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- 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...
- 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 US$ 98.89
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...
- Nomad Press 2007; US$ 11.95
The amazing accomplishments of the ancient Maya as well as the Maya currently living in Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula are highlighted in this collection of 25 creative, educational, hands-on projects. Covering everything from the 20-base numbering system to the Maya's extensive trade relationships, kids learn about appeasing the gods with a "jade" ceremonial... 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...
- Rutgers University Press 2008; US$ 23.95
New Jersey Cemeteries and Tombstones presents a culturally diverse account of New Jersey?s historic burial places from High Point to Cape May and from the banks of the Delaware to the ocean-washed Shore, to explain what cemeteries tell us about people and the communities in which they lived. The evidence ranges from somber seventeenth-century... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 30.00
This new series teaches students about the most important geographic concepts and shows them how people are affected by and respond to economic, social, and political forces--at both the global and local scales. The authors are educators who have been trained to teach geography at the high school or college levels. This series meets national geography... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 42.95 US$ 37.22
Winner of the 2010 James M. Blaut Award in recognition of innovative scholarship in cultural and political ecology (Honors of the CAPE specialty group (Cultural and Political Ecology)) Decolonizing Development investigates the ways colonialism shaped the modern world by analyzing the relationship between colonialism and development as forms of... more...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 11.99 US$ 10.31
Here is an engagingly written, compact history of the Latin American wars of independence. Proceeding almost cinematically, scene by vivid scene, John Charles Chasteen introduces the reader to lead players, basic concepts, key events, and dominant trends, braided together in a single, taut narrative. He vividly depicts the individuals and events of... more...