The Resource Animals and plants of the ancient Maya : a guide, Victoria Schlesinger ; foreword by Carlos Galindo-Leal ; illustrations by Juan C. Chab-Medina

Animals and plants of the ancient Maya : a guide, Victoria Schlesinger ; foreword by Carlos Galindo-Leal ; illustrations by Juan C. Chab-Medina

Label
Animals and plants of the ancient Maya : a guide
Title
Animals and plants of the ancient Maya
Title remainder
a guide
Statement of responsibility
Victoria Schlesinger ; foreword by Carlos Galindo-Leal ; illustrations by Juan C. Chab-Medina
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Part field guide, part book of vignettes discussing the animals and plants most commonly seen in the Maya area, this fine guide provides a fresh synthesis of anthropological and biological research that will serve as an engaging and practical resource for visitors, students, and burgeoning naturalists."--Paul R. Ehrlich, President, Center for Conservation Biology, Stanford University 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 Yucatan 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." PUBLISHER DESCRIPTION
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schlesinger, Victoria
Dewey number
578/.0972
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F1435.3.E73
LC item number
S35 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mayas
  • Plants
  • Animals
Label
Animals and plants of the ancient Maya : a guide, Victoria Schlesinger ; foreword by Carlos Galindo-Leal ; illustrations by Juan C. Chab-Medina
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Maya Today -- History -- From the Peopling of Mesoamerica to the Spanish Conquest -- Maya Culture -- Pine-Oak Forest -- Cloud Forest -- Tropical Forest -- Savanna -- Mangrove -- Coral Reef -- The Environment Today
Control code
ocm46937482
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 351 pages
Isbn
9780292777590
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001027791
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)46937482
Label
Animals and plants of the ancient Maya : a guide, Victoria Schlesinger ; foreword by Carlos Galindo-Leal ; illustrations by Juan C. Chab-Medina
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-336) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Maya Today -- History -- From the Peopling of Mesoamerica to the Spanish Conquest -- Maya Culture -- Pine-Oak Forest -- Cloud Forest -- Tropical Forest -- Savanna -- Mangrove -- Coral Reef -- The Environment Today
Control code
ocm46937482
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 351 pages
Isbn
9780292777590
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001027791
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)46937482

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