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The Resource The Maya tropical forest : people, parks, and ancient cities, James D. Nations

The Maya tropical forest : people, parks, and ancient cities, James D. Nations

Label
The Maya tropical forest : people, parks, and ancient cities
Title
The Maya tropical forest
Title remainder
people, parks, and ancient cities
Statement of responsibility
James D. Nations
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Maya Tropical Forest, which occupies the lowlands of southern Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize, is the closest rainforest to the United States and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Western Hemisphere. It has been home to the Maya peoples for nearly four millennia, starting around 1800 BC. Ancient cities in the rainforest such as Palenque, Yaxchilan, Tikal, and Caracol draw thousands of tourists and scholars seeking to learn more about the prehistoric Maya. Their contemporary descendants, the modern Maya, utilize the forest's natural resources in village life and international trade, while striving to protect their homeland from deforestation and environmental degradation. Writing for both visitors and conservationists, James Nations tells the fascinating story of how ancient and modern Maya peoples have used and guarded the rich natural resources of the Maya Tropical Forest. He opens with a natural history that profiles the forest's significant animals and plants. Nations then describes the Maya peoples, biological preserves, and major archaeological sites in Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize. Drawing on more than twenty-five years of conservation work in the Maya Tropical Forest, Nations tells first-hand stories of the creation of national parks and other protected areas to safeguard the region's natural resources and archaeological heritage. He concludes with an expert assessment of the forest's future in which he calls for expanded archaeological tourism to create an ecologically sustainable economic base for the region
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Cataloging source
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Nations, James D
Dewey number
304.2/09726
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
F1435.3.E74
LC item number
N38 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
F1435.3.E74
NAL item number
N38 2006
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Mayas
  • Mayas
  • Rain forest ecology
  • Human ecology
  • Yucatán Peninsula
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • NATURE
  • Human ecology
  • Mayas
  • Mayas
  • Rain forest ecology
  • Central America
Label
The Maya tropical forest : people, parks, and ancient cities, James D. Nations
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to the Maya tropical forest -- History of the Maya tropical forest -- Natural history of the Maya tropical forest -- Mexico -- Guatemala -- Belize -- The future of the Selva Maya
Control code
69183608
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (1 volume)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780292796157
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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  • 22573/ctt8t97n
  • 9a81fb7b-f83f-4daf-b8de-e6e78b85bc93
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)69183608
Label
The Maya tropical forest : people, parks, and ancient cities, James D. Nations
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to the Maya tropical forest -- History of the Maya tropical forest -- Natural history of the Maya tropical forest -- Mexico -- Guatemala -- Belize -- The future of the Selva Maya
Control code
69183608
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (1 volume)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780292796157
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt8t97n
  • 9a81fb7b-f83f-4daf-b8de-e6e78b85bc93
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)69183608

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