The Last Lords Of Palenque

Author : Victor Perera
ISBN : 0520053095
Genre : History
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A journalist and anthropologist describe their stay among a Mexican Indian tribe descended from the Maya and recount what they learned of the Indian's mythology and culture
Category: History

The Forest Of The Lacandon Maya

Author : Suzanne Cook
ISBN : 9781461491118
Genre : Science
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The Forest of the Lacandon Maya: An Ethnobotanical Guide, with active links to audio-video recordings, serves as a comprehensive guide to the botanical heritage of the northern Lacandones. Numbering fewer than 300 men, women, and children, this community is the most culturally conservative of the Mayan groups. Protected by their hostile environment, over many centuries they maintain autonomy from the outside forces of church and state, while they continue to draw on the forest for spiritual inspiration and sustenance. In The Forest of the Lacandon Maya: An Ethnobotanical Guide, linguist Suzanne Cook presents a bilingual Lacandon-English ethnobotanical guide to more than 450 plants in a tripartite organization: a botanical inventory in which main entries are headed by Lacandon names followed by common English and botanical names, and which includes plant descriptions and uses; an ethnographic inventory, which expands the descriptions given in the botanical inventory, providing the socio-historical, dietary, mythological, and spiritual significance of most plants; and chapters that discuss the relevant cultural applications of the plants in more detail provide a description of the area’s geography, and give an ethnographic overview of the Lacandones. Active links throughout the text to original audio-video recordings demonstrate the use and preparation of the most significant plants.
Category: Science


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ISBN : UTEXAS:059173018563722
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Author : Semiotic Society of America. Meeting
ISBN : UOM:39015052613661
Genre : Semiotics
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Category: Semiotics

The Amicus Journal

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105006830041
Genre : Conservation of natural resources
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Category: Conservation of natural resources


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105010171614
Genre : Archaeology
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East West Journal

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ISBN : UCSC:32106020387137
Genre : Naturopathy
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Category: Naturopathy