Machu Picchu: The Story of the Amazing Inkas and Their City in the Clouds
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Machu Picchu: The Story of the Amazing Inkas and Their City in the Clouds

by Elizabeth Mann, Amy Crehore
     
 

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The story of the rise of the Inkas and the building of the great city of Machu Picchu is described in this book. The city is as astonishing as were its builders. Set in a remote, inaccessible area of the high Andes, this breathtaking city was never found by the Spanish Conquistadors and remains an untouched example of Inka genius.

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Overview

The story of the rise of the Inkas and the building of the great city of Machu Picchu is described in this book. The city is as astonishing as were its builders. Set in a remote, inaccessible area of the high Andes, this breathtaking city was never found by the Spanish Conquistadors and remains an untouched example of Inka genius.

Wonders of the World series

The winner of numerous awards, this series is renowned for Elizabeth Mann's ability to convey adventure and excitement while revealing technical information in engaging and easily understood language. The illustrations are lavishly realistic and accurate in detail but do not ignore the human element. Outstanding in the genre, these books are sure to bring even the most indifferent young reader into the worlds of history, geography, and architecture.

"One of the ten best non-fiction series for young readers."
- Booklist

Editorial Reviews

Booklist
[Starred review:] Unlike some nonfiction, this really answers questions the readers want to know. An exceptionally fine entry in the Wonders of the World series.
Canadian Materials - Gail Hamilton
Informative, entertaining, often riveting, these books offer readers important pieces of history and bring the civilizations to life... A must-have series! Highly Recommended.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931414104
Publisher:
Mikaya Press
Publication date:
02/04/2006
Series:
Wonders of the World Book Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
623,525
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Mann has written nine Wonders of the World books, an award-winning series. She is former teacher in New York, holds an M.S.E. and is cofounder of Mikaya Press.

Amy Crehore has a B.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University. She illustrates book covers, magazine articles and children's books, and has won awards for her paintings. She lives in Eugene, Oregon.

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