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- University of Pittsburgh Press 2004; US$ 25.95
Today, foreigners travel to the Yucatan for ruins, temples, and pyramids, white sand beaches and clear blue water. One hundred years ago, they went for cheap labor, an abundance of land, and the opportunity to make a fortune exporting cattle, henequen fiber, sugarcane, or rum. Sometimes they found death. In 1875 an American plantation manager named... more...
- Potomac Books 2011; US$ 21.95
Over the last sixty years, the relationship between the United States and Latin America has been marred by ideological conflict, imbalances of power, and economic disparity. The U.S.-sponsored coup in Guatemala, the near lynching of Vice President Richard Nixon in Venezuela, and the disastrous Bay of Pigs invasion are a few reminders of the sometimes... more...
- Gerald Duckworth & Co 2013; US$ 8.74
From figures such as Erythaean to Tiburtine Sibyls, humans have always been fascinated with the role of the female oracle. In Sibyls , Guillermo charts the history of these women and their prophetic writings, examining why they have garnered so much attention and respect. The first of its kind, Sibyls offers a unique insight into pagan iconography... more...
- Wiley 2015; US$ 39.95
Featuring numerous updates and revisions, U.S. and Latin American Relations, 2nd Edition offers in-depth theoretical and historical analyses to explore the complex dynamic between the United States and the countries that comprise Latin America. Presents a theoretical framework that allows readers to view U.S.-Latin American relations... more...
- Monthly Review Press 1997; US$ 13.60
"In this wonderful book, Thomas Patterson effectively dethrones the concept of 'civilization' as an abstract good, transcending human society." --Martin Bernal Drawing on his extensive knowledge of early societies, Thomas C. Patterson shows how class, sexism, and racism have been integral to the appearance of "civilized" societies in Western Europe.... more...
- tredition 2012; US$ 2.76
Die Sonne steht dann in einer Linie mit dem Zentrum der Milchstraße. Die Welt geht unter. Ein Transit, das ist ein seltenes astronomisches Ereignis, das in jedem Jahrhundert nur zwei Mal vorkommt. Am 21. Dezember werden 198 Tage seit dem letzten Transit der Venus am 6. Juni vergangen sein. Die Maya kannten den Zusammenhang zwischen dem Transit der... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 32.95
Increasingly, the modern era of Mexican history (c. 1750 to the present) is attracting the attention of Mexican and international scholars. Significant studies have appeared for most of the major regions and Yucatán, in particular, has generated an unusual appeal and an abundant scholarship. This book surveys major trends in Yucatán?s currents in... more...
- Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 114.99
When Benjamin Franklin flew his kite in a thunderstorm in his famous experiment, his illegitimate son William was his only companion. Together they traveled through the western wilds of Pennsylvania during the French and Indian War, fought in the colony's fractious political battles. But when war came, father and son were split: one acclaimed as... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2007; US$ 5.99
This area of Central Pacific Mexico is full of things to do. Stroll the streets of Old Mazatlan and listen to Sinola Tambora bands that play a unique blend of German and Mexican music styles. You'll find yourself dancing. Catch a ride with a local fisher and head out to Stone Island or Deer Island, where you can dive, snorkel or sun on one of the many... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2006; US$ 15.00
What a joy after reading some of the other guides to Cancun! This book covers almost everything, and is obviously written by someone with an intimate familiarity with the region. It offers helpful hints on each page, rather than just pointing out lists of places to visit (although it does this also). The Mexican to U.S. clothing size conversion chart... more...