"Adventure Travel" in Guatemala

The Maya Heritage

by Mark J. Curran



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/20/2022

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 174
ISBN : 9781698712307
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 7.5x9.25
Page Count : 174
ISBN : 9781698712314

About the Book

“Adventure Travel” in Guatemala - The Maya Heritage is the fourth in the series of fiction - travel - culture - adventure books on Brazil, Mexico, Portugal-Spain, and now Guatemala. Professor Mike Gaherty and AT Leader Amy Carrier are in Guatemala researching that country as a destination for a future AT Travel Trip for its “Adventurers.” They investigate Antigua, Puerto San José, el Lago de Atitlán, Chichicastenango, Tikal in Guatemala and Copán in Honduras, checking out the history and culture of both the Spanish and Maya Heritages. Emphasis however is on the Maya people, their lives and efforts to survive under adverse circumstances in post 1976 earthquake and political turmoil in Guatemala. There are surprises and dangerous moments for Mike and Amy, and difficult decisions to come for AT Travel.

About the Author

Mark Curran is Professor Emeritus from Arizona State University where he worked from 1968 to 2011. He taught Spanish Language as well as the Survey of Spanish Literature, a seminar on “Don Quixote,” Civilization of Spain and Latin American Civilization. He also taught the Portuguese Language (Brazilian variant) as well as Survey of Luso-Brazilian Literature, Luso-Brazilian Civilization, and seminars on Chico Buarque de Hollanda and Brazil’s Folk-Popular Literature (the “Literatura de Cordel”). He has written thirty-eight books, seven in academic circles before retirement, thirty-one with Trafford in Retirement. Images of the covers and summaries are on his website: www.currancordelconnection.com. His e-mail address: profmark@asu.edu