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GUATEMALA AND BELIZE. Buy these 5 items as a set for $80 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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

Ghost Lights

BLZ24
Lydia Millet
W. W. Norton & Company
2012
256
0393081710
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In Millet's anticipated follow-up to How the Dead Dream, a mild-mannered IRS bureaucrat follows a runaway millionaire into the surreal tropical jungle. The prose has a lovely stillness and has been hailed as a haunting, mesmerizing novel of ideas.
$15.95

Tropical Nature

GPS13
Adrian Forsyth, Ken Miyata
Scribner
1984
248
0684187108
PAPER
Natural History
1
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

Insight Guide Guatemala, Belize and the Yucatan

CAM113
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2012
380
1780051093
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This handsome guide gives a profusely illustrated overview of Guatemala, Belize and the Yucatan Peninsula, featuring concise essays by well-regarded authors on natural history, politics and culture.
$24.99

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

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

Guatemala Adventure Map

CAM101
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2013
2
1566956544
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Water- and -tear proof with parks, preserves, underwater features and topography at a scale of 1:500,000.
$11.95

1491, New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

WLD61
Charles C. Mann
Alfred Knopf
2006
560
1400032059
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Mann portrays the successes and failures of the complex societies of the Mississippi River, central Mexico, the Andes and the Amazon in this thought-provoking speculative history of the Americas before the arrival of Europeans.
$17.00

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

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

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

The Chicken and the Quetzal

GML20
Paul Kockelman
Duke
2016
208
0822360721
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this very academic study, Kockelman discusses conservation and eco-tourism in relation to cultural values through the story of a small village in the Guatemalan highlands where citizens were encouraged to abandon farming methods that were endangering the Quetzal.
$23.95

The Guatemala Reader

GML18
Greg Grandin (Editor)
Duke
2011
648
0822351072
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A lively, literate sourcebook on the politics, economy and society of Guatemala, aimed at students, travelers and scholars.
$29.95

The History of Central America

CAM112
Thomas L. Pearcy
St. Martins
2006
192
1403962561
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A brief history, beginning with the ancient Maya and moving through European contact and conquest, independence movements, finishing in the 20th century.
$18.99

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

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

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

The Lost Cities of the Mayas

MYA55
Fabio Bourbon
Sterling Publishing Company
2014
208
8854408174
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
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 volume, featuring 200 color engravings of the monuments of Central America, Chiapas and the Yucatan.
$45.00

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

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

How to Cook a Tapir

BLZ22
Joan Fry
University of Nebraska Press
2012
296
0803243618
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The coming-of-age memoir by Joan Fry, a young newlywed, who moves with her anthropologist husband to the jungles of Belize. Her introspective account is interwoven with stories, portraits of locals and traditional recipes.
$16.95

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

The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw, One Woman's Fight to Save the World's Most Beautiful Bird

BLZ20
Bruce Barcott
Random House
2009
336
0812973135
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The gripping tale of Sharon Matola's six-year campaign to stop a dam that would flood the forest home of Belize's last scarlet macaws.
$17.00

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

A Natural History of Belize

BLZ29
Samuel Bridgewater
University of Texas Press
2012
400
0292726716
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Presenting the habitats, biodiversity, and ecology of both the tropical Chiquibul Forest (also known as the Maya Forest) and Belize in its entirety.
$45.00

Jungle of the Maya

MYA51
Douglas Goodell (Photographer), Jerry Barrack (Photographer), Jim Wright, Archie Carr (Introduction)
University of Texas Press
2006
152
0292714122
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A handsome survey of the wildlife and habitats of the Selva Maya, the tropical forest that spreads through Belize, Guatemala and the Yucatan.
$34.95

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

Belize Birds

BLZ27
Rainforest Publications
Rainforest Publications
2011
1888538562
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This handy field guide to the feathered friends of Belize is a 14-panel, full-color reference. The illustrations were created by British naturalists Robert Dean and Mark Wainright.
$8.50

Belize Field Guide

BLZ26
Rainforest Publications (Illustrator)
Rainforest Publications
2011
1888538899
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Mammals, amphibians, and reptiles are all included in this 14-panel, fold-up pocket field guide
$8.50

Belize Marine Life

BLZ28
Rainforest Publications
Rainforest Publications
2015
1888538112
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This handy guide to the ocean life around Belize is a 14-panel, full-color reference. Includes illustrations for reef fish, marine mammals, sport fish, and sea turtles.
$8.50

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

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

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

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

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

More Books

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

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

MYA05
John Lloyd Stephens
Dover Publications
1969
474
0486224058
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Stephen's classic account of archaeological discovery, originally published in 1843. This second volume covers Stephens and Catherwood's further adventures, including the Yucatan and Palenque.
$16.95

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

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

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

Volcanoes, Crucibles of Change

GEO02
Richard Fisher
Princeton University Press
1998
344
0691002495
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A complete primer for the volcano lover, this heavily illustrated book covers types of volcanoes and eruptions, worldwide distribution and the physics of their formation.
$38.95

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

Moon Handbook Belize

BLZ05
Chicki Mallan, Josh Berman
Avalon Travel Publishing
2017
400
1631216333
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.
$21.99

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

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

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

Antigua and My Life Before

CRB121
Marcela Serrano, Margaret Sayers Peden (Translator)
Doubleday
2000
368
0385498020
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in Santiago, Chile, and the Guatemalan city of Antigua, this is the story of two women --- one a famous singer, the other an artist/architect -- and a tragic shooting that sparks memories of their friendship.
$16.95

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

Breaking the Maya Code

MYA30
Michael Coe
Thames & Hudson
2012
304
0500289557
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
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.
$19.95

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

Travelers' Tales Central America

CAM96
Larry Habegger (Editor), Natanya Pearlman (Editor)
Traveler's Tales
2001
277
1885211740
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
Organized thematically with contributions set in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama, this collection of eyewitness reports includes works by Joan Didion, P.J. O'Rourke and Paul Theroux.
$17.95

A Short History of Progress

WLD62
Ronald Wright
Carroll & Graff
2005
132
0786715472
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
These succint essays, originally presented as a radio broadcast, analyze the rise and fall of great societies, including Maya, Roman, Sumerian, Ancient Chinese and Easter Island.
$15.99

The Maya Tropical Forest: Peoples, Parks and Ancient Cities

MYA49
James D. Nations
University of Texas Press
2006
323
0292713185
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Jim Nations draws on field work in the region over the last 25 years in this personable, detailed overview of the people, history and wildlife of the lowland tropical forest of southern Mexico, Guatemala and Belize.
$34.95

Belize Field Guide, Butterflies

BLZ19
Rainforest Publications
Rainforest Publications
2002
1888538317
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handy, double-sided laminated card depicting 60 species of spectacular butterflies.
$7.25

Culture Smart! Guatemala

CAM119
Lisa Vaughn
Kuperard
2008
168
1857333489
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
$9.95

Daily Life in Maya Civilization

MYA60
Robert J. Sharer
Greenwood
2009
256
0313351295
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
In this second edition of this important textbook, revised to incorporate the latest archaeological discoveries, Sharer describes Mayan political life, economy, social structure, religion, writing, warfare and scientific methods.
$55.00

Footprint Belize Handbook

BLZ31
Alex Robinson
Footprint Handbooks
2012
240
1907263616
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Revised and updated with detailed information and advice by an award-winning photographer and author of numerous books and articles on Central America.
$19.95

Moon Belize Cayes: Including Ambergris Caye & Caye Caulker

BLZ32
Lebawit Lily Girma
Avalon Travel Publishing
2017
300
163121635X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide in the Moon series, packed not only with travel necessities (hotels, restaurants, sights), but also with a good overview of history and destinations throughout the Belize Cayes. Now in full color.
$17.99

Guatemala Pacific Slope Birds

CAM162
Rainforest Publications
Rainforest Publications
2014
188853818X
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Perfect identifying the birds of Guatemala’s Pacific Slope, this 12-panel guide easily slips into a pocket. Full-color illustrations. Folded size: 3.5 x 8.75 inches. Unfolded size: 24 x 8.75 inches.
$7.95