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Lonely Planet, 2006 (1,028 pages, $26.99)
- Fancy a fiesta? The tenth edition of this guidebook is better
than ever. One of the most popular country guides, this book provides
detailed information for readers who want to visit destinations
beyond the tourism resorts. It includes up-to-date information
on Mexico's national parks and reserves.
with John Noble
Monkey River, Norton, 2000
- Subtitled "A Canoe Trip with the Gods," this remarkable book
traces the author's trips running the great Usumacinta River on
the border of Guatemala and Mexico. He paints a remarkable portrait
of the river and its watershed in an account that combines the
best of travel literature and environmental reporting.
with Chris Shaw: Watershed Journeys
Pierre Van Den
The Quest for the Other, University of Washington Press,
- "Ethnic tourism" in Chiapas comes under scrutiny in
this well-written tome by anthropologist Van Den Berghe. San Cristóbal
has long been one of the hotspots on the "Gringo Trail"
but never has one book attempted to explore the impact with much
depth. Published the same year as the Zapatista Uprising, the
book could use an update, but as is, it's an enlightening and
Sylvanius Morley, George Brainerd and revised by Robert
Ancient Maya, Stanford University Press, 1983
Vuh, Simon and Schuster, 1985
Bruce and June
Guide to the Yucatan, Hunter Publishing, 2004
- Third edition of a highly-recommended guidebook to this fascinating
corner of Mexico, a region which the authors describe as "a big
hitch-hiking thumb." Their interest and hard work has paid off.
The book is loaded with hotel and transportation info, great maps
and interesting art work. Eco travelers will love this guidebook.
The Conords provide full details on kayaking, hiking, rappelling,
and camping in the region.