Multcolib Homework Center Picks: The Aztec, Inca and Maya
Annotation:A companion book to Mann's groundbreaking bestseller "1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus," this is a fascinating, full-color journey that presents the Americas as young readers have never seen them before.
Annotation:Explores seven wonders of ancient Central and South America, including Machu Picchu and Tikal.
Annotation:Mythology A to Z is a comprehensive reference to the deities, legendary heroes and heroines, objects, animals, and places that make up the mythic lore of the peoples of Meso-America and South America. Learn how these peoples explained Earth's creation and which themes were common throughout the region.
Annotation:Get hands-on with history in this exciting series! Each book is not only packed with fascinating facts, but every page has an activity: make a terracotta soldier, put on a shadow puppet play or wear a war helmet.
Annotation:An examination of several of the more important ancient civilizations of Peru with particular focus on the Incas and with attention drawn also to the effects of the Spanish conquests.
Annotation:Chronicle of an expedition into the Llanganati Mountains of Ecuador in search of 750 tons of worked gold, which the Incas hid from the Spanish conquistadors after Pizarro executed the Sun King, Atahualpa.
Annotation:The ruins and tombs high in the Andes Mountains of Peru yield valuable clues to lives of the Ancient Incas. In 1995, the Inca Ice Maiden is recovered, one of four human sacrifices found on Ampato. These mummies provide scientists with perfectly preserved "time capsules"--packed with clues to Inca civilization during the 1400s.
Annotation:As Europe endured its Dark Ages, the Maya mapped the heavens and mastered mathematics. They constructed vast cities in jungle landscapes, leaving legacies in stone at places like Palenque and Uxmal. In overgrown sites, archaeologists now piece together this civilization with the aid of satellite technology.
Annotation:Step into the shoes of a Mayan soothsayer's son and learn about the Mayan culture and religion of ancient Mexico and Central America.