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World of the Maya

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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-EXCAM215

Item EXCAM215. Buy these 4 items as a set for $77 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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

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

Archaeological Mexico: A Traveler's Guide to Ancient Cities and Sacred Sites

MEX63
Andrew Coe
Avalon Travel Publishing
2001
450
1566913217
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guide to 52 of the largest and best-known sites throughout Mexico, including an extensive section on the Yucatan peninsula.
$21.95

The First Maya Civilization, Ritual and Power in the Maya Lowlands Before the Classic Period

MYA62
Francisco Estrada-belli
Routledge
2011
0415429943
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This study of the Preclassical Maya posits that the civilization, before AD 400, was much more advanced than has been previously assumed.
$40.95

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 Major Gods of Ancient Yucatan

MEX336
Karl Taube
Ingram Publisher Services
1992
160
0884022048
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Taube’s scholarly analysis of the most principal gods of ancient Maya reveals their forms and functions as well as their symbolic meanings.
$20.00

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

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

An Illustrated Dictionary of the Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya

CAM109
Karl Taube, Mary Miller
Thames & Hudson
1997
216
0500279284
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide to the mythology of ancient Mesoamerican civilizations.
$19.95

Archaeology of Communities: A New World Perspective

GNL69
Marcello Canuto, Jason Yaeger (Editor)
Routledge
2000
271
0415222788
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
A collection of 13 essays that explore the concept of community in relation to patterns of material culture excavated by archaeologists.
$50.00

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

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

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

Palenque, Eternal City of the Maya

MEX239
George Stuart, David Stuart
Thames & Hudson
2008
272
0500051569
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
An in-depth account of the discovery, meaning and wonders of this most beautiful of Maya cities by the father-and-son team of archaeologists long associated with Palenque.
$34.95

Reading Maya Art

MYA69
Marc Zender
W. W. Norton & Company
2011
248
0500051682
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Presented here for the first time is a compendium of 100 hieroglyphs, the building blocks of ancient Maya painting and sculpture.
$34.95

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 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

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

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

Aztec and Maya Myths

MYA100
Karl Taube
University of Texas Press
1993
80
029278130X
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
Taube reveals how the ancient Aztec and Mayan myths derive from the same Mesoamerican cultural tradition, which continues to survive in contemporary Mexican and Central American lore.
$16.95

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

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

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

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

Archaeological Mexico: A Traveler's Guide to Ancient Cities and Sacred Sites

MEX63
Andrew Coe
Avalon Travel Publishing
2001
450
1566913217
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A guide to 52 of the largest and best-known sites throughout Mexico, including an extensive section on the Yucatan peninsula.
$21.95

The First Maya Civilization, Ritual and Power in the Maya Lowlands Before the Classic Period

MYA62
Francisco Estrada-belli
Routledge
2011
0415429943
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This study of the Preclassical Maya posits that the civilization, before AD 400, was much more advanced than has been previously assumed.
$40.95

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 Major Gods of Ancient Yucatan

MEX336
Karl Taube
Ingram Publisher Services
1992
160
0884022048
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Taube’s scholarly analysis of the most principal gods of ancient Maya reveals their forms and functions as well as their symbolic meanings.
$20.00

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

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

An Illustrated Dictionary of the Gods and Symbols of Ancient Mexico and the Maya

CAM109
Karl Taube, Mary Miller
Thames & Hudson
1997
216
0500279284
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide to the mythology of ancient Mesoamerican civilizations.
$19.95

Archaeology of Communities: A New World Perspective

GNL69
Marcello Canuto, Jason Yaeger (Editor)
Routledge
2000
271
0415222788
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
A collection of 13 essays that explore the concept of community in relation to patterns of material culture excavated by archaeologists.
$50.00

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

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

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

Palenque, Eternal City of the Maya

MEX239
George Stuart, David Stuart
Thames & Hudson
2008
272
0500051569
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
An in-depth account of the discovery, meaning and wonders of this most beautiful of Maya cities by the father-and-son team of archaeologists long associated with Palenque.
$34.95

Reading Maya Art

MYA69
Marc Zender
W. W. Norton & Company
2011
248
0500051682
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Presented here for the first time is a compendium of 100 hieroglyphs, the building blocks of ancient Maya painting and sculpture.
$34.95

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 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

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

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

Aztec and Maya Myths

MYA100
Karl Taube
University of Texas Press
1993
80
029278130X
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
Taube reveals how the ancient Aztec and Mayan myths derive from the same Mesoamerican cultural tradition, which continues to survive in contemporary Mexican and Central American lore.
$16.95

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

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

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

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