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Essential Reading Package-EXMEX168

Item EXMEX168. Buy these 5 items as a set for $87 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Incidents of Travel in Yucatan

MEX02
John Lloyd Stephens, Karl Ackerman (Editor)
Smithsonian Institution Press
1996
286
1560986514
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
In this beloved classic, first published in 1841, Stephens chronicles his adventures and explorations in the Yucatan, including his rediscovery of important Maya sites, among them Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Kabah and Tulum. This traveler's edition features modern and archival photographs in addition to Frederick Catherwood's original lithographs.
$18.95

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

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

Moon Handbook Yucatan Peninsula

MEX66
Lisa and Gary Prado Chandler
Avalon Travel Publishing
2016
500
1631214101
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, comprehensive travel guide with an excellent overview of the natural history and culture of the region, including Yucatan but also Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche and Quintana Roo.
$23.99

Yucatan Map

MEX04
ITMB
ITMB
2008
2
1553410637
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed travel map of the Yucatan, covering Tikal, Copan, Belize, Chiapas and more at a scale of 1:500,000. Printed on tear proof, waterproof paper.
$12.95

Yucatan Peninsula, Riviera Maya Adventure Map

MEX248
National Geographic Society
National Geographic Maps
2009
1
156695245X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
With site diagrams and insets of Merida and Cancun, this detailed map (1:500,000) shows cities, roads, parks and Maya sites, including Chichen Itza, Uxmal, Tulum and Coba, south to Sian Ka'an, covering most Yucatan itineraries.
$11.95

Moon Tulum

MEX329
Liza Prado, Gary Chandler
Avalon Travel Publishing
2016
150
1631212338
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A no-nonsense practical guide in the Moon series, jam-packed not only with travel necessities (hotels, restaurants, sights), but also with a good overview of history, flora and fauna and geology.
$16.99

Rough Guide Yucatan

MEX156
Rough Guide
Rough Guides
2011
288
1405382589
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This compact guide in the informative British series covers the Yucatan and the adjoining Maya sites in Tabasco and Chiapas.
$19.99

Yucatan, Recipes from a Culinary Expedition

MEX333
David Sterling
University of Texas Press
2014
576
0292735812
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Lavishly produced with hundreds of color photographs, this ode to Yucatan's cuisine showcases 275 authentic and tested recipes and is spiced with an insightful travelogue.
$60.00

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

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

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

Yucatan Before and After the Conquest

MYA15
Diego de Landa, William Gates (Translator)
Dover Publications
1978
162
0486236226
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A 16th-century report by the first bishop of Yucatan, a dedicated ethnographer who has provided the most complete early European account of the Maya. With maps and handsome line drawings.
$9.95

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

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

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 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

The End of Time, The Maya Mystery of 2012

MYA73
Anthony Aveni
University of Chicago Press
2009
192
0870819615
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
Aveni covers what we know about the Maya and their ideas about creation, the Maya calendar and astronomy in this crisp overview.
$19.95

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

The Order of Days, The Maya World and the Truth About 2012

MYA75
David Stuart
Random House
2012
352
0385527276
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
Stuart refutes common myths about the Maya calendar and the hysteria over the end of the world on December 21, 2012.
$15.00

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

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

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

Mexican Mammals Guide for Quintana Roo, Yucatan and Campeche

MEX293
Rainforest Publications
Rainforest Publications
2012
0984010726
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A fold-out, easy to use, 14-panel laminated plastic card featuring full-color illustrations of the region.
$7.95

Mexico Birds Guide for Quintana Roo, Yucatan and Campeche

MEX294
Rainforest Publications
Rainforest Publications
2012
0984010742
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A fold-out, 14-panel laminated plastic card featuring full-color illustrations of the birds of the region.
$7.95

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

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

Yucatan Birds

MEX335
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2016
1620051958
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A folding wildlife guide designed for quick reference in the field. With full-color images and text, it features more than 140 birds often seen in the Yucatan Peninsula.
$7.95

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

For Kids

Spanish Flash Cards

GEN203
Inc. Berlitz International
Berlitz
2016
50
1780044658
BOXED
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A standard playing card-size deck of 50 nicely illustrated flashcards geared for younger children. Each card features a colorful illustration with the Spanish word on the reverse.
$8.99

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

Just In Case, A Trickster Tale and Spanish Alphabet Book

MEX254
Yuyi Morales
Millbrook
2008
40
1596433299
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
With Grandma Beetle's birthday approaching, Senor Calvera, the skeleton from Day of the Dead celebrations, decides to do something extra special and get her a gift for each letter of the alphabet, including an accordion (una acordeon) and some funny tickles (cosquillas) in this ALA Notable Book, the sequel to Morales award-winning Just a Minute.
$18.99

Just a Minute! A Trickster Tale and Counting Book

MEX255
Yuyi Morales
Chronicle Books
2003
0811837580
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
What's a grandma supposed to do when a skeleton (death!) comes knocking on the door? Find out in this richly illustrated, entertaining introduction to Mexican culture and tradition.
$15.99

You Wouldn't Want to Be a Mayan Soothsayer!

MYA65
Rupert Matthews
Franklin Watts
2007
32
0531139255
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The hilarious illustrations and light-hearted tone, helpful hints and glossary in this popular series for ages 7-10 will entice even reluctant readers.
$9.95

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

Spanish Picture Word Book

SPN581
Hayward Cirker
Dover Publications
1994
32
0486277798
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A simple and enjoyable language introduction to Spanish for young readers. Each scene contains dozens of familiar objects (household items, clothing, foods, furniture, people, animals and much more). To make things more fun, all the pictures can be colored!
$3.99

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

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

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

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 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

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

T. Rex and the Crater of Doom

CAM68
Walter Alvarez
Princeton University Press
2008
208
0375702105
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A new edition of Alvarez's landmark account of the famous impact crater found in the Yucatan.
$18.95

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

A Forest of Kings, The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya

MYA22
Linda Schele, David Freidel (Contributor)
Quill
1992
542
0688112048
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The history of the Maya, as it was recorded in the previously undecipherable hieroglyphs of the Maya. This excellent account traces the kingships and politics of the Maya, and features narratives recreating scenes of burials, blood sacrifices, battles and other events.
$26.99

Moon Handbooks Cancun & Cozumel: Including the Riviera Maya

MEX82
Chicki Mallan
Avalon Travel Publishing
2015
340
1631211374
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide to Cancun and popular nearby destinations, including Isla Mujeres, Isla de Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Chichen Itza, Tulum and Coba. With 22 town and island maps.
$19.99

Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest

SAM52
Matthew Restall
Oxford University Press
2004
272
0195176111
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In this provocative book, Restall tackles Columbus, Cortes, Pizarro and the misconceptions surrounding them. The conquisadores most certainly did not conquer the Americas with a handful of men, nor were they received as gods.
$19.99

The Maya and Teotihuacan, Reinterpreting Early Classic Interaction

MYA40
Geoffrey E. Braswell (Editor)
University of Texas Press
2004
441
0292705875
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
These essays, including a chapter by Karl Taube, shed light on the relationship between two Mesoamerican civilizations.
$39.95

Skywatchers

MEX136
Anthony Aveni
University of Texas Press
2001
423
0292705026
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A revised edition of the book that established the field of archaeoastronomy. Aveni pays particular attention to calendars, religion and science in Aztec and Maya cultures.
$34.95

Empires of Time: Calendars, Clocks and Cultures

GEN315
Anthony Aveni
Univ Press Colorado
2002
368
0870816721
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
A sweeping history of timekeeping across the world's ancient cultures.
$24.95

Mexico Central & Mexico City Map

MEX141
ITMB
ITMB
2007
2
1553415582
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This colorful traveler's map, centered on Mexico City, Mexico covering the region including Tampico, Veracruz, San Luis Potosi and Acapulco, at a scale of 1:1,000,000. With Mexico City on the reverse.
$11.95

Ancient Maya, New Perspectives

MYA46
Heather McKillop
W. W. Norton & Company
2006
460
0393328902
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An overview for the general reader.
$29.95

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

Jungle of the Maya

MYA51
Douglas Goodell (Photographer), Jerry Barrack (Photographer), Jim Wright, Archie Carr (Introduction)
University of Texas Press
2006
152
0292714122
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A handsome survey of the wildlife and habitats of the Selva Maya, the tropical forest that spreads through Belize, Guatemala and the Yucatan.
$34.95

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

Tequila Oil, Getting Lost in Mexico

MEX277
Hugh Thomson
Trafalgar Square
2010
224
0753826941
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Explorer and archaeologist Thomson (White Rock) revisits his first wild adventures as a teenager in Mexico, venturing from the badlands of Chihuahua to the Yucatan, mixing his observations on Mexico today with travel and astute commentary on the Maya and Aztec.
$16.95

Star Gods of the Maya

MYA79
Susan Milbrath
University of Texas Press
2000
348
0292752261
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
Milbraith shows relationship the between art and astronomy in ancient Maya culture in this groundbreaking and beautifully illustrated book.
$24.95

The Indian Christ, the Indian King

MYA77
Victoria Reifler Bricker
University of Texas Press
1981
382
0292721412
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
Drawing on diverse sources, Bricker looks at the interplay of history, myth, folklore and ritual in this critique of standard interpretations of the post-conquest history of the Maya.
$50.00

Astronomers, Scribes, and Priests

MYA76
Gab Vail (Editor)
Harvard University Press
2010
431
088402346X
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
Aveni, Taube, Bricker and other leading experts contribute to this collection of papers originally presented at Dunbarton Oakes in 2006. With a section on With a section on archaeoastronomy, codices and cosmologies.
$49.95

Texas, The Great Theft

TEX97
Samantha Schnee (Translator), Carmen Boullosa
Aa Balkema
2014
304
1941920004
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Loosely based on the Mexican invasion of the US in 1859, this powerful and absorbing work of historical fiction tells the invasion story through Mexican eyes, with a diverse cast of characters. Shortlisted for the 2015 PEN Translation Award.
$15.95

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

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

Mexico, A Culinary Quest

MEX337
Ana Paula Gerard (Editor), Hossein Amirsadeghi
W. W. Norton & Company
2017
528
0500970823
HARD COVER
Food
9/19/2017
0
0
0
0
Distilling a personal, culinary journey into 100 profiles, this well-produced tribute to Mexican food looks at the country's original personalities and their tables, menus, local specialties and more with 1,000 commissioned photographs.
$60.00

Worth Looking For

Exploring Yucatan, A Traveler's Anthology

MEX299
Rich Perry (Editor)
Aa Balkema
2001
320
0962081140
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
1
A collection of classic travel narratives from the Yucatan.
$0.00