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    DescriptionThe Third Edition of this classic account of the inside story of one of the major intellectual breakthroughs of our time - the last great decipherment of an ancient script revised and brought right up to date with the latest developments. 113 illustrations bring to life the people and texts that have enabled us to read the Maya script. The original edition was hailed as a masterpiece that transcends the boundaries between academic and popular writing. "Coes thrilling account of the cracking of Mayan is like a detective story great stuff". ("The Observer"). "Told with great vigour by Professor Michael Coe, who was himself involved; he offers an insider's story with strong views of the personalities, competence and abilities of some colleagues". ("History Today"). "An entertaining, enlightening and even humorous history of the great searchers after the meaning that lies in the Maya inscriptions". (Anthony Burgess).

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    Breaking the Maya Code
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael D. Coe
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 233 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 690 g
    ISBN 13: 9780500289556
    ISBN 10: 0500289557

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: CFL
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25530
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    BIC subject category V2: HD
    Ingram Theme: CULT/LATAME
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET150
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/NATAMR
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 50
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 03
    BISAC V2.8: HIS028000
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    BISAC V2.8: LAN001000
    B&T Approval Code: A17780000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS007000
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2JNM
    Abridged Dewey: 497
    B&T Approval Code: A18400000
    DC22: 497.42
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    DC23: 497.42
    BIC subject category V2: 2JNM
    LC classification: F1435.3.W75 C64 2012
    Thema V1.0: NK, CFL
    3, Revised
    Edition statement
    3rd Revised edition
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson Ltd
    Publication date
    27 February 2012
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    Review quote
    Portrays a Maya culture obsessed with warfare, dynastic rivalries, and ritual bloodletting, yet rich with masterpieces in art and architecture.