Peru

Peru

by Kieran Falconer

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781502618436
Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing
Publication date: 08/28/2016
Series: Cavendish Cultures of the World Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Peru Today 5

1 Geography

Geographic regions

Lakes and rivers

Cities

Flora and fauna 11

2 History

Beginnings

The Incas

Civil war

The conquest of the Incas

Colonial Peru

Rebellion and republic

A troubled beginning

Twentieth century

The rise and fall of Alberto Fujimori 21

3 Government

The constitution

The executive

The legislature

The judiciary

Regional and local government 37

4 Economy

Mining

Oil and gas

Agriculture

Tourism 43

5 Environnment

Deforestation

Logging

Air, water, and land pollution

Endangered species

Protected areas

Eco groups 51

6 Peruvians

Social classes

Immigrants

Native peoples

Peruvian attire 61

7 Lifestyle

Roles of women and men

Family

Godparents

Health

Education

A village in the Andes 71

8 Religion

Ancient Peruvian beliefs

The Roman Catholic Church

Church and state 83

9 Language

Native languages

Greetings and gestures

The press 91

10 Arts

Native and Spanish: two separate arts

From pottery to painting

The brilliance of Incan goldsmiths

Architecture

Music and dance

Literature 97

11 Leisure

Soccer

Beaches and water sports

Cockfighting

Mountaineering and hiking 107

12 Festivals

Community fiestas

Fiestas in Cuzco

Carnival

Inti Raymi 115

13 Food

Potatoes, corn, and peppers

Traditional cuisine

Regional delicacies

Dining out

Drinks 123

Map of Peru 133

About the Economy 135

About the Culture 137

Timeline 138

Glossary 140

For Further Information 141

Bibliography 142

Index 143

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