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  • The Boiling Riverby Andrés Ruzo

    Simon & Schuster/ TED 2016; US$ 16.99 US$ 11.99

    In this exciting adventure mixed with amazing scientific study, a young, exuberant explorer and geoscientist journeys deep into the Amazon?where rivers boil and legends come to life. When Andrés Ruzo was just a small boy in Peru, his grandfather told him the story of a mysterious legend: There is a river, deep in the Amazon, which boils as if a fire... more...

  • The Costa Rican Womens Movementby Ilse Abshagen Leitinger

    University of Pittsburgh Press 1994; US$ 28.95

    This reader reflects the  genesis, scope, and direction of women?s activism in a single Latin American country.  It collects the voices of forty-one diverse women who live in Costa Rica, some radical, others strongly conservative, and most ranging inbetween, as they write about their lives, their problems, their aspirations. Unlike the... more...

  • Jungle of Stoneby William Carlsen

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 18.99

    ?Thrilling. ? A captivating history of two men who dramatically changed their contemporaries? view of the past.? ?  Kirkus (starred review) In 1839 rumors of extraordinary yet baffling stone ruins buried within the unmapped jungles of Central America reached two of the world?s most intrepid travelers. Seized by the reports, American diplomat... more...

  • Legacies of State Violence and Transitional Justice in Latin Americaby Marcia Esparza; Steve Dobransky; Rosario Figari Layus; Roberto Gargarella; Cecília MacDowell Santos; Jesus Peña; Renan Quinalha; Percy Rojas; Debbie Sharnak; Laura Tejero; Edson Teles

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    Legacies of State Violence and Transitional Justice in Latin America deconstructs the myth of unanimous support for the transitional justice paradigm across Latin America and conceptualizes transitional justice as a Janus-faced paradigm, as historically it has often hindered rather than advanced the quest for memory, truth, and justice. Based on... more...

  • Export Agriculture and the Crisis in Central Americaby Robert G. Williams

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Before social unrest shook the region in the 1970s, Central America experienced more than a decade of rapid export growth by adding cotton and beef to the traditional coffee and bananas. Williams shows how the rapid growth contributed to the present social and political crisis, examines the causes of the export boom and who benefited from it, and shows... more...

  • In the Shadow of Melting Glaciersby Mark Carey

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 17.99

    Global climate change has triggered profound changes at the ground level and for real people. This book illustrates in vivid detail how 25,000 Peruvian residents died from melting Andean glaciers. Successful engineering efforts to prevent additional catastrophes simultaneously helped commodify glaciers, erode local authority, and unleash contested... more...

  • Junglelandby Christopher S. Stewart

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 9.49

    "I began to daydream about the jungle...." On April 6, 1940, explorer and future World War II spy Theodore Morde (who would one day attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler), anxious about the perilous journey that lay ahead of him, struggled to fall asleep at the Paris Hotel in La Ceiba, Honduras. Nearly seventy years later, in the same hotel, acclaimed... more...

  • Beyond Civilization and Barbarismby Brendan Lanctot

    Bucknell University Press 2013; US$ 39.99

    Beyond Civilization and Barbarism examines the role of cultural production in the struggle for power in Argentina during the first half of the nineteenth century. Identifying the pueblo , or people, as the common preoccupation of those vying to legitimize competing political projects, it argues that this decisive period of Latin American history... more...

  • The Economic Consequences of the Atlantic Slave Tradeby Barbara L. Solow; Dale Tomich

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 74.99

    The Economic Consequences of the Atlantic Slave Trade places the sugar/slave/plantation complex of the British West Indies at the center of the Atlantic trading system, uniting the economies of western Europe, Africa, North America, and the Caribbean, and leading to the Industrial Revolution in England. It will interest teachers and scholars of... more...

  • The Codex Nuttallby Zelia Nuttall

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.00

    The only value-priced, full-color edition of the pre-Columbian Mexican (Mixtec) book. Features 88 color plates of kings, gods, heroes, temples, sacrifices, and more. New introduction. more...