Includes bibliographical references (pages -180) and index.
Introduction: The Plumed Serpent and Rural Development -- 1. Fieldwork: Navigating Friendships in the Dark -- 2. Maya Cultural Heritage -- 3. Past Transformations of Maya Technology -- 4. Working for Water from the Earth and the Sky -- 5. Growing the Sacred Bread -- 6. The Plumed Serpent, Rural Development, and the Future of the Biosphere.
This ethnography examines the struggles of the Maya community of Pich, Campeche, and the relationship between technology and the Maya cosmology.