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- Infobase Publishing 2002; US$ 70.00
A presentation of research on all aspects of Maya civilization, from its earliest beginnings to the Spanish conquest in the 16th century. It profiles the everyday routines of the Maya with coverage of society, warfare, religion, architecture, astronomy, economy, writing and daily life. more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 40.00
Reveals how the diversities of economy, ethnicity, and geography engendered multiple experiences of nation. This book explores what followed the intersection of nation-state formation and everyday life in nineteenth-century Nicaragua. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.95
The Panama Canal was the costliest undertaking in history; its completion in 1914 marked the beginning of the ?American Century.? Panama Fever draws on contemporary accounts, bringing the experience of those who built the canal vividly to life. Politicians engaged in high-stakes diplomacy in order to influence its construction. Meanwhile, engineers... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 44.95
This edited volume explores political violence and genocide in Latin America during the Cold War, examining this in light of the United States? hegemonic position on the continent. Using case studies based on the regimes of Argentina, Chile, Guatemala, Peru and Uruguay, this book shows how U.S foreign policy ? far from promoting long term political... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 23.99
Cuba's primary health care system is a well-known and well-hidden jewel of global health care. It has eradicated malaria and polio, and curtailed HIV/AIDS and dengue fever. This book focuses on the successes of Cuba's preventive primary health care system, rather than the deficit of the curative care system. more...
- ABC-CLIO 1988; US$ 27.95
A clear and balanced presentation of the dilemmas associated with each of the four nations. A skillful cultural framework is provided in the first chapter, which serves as an overview. Foreign Affairs ||A fine study. Anderson's reputation as a scholar and a Latin Americanist will be enhanced when this study has time to make its imprint. American... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 66.00
Central America is an extraordinarily beautiful part of the world, with sweeping panoramic vistas of tropical vegetation, towering mountains, and striking ethnic and racial diversity. This tropical paradise has a history as diverse as its people and cultures. Starting with the Maya in ancient Mesoamerica, the History of Central America continues with... more...
- Temple University Press 2010; US$ 30.95
The Maya are the single largest group of indigenous people living in North and Central America. Beginning in the early 1980s, hundreds of thousands of Maya fled the terror of Guatemalan civil strife to safety in Mexico and the U.S. This ethnography of Mayan immigrants who settled in Indiatown, a small agricultural community in south central Florida,... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 34.95
During the last 20 years new techniques in osteology have yielded findings on Maya diet and health that challenge the ecological model of collapse. This volume, which includes an index bibliography of the first 150 years of Maya osteology, brings together for the first time, a broad spectrum of bioarchaeologists and reveals remarkable data on... more...