution that shaped the modern Mexican nation. (MEX296, $11.00)

Vlad

Vlad


by Carlos Fuentes

  • LITERATURE
  • 2012
  • HARD COVER
  • 111 PAGES

A darkly comic updating of the Dracula story to Mexico City by the master storyteller. (MEX298, $17.95)

Where the Air Is Clear

Where the Air Is Clear


by Carlos Fuentes

  • LITERATURE
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 373 PAGES

A brilliantly unsparing portrayal of Mexico City's upper class by a noted Mexican writer, originally published in 1958. (MEX311, $16.95)

Field Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Adjacent Areas, Belize, Guatemala, and El Salvador

Field Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Adjacent Areas, Belize, Guatemala, and El Salvador


by Ernest Preston Edwards

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES
  • HARD TO FIND ELSEWHERE

This classic guide illustrates all the regularly occurring birds of Mexico and neighboring areas, including details of distribution, abundance, habitat and identification features for 850 species. (MEX47, $24.95)

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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