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Item EXCAM181. Buy these 5 items as a set for $97 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Forgotten Continent

SAM123
Michael Reid
Yale University Press
2009
400
0300151209
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$26.00

Maya Art and Architecture

MYA20
Mary Ellen Miller
Thames & Hudson
2014
256
0500204225
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
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.
$20.95

Tropical Nature

GPS13
Adrian Forsyth, Ken Miyata
Scribner
1984
248
0684187108
PAPER
Natural History
0
1
0
0
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.
$16.00

Rough Guide Central America on a Budget

CAM95
Peter Eltringham
Rough Guides
2015
616
024118231X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A no-nonsense, comprehensive travel guide to Central America with country-by-country descriptions and a solid overview of history, culture and nature. Covers Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama.
$29.99

Central America Map

CAM20
ITMB
ITMB
2012
2
1553410645
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed map of the Central American isthmus at a scale of 1:1,100,000.
$12.95

Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador Adventure Map

CAM149
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2011
1
1566955289
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A durable, folded map shows at 1:710,000,
$11.95

Breaking Out of Beginner's Spanish

CAM06
Joseph Keenan
University of Texas Press
2015
240
0292761937
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.95

Insight Guide Belize

BLZ02
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2015
341
1780058349
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A profusely illustrated overview of Belize, featuring concise essays by well regarded authors on natural history and culture, hundreds of photos and maps, and some limited practical information.
$21.99

Panama Canal by Cruise Ship

PNM13
Anne Vipond
Ocean Cruise Guides
2014
336
192774704X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This outstanding guide to the Panama Canal and popular ports of call in Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America features a mile-by-mile guide to the transit, a history of the building of the canal and a detailed pullout map.
$21.95

A Brief History of Central America

CAM49
Hector Perez-Brignoll
University of California Press
1989
223
0520068327
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$29.95

A Forest of Kings, The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya

MYA22
Linda Schele, David Freidel (Contributor)
Quill
1992
542
0688112048
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The history of the Maya, as it was recorded in the previously undecipherable hieroglyphs of the Maya. This excellent account traces the kingships and politics of the Maya, and features narratives recreating scenes of burials, blood sacrifices, battles and other events.
$26.99

Banana, The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World

CAM137
Dan Koeppel
Penguin Putnam
2008
304
0452290082
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Koeppel traces the history, natural and otherwise, politics and precarious current status of modern monoculture, touching down in India (world center of banana diversity), Ecuador (world's largest producer) and Guatemala.
$17.00

Central America, A Nation Divided

CAM80
Ralph Lee Woodward
Oxford University Press
1999
448
0195083768
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$49.95

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

CAM50
Jeffery M. Paige
Harvard University Press
1998
448
0674136497
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$32.50

The Maya, Voices in Stone

MYA96
et al., David Stuart
Turner
2016
516
8416354871
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Produced by a multi-national panel of scholars, this groundbreaking sourcebook is a comprehensive appraisal of Mayan culture (classical period through colonialism). The fresh, scholarly work is filled with over 300 maps, images and infographics.
$90.00

The Path Between the Seas

CAM32
David McCullough
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2004
700
0671244094
PAPER
History
0
1
0
0
A great story, admirably told in vivid, page-turning detail, this is the one book to read on the creation of the Panama Canal.
$20.00

The Penguin History of Latin America

SAM53
Edwin Williamson
Penguin Putnam
2010
704
0141034750
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Beginning with the Spanish conquest, this brisk history covers questions of empire, colonialism and nationalism through the 1980s.
$21.00

Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and Yucatan: Volume One

MYA33
John Lloyd Stephens
Dover Publications
1969
396
048622404X
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
The first volume of Stephens' 1841 account, an instant bestseller and still an excellent introduction to the people, culture and archaeology of Central America. It follows Stephens through Belize and Guatemala, with several chapters on Copan. With 127 engravings by Frederick Catherwood. We also carry Volume Two. ($14.95, Item MYA05)
$17.95

The Maya

MYA10
Stephen Houston, Michael Coe
Thames & Hudson
2015
320
0500291888
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
Coe's clear, concise, illustrated survey of the Maya highlights their chronology, accomplishments and legacy. Ninth edition.
$26.95

How to Travel Without Seeing, Dispatches from the New Latin America

SAM228
Andres Neuman
Lightning Source
2016
224
1632060558
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Hopscotching around the countries of South America, all the way to Panama, acclaimed Spanish-Argentinian writer Andres Neuman offers wry observations on literature, history, language and current events. His virtuoso journey is organized into short sections and is chock full of culture and class.
$15.99

Time Among the Maya, Travels in Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico

CAM84
Ronald Wright
Grove Press
2000
464
0802137288
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Wright combines journalism, archaeology and an ear for dialogue in this engaging account of travels among the contemporary Maya.
$16.00

Popol Vuh, The Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life

MYA14
Dennis Tedlock (Editor)
Touchstone
1996
327
0684818450
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The definitive, unabridged collection of creation myths and stories of the Quiche people, fundamental to understanding the worldview of the highland Maya.
$16.99

The Monkey's Bridge, Mysteries of Evolution in Central America

CAM56
David Rains Wallace
2007
280
1595340408
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Opening this absorbing account of the history and biogeography of the Central American isthmus with the tale of Columbus, Wallace often weaves his own travels in the region with a crisp overview of exploration, nature and evolution. Natural history buffs and ecologically minded travelers will appreciate this valuable resource.
$18.95

The New Neotropical Companion

GPS11
J.C. Kricher, Mark Plotkin (Introduction)
Princeton University Press
2017
448
0691115257
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
From plants and animals to birds and bugs, it's all here in this wonderfully written overview of the ecology, habitats, plants and animals of Central and South America. A revised second edition.
$35.00

Birds of Mexico & Central America, Princeton Illustrated Checklists

MEX163
Ber Van Perlo
Princeton University Press
2006
336
0691120706
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An admirably compact, comprehensive guide featuring color plates.
$29.95

Fishwatcher's Field Guide Caribbean

DIV11
I Greenberg
Seahawk Press
2000
LB-1100
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A convenient double-sided plastic card showing 75 reef fish of the Caribbean.
$7.50

National Audubon Society Field Guide to Tropical Marine Fishes

FG24
C. Lavett Smith
Alfred Knopf
1997
720
067944601X
FLEXI-BOUND
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A photographic guide to coral reef fishes found in the Caribbean, Florida, the Bahamas and Bermuda.
$25.95

Neotropical Rainforest Mammals, A Field Guide

GPS12
L.H. Emmons
University of Chicago Press
1997
298
0226207218
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Compact enough to slip into your daypack, this field guide to the mammals of Central and South America features 29 color plates of more than 200 species.
$49.00

Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Northern Central America

CAM167
Jesse Fagan
Houghton Mifflin Company
2016
416
054437326X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This updated Peterson field guide covers all the species recorded in Central America (about 800) with behavioral vignettes, full-color range maps and 1,000 illustrations. Ideal for birders traveling to Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.
$25.00

Snorkeling Guide to Marine Life

DIV02
Paul Humann
New World Publications
1995
80
1878348108
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Humann's compact guide illustrates Caribbean fishes, corals, invertebrates and plants commonly encountered in shallower water.
$14.95

For Kids

The Most Beautiful Roof in the World

FST04
Kathryn Lasky, Christopher Knight (Photographer)
Gulliver
1997
48
0152008977
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A tropical botanist and her sons climb among the ropes and walkways of a rainforest canopy in this photographic odyssey. For ages 9-12.
$9.99

Eyewitness Jungle

FST06
Theresa Greenaway, Geoff Dann (Photographer)
DK Publishing
2009
63
0756645441
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Geared for ages 9 to 12, the hundreds of eye-popping photographs of birds, monkeys, towering trees, orchids and all manner of rainforest life will also appeal to the whole family.
$16.99

Spanish Flash Cards

GEN203
Inc. Berlitz International
Berlitz
2016
50
1780044658
BOXED
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A standard playing card-size deck of 50 nicely illustrated flashcards geared for younger children. Each card features a colorful illustration with the Spanish word on the reverse.
$8.99

Popol Vuh

MYA28
Victor Montejo, Luis Garay (Illustrator)
Douglas & McIntyre
2009
85
0888999216
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Children will thrill to the tale of the fateful ball game between the underworld gods and the Hero Twins (and parents will appreciate the commentary on the conquering Spaniards) in this marvelous retelling of the sacred Maya text.
$14.95

The Forest in the Clouds

CRC34
Sneed B. Collard III
Random House
2000
32
0881069868
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This slim introduction to Monteverde for readers ages 6 to 8 features Michael Rothman's richly detailed paintings.
$16.95

Conejito / Bunny, A Folktale from Panama

PNM39
Margaret Read MacDonald
National Book Network
2006
28
0874837790
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A great book to read aloud, this brightly illustrated Panamanian folktale features a song to learn in Spanish and English. Ages 4-8.
$16.95

Tintin and the Picaros

SAM137
Herge
Little Brown and Company
1978
62
0316358495
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Tintin, Captain Haddock and Professor Calculus help General Alcazar and his guerrilla band of Picaros defeat the tyrannical General Tapioca in the 23rd and last completed book in the series.
$11.99

Mystery of the Maya

MYA90
R. A. Montgomery
Aa Balkema
2006
131
1933390050
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A classic "choose your own adventure" story. While on assignment in Mexico, your friend Tom disappears while searching for clues about the sudden collapse of the Mayan civilization. Your search for him could uncover human sacrifice, alien spacecraft -- even time travel!
$6.99

Rain, Rain, Rain Forest

AMZ141
Brenda Z. Guiberson
Aa Balkema
2015
32
1250056772
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A vibrant, sensory introduction to the animals of the rainforest. When downpour wakes the creatures of the jungle they begin their wild cacophony. The narrative and fun facts are accompanied by colorful collage illustrations. Written for ages 4 to 8.
$7.99

Sloth Slept On

CRC97
Frann Preston-Gannon
Sterling Publishing Company
2015
32
1454916117
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
In this delightful children’s book, a group of youngsters happen upon a snoozing sloth and try to send him where he belongs. Never noticing the posters that a sloth has fled the zoo (albeit very slowly!) they finally address a package to "the rainforest." When it wakes up, this sloth is in for a BIG surprise! Written for ages 3 to 6.
$14.95

Let's Explore... Jungle

AMZ142
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
48
1760340383
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Part of Lonely Planet’s "Let’s Explore..." series, this sticker activity book takes explorers ages 5 to 8 deep into the jungle with fascinating facts, puzzles and plenty of pages to color and complete. The colorful kids’ book includes over 250 stickers.
$9.99

What's Up in the Amazon Rainforest

AMZ143
Ginjer L. Clarke
Penguin Putnam
2015
144
0448481030
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Geared for ages 8-12, this informative science book uncovers the plants and animals of the Amazon Rainforest, including 500-year-old trees, pink dolphins, poison dart frogs, howler monkeys and many more!
$8.99

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Costa Rican Natural History

CAM05
Daniel Janzen
University of Chicago Press
1983
832
0226393348
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A prize-winning reader on all aspects of the natural history of Costa Rica, this hefty and thorough illustrated book is remarkably well written and rewarding for the serious general reader.
$62.00

A Guide to the Birds of Panama with Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras

CAM07
Robert Ridgely, J.A. Gwynne
Princeton University Press
1992
534
0691025126
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive field guide, noteworthy for its beautiful color plates, covers additional species found in Nicaragua, Honduras and Costa Rica.
$65.00

The Ancient Maya

MYA07
Loa Traxler, Robert Sharer
Stanford University Press
2006
892
0804748179
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
The revised sixth edition of this scholarly reference on everything Maya, including individual site descriptions, maps, and much else of interest to the serious student of Maya history and culture. Originally published by Sylvanus Moreey in 1946, this beautifully illustrated, readable edition reflects recent archaeological and hieroglyphic evidence.
$38.95

The Mosquito Coast

CAM34
Paul Theroux
Mariner Books
2006
384
0618658963
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.95

The Control of Nature

NAT01
John McPhee
Noonday Press
1989
272
0374522596
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
In the classic McPhee tradition, these sparkling essays explore our generally feeble attempts to combat all-powerful nature, including valiant efforts by Icelanders to control the flow of a volcano across the harbor at Heimaey in the Westman Islands.
$16.00

A Naturalist in Costa Rica

CAM09
Alexander Skutch
University Press of Florida
1992
382
0813011485
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A warm account of living and studying ornithology in the Pacific hills of Costa Rica over the last 35 years at what is now Los Cusingos Neotropical Bird Sanctuary. Skutch died on his ranch in 2004 just short of his 100th birthday.
$24.95

An Album of Maya Architecture

MYA06
Tatiana Proskouriakoff
University of Oklahoma Press
2003
164
0806113510
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
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.
$34.95

Reef Fish Identification Caribbean

DIV03
Paul Humann
New World Publications
2014
548
1878348574
FLEXI-BOUND
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This definitive guide for underwater enthusiasts features 670 stunning color photographs of all the fishes of the tropical Atlantic. Now in its fourth edition.
$44.95

Guatemalan Journey

GML03
Stephen Connely Benz
University of Texas Press
1996
212
0292708408
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Opening with a long chapter on life in Guatemala City, Benz’s memoir moves on to the remote highlands and other little-visited regions. An excellent account of Guatemala’s political history, traditions, and indigenous cultures.
$25.00

An Archaeological Guide to Northern Central America

MYA04
Joyce Kelly
University of Oklahoma Press
1996
352
0806128615
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.95

Belize Adventure Map

CAM21
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2009
2
1566954681
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A travel map of Belize, bordering Guatemala, at a scale of 1:400,000 showing all the national parks, including Tikal, and good topographical relief. Features an inset of Belize City.
$11.95

Costa Rica Adventure Map

CAM22
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2008
2
1566953146
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided map at a scale of 1:500,000.
$11.95

Guatemala Map

CAM24
ITMB
ITMB
2008
2
0921463642
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed, double-sided travel map of Guatemala at the very good scale of 1:470,000.
$12.95

Honduras Map

CAM23
ITMB
ITMB
2011
1
1553412427
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed travel map of Honduras.
$10.95

The Art of Mesoamerica, from Olmec to Aztec

MYA09
Mary Ellen Miller
Thames & Hudson
2012
288
0500204144
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An excellent survey of Mesoamerican art and architecture from 1500 BC to the Spanish conquest. Compact and profusely illustrated, it includes drawings, photographs and site plans.
$24.95

Coral Reef Fishes

DIV05
Ewald Lieske, Robert Myers
Princeton University Press
2002
400
0691089957
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This compact handbook features 2,500 illustrations of shallow-water fishes around the world.
$24.95

The True History of Chocolate

CAM57
Sophie D. Coe, Michael Coe
Thames & Hudson
2013
280
0500290687
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
0
This scholarly history of pre-Columbian chocolate by these married archaeologists reveals chocolate's origins as a ceremonial beverage in ancient Olmec and Maya society. The Coes trace the treat's evolution from a food of the gods to the salons of Europe down through the masses to Hershey Pennsylvania.
$22.95

Yucatan Map

MEX04
ITMB
ITMB
2008
2
1553410637
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
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.
$12.95

Field Guide to Mexican Birds

FG12
Roger Tory Peterson, Edward Chalif
Houghton Mifflin Company
1994
298
039597514X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An easy-to-carry field guide with 1,000 species reported in Mexico, Belize and El Salvador, covering also northwest Costa Rica.
$22.00

A Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Northern Central America

FG15
Stephen Howell, Sophie Webb
Oxford University Press
1995
849
0198540124
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$63.00

Costa Rica, A Traveler's Literary Companion

CRC03
Barbara Ras
Whereabouts Press
1994
238
1883513006
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
These 26 well-chosen stories by Costa Rican writers introduce the people, culture and land.
$14.95

I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala

GML01
Rigoberta Menchú, Elisabeth Burgos-Debray
Verso
2009
304
1844674185
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1992, Menchu speaks eloquently of her struggles against the military for a decent way of life. Although some of the book's events have been called into question, it is a compelling testimony to the power of a strong-minded, ordinary person and her love for her land.
$23.95

In the Rainforest, Report from a Strange, Beautiful, Imperiled World

FST01
Catherine Caufield
University of Chicago Press
1984
304
0226097862
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Caufield deftly combines good basic information on the ecology of the world's rain forests, a report on thorny conservation issues and a sympathetic treatment of indigenous inhabitants through masterly prose.
$26.00

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

DIV12
I Greenberg
Seahawk Press
LB-1102
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A convenient double-sided plastic card showing 61 invertebrates of the Caribbean.
$7.50

The Building of the Panama Canal in Historic Photographs

CAM41
Ulrich Keller
Dover Publications
1983
111
0486244083
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
These archival photographs tell the story of the people who built the Panama Canal, the engineers who designed it and the changes wrought on the landscape through its construction.
$16.95

A Guide to the Birds of Costa Rica

CRC05
F. Gary Stiles, Alexander Skutch, Dana Gardner (Illustrator)
Cornell University Press
1989
511
0801496004
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A masterfully researched and comprehensive field guide to the birds of Costa Rica, including an overview of geography, habitats and avifauna. Covers 800 species and features 52 color plates.
$39.95

The Jaguar Smile, A Nicaraguan Journey

CAM43
Salman Rushdie
Random House
2008
160
081297672X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Rushdie's account of visit to the country at the height of the Contra war goes underneath the headlines. It's a cultural portrait -- simple, straightforward and "written with a novelist's eye for irony," according to the New York Times.
$15.00

The Panama Canal Map

CAM45
Compass
Compass Maps
2001
2
1887910026
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A map and souvenir guide to the Canal.
$9.95

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

MEX47
Ernest Preston Edwards
University of Texas Press
1998
288
0292720912
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
1
0
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.
$24.95

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

MYA13
Linda Schele, Peter Mathews
Touchstone
1999
432
0684852098
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
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.
$25.99

Guatemala in Focus, A Guide to the People, Politics and Culture

GML04
Trisha O'Kane
Interlink Publishing Group
2000
94
1566562422
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This slim guide focuses on the history of Guatemala, its cultural heritage and current political, environmental and economic challenges. An excellent synopsis from an unabashedly left-leaning perspective.
$12.95

The Tailor of Panama

CAM51
John Le Carre
Ballantine Books
1997
512
0345420438
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in Panama, this thriller by master storyteller John Le Carre includes spymasters, corrupt officials, arms manufacturers and other unsavory types.
$7.99

The Captain and the Enemy

CAM53
Graham Greene
Penguin
2005
208
0143039296
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Graham Greene returns to classic themes of mystery, deceit and espionage in this accomplished short novel, his 23rd and last book, set in Panama.
$16.00

Snakes, The Evolution of Mystery in Nature

BST33
Harry W. Greene
University of California Press
2000
365
0520224876
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The ecology and diversity of snakes worldwide, with stunning photographs.
$55.00

The Buried Mirror

SPN71
Carlos Fuentes
Houghton Mifflin Company
1999
399
0395924995
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A fascinating, illustrated survey of Latin American culture and history by the great Mexican author Carlos Fuentes. With hundreds of color illustrations.
$29.95

The Green Pharmacy

AMZ40
James A. Duke
St. Martins
1999
507
1579541240
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An A-Z catalog of ailments and the herbal remedies that heal them.
$22.99

Fodor's Costa Rica

CRC12
Fodor's
Fodor's
2016
624
110187998X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical, frequently revised guide in the popular series, especially useful for its extensive annotated listings of suggested places to stay and eat.
$24.99

Rough Guide Costa Rica

CRC13
Jean McNeil
Rough Guides
2014
496
1409347885
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An opinionated, thorough travel guide with region-by-region descriptions.
$24.99

Belize, Travellers' Wildlife Guides

BLZ04
Les Beletsky
Interlink Publishing Group
2006
440
1566565685
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An all-around field guide featuring color illustrations of 200 birds, 50 mammals, 150 coral reef creatures and 80 reptiles and amphibians.
$29.95

Moon Handbook Belize

BLZ05
Chicki Mallan, Josh Berman
Avalon Travel Publishing
2015
400
1631211471
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A superb travel guide, featuring a chapter on Tikal, photographs, sketch maps and recommendations on where to go and what to do.
$19.99

Fodor's: Belize: With a Side Trip to Guatemala

BLZ06
Richard Mahler
Fodor's
2017
355
0147546648
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Fodor's highlights the best of Belize, with diving and snorkeling sites, exotic wildlife and Mayan ruins, as well as a side trip to Guatemala's Tikal.
$19.99

The Birds of Tikal, An Annotated Checklist

GML08
Randall Beavers
Texas A&M University Press
1992
153
0890965250
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
The serious birder will find this annotated list of birds found at Tikal a useful adjunct to a field guide. With a 40-page introduction to the region, a few black-and-white photographs, checklist and notes.
$29.50

Rainforest Remedies: One Hundred Healing Herbs of Belize

BLZ10
Michael J. Balick, Rosita Arvigo
Lotus Light Publications
1993
255
0914955136
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
100 traditional herbs of Belize along with the culture and lore surrounding their use.
$17.95

A Field Guide to the Mammals of Central America & Southeast Mexico

CAM60
Fiona Reid
Oxford University Press
2009
384
0195343239
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This second edition of Fiona Reid's wonderfully detailed and comprehensive field guide to the mammals of Central America and Southeast Mexico features 59 vivid full-color illustrations. Reid painted most of the creatures in the field, a formidable challenge and -- given the quality of the results -- well worth her while. With parks, and protected areas, habitats, range maps, tracks and natural history.
$59.95

Century of the Wind (Memory of Fire Trilogy, Part 3)

CAM66
Cedric Belfrage (Translator), Eduardo Galeano
W. W. Norton & Company
2010
336
1568584466
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Brief, lyrical vignettes and anecdotes from the century now ending. A crash course in the modern history of the New World.
$15.95

The Massacre at El Mozote: A Parable of the Cold War

CAM67
Mark Danner
Vintage Books
1994
067975525X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A reconstruction of a 1981 massacre in El Salvador and the role of the United States.
$15.95

Footprint Mexico & Central America Handbook

MEX64
Sarah Cameron, Ben Box
Footprint Handbooks
2012
1520
1907263470
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
The classic, comprehensive guide to the region.
$27.95

T. Rex and the Crater of Doom

CAM68
Walter Alvarez
Princeton University Press
2008
208
0375702105
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A new edition of Alvarez's landmark account of the famous impact crater found in the Yucatan.
$18.95

Lonely Planet Costa Rica

CRC19
Mara Vorhees
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
544
1786571129
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical guide to Costa Rica 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.
$24.99

Life in the Treetops, Adventures of a Woman in Field Biology

AMZ57
Margaret Lowman
Yale University Press
2000
219
0300084641
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The sprightly memoir of an ecologist who climbs, studies and sleeps in trees for a living, balancing multiple roles of scientist, wife and mom. Margaret Lowman, a pioneer in the ecology of forest tree canopies, continues her story in a second memoir (written with her now-grown sons).
$13.95

Nicaragua in Focus, A Guide to the People, Politics and Culture

CAM71
Hazel Plunkett
Interlink Publishing Group
2002
100
1566564387
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Essential reading for Nicaragua, this compact, illustrated travel guide focuses on politics, economy, history and culture. It's especially strong on the difficult history of relations with the U.S. but also includes a good short summary of traditional culture and history from colonial times to the present.
$12.95

Moon Handbook Honduras & the Bay Islands

CAM73
Amy E. Robertson
Avalon Travel Publishing
2012
647
1612383599
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide to Honduras, its history, culture and attractions.
$21.99

Jaguar, One Man's Struggle to Establish the World's First Jaguar Preserve

BLZ11
Alan Rabinowitz
Island Press
2000
378
1559638028
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
In this vivid portrait of conservation in Central America, Rabinowitz weaves personal tales of his own research and adventures with a chronicle of his successful efforts to establish a jaguar reserve in Belize.
$35.00

Lonely Planet Panama

PNM12
Steve Fallon, Carolyn McCarthy
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
320
178657117X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
The usual comprehensive Lonely Planet treatment, with a good overview of the history, culture and nature of Panama along with regional maps and excellent detail on where to go, sleep and eat.
$24.99

Nicaragua Map

CAM74
ITMB
ITMB
1
0921463634
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A map of Nicaragua at a scale of 1:750,000 with good topographic relief.
$12.95

A Naturalist's Guide to the Tropics

CON17
Marco Lambertini, John Venerella (Translator)
University of Chicago Press
2000
338
0226468283
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide to the natural history of the tropical latitudes.
$34.00

Green Phoenix, Restoring Tropical Forests of Guanacaste, Costa Rica

CAM77
William Allen
Oxford University Press
2003
336
0195161777
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
The vivid tale of the creation of the Guanacaste Conservation Area in Northwest Costa Rica
$50.00

Looking for a Ship

GEN133
John McPhee
Noonday Press
1991
252
0374523193
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In his signature style of exploring important but neglected subjects, McPhee joins a friend in the Merchant Marine on a voyage through the Panama Canal.
$17.00

Bitter Fruit, The Story of the American Coup in Guatemala

CAM82
Stephen Schlesinger, Stephen Kinzer
Harvard University Press
2005
331
067401930X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A foreign policy classic first published in 1982, brilliantly written and devastating in its implications. Schlesinger and Kinzer provide a dramatic account of the CIA-backed overthrow of Guatemala's democratically elected government of Jacobo Arbenz in 1954.
$22.95

Unfinished Conquest, The Guatemalan Tragedy

CAM83
Daniel Chauche (Photographer), Victor Perera
University of California Press
1993
297
0520203496
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An oral history of devastating 30-year civil war; Perera interviewed hundreds of people for this astonishing book, not only the resilient Maya but also landowners, government officials, military personnel and clergy.
$34.95

Lonely Planet Guatemala

CAM85
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
320
1786571145
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, practical guide to Guatemala with 35 local and city maps, color photographs and extensive information on where to go and what to do.
$24.99

501 Spanish Verbs

GEN134
Christopher Kendris
Barron's
2010
728
0764197975
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
The perennial favorite among students of Spanish.
$16.99

A Guide to Ancient Maya Ruins

MYA23
C. Bruce Hunter
University of Oklahoma Press
1986
342
0806119926
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, accessible guide to archaeological sites in Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras.
$21.95

Guatemala: Never Again!

CAM88
Thomas Quigley
Aa Balkema
1999
424
157075294X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Eyewitness testimony of the war conducted by the military against Guatemala's indigenous population during the 36-year civil war.
$34.00

Rough Guide Guatemala

CAM89
Rough Guide
Rough Guides
2015
376
0241181674
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive guide features good cultural information and the best overview of where to go and what to do throughout the country. It's got consistently more -- and more accurate -- information on markets, towns and excursions than the competition. With chapters on Copan and the Honduran Bay Islands.
$24.99

The Long Night of White Chickens

CAM90
Francisco Goldman
Grove Press
1998
472
0802135471
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A first novel attuned to the social setting and politics of contemporary life in Guatemala city.
$14.00

Jungles

AMZ65
Frans Lanting (Photographer), Christine Eckstrom
Taschen
2011
256
3822842451
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The wildlife of Central America, the Congo, Amazon, Borneo and Madagascar are all featured in this portfolio of 120 extraordinary color photographs.
$19.99

Costa Rican Wildlife

CRC24
Pocket Naturalist
Waterford Press
2013
1583550739
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This handy, fold-up card includes color illustrations of dozens of typical birds, mammals and reptiles. We also carry plastic cards for Costa Rica Birds (Item CRC56) and Costa Rica Butterflies & Moths (Item CRC57), $6.95 each.
$7.95

Lonely Planet Costa Rican Spanish Phrasebook

CRC25
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2017
256
1786574179
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A pocket guide to understanding idioms, slang and Spanish as it is spoken by the Ticos.
$9.99

Rigoberta Menchu and the Story of All Poor Guatemalans

GML09
Elizabeth Burgos (Foreword), David Stoll
Perseus
2007
384
0813343968
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This book alleges that Rigoberta Menchu took liberities with events depicted in her landmark autobiography. Updated with foreword by Elizabeth Burgos.
$39.00

The Rigoberta Menchu Controversy

GML10
David Stoll, Arias Arturo (Editor)
University of Minnesota Press
2001
416
0816636265
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This anthology examines the debate over the authenticity of "I, Rigoberta Menchu."
$23.50

Diving Bay Islands

CAM91
Cindy Garoutte
National Book Network
1995
127
1881652025
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical, illustrated guide to popular diving and snorkeling sites of Roatan and Honduras Bay.
$18.95

Belize in Focus, A Guide to the People, Politics, and Culture

BLZ13
Ian Peedle
Interlink Publishing Group
1999
100
1566562848
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A brief, authoritative guide to the history, cultural heritage, politics and economy of Belize. With maps, photographs and some travel information, it's an excellent synopsis from an unabashedly left-leaning perspective, strong on facts.
$12.95

Mammals of Belize

BLZ14
Fiona Reid
Fiona Reid
2001
28
189475400X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A palm-sized guide to 64 of the larger and most commonly encountered mammals of Belize, each with a full color illustration, paw print and description.
$6.00

The Tapir's Morning Bath

AMZ74
Elizabeth Royte
Houghton Mifflin Company
2002
336
0618257586
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
An engaging account of ecological research and ecologists at Barro Colorado Island, the Smithsonian Institution's Tropical Research Station in Panama.
$18.95

Reading the Maya Glyphs

MYA26
Mark Van Stone, Michael Coe
W. W. Norton & Company
2005
160
0500285535
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
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)
$19.95

Plants and Animals in the Life of the Kuna

PNM15
Valerio Nunez, Heraclio Herrera, Jorge Ventocilla, James Howe (Editor)
University of Texas Press
1995
168
029278726X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An ethnobiology and cultural portrait of Panama's Kuna Indians and their home, the San Blas Islands.
$19.95

Eastern Caribbean Cruise Tour Guide

CRB135
Coastal Cruise Tour Guides
Coastal Cruise Tour Guides
2000
2
0961143827
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A handy guide and booklet that unfolds to a six-foot-long full color map. It features historical background, visitor attractions and maps of all the islands from Puerto Rico to Trinidad.
$15.95

Worth Looking For

200 Conspicuous, Unusual, or Economically Important Tropical Plants of the Caribbean

CRB01
John Kingsbury
Bullbrier Press
1988
220
0961261021
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
1
A general purpose plant identification guide to Caribbean shores, also useful for subtropical Florida. Features color photographs and short plant descriptions.
$20.00

The New Key to Costa Rica

CAM36
Beatrice Blake
Publishers Group West
2009
560
1569756961
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
The original guide to Costa Rica, featuring up-to-date suggestions of hotels and lodges, outdoor adventures and excursions -- and with a serious focus on sustainable travel.
$19.95

Four Neotropical Rainforests

AMZ33
Alwyn Gentry
Yale University Press
1993
627
0300054483
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
1
A good reference to the flora, fauna and ecology of four representative tropical forests: Manaus (Brazil), Park Manu (Peru), Barro Colorado Island (Panama) and La Selva (Costa Rica).
$65.00

Spirits of the Jaguar

CAM59
BBC
Baker & Taylor Video
2006
1419840142
DVD
Film
0
0
0
1
A four-part BBC television series, this documentary presents the land, wildlife and cultures of Central America in living color.
$19.98

The Incas

CAM98
Terrence D'Altroy
Blackwell Publishers
2003
408
1405116765
PAPER
History
0
0
0
1
An authoritative history chronicling the rise and fall of the Incan empire.
$38.95

Brewing Justice: Fair Trade Coffee, Sustainability, And Survival

GEN464
Daniel Jaffee
University of California Press
2007
331
0520249593
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
1
This vivid study of coffee farmers in Mexico explores the social, economic and environmental benefits of fair trade.
$31.95