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Aztec Inca and Maya
     

Aztec Inca and Maya

by Elizabeth Baquedano, David Rudkin (Illustrator), Michel Zabe (Illustrator)
 

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Full-color photos. Unravel the remarkable mysteries of the ancient peoples who built great palaces and pyramids, and developed an accurate calendar and a knowledge of astronomy without the benefit of telescopes or written language.

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Full-color photos. Unravel the remarkable mysteries of the ancient peoples who built great palaces and pyramids, and developed an accurate calendar and a knowledge of astronomy without the benefit of telescopes or written language.

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School Library Journal
Gr 3-5-The three major civilizations of the Americas are introduced here in a compare-and-contrast, scattershot approach. Small, sparkling, full-color captioned photographs of cities, pottery, jewelry, and clothing accompany one-paragraph texts on such general topics (treated on two pages each) as farming, hunting and fishing, family life, and more. Photos of the Mexican National Archeological Museum's re-creations of scenes of daily life are used to depict such ancient activities as trade, tribute, and medicine. Illustrations from the pages of the Mayan codices are reproduced throughout, but there is no explanation of their significance until page 40, or of what the conquering Spaniards did with them. Although the pictures are bright, clear, and attention grabbing, the text is just random facts scattered across the pages. These majestic cultures are done a disservice by this weightless flitting from topic to topic.-Frances E. Millhouser, Reston Regional Library, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789461155
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
06/14/2000
Series:
DK Eyewitness Books Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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