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Travelers' Tales Central America
Organized thematically with contributions set in Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama, this collection of eyewitness reports includes Joan Didion, P.J. O'Rourke and Paul Theroux.
Two uncommonly observant and thoughtful field biologists offer a lucid portrait of the tropics through 17 marvelous essays that introduce the habitats, ecology, plants and animals of the Central and South American rainforests.
Field Guide to the Birds of Mexico and Adjacent Areas, Belize, Guatemala and El Salvador
This classic guide illustrates all the regularly occurring birds of Mexico and neighboring areas, including details of distribution, abundance, habitat and identification features for 850 species.
One Day of Life
Awesome for the authenticity of its vernacular style and the incandescence of its lyricism, One Day of Life depicts a typical day in the life of a peasant family caught up in the terror and corruption of civil war in El Salvador.
Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Northern Central America
This updated Peterson field guide covers all the species recorded in Central America (about 800) with behavioral vignettes, full-color range maps and 1,000 illustrations. Ideal for birders traveling to Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.
A contemporary classic, this brief collection of essays by Joan Didion is a report from the front lines at the height of El Salvador's civil war -- a beautifully written polemic against U.S. involvement in the affairs of the beleaguered republic.
The Chocolate Tree, A Natural History of Cacao
A rich concoction of cultural and natural history, archaeological evidence, botanical research, environmental activism and lush descriptions of the author's own adventures, The Chocolate Tree offers an appreciation of the plant and the environment that provide us with this Maya food of the gods.
The Massacre at El Mozote: A Parable of the Cold War
A reconstruction of a 1981 massacre in El Salvador and the role of the United States.
El Salvador Map
A colorful travel map of El Salvador at a scale of 1:250,000.
Moon El Salvador
A practical guide in the Moon series, packed not only with travel necessities (hotels, restaurants, sights), but also with a good overview of history and destinations throughout El Salvador.
A Brief History of Central America
A good overview of the region’s economic, political and social history through the 1980s by a professor at the University of Costa Rica. Well-written, informative and concise.
Coe's clear, concise, illustrated survey of the Maya highlights their chronology, accomplishments and legacy. Ninth edition.
Economist editor Reid draws on his years in the cities, presidential palaces and shantytowns of Central and South America in this portrait of a region rich in oil, farmland and culture, with consideration on its prospects in the face of globalization.
Nature of the Rainforest, Costa Rica and Beyond
Our favorite biologist-writer returns to the Neotropics in this beautifully illustrated, oversized overview of the rainforest. With chapters on Monteverde and Guanacaste, plants, frogs and snakes, birds, monkeys and jaguars, the sloth, peculiar insects and biodiversity. A marvelous, anecdotal introduction to ecology, evolution and conservation.
Neotropical Rainforest Mammals, A Field Guide
Compact enough to slip into your daypack, this field guide to the mammals of Central and South America features 29 color plates of more than 200 species.
The History of El Salvador
The history of El Salvador's turbulent struggle for political, economic, and civil stability, geared for hisgh school students and undergraduates.