Hidden Life of the Ancient Maya: Revelations from a Mysterious World

Overview

The code that enables us to tread the Maya glyphs was cracked only recently. While tourists have begun flocking to the major Maya sites to witness for themselves the breathtaking legacy of the Maya, scholars have revealed details of an ancient civilization that had achieved remarkable cultural and social sophistication at a time when the Western world still languished in the Dark Ages. We’ve learned of their elaborate ballgame, bloodthirsty sacrificial rituals, systematic astronomical learning, and love of ...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (16) from $1.99   
  • New (3) from $10.95   
  • Used (13) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$10.95
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(662)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
{NEW} Hardback with Dust Jacket. Includes stunning full-page plates of monuments and artifacts; hundreds of detail images decoded and explained; how to read the mysterious ... carvings and glyphs; and a fascinating background on the life of a lost world. Indexed. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Luzerne, MI

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$35.85
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(273)

Condition: New
Brand New Item.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$50.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(164)

Condition: New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

The code that enables us to tread the Maya glyphs was cracked only recently. While tourists have begun flocking to the major Maya sites to witness for themselves the breathtaking legacy of the Maya, scholars have revealed details of an ancient civilization that had achieved remarkable cultural and social sophistication at a time when the Western world still languished in the Dark Ages. We’ve learned of their elaborate ballgame, bloodthirsty sacrificial rituals, systematic astronomical learning, and love of chocolate.  And we’ve also learned that the Maya Long Count calendar, which began five thousand years ago, is scheduled to run its course at the time of the winter solstice in 2012. Is our own apocalyptic date with destiny fast approaching?

 

The Hidden Life of the Ancient Maya includes:

  • Stunning full-page plates of monuments and artifacts
  • Hundreds of detail images decoded and explained
  • How to read the mysterious carving and glyphs
  • Fascinating background on the life of a lost world
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435126978
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 8/28/2010
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 11.56 (w) x 11.28 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Clare Gibson is a writer and historian specializing in art history and how to interpret symbols in art and antiques. Her previous works include the Hidden Life of Ancient Egypt, This Hidden Life of Renaissance Art, Symbols of the Goddess: Universal Signs of the Divine Female, Sacred Symbols: A Guide to the Timeless Icons of Faith and Worship, and Signs and Symbols: A Guide to Their Meaning and Origins. Educated in Germany and England, she studied modern and medieval history and worked as an editor before focusing on symbolism and her writing career.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)