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Michoacan & Mexico's Monarch Butterflies

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MICHOACAN & MEXICO'S MONARCH BUTTERFLIES. Buy these 5 items as a set for $56 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Four Wings and a Prayer, Caught in the Mystery of the Monarch Butterfly

NAT52
Sue Halpern
Vintage Books
2002
212
037570194X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A lyrical account of travels and encounters on the trail of the migrating monarch. Halpern, who weaves her own experiences with science, interviews and commentary, includes a section on the butterfly wintering grounds in Mexico.
$15.00

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

Mexico Field Guide, Butterflies

MEX256
Rainforest Publications
Rainforest Publications
2003
1888538147
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handy, double-sided laminated card depicting 82 species of spectacular butterflies. Includes English and scientific names and dimensions.
$7.25

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

Michoacan Map

MEX75
Ediciones Independencia
Guia Roji
2013
1
9687140682
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful, locally produced map of the Mexican state of Michoacan, at a scale of 1:570,000. The revese side has city plans of the five biggest towns; the text is in Spanish.
$7.95

Eyewitness Guide Mexico

MEX127
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2017
392
1465457119
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This superb guide to all of Mexico features color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a region-by-region synopsis of the country's attractions.
$25.00

Lonely Planet Mexican Spanish Phrasebook

MEX257
Rafael Carmona
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
272
1743214480
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A portable, handy phrasebook with essential vocabulary for travelers.
$9.99

The People's Guide to Mexico, Wherever You Go, There You Are!

MEX71
Carl Franz, Lorena Havens (Editor)
Avalon Travel Publishing
2012
573
1566917115
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A classic, entertaining guide to travel in Mexico, the original hippie handbook and still a treasure trove of practical and cultural detail.
$24.99

A Traveller's History of Mexico

MEX172
Kenneth Pearce
Interlink Publishing Group
2003
416
1566565235
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This wide-ranging, accessible and effectively condensed Mexican history book marches confidently through the 1990s with useful chronology and historical gazetteer.
$14.95

The Aztecs

MEX54
Richard F. Townsend
Thames & Hudson
2009
248
0500287910
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Teotihuacan, Xochicalco and Tula are all covered in depth in this survey of Aztec civilization from its origins in the 12th century to its defeat at the hands of Cortes. Illustrated throughout in color and black-and-white.
$24.95

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

Butterflies in Flight

NAT58
Roger Camp
Thames & Hudson
2002
104
0500510903
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A collection of hyperreal photographs of butterflies. Camp, who collected butterflies from around the world for this handsome art book, sets the images against a black background.
$27.50

Flight Behavior

USM205
Barbara Kingsolver
HarperCollins
2013
436
0062124269
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Kingsolver's latest follows a housewife worn down by the oppressive poverty of her failing Appalachian farm in rural Tennessee, only to experience a mysterious event that ignites a firestorm among religious and environmental groups alike.
$16.99

The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire, A Novel Based on the True Story

MEX318
C. M. Mayo
Perseus
2010
430
1936071614
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Mayo's epic novel about the surreal and tragic reign of Maximilian, the Archduke of Austria who was installed as Emperor of Mexico, illuminates both the cultural roots of Mexico and the political development of the Americas.
$16.95

Butterflies, A Complete Guide to Their Biology and Behavior

NAT309
Dick Vane-wright
Comstock
2015
128
1501700170
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Butterfly specialist Vane-Wright draws on butterfly populations from around the world to introduce the colorful and complex world of the fascinating winged insect.
$19.95

Great Migrations

BST162
K.M. Kostyal
National Geographic
2010
304
1426206445
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This companion book to the National Geographic series captures the drama of not just the Africa plains but of diverse creatures from butterflies and crabs to penguins and whales on the move across land and sea.
$35.00

Millions of Monarchs, Bunches of Beetles: How Bugs Find Strength in Numbers

BUG10
Gilbert Waldbauer
Harvard University Press
2001
272
0674006860
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
A fascinating collection of essays by a spirited entomologist on the occasional gathering of monarchs, ladybugs, locusts and other not-so-social insects. Delightful and instructive.
$18.00

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

The Monarch Butterfly, Biology and Conservation

BST103
Karen Oberhauser (Editor), Michelle Solensky (Director)
Cornell University Press
2004
256
0801441889
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A collection of scholarly review articles on the monarch butterfly and its conservation, partly drawn from two citizen science projects: Journey North and the Monarch Larva Monitoring Project.
$39.95

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 Butterflies, Quintana Roo, Yucatan, Campeche

MEX325
Rainforest Publications
Rainforest Publications
2014
0984010750
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Perfect identifying the butterflies of Mexico, this foldout plastic card guide features full-color illustrations.
$7.95

Monarchs in a Changing World, Biology and Conservation of an Iconic Butterfly

NAT308
Karen S. Oberhauser
Comstock
2015
248
0801453151
HARD COVER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This educational study of the popular monarch butterfly examines issues of conservation for monarch populations in eastern and western North America, South America, the Pacific and Caribbean Islands and Europe.
$35.00

Smithsonian Handbook: Butterflies and Moths

BST101
David A. Carter
DK Publishing
2002
304
078948983X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This photographic field guide to butterflies and moths is illustrated in the attractive Eyewitness style, and includes key identification features for each species.
$22.00

For Kids

The Princess and the Warrior, A Tale of Two Volcanoes

MEX338
Duncan Tonatiuh
Harry N. Abrams
2016
40
1419721305
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Written for ages 6 to 9, this children's book reimagines a traditional legend from Mexico. Before he can wed the beautiful Princess Izta, the warrior Popoca must defeat an enemy of the kingdom.
$16.95

More Books

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.
$30.00

The Rarest of the Rare, Vanishing Animals, Timeless Worlds

BST26
Diane Ackerman
Random House
1996
208
0679776230
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This collection of six marvelous essays includes Ackerman's visit to the Poco das Antas Biological Reserve, home to the world's only remaining population of wild golden lion tamarin. She also includes chapters on the Hawaiian monk seal, short-tailed albatross and monarch butterfly.
$15.00

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

A Concise History of Mexico

MEX162
Brian Hamnett
Cambridge University Press
2006
368
0521618029
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A chronological and thematic history of Mexico, including cultural developments and contemporary issues, through Vincente Fox's presidency.
$35.99

A World of Butterflies

BST102
Brian Cassie, Robert Michael Pyle (Introduction)
Bulfinch Press
2004
432
0821228935
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Vivid color images and short descriptions of some the world's most beautiful butterflies fill this photographic celebration.
$26.00

The Death of Artemio Cruz

MEX332
Alfred MacAdam (Translator), Carlos Fuentes
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2009
307
0374531803
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A voyage into the soul of modern Mexico, this dramatic novel is considered a masterpiece of Mexican literature. From his death bed, newspaper magnate and land baron Artemio Cruz replays episodes from his life and his rise to power.
$16.00