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Guatemala: Mayan Explorer

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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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

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

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

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

Lonely Planet Latin American Spanish Phrasebook

SAM127
Lonely Planet Publications
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
272
1743214472
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A handy Spanish phrasebook, with a short two-way dictionary.
$9.99

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

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 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

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

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

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

Maya Roads

MYA71
Mary Jo McConahay
Chicago Review Press
2011
260
1569765480
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A journalist, McConahay focuses on the fate of the Lacandon Maya in Guatemala and Chiapas in this chronicle of people, politics and culture of the region, including her time in Bonampak, Uaxactun, Palenque, Tikal and other sites.
$16.95

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

Animals and Plants of the Ancient Maya, A Guide

MYA29
Victoria Schlesinger
University of Texas Press
2002
400
0292777604
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$36.95

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

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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

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

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

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