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  • The Panama Canalby Robert Aguirre

    BRILL 2010; US$ 211.00

    Considering the Panama Canal as an artificial strait, this book will let legal logic yield to historical and geographic experience by recasting the Panama Canal?s environment as the product of three elements, suggesting new perspectives about its past and future. more...

  • Ancient Maya Potteryby James John Aimers

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 79.95

    The ancient Maya produced a broad range of ceramics that has attracted concerted scholarly attention for over a century. Pottery sherds--the most abundant artifacts recovered from sites--reveal much about artistic expression, religious ritual, economic systems, cooking traditions, and cultural exchange in Maya society. Today, nearly every Maya archaeologist... more...

  • Archaeoastronomy and the Mayaby Gerardo Aldana y V.; Edwin L. Barnhart

    Oxbow Books 2014; US$ 24.99

    Archaeoastronomy and the Maya illustrates archaeoastronomical approaches to ancient Mayan cultural production. The book is contextualized through a history of archaeoastronomical investigations into Mayan sites, originating in the 19th century discovery of astronomical tables within hieroglyphic books. Early 20th century archaeological excavations... more...

  • Lost in the Long Transitionby William L. Alexander; Jessica Budds; Joan E. Paluzzi; Angela Vergara; Anton Daughters; Emily Wakild; Margot Olavarría; Guadalupe Salazar; Deborah R. Altamirano

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 32.99

    This book. . . generally adopts a narrative style and approach more attuned to the moment of its production, when opposition to neoliberalism was muted. But it is a testament to the book?s quality that it develops insights of paramount importance for understanding present dynamics and discontent. In the introduction, Alexander provides a synthetic... more...

  • Mussolini's National Project in Argentinaby David Aliano

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2012; US$ 74.99

    Mussolini?s National Project in Argentina adds to the rich scholarship on Italian migration and reflects the growing interest in the overseas activities of Italy?s fascist regime. In investigating how Mussolini?s emissaries sought to control the national consciousness of Italian emigrants in Argentina, David Aliano makes several original contributions.... more...

  • Green Phoenixby William Allen

    Oxford University Press, USA 2001; US$ 52.99

    Can we prevent the destruction of the world's tropical forests? In the fire-scarred hills of Costa Rica, award-winning science writer William Allen found a remarkable answer: we can not only prevent their destruction--we can bring them back to their former glory. In Green Phoenix, Allen tells the gripping story of a large group of Costa Rican and... more...

  • Waves of Protestby Paul D. Almeida

    University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 75.00

    One of the first longitudinal studies of collective resistance in the developing world, Waves of Protest examines large-scale contentious action in El Salvador during critical eras in the countryÕs history. Providing a compelling analysis of the massive waves of protests from the early twentieth century to the present in El Salvador, Paul D. Almeida... more...

  • Globalization and Cross-Border Labor Solidarity in the Americasby Ralph Armbruster-Sandoval

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 51.95

    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Utatlanby Thomas F. Babcock

    University Press of Colorado 2012; US$ 60.00

    One of the most important Postclassic cities, Utatlán, in highland Guatemala, was excavated more than three decades ago. However, the data amassed by archaeologists have not been published until now. Details on architecture, pottery, burials, and artifacts, along with a focus on residential archaeology, make Utatlán: The Constituted Community of the... more...

  • Nicaragua -- The Imagining of a Nationby Luciano Baracco

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 29.95

    Nicaragua: The Imagining of a Nation is geared to students and academics of nationalism studies, history, and Latin American studies. Analyzing Nicaragua’s postcolonial history, the author studies the Sandinista Revolution in the context of Nicaragua’s on more...