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Gary sculptari

Nov 11, 2002, 3:05 PM

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Great Book on Yucatan and Mexico

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Donald G. Schueler, Temple of the Jaguar: Travels in Yucatan 1993.

This book works on many levels. On the surface it is the story of a naturalist who is travelling to search out the last remaining reserves of jaguars in Mexico. The book soon develops a mysterious undertone, and it turns out he is grieving the tragic, premature loss of his wife. This is never explicit, it is just this tension of questioning of the power of nature, and coping with life's lemons and potholes. Its facts are very interesting and many are new to me - for example how close to overthrowing the government were the tribal rebellions in the early 1900's.

What is timely, is that a two year survey of the much vaunted tigers of China has just been completed and guess what - there are none! They couldn't find a single trace and are now declared extinct. The Chinese government tried to suppress this information, partly because of the industry and bureaucracy which sprung up celebrating their existence.

Jack Swift

Nov 11, 2002, 3:40 PM

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Re: [Gary sculptari] Great Book on Yucatan and Mexico

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