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  • Ancient Maya Cities of the Eastern Lowlandsby Brett A. Houk

    University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 79.95

    For more than a century researchers have studied Maya ruins, and sites like Tikal, Palenque, Copán, and Chichén Itzá have shaped our understanding of the Maya. Yet the lowlands of Belize, which were once home to a rich urban tradition that persisted and evolved for almost 2,000 years, are treated as peripheral to these great Classic period sites.... more...

  • The Blood of Victoriano Lorenzoby Nina K. Müller-Schwarze

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    People living in northern Cocle province, Panama, are proud to be independent. Hereditary leaders make decisions in consensus, a practice understood as continuous from pre-Columbian times. The term cholo, derogatory in some contexts, is valid here to discuss self-determination. Victoriano Lorenzo led the "War of a Thousand Days" (1901-1903)... more...

  • Crèvecoeur's Eighteenth-Century Travels in Pennsylvania and New Yorkby Percy G. Adams

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Michel-Guillaume Jean de Crèvecouer, long regarded as a chief figure in American letters of the Revolutionary period, is remembered as the author of Letters from an American Farmer and the posthumous Sketches of Eighteenth Century of America, but his last and most ambitious work has been almost entirely neglected. Published in France as Le Voyage... more...

  • Pennsylvania and the War of 1812by Victor Sapio

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In this study of Pennsylvania and the War of 1812, the author sees the political ambitions of the Republicans, rather than economic, diplomatic or expansionist motives as the primary impetus for the outbreak of the war. Fearful of the Federalists' growing strength, the Republicans exploited the friction with England to maintain their power and to... more...

  • How to Cook a Tapirby Joan Fry

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 16.95

    In 1962 Joan Fry was a college sophomore recently married to a dashing anthropologist. Naively consenting to a year-long ?working honeymoon? in British Honduras (now Belize), she soon found herself living in a remote Kekchi village deep in the rainforest. Because Fry had no cooking or housekeeping experience, the romance of living in a hut and learning... more...

  • Costa Rica: The Complete Guide, Eco-Adventures in Paradiseby James Kaiser

    Destination Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    From pristine beaches and jungle waterfalls to high-altitude coffee plantations, award-winning author and photographer James Kaiser shows readers the best of Costa Rica, including the country's stunning collection of national parks. Filled with rich details and hundreds of high-quality color photographs, this guide, which provides fascinating chapters... more...

  • China and Taiwan in Central Americaby Colin R. Alexander

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    This is a critical study of the public diplomacy activities of China and Taiwan in Central America. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Panamaby Thomas M. Leonard

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 94.99

    Thomas M. Leonard is Distinguished University Professor Emeritus at the University of North Florida where he taught Latin American Studies and United States foreign policy for thirty years. He initiated and directed the College of Arts and Sciences International Studies Program. He also lectured at Beijing International Studies University, University... more...

  • The Technology of Maya Civilizationby Zachary X. Hruby; Geoffrey E. Braswell; Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    The ancient Maya shaped their world with stone tools. Lithic artifacts helped create the cityscape and were central to warfare and hunting, craft activities, cooking, and ritual performance. 'The Technology of Maya Civilization' examines Maya lithic artefacts made of chert, obsidian, silicified limestone, and jade to explore the relationship between... more...

  • The Ancient Maya of Mexicoby Geoffrey E. Braswell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    The archaeological sites of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula are among the most visited ancient cities of the Americas. Archaeologists have recently made great advances in our understanding of the social and political milieu of the northern Maya lowlands. However, such advances have been under-represented in both scholarly and popular literature until now.... more...