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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)

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. (MYA20, $20.95)

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)

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)

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)

 
Northern Yucatan Adventure Map

Northern Yucatan Adventure Map


by National Geographic Society

  • 2009
  • MAP

With site diagrams and insets of Merida and Cancun, this detailed map (1:500,000) shows cities, roads, parks and Maya sites, including Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Tulum and Coba, south to Sian Ka'an, covering most Yucatan itineraries. (MEX248, $11.95)

Rough Guide Yucatan

Rough Guide Yucatan


by Rough Guide

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

This compact guide in the informative British series covers the Yucatan and the adjoining Maya sites in Tabasco and Chiapas. (MEX156, $19.99)

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)

Yucatan Before and After the Conquest

Yucatan Before and After the Conquest


by Diego de Landa | William Gates

  • HISTORY
  • 1978
  • PAPER
  • 162 PAGES

A 16th-century report by the first bishop of Yucatan, a dedicated ethnographer who has provided the most complete early European account of the Maya. With maps and handsome line drawings. (MYA15, $9.95)

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)

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)

Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens, Deciphering the Dynasties of the Ancient Maya

Chronicle of the Maya Kings and Queens, Deciphering the Dynasties of the Ancient Maya


by Simon Martin | Nikolai Grube

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

An unusual and rewarding book, illustrated in color and black-and-white, this is the story of ancient Maya kings and queens as gleaned from recently deciphered hieroglyphs. (MYA31, $26.95)

Reading Maya Art

Reading Maya Art


by Marc Zender

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2011
  • HARD COVER
  • 248 PAGES

Presented here for the first time is a compendium of 100 hieroglyphs, the building blocks of ancient Maya painting and sculpture. (MYA69, $34.95)

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)

The Code of Kings, The Language of Seven Sacred Maya Temples and Tombs

The Code of Kings, The Language of Seven Sacred Maya Temples and Tombs


by Linda Schele | Peter Mathews

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 432 PAGES

A vivid guided tour of seven Maya sites, including Palenque, Tikal and Chichen Itza. This outstanding book features photos and line drawings throughout, and introductory chapters with a succinct introduction to Maya history and culture. (MYA13, $22.00)

The End of Time, The Maya Mystery of 2012

The End of Time, The Maya Mystery of 2012


by Anthony Aveni

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 192 PAGES

Aveni covers what we know about the Maya and their ideas about creation, the Maya calendar and astronomy in this crisp overview. (MYA73, $19.95)

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)

The Order of Days, The Maya World and the Truth About 2012

The Order of Days, The Maya World and the Truth About 2012


by David Stuart

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2011
  • HARD COVER
  • 352 PAGES

Stuart refutes common myths about the Maya calendar and the hysteria over the end of the world on December 21, 2012. (MYA75, $24.00)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Mexican Mammals Guide for Quintana Roo, Yucatan and Campeche

Mexican Mammals Guide for Quintana Roo, Yucatan and Campeche


by Rainforest Publications

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2012
  • PLASTIC CARD

A fold-out, easy to use, 14-panel laminated plastic card featuring full-color illustrations of the region. (MEX293, $7.95)

Mexico Birds Guide for Quintana Roo, Yucatan and Campeche

Mexico Birds Guide for Quintana Roo, Yucatan and Campeche


by Rainforest Publications

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2012
  • PLASTIC CARD
  • 2 PAGES

A fold-out, 14-panel laminated plastic card featuring full-color illustrations of the birds of the region. (MEX294, $7.95)

Mexico Caribbean Marine Guide

Mexico Caribbean Marine Guide


by Rainforest Publications

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2012
  • PLASTIC CARD

A fold-out, 14-panel laminated plastic card featuring full-color illustrations of reef fish, sport fish, marine mammals and sea turtles. (MEX295, $7.95)

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)

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