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    DescriptionTemples lost in the rainforest. Strange inscriptions and ritual bloodletting. Such are the images popularly associated with the ancient Maya of Central America. But who really were the people of this lost civilization? How and why did their culture achieve regional dominance? Could such pressing contemporary problems as climate change and environmental degradation hold the key to the collapse of Maya civilization? Of interest to scholars and general readers alike, "The Ancient Maya" brings the controversies that have divided experts on the ancient Maya to a wider audience. Heather McKillop examines the debates concerning Mayan hieroglyphs, the Maya economy, and the conflicting theories behind the enigmatic collapse of the Maya civilization. The most readable and accessible work in the field, this book brings the general reader up to date with the latest archaeological evidence.


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    Title
    The Ancient Maya
    Subtitle
    New Perspectives
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Heather McKillop
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 460
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 252 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 794 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780393328905
    ISBN 10: 0393328902
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: WZ
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HB
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    LC classification: DE
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/LATAME, CULT/MEXICN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS025000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    B&T Approval Code: A14202000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 85
    BISAC V2.8: HIS007000
    B&T Approval Code: A15604000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 972.8
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 972.8
    Thema V1.0: NHK, NHC
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    17 July 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    A one-stop reference book that clearly stands on its own. --Chuck Hamsa"