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  • In the Shadow of Melting Glaciersby Mark Carey

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    Global climate change has triggered profound changes at the ground level and for real people. This book illustrates in vivid detail how 25,000 Peruvian residents died from melting Andean glaciers. Successful engineering efforts to prevent additional catastrophes simultaneously helped commodify glaciers, erode local authority, and unleash contested... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of El Salvadorby Orlando J. Perez

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 76.00

    The Historical Dictionary of El Salvador contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and... more...

  • Maya Cultural Heritageby Patricia A. McAnany; Sarah M. Rowe

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 80.50

    McAnany sheds light on the varied ways today’s Maya communities relate to—and are often distanced from—their deep past, historicizes the role of archaeologists and nations in pre-Columbian heritage, and highlights how grass-roots heritage programs can bridge scientific investigation and local community interests. more...

  • Uruguay, 1968by Vania Markarian

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    The tumultuous 1960s saw a generation of Latin American youth enter into political life in unprecedented numbers. Though some have argued that these young-radical movements were inspired by the culture and politics of social movements burgeoning in Europe and the United States, youth activism developed its own distinct form in Latin America. In this... more...

  • Armies, Politics and Revolutionby Juan Luis Ossa Santa Cruz

    Liverpool University Press 2015; US$ 89.99

    This book studies the political role of the Chilean military during the years 1808-1826. more...

  • This City Belongs to Youby Heather Vrana

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 34.95

    Between 1944 and 1996, Guatemala experienced a revolution, counterrevolution, and civil war. Playing a pivotal role within these national shifts were students from Guatemala’s only public university, the University of San Carlos (USAC). USAC students served in, advised, protested, and were later persecuted by the government, all while crafting a powerful... more...

  • A Hero's Curseby Kajsa Norman

    Hurst 2017; US$ 17.99

    Venezuela constantly in the news as the economy free falls and the country is on the brink of revolution, and there is no up-to-date book out there. The author has a background as an investigative journalist as well as working for the Swedish military in conflict zones including Afghanistan and Mali. more...

  • José Revueltas y Roberto Bolañoby Alejandro Sánchez Lopera

    Editorial A Contracorriente 2017; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.04

    Este libro busca intervenir en el debate sobre formas del pensamiento latinoamericano, mas alla de la historia de las ideas, el poscolonialismo/decolonialismo, y la filosofia de la liberacion. Utiliza la literatura de Jose Revueltas (Mexico, 1914-1976) y Roberto Bolano (Chile, 1953-2003) para pensar filosoficamente a America Latina, e interrogar modos... more...

  • Seeds of Sustainabilityby Pamela A. Matson; Pamela A. Matson; Walter Falcon; Ashley Dean; Rosamond Naylor; Ivan Ortiz-Monasterio; David Lobell

    Island Press 2012; US$ 44.99

    Seeds of Sustainability is a groundbreaking analysis of agricultural developmand transitions toward more sustainable managemin one region. An invaluable resource for researchers, policymakers, and students alike, it examines new approaches to make agricultural landscapes healthier for both the environmand people. The Yaqui Valley is the birthplace... more...

  • Latin America in the Era of the Cuban Revolution and Beyond, 3rd Editionby Thomas Wright

    ABC-CLIO 2018; US$ 60.00

    Fidel Castro's ascent to power and the revolution he carried out in Cuba not only catalyzed a wave of revolutionary activity; it also set off a wave of reaction that led to widespread military dictatorships and severe repression culminating in state terrorism. Both revolution and reaction were essentially over by 1990, and yet significant long-term... more...