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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

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

Honduras Map

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Copan Sculpture Museum, Ancient Maya Artistry in Stucco and Stone

MYA81
Barbara W. Fash
Harvard University Press
2011
207
0873658582
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Director of the Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions Program & Mesoamerican Laboratory at the Peabody Museum, Fash brings insight and an on-the-ground perceptive to this illustrated overview of Copan, both a museum catalog and an introduction to the Maya.
$35.00

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

Jungle of Stone

MYA99
William Carlsen
HarperCollins
2017
544
0062407406
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Alongside his own 2,500-mile journey through Central America, William Carlsen retraces the Catherwood-Stephens Expedition, one of the first excursions to the Mayan temples of present-day Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico.
$17.99

Jungleland, A Mysterious Lost City and a True Story of Deadly Adventure

CAM157
Christopher S. Stewart
HarperCollins
2014
304
0061802557
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Stewart describes his experiences in the jungles and rainforests along the Mosquito Coast in Honduras as he searches for the elusive White City in the footsteps of explorer and World War II spy Theodore Morde.
$15.99

Teach a Woman to Fish, Overcoming Poverty Around the Globe

TVL588
Ritu Sharma
St. Martins
2014
288
1137278587
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Sharing her travels through Sri Lanka, Burkina Faso, Honduras and Nicaragua, Ritu Sharma details how women are battling scarcity, government corruption, lack of infrastructure and inequality to overcome poverty.
$36.99

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 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

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 Joan Didion, P.J. O'Rourke and Paul Theroux.
$17.95

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

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

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

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

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

More Books

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MYA31
Simon Martin, Nikolai Grube
Thames & Hudson
2008
240
0500287260
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
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.
$26.95

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

Pimsleur Quick & Simple Spanish

SPN257
Pimsleur Language Method
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2005
0743523555
AUDIO CD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
Four audio CDs with eight 30-minute lessons in basic Spanish, covering elementary vocabulary and phrases used in travel and everyday situations.
$19.95

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

Understanding Early Classic Copan

MYA61
Ell Bell (Editor)
University of Pennsylvania Press
2003
392
1931707510
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
This scholarly exploration of the Copan Dynasty (AD 400-650) synthesizes recent research on the Honduran site and presents new theories about the city's mythic founding father, K'inich Yak K'uk' Mo'.
$59.95

Lost King of the Maya

MYA63
Nova
Nova
2007
631098490X
DVD
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
Mesmerizing photography of Copan and its surrounding jungle, along with input from top experts on the Maya, make this Nova feature an excellent introduction to the Maya.
$29.95

The Modern Maya, Incidents of Travel and Friendship in Yucatan

MYA92
MacDuff Everton
University of Texas Press
2012
352
0292726937
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In his superb photo essay on the lives of the modern Maya, Everton, who spent more than four decades living among the Maya, updates our perception of the people by revealing how the Maya live, work and preserve their rich culture today.
$50.00

Dawn of the Maya

MYA94
National Geographic Society
National Geographic Video
2004
0792248120
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
National Geographic investigates the Preclassic Maya, discrediting the belief that they were a primitive culture and revealing instead a flourishing society that created elaborate art and massive pyramids. Runtime: 60 minutes.
$24.95

Quest for the Lost Maya

MYA95
National Geographic Society
National Geographic Video
2012
6315942903
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
After discovering a forgotten Mayan society in the Yucatan, American archaeologists George Bey and Bill Ringle dig deeper to find an ancient royal palace complex buried beneath an old pyramid. Runtime: 60 minutes.
$19.99