The Order of Days: The Maya World and the Truth about 2012. by David Stuart. Harmony Books, New York, 2011.
The world’s foremost expert on Maya culture looks at 2012 hysteria and explains the truth about what the Maya meant and what we want to believe.
(I’m not the world’s “foremost expert on Maya culture,” but I hope the book will be of wide interest to many; it’s less about the 2012 phenomena, and more about what the ancient Maya believed about the role of time in their cosmology, religion and history.)
Here’s yesterday’s review from the Wall Street Journal.