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Best Maya Books You Must Read

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Maya books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. The Maya (Ninth edition) (Ancient Peoples and Places) (2015)

Best Maya Books You Must Read“The gold standard of introductory books on the ancient Maya.” ―ExpeditionThe Maya has long been established as the best, most readable introduction to the New World’s greatest ancient civilization. Coe and Houston update this classic by distilling the latest scholarship for the general reader and student. This new edition incorporates the most recent archaeological and epigraphic research, which continues to proceed at a fast pace. Among the finest new discoveries are spectacular stucco sculptures at El Zotz and Holmul, which reveal surprising aspects of Maya royalty and the founding of dynasties. Dramatic refinements in our…
Author(s): Michael D. Coe, Stephen D. Houston

2. Meet Maya Cat: A story about acceptance. (2018)

Best Maya Books You Must ReadThis adorable picture book starring Instagram’s @meetmayacat teaches children of all ages to accept those who are different. Written to normalize physical, developmental, and emotional disabilities or conditions of all kinds, this book can open everyone’s eyes to the idea that every life deserves love and acceptance. It encourages children to treat others as they want to be treated, and encourages inclusion through the metaphor of a silly little cat. Younger children can relate to basic behaviors of a cat (or child) who doesn’t look or act like they do, while older children can understand why they should treat others with…
Author(s): Lauren Beader, Harrison Makofsky

3. Autodesk Maya 2018 Basics Guide (2017)

Best Maya Books You Must ReadWritten by renowned author and 3D artist Kelly L. Murdock Autodesk Maya 2018 Basics Guide is designed to give new users a solid understanding of the fundamental skills needed to create beautiful 3D models and stunning animations with Autodesk Maya. Using clear and easy to follow instructions this book will guide you through learning all the major features of Maya. The text is complemented by video instruction. Each chapter has a corresponding video tutorial that introduces you to the topics and allows you to watch and learn how functions are performed in a way that a text alone cannot do. Autodesk Maya 2018 Basics Guide makes no…
Author(s): Kelly Murdock

4. Letter to My Daughter (2009)

Best Maya Books You Must Read  Dedicated to the daughter she never had but sees all around her, Letter to My Daughter transcends genres and categories: guidebook, memoir, poetry, and pure delight. Here in short spellbinding essays are glimpses of the tumultuous life that led Angelou to an exalted place in American letters and taught her lessons in compassion and fortitude: how she was brought up by her indomitable grandmother in segregated Arkansas, taken in at thirteen by her more worldly and less religious mother, and grew to be an awkward, six-foot-tall teenager whose first experience of loveless sex paradoxically left her with…
Author(s): Maya Angelou

5. The Mistress & Wanted: Mistress and Mother: An Anthology (Bestselling Author Collection) (2012)

Best Maya Books You Must ReadMistress. It sounded so sordid, so impersonal, so far removed from the kind of relationship Marley Jameson had with Greek hotel magnate Chrysander Anetakis. What she thought she had. Until he abruptly broke things off between them and told her to leave his luxurious apartment.Three months later, Marley awakens in the hospital, with no memory of what happened before she got there. She can't remember her past, Chrysander…or the baby she carries. All she knows is that when Chrysander sweeps her away to his private Greek island, being with him feels like home. Even though he never speaks of love, surely…
Author(s): Maya Banks, Carol Marinelli

6. Autodesk Maya 2019 Basics Guide (2019)

Best Maya Books You Must ReadWritten by renowned author and 3D artist Kelly L. Murdock Autodesk Maya 2019 Basics Guide is designed to give new users a solid understanding of the fundamental skills needed to create beautiful 3D models and stunning animations with Autodesk Maya. Using clear and easy to follow instructions this book will guide you through learning all the major features of Maya. The text is complemented by video instruction. Each chapter has a corresponding video tutorial that introduces you to the topics and allows you to watch and learn how functions are performed in a way that a text…
Author(s): Kelly Murdock

7. Maya’s Voice (2013)

Best Maya Books You Must ReadMaya is a bright-eyed, inquisitive little girl who loves to share her sweet voice. But when she starts school, she loses the confidence to use her voice and goes about her school day in silence. With time, patience, understanding, and love from all those around her, Maya discovers her sweet voice….
Author(s): Wen-Wen Cheng

8. Rig it Right! Maya Animation Rigging Concepts, 2nd edition (2018)

Best Maya Books You Must ReadRig it Right! breaks down rigging so that you can achieve a fundamental understanding of the concept. The author will get you up and rigging with step-by-step tutorials covering multiple animation control types, connection methods, interactive skinning, BlendShapes, edgeloops, and joint placement, to name a few. The concept of a bi-ped is explored as a human compared to a bird character allowing you to see that a bi-ped is a bi-ped and how to problem solve for the limbs at hand. Rig it Right! will take you to a more advanced level where you will learn…
Author(s): Tina O’Hailey

9. Gather Together in My Name (2009)

Best Maya Books You Must ReadGather Together in My Name continues Maya Angelou’s personal story, begun so unforgettably in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. The time is the end of World War II and there is a sense of optimism everywhere. Maya Angelou, still in her teens, has given birth to a son. But the next few years are difficult ones as she tries to find a place in the world for herself and her child. She goes from job to job–and from man to man. She tries to return home–back to Stamps, Arkansas–but discovers that she is no longer part of that world. Then Maya’s life takes a dramatic turn, and she faces new…
Author(s): Maya Angelou

10. Autodesk Maya – An Introduction to 3D Modeling (2018)

Best Maya Books You Must ReadWritten for new users of the Autodesk Maya Software and specifically designed to teach the fundamentals of 3D Modeling. This book covers step-by-step instructions on getting started with the software. Learn the basics with hands-on examples that cover all the modeling tools found within Autodesk Maya 2016. This book has been specifically designed to teach the art of 3D Modeling and is perfect for anyone looking to learn the basics of Autodesk Maya 2016 and previous versions….
Author(s): 3dExtrude Tutorials

11. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (2009)

Best Maya Books You Must ReadHere is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide.   Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is…
Author(s): Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey

12. Jungle of Stone: The Extraordinary Journey of John L. Stephens and Frederick Catherwood, and the Discovery of the Lost Civilization of the Maya (2017)

Best Maya Books You Must ReadThe acclaimed chronicle of the discovery of the legendary lost civilization of the Maya. Includes the history of the major Maya sites, including Palenque, Uxmal, Chichen Itza, Tuloom, Copan, and more.NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Illustrated with a map and more than 100 images. In 1839, rumors of extraordinary yet baffling stone ruins buried within the unmapped jungles of Central America reached two of the world’s most intrepid travelers. Seized by the reports, American diplomat John Lloyd Stephens and British artist Frederick Catherwood—both already celebrated for their…
Author(s): William Carlsen

13. The Ancient Maya (A True Book: Ancient Civilizations) (2010)

Best Maya Books You Must ReadA True Book: Ancient Civilizations series allows readers to experience what makes each ancient civilization distinctive and exceptional as well look at its influence on the some of the practices of the modern world. This series includes an age appropriate (grades 3-5) introduction to curriculum-relevant subjects and a robust resource section that encourages independent study….
Author(s): Jackie Maloy

14. Seduction of a Highland Lass (The Highlanders) (2011)

Best Maya Books You Must Read Fiercely loyal to his elder brother, Alaric McCabe leads his clan in the fight for their birthright. Now he is prepared to wed for duty, as well. But on his way to claim the hand of Rionna McDonald, daughter of a neighboring chieftain, he is ambushed and left for dead. Miraculously, his life is saved by the soft touch of a Highland angel, a courageous beauty who will put to the test his fealty to his clan, his honor, and his deepest desires.An outcast from her own clan, Keeley McDonald was betrayed by those she loved and trusted. When the wounded warrior falls from his horse, she is drawn to his strong,…
Author(s): Maya Banks

15. Dominated (The Enforcers) (2016)

Best Maya Books You Must Read In Drake’s shadowy world, his enemies would exploit any weakness he had in order to bring him to his knees, and so he’s never allowed himself to care about anyone…never exhibited any vulnerability, and it made him a force to be reckoned with. Until Evangeline—his angel. A woman who slipped past his defenses like no one had ever managed. She was his to protect and ultimately, to do that, he had to do the unthinkable and drive the only good thing in his world away.  Devastated and destroyed, Evangeline doesn’t know what made Drake…
Author(s): Maya Banks

Best Maya Books You Must Read

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Transcendent Wisdom of the Maya: The Ceremonies and Symbolism of a Living Tradition

Author(s): Gabriela Jurosz-Landa
Publisher: Bear & Company, Year: 26 Mar 2019, Size: 12 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2345558

Management of Greywater in Developing Countries

Author(s): Radin Maya Saphira Radin Mohamed, Adel Ali Saeed Al-Gheethi, Amir Hashim Mohd Kassim
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2251646

An Inconstant Landscape: The Maya Kingdom of El Zotz, Guatemala

Author(s): Thomas G. Garrison; Stephen Houston
Publisher: University Press of Colorado, Year: 2019, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2341325

Values in Foreign Policy: Investigating Ideals and Interests

Author(s): Krishnan Srinivasan (Editor), James Mayall (Editor), Sanjay Pulipaka (Editor)
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2348301

Domain-Specific Knowledge Graph Construction

Author(s): Mayank Kejriwal
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2354946

3d animation for the raw beginner using autodesk maya 2e.

Author(s): KING, ROGER
Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2019, Size: 21 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2369241

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are absolutely hot items according to Chicago Tribune, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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