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- Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99
We travel to grow - our Adventure Guides show you how. Experience the places you visit more directly, freshly, intensely than you would otherwise - sometimes best done on foot, in a canoe, or through cultural adventures like art courses, cooking classes, learning the language, meeting the people, joining in the festivals and celebrations. This can... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2014; US$ 7.99
This guide focuses on Belize City, but the Introduction contains extensive information about the entire country - when to go, the people and culture, the history, plant and animal life, people and culture, and much more. Although not the capital of the country, Belize City is the largest city in the nation. It is also the center of commerce, culture... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2012; US$ 5.99
South of Veracruz looms the state of Oaxaca. Highway 17 from Veracruz pushes right into its northern half, unmindful of the mountains that rise up, the vegetation that looms closer and greener, or the wildlife that diversifies and multiplies, as the population thins out. Oaxaca's northern half is wild and remote - mountains and cloud forests, inhabited... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95
What is 'Latin American Studies'? This companion gives a concise and accessible overview of the discipline. Covering a wide range of topics, from colonial cultures and identity to US Latino culture and issues of race, gender and sexuality, this book goes beyond conventional literary companions and situates Latin America in its historical, social, political,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95
The ancient Maya created one of the most studied and best-known civilizations of the Americas. Nevertheless, Maya civilization is often considered either within a vacuum, by sub-region and according to modern political borders, or with reference to the most important urban civilizations of central Mexico. Seldom if ever are the Maya and their Central... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 60.00
The quarter century from 1964 to 1989 was the "time of the generals," the most clearly defined era of military rule and influence in the history of Latin America. The effects of this rule were most evident in Argentina, Brazil, Peru, and Chile, where French- and German-style military professionalism developed into professional militarism. Frederick... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 64.00 US$ 58.24
The role of human rights in United States policy toward Latin America is the subject of this study. It covers the early sixties to 1980, a period when humanitarian values came to play an important role in determining United States foreign policy. The author is concerned both with explaining why these values came to impinge on government decision making... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99 US$ 3.47
Today, the term "filibuster" refers to a tactic used by loquacious lawmakers who seek to prevent a vote by delivering marathon-length speeches. But in the past, the term had a different meaning -- it referred to freelance mercenaries who traveled to foreign countries with the aim of sparking a war or revolution. James Jeffrey Roche presents... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 34.95
Yucatan has been called ?a world apart??cut off from the rest of Mexico by geography and culture. Yet, despite its peripheral location, the region experienced substantial change in the decades after independence. As elsewhere in Mexico, apostles of modernization introduced policies intended to remold Yucatan in the image of the advanced nations of... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 30.00
For decades, leaders in Newark, New Jersey, have claimed their city is about to return to its economic and social vibrancy of yesteryear. Tracing Newark?s history from the 1950?s through the reign of Cory Booker, Curvin approaches his story as both an insider rooting for Newark and as an objective social scientist illuminating the causes and effects... more...