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- Springer 2013; US$ 129.00
The papers in this book question the tyranny of typological thinking in archaeology through case studies from various South American countries (Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia, Argentina, and Brazil) and Antarctica. They aim to show that typologies are unavoidable (they are, after all, the way to create networks that give meanings to symbols) but that... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 41.95
Ancient Alterity in the Andes is the first major treatment on ancient alterity: how people in the past regarded others. At least since the 1970s, alterity has been an influential concept in different fields, from art history, psychology and philosophy, to linguistics and ethnography. Having gained steam in concert with postmodernism?s emphasis on... more...
- Springer-Verlag New York Inc 2006; US$ 49.99
Focuses on the cultural differences between the northern and southern regions of the Central Andes with particular attention to the genesis, and evolution, of regional differences. This book also considers the conditions under which these differences evolved, grew pronounced, and diminished. more...
- Counterpoint 2011; US$ 24.95
For centuries, the Andes have caught the imagination of travelers, inspiring fear and wonder. The groundbreaking scientist Alexander von Humboldt claimed that “everything here is grander and more majestic than in the Swiss Alps, the Pyrenees, the Carpathians, the Apennines, and all other mountains I have known.? Rivaled in height only by the Himalayas... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 73.95
This pioneering and comprehensive survey is the first overview of current themes in Latin American archaeology written solely by academics native to the region, and it makes their collected expertise available to an English-speaking audience for the first time. The contributors cover the most significant issues in the archaeology of Latin America,... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 49.95
Aymara Indians are a geographically isolated, indigenous people living in the Andes Mountains near Chile?s Atacama Desert, one of the most arid regions of the world. As rapid economic growth in the area has begun to divert scarce water to hydroelectric and agricultural projects, the Aymara struggle to maintain their sustainable and traditional systems... more...
- Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 32.99
Nearly five centuries after the first wave of Catholic missionaries arrived in the New World to spread their Christian message, contemporary religious workers in the Bolivian highlands have begun to encourage Aymara Indians to return to traditional ritual practices. All but eradicated after hundreds of years of missionization, the "old ways" are... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00
Intrepid journalist Patrick Symmes sets off on his BMW R80 G/S in search of the people and places in Ernesto "Che" Guevara's classic Motorcycle Diaries , seeking out his own adventure as well as the legacy of the icon Che would become, Symmes retraces the future revolutionary's path. And on the way he runs out of gas in an Argentine desert, talks... more...