Until you’ve consumed all of the best Maya books, can you even claim to be a true fan?
- The Maya (Ninth edition) (Ancient Peoples and Places) (2015)
- Meet Maya Cat: A story about acceptance. (2018)
- Autodesk Maya 2018 Basics Guide (2017)
- Letter to My Daughter (2009)
- The Mistress & Wanted: Mistress and Mother: An Anthology (Bestselling Author Collection) (2012)
- Autodesk Maya 2019 Basics Guide (2019)
- Maya’s Voice (2013)
- Rig it Right! Maya Animation Rigging Concepts, 2nd edition (2018)
- Gather Together in My Name (2009)
- Autodesk Maya – An Introduction to 3D Modeling (2018)
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (2009)
- Jungle of Stone: The Extraordinary Journey of John L. Stephens and Frederick Catherwood, and the Discovery of the Lost Civilization of the Maya (2017)
- The Ancient Maya (A True Book: Ancient Civilizations) (2010)
- Seduction of a Highland Lass (The Highlanders) (2011)
- Dominated (The Enforcers) (2016)
“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.
This 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.
Written 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.
Letter to My Daughter (2009)
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.
Mistress. 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.
Written 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.
Maya’s Voice (2013)
Maya 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.
Rig 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.
Gather Together in My Name (2009)
Gather 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.
Written 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.
Here 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.
Jungle of Stone: The Extraordinary Journey of John L. Stephens and Frederick Catherwood, and the Discovery of the Lost Civilization of the Maya (2017)
The 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.
A 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.
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.
Dominated (The Enforcers) (2016)
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 anyonenever 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.
Best Maya Books You Must Read
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The Maya Apocalypse And Its Western Roots
Author(s): Matthew Restall, Amara Solari
ID: 3107244, Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Year: 2022, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf
Calculating Brilliance: An Intellectual History of Mayan Astronomy at Chich'en Itza
Author(s): Gerardo Aldana
ID: 3148100, Publisher: The University of Arizona Press, Year: 2022, Size: 19 Mb, Format: pdf
Beginning 3D Game Assets Development Pipeline: Learn to Integrate from Maya to Unity
Author(s): Nova Villanueva
ID: 3155443, Publisher: Apress, Year: 2022, Size: 36 Mb, Format: epub
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.