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- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 44.95
This accessible, state-of-the-art review of Mayan hieroglyphics and cosmology also serves as a tribute to one of the field's most noted pioneers. The core of this book focuses on the current study of Mayan hieroglyphics as inspired by the recently deceased Mayanist Linda Schele. As author or coauthor of more than 200 books or articles on... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 29.95
Central America and its ill-fated federation (1824-1839) are often viewed as the archetype of the ?anarchy? of early independent Spanish America. This book consists of two interralted essays dealing with the economic, social, and political changes that took place in Central America,... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 64.99
This book focuses upon the culture of the Hispanic population in the United States and seeks to replace stereotypes with portrayals based upon factual information. The scope of the material covered includes the topics of ethnic identity, gender roles, religion and spirituality, family resilience, and the joys of leading a bicultural life. ... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 37.99
Arturo Giraldez provides a rich history of the ships and sailors that launched the global economy. Beginning with the founding of Manila in 1571 and ending in 1815 when the last galleon left Acapulco for the Philippines, these vessels braved weather and pirates to establish a vital connection between the Spanish empire in America with Asia. more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 84.99
Spaces of Madness examines the role of the insane asylum in Argentine prose works published between 1889 and 2011. The authors studied in Spaces of Madness include Manuel T. Podestá, Roberto Arlt, Leopoldo Marechal, Julio Cortázar, Adolfo Bioy Casares, Juan José Saer, Abelardo Castillo, Ricardo Piglia, and Luisa Valenzuela. more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95
The pesticide dibromochloropropane, known as DBCP, was developed by the chemical companies Dow and Shell in the 1950s to target wormlike, soil-dwelling creatures called nematodes. Despite signs that the chemical was dangerous, it was widely used in U.S. agriculture and on Chiquita and Dole banana plantations in Central America. In the late 1970s, DBCP... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 94.99
The Historical Dictionary of Panama covers the history of Panama through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. more...
- University of New Mexico Press 2014; US$ 34.95
Unlike most books on slavery in the Americas, this social history of Africans and their enslaved descendants in colonial Costa Rica recounts the journey of specific people from West Africa to the New World. more...