Trees in the Life of the Maya World
By Regina Aguirre de Riojas and Elfriede de Pöll
Publication Date: 23 April 2007
Copyright © 2007 Botanical Research Institute of Texas
Specifications: 9.5"×12" (hbk, french folded jacket), 208 pp., 48 b/w figs., photographs
About the Book
Trees in the Life of the Maya World brings together the knowledge of the shaman and the scientist, the myths and arts of ancient civilizations and the practices of modern people and treats it all with wisdom and clarity of vision. It is an example of how we should respect and treat not just trees but our entire natural surroundings.
Chapters include: 1) Introduction; 2) Trees in the Life of the Maya World; 3) Trees in the Popol Vuh; 4) Trees as Nourishment; 5) Trees Used in Building and Carpentry; 6)Trees as Firewood; 7) Trees as Medicine; 8) Other Uses;9) The Special Place of Trees; Glossary, Bibliography, and Index.