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- Open Road Distribution 2016; US$ 4.99
Fifty-two years after the pink-headed duck was last seen in the wild, Rory Nugent set off for India in search of this exceptionally rare bird. In Calcutta he prowled the fowl market, where a few of the ducks used to appear during the Raj. Traveling on to Delhi, he was befriended by a Cambridge-educated smuggler, and he learned of remote regions to... more...
- 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...
- University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 29.95
Using Costa Rica as a example, Longley carefully examines the development of the successful relationship between a nonindustrialized country and the United States, revealing the complex forces at work in resistance and accommodation. During World War II and the immediate postwar era, both the United States and Costa Rica experienced dramatic... more...
- 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...
- UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 55.00
On the eastern border of Guatemala and Honduras, pilgrims and travelers flock to the Black Christ of Esquipulas, a large statue carved from wood depicting Christ on the cross. The Catholic shrine, built in the late sixteenth century, has become the focal point of admiration and adoration from New Mexico to Panama. Beyond being a site of popular devotion,... more...
- Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99
Embodying Ecological Heritage in a Maya Community is a rich ethnography detailing how ecological heritage practices are central to life and health in a Maya community. It clearly illuminates the more nuanced effects of development processes, including land rights, healthcare access, and education access. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 94.99
Encyclopedia of the Ancient Maya provides an A-to-Z overview of the ancient Maya culture from its inception to the Spanish Conquest. Exploring Maya society, celebrations, and achievements, as well as new insights into Maya culture and collapse, this is a sophisticated yet accessible introduction suitable for students and general readers. more...
- 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...
- UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 24.95
CORRECTION: Regarding the book, T he Battle for Paradise by Jeremy Evans, the following correction has been made on page 163 in paragraph three (3) to wit: ?Weston once worked in concert with government officials in a pre-planned sting operation, complete with marked bills: Weston, whose role in the operation involved paying a bribe to the Golfito... more...
- NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.40
?My breasts stopped growing when my grandfather touched them,? confides ?Elisa?, a young woman who recounts the traumatic incest and sexual abuse she experienced in childhood. In Family Secrets , Gloria González-López tells the life stories of 60 men and women in Mexico who, like Elisa, saw their lives irrevocably changed in the wake of... more...