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Mexico Sea Turtle Odyssey

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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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Essential Reading Package-EXMEX172

Item EXMEX172. Buy these 4 items as a set for $76 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

The Sea Turtle, So Excellent a Fishe

CAM02
Archie Carr
University Press of Florida
2011
256
0813037980
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An appreciative and informative account of the sea turtle, its ecology and field work in Costa Rica by the man who did so much to promote sea turtle research and conservation, first published in 1967. Karen Bjorndal, director of the Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research, brings the story up to date in a new foreword.
$19.95

Southern Mexico, Travellers' Wildlife Guides

FG32
Les Beletsky
Interlink Publishing Group
2007
487
1566566401
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A popular guide to the birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians and reef fishes of southern Mexico, featuring 100 excellent color plates.
$27.95

Moon Handbook Oaxaca

MEX67
Justin Henderson
Avalon Travel Publishing
2015
512
1612388965
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An invaluable travel guide featuring a good overview of the culture and history of the region, along with coverage of local events, recommendations on accommodations and dining. With photos, illustrations and dozens of local and city maps.
$21.99

Oaxaca Map

MEX49
Mapas Independencia
ITMB
2014
1
9709811185
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Published in Mexico, this full-color plan includes a regional map (1:650,000), Oaxaca (1:22,600), Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (1:22,000) and Puerto Escondido (1:27,400). With some legends and a brief history. Dual Spanish/English language.
$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

Culture Smart! Mexico

MEX205
Sian Hughes
Kuperard
2017
168
1857333667
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, no-nonsense guide to local customs, etiquette and culture with a short overview of the land and people along with practical travel advice.
$11.99

The Traveling Nature Photographer

PHT31
Steven Morello (Photographer)
Schiffer Publishing
2008
176
0764330551
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Morello's handy guide to exploring the natural world through photography includes chapters on preparation, equipment (especially lenses), weather, exposure basics and composition.
$29.99

The Labyrinth of Solitude

MEX08
Octavio Paz
Grove Press
1985
398
080215042X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
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.
$17.00

The Cities of Ancient Mexico

MEX41
Jeremy Sabloff
Thames & Hudson
1997
224
0500279292
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
With 152 black-and-white photographs, illustrations and site diagrams, this portrait of ancient civilizations in Mexico features chapters on the Oaxaca Valley, Teotihuacan and Palenque. Written by a renowned Mayanist, it also includes insightful chapters on how archaeologists have reconstructed the past in Mexico.
$18.95

Zapotec Weavers of Teotitlan

MEX89
Andra Fischgrund Stanton, Jaye Phillips (Photographer)
Museum of New Mexico
1999
128
0890133344
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A handsome, illustrated guide to the history, culture, techniques, weaving and design of the rugs and other textiles of Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca.
$29.95

Oaxaca Journal

MEX100
Oliver Sacks
Vintage Books
2012
160
0792242084
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Talented essayist and neurologist Oliver Sacks shows his wide-ranging intellectual curiosity in this transporting tale, interweaving observations and travels with history, nature and culture of Oaxaca.
$14.95

The Man Who Saved Sea Turtles

BST116
Frederick Rowe Davis
Oxford University Press
2012
312
019991382X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
With Archie Carr as its focus, this biography of the great scientist and conservationist also explores the evolution of the naturalist tradition, biology and conservation during the twentieth century.
$31.95

Far Tortuga

CRB236
Peter Matthiessen
Vintage Books
1988
408
0394756673
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Matthiessen's pleasurable fifth novel captures the rhythms and allure of life at sea -- and the folklore of the dying Grand Cayman turtle fishery.
$18.00

Mexico in Mind

MEX178
Maria Finn Dominguez
Vintage Books
2006
235
0307274888
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
John Steinbeck, D.H. Lawrence, Graham Greene, Malcolm Lowry and others offer diverse impressions of the many Mexicos.
$14.95

Under the Volcano

MEX150
Malcolm Lowry
HarperCollins Publishers
2007
434
0061120154
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The former British consul drinks away the haunting troubles of his past on the Mexico's Day of the Dead in Lowry's celebrated novel.
$15.99

Birder's Mexico

MEX14
Roland H. Wauer
Texas A&M University Press
1999
304
0890969183
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A personal, informative account of travels in Mexico. It's a wonderful introduction to the natural history of this diverse country, including the northern deserts, Baja California, Oaxaca, Palenque and the Yucatan.
$18.95

No Way Home, The Decline of the World's Great Animal Migrations

CON41
David Wilcove
Island Press
2010
256
1597268232
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A conservation biologist at Princeton, Wilcove argues powerfully that we must protect the habitats and byways of the grand migratory assemblages on the ground, in the air and on the water
$25.00

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

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

Mexico Caribbean Marine Guide

MEX295
Rainforest Publications
Rainforest Publications
2012
0984010734
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A fold-out, 14-panel laminated plastic card featuring full-color illustrations of reef fish, sport fish, marine mammals and sea turtles.
$7.95

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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

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

Conquest: Montezuma, Cortes and the Fall of Old Mexico

MEX06
Hugh Thomas
Touchstone
1995
812
0671511041
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$28.00

Mexico, Biography of Power, A History of Modern Mexico, 1810-1996

MEX52
Enrique Krauze
HarperCollins
1998
896
0060929170
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In fluid translation from the Spanish, this widely praised, sweeping political and social history of Mexico covers the last two centuries.
$22.99

Ancient Oaxaca, The Monte Alban State

MEX69
Richard Blanton, Gary Feinman, Stephen Kowalewski, Linda Nicholas
Cambridge University Press
1999
153
052157787X
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
A scholarly account of the archaeology of the Valley of Oaxaca from 500 B.C. The four contributors cover the physical and social setting and origins of the civilization of Monte Alban.
$49.99

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Travelers' Tales Mexico

MEX03
James O'Reilly, Larry Habegger
Traveler's Tales
2001
404
1885211597
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
1
Outstanding stories and essays on the culture, politics and people of Mexico. A highly readable introduction to the country, organized by topic and featuring Carlos Fuentes, Octavio Paz and excerpts from dozens of travelogues.
$17.95

Eyewitness Aztec, Inca & Maya

CAM62
Elizabeth Baquedano, Michel Zabe (Photographer)
DK Publishing
2005
63
0756613833
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
1
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A vivid overview of Mesoamerican cultures for kids. The cultures are presented together, causing some confusion; nevertheless, there is much here to learn, all vividly illustrated in the large-format Eyewitness style.
$16.99

Monarchs

BST51
Kathryn Lasky, Christopher Knight (Illustrator)
Harcourt Books
1993
63
0152552979
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
1
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An introduction to the monarch butterfly, written for middle school age children.
$13.00