A Guide To Ancient Maya Ruins

Author : C. Bruce Hunter
ISBN : 0806119926
Genre : History
File Size : 65.39 MB
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Illustrated descriptions, explanations, and appraisals of accessible Mayan ceremonial centers in Guatemala, Mexico, and Honduras, setting each of the twenty-four sites in its historical, cultural, and architectural context
Category: History

Animals And Plants Of The Ancient Maya

Author : Victoria Schlesinger
ISBN : 0292777604
Genre : Nature
File Size : 74.80 MB
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A growing interest in all things Maya brings an increasing number of visitors to prehistoric Maya ruins and contemporary Maya communities in Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, western Honduras, the Yucatán Peninsula, and the southern areas of Chiapas and Tabasco, Mexico. For these visitors and indeed everyone with an interest in the Maya, this field guide highlights nearly 100 species of plants and animals that were significant to the ancient Maya and that continue to inhabit the Maya region today. Drawing from the disciplines of biology, ecology, and anthropology, Victoria Schlesinger describes each plant or animal's habitat and natural history, identifying characteristics (also shown in a black-and-white drawing), and cultural significance to the ancient and contemporary Maya. An introductory section explains how to use the book and offers a concise overview of the history, lifeways, and cosmology of the ancient Maya. The concluding section describes the collapse of ancient Maya society and briefly traces the history of the Maya region from colonial times to the present.
Category: Nature

Altun Ha

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ISBN : UTEXAS:059173017230531
Genre : Altun Ha Site (Belize)
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Category: Altun Ha Site (Belize)

Rough Guide To Guatemala

Author : Iain Stewart
ISBN : 1858288487
Genre : Travel
File Size : 79.2 MB
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Detailed wilderness treks, volcano climbs, and tours of the Mayan ruins are profiled in this lively guide of Guatemala. 38 maps. 24-page full-color section.
Category: Travel

The Travel Book

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105005159855
Genre : Reference
File Size : 77.99 MB
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...the authors give frequent evaluations of the books they cover, an invaluable guide to acquisition librarians...a read-through of this volume is rewarding ... --BOOKENDS The broad range of types of travel guides included is commendable...remains a viable choice as a source for selecting travel materials. --ARBA
Category: Reference

The Mystery At The Maya Ruins Mexico

Author : Carole Marsh
ISBN : 9780635111630
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 56.75 MB
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My, oh Maya! Mimi, Papa, Christina, and Grant really get in over "skulls" in this Mexican hat dance of a mystery set in the Yucatan Peninsula. When they go to explore ancient Maya ruins, number clues seem to abound! But what is someone trying to lead them to Éor away from? SnakesÉhuman heartsÉa wall of skullsÉand a human sacrifice? How creepy can you get, the kids wonder. But in searching for clues, they encounter the wonder that is Mexico and find themselves laughing at things they never thought could be funny all along the way! Like all of Carole Marsh's Mysteries, this mystery will also incorporate history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery will include SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities. Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book: Grade Levels: 3-6 Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.3 Accelerated Reader Points: 2 Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 165490 Lexile Measure: 620 Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q Developmental Assessment Level: 40
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Mythologies Of The World

Author : Ron Smith
ISBN : UOM:39015015893780
Genre : Social Science
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This book surveys the important available books on mythologies of all parts of the globe and the cultural contexts from which the mythological traditions emerged. Written as a series of bibliographic essays, the guide opens with a description of major reference sources encompassing many cultures, as well as those tracing particular themes (such as that of the creation) across cultures. The other bibliographic essays discuss sources for studying prehistoric mythologies, the mythologies of West Asian peoples (Mesopotamian, Biblical, Islamic, and others), South and East Asian mythologies, European mythologies, American Indian mythologies (North, Central, and South American), African mythologies, and the mythologies of the Pacific and Australia. An appendix on contemporary mythology--mainly American--discusses a wide range of works that examine the beliefs, traditions, and dreams that manifest themselves in spectator sports, politics, advertising, and forms of popular culture in the United States. (RL)
Category: Social Science

Dreaming The Maya Fifth Sun

Author : Leonide Martin
ISBN : 9781613390610
Genre : Fiction
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Can dreams be portals to different realities? Could they link the world of ancient Mayas to current times? Two women-a Maya priestess and modern spiritual seeker-are drawn together across centuries by Jana's recurrent dream. Risking everything she holds dear and putting her marriage in jeopardy, Jana is compelled to journey to jungle-shrouded Maya ruins where she encounters mysterious forces linking her to Maya priestess Yalucha, who was mandated centuries before to hide her people's mystical knowledge from the Conquistadors, to be revealed at a critical time. Jana's reluctant husband Robert is swept along into unsettling experiences with his own Maya roots. What secret bond weaves their lives together with the ancient Maya through events during the height of Tikal, Uxmal and Chichen Itza? In the countdown to the Maya calendar ending in 2012, Jana is called to re-enact a ritual at Chichen Itza to revive hidden knowledge. Could her choice to fulfill this ancient Maya prophecy make a difference for the world? Jana must rediscover her own Maya powers to contend with dark shamanic forces bent on preventing her mission-and activates forces that can heal or destroy her deepest love.
Category: Fiction