Gr 4-6-Each chapter in these series titles is divided into two- or three-page topics covering history, social structure, culture, daily life, and archaeological studies. The oversized print is easy to read, but the sentences are short and choppy. Colorful maps and photographs of ruins and artifacts are informative as well as attractive. Each book concludes with a list of Web sites and addresses of related organizations. Maya contains sections about the written language, numeric system, and calendar employed by this culture. Anasazi includes a discussion of the development of this civilization's architecture from the early pithouses to more complex settlements and cities such as Pueblo Bonito. Leonard Everett Fisher's Anasazi (Atheneum, 1997; o.p.) provides much of the same information with a smoothly written, readable text. However, it does not mention archaeological discoveries. Both titles provide brief overviews that will be useful for reports in spite of the stiff writing style.-Cynthia M. Sturgis, Ledding Library, Milwaukie, OR Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.