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Aztecs

Aztecs

Dress, Eat, Write, and Play Just Like the Aztecs

  • Author: Fiona MacDonald
  • Publisher: Qed Pub Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9781595663511
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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Describes aspects of Aztec life, including religion, food preparation, education, and clothing, and includes activities and crafts that recreate Aztec rites and artifacts.

Hands-On History! Ancient Greece

Hands-On History! Ancient Greece

Step Into the World of the Classical Greeks, with 15 Step-by-Step Projects and 350 Exciting Pictures

  • Author: Richard Tames
  • Publisher: Armadillo Books
  • ISBN: 9781843229643
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 61
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Presents an introduction to the history, politics, religion, and customs of ancient Greece, with instructions for making handicraft items and food recipes related to culture.

Aztecs

Aztecs

Dress, Eat, Write and Play Just Like the Aztecs

  • Author: Fiona MacDonald
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780778740704
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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Presents a brief history of the Aztecs along with facts about everyday life, and provides step-by-step instructions for making corn tortillas, a clay pot, codex, and patolli board.

Lost City

Lost City

The Discovery of Machu Picchu

  • Author: Ted Lewin
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101652772
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 48
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Caldecott Honor-winner Ted Lewin takes readers on a thrilling journey to the wilds of Peru in this story of Hiram Bingham, who, in 1911, carved a treacherous path through snake-filled jungles and across perilous mountains in search of Vilcapampa, the lost city of the Incas. Guided the last steps by a young Quechua boy, however, he discovered not the rumored lost city, but the ruins of Machu Picchu, a city totally unknown to the outside world, and one of the wonders of the world.

Why Don't Fish Drown?

Why Don't Fish Drown?

And Other Vital Questions about the Animal Kingdom

  • Author: Anna Claybourne
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780500651261
  • Category:
  • Page: 96
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A fun introduction to the world of animals and some of nature's tricky questions

Comanche Warriors

Comanche Warriors

  • Author: Mary Englar
  • Publisher: Capstone
  • ISBN: 1429613114
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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"Edge super high interest, low reading level books about great warriors in history."

The Interpretation of Cultures

The Interpretation of Cultures

  • Author: Clifford Geertz
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 0465093566
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 576
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In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.

Jungle of Stone

Jungle of Stone

The Extraordinary Journey of John L. Stephens and Frederick Catherwood, and the Discovery of the Lost Civilization of the Maya

  • Author: William Carlsen
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0062407422
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 544
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“Thrilling. …A captivating history of two men who dramatically changed their contemporaries’ view of the past.” — Kirkus (starred review) In 1839 rumors of extraordinary yet baffling stone ruins buried within the unmapped jungles of Central America reached two of the world’s most intrepid travelers. Seized by the reports, American diplomat John Lloyd Stephens and British artist Frederick Catherwood—each already celebrated for their adventures in Egypt, the Holy Land, Greece, and Rome—sailed together out of New York Harbor on an expedition into the forbidding rainforests of present-day Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico. What they found would re-write the West’s understanding of human history. In the tradition of Lost City of Z and In the Kingdom of Ice, former San Francisco Chronicle journalist and Pulitzer Prize finalist William Carlsen reveals the unforgettable true story of the discovery of the ancient Maya. Enduring disease, war, and the torments of nature and terrain, Stephens and Catherwood meticulously uncovered and documented the remains of an astonishing civilization that had flourished in the Americas at the same time as classic Greece and Rome—and had been its rival in art, architecture, and power. Their remarkable book about the experience, written by Stephens and illustrated by Catherwood, became a sensation, hailed by Edgar Allen Poe as “perhaps the most interesting book of travel ever published” and recognized today as the birth of American archeology. Most importantly, Stephens and Catherwood were the first to grasp the significance of the Maya remains, recognizing that their antiquity and sophistication overturned the West’s assumptions about the development of civilization. By the time of the flowering of classical Greece (400 B.C.), the Maya were already constructing pyramids and temples around central plazas. Within a few hundred years the structures took on a monumental scale that required millions of man-hours of labor, technical and organizational expertise. Over the next millennium dozens of city-states evolved, each governed by powerful lords, some with populations larger than any city in Europe at the time, and connected by road-like causeways of crushed stone. The Maya developed a cohesive, unified cosmology, an array of common gods, a creation story, and a shared artistic and architectural vision. They created dazzling stucco and stone monuments and bas reliefs, sculpting figures and hieroglyphs with refined artistic skill. At their peak, an estimated ten million people occupied the Maya’s heartland on the Yucatan Peninsula, a region where only half a million now live. And yet, by the time the Spanish reached the “New World,” the classic-era Maya had all but disappeared; they would remain a mystery for the next three hundred years. Today, the tables are turned: the Maya are justly famous, if sometimes misunderstood, while Stephens and Catherwood have been all but forgotten. Based on Carlsen’s rigorous research and his own 1,500-mile journey throughout the Yucatan and Central America, Jungle of Stone is equally a thrilling adventure narrative and a revelatory work of history that corrects our understanding of the Maya and the two remarkable men who set out in 1839 to find them.

Hands-On History! Ancient Egypt

Hands-On History! Ancient Egypt

Find Out about the Land of the Pharaohs, with 15 Step-by-Step Projects and Over 400 Exciting Pictures

  • Author: Philip Steele
  • Publisher: Armadillo Books
  • ISBN: 9781843229636
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 64
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Presents an introduction to ancient Egypt, covering such topics as pharaohs, religion, the cult of the dead, writing, social structure, and everyday life, with instructions for fifteen handicraft projects for recreating ancient artifacts.

A History of the Church in Latin America

A History of the Church in Latin America

  • Author: Enrique Dussel
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780802821317
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 388
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This comprehensive history of the church in Latin America, with its emphasis on theology, will help historians and theologians to better understand the formation and continuity of the Latin American tradition.

Fingerprints of the Gods

Fingerprints of the Gods

The Evidence of Earth's Lost Civilization

  • Author: Graham Hancock
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press
  • ISBN: 0307829057
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 592
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The bestselling author of The Sign and the Seal reveals the true origins of civilization. Connecting puzzling clues scattered throughout the world, Hancock discovers compelling evidence of a technologically and culturally advanced civilization that was destroyed and obliterated from human memory. Four 8-page photo inserts.

Why Nations Fail

Why Nations Fail

The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

  • Author: Daron Acemoglu,James A. Robinson
  • Publisher: Crown Books
  • ISBN: 0307719227
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 529
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An award-winning professor of economics at MIT and a Harvard University political scientist and economist evaluate the reasons that some nations are poor while others succeed, outlining provocative perspectives that support theories about the importance of institutions. Reprint.

The Popol Vuh, the Mythic and Heroic Sagas of the Kichés of Central America

The Popol Vuh, the Mythic and Heroic Sagas of the Kichés of Central America

  • Author: Lewis Spence
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Guatemala
  • Page: 63
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Precolumbian Water Management

Precolumbian Water Management

Ideology, Ritual, and Power

  • Author: Lisa Joyce Lucero,Barbara W. Fash
  • Publisher: University of Arizona Press
  • ISBN: 9780816523146
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 304
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Among ancient Mesoamerican and Southwestern peoples, water was as essential as maize for sustenance and was a driving force in the development of complex society. Control of water shaped the political, economic, and religious landscape of the ancient Americas, yet it is often overlooked in Precolumbian studies. Now one volume offers the latest thinking on water systems and their place within the ancient physical and mental language of the region. Precolumbian Water Management examines water management from both economic and symbolic perspectives. Water management facilities, settlement patterns, shrines, and water-related imagery associated with civic-ceremonial and residential architecture provide evidence that water systems pervade all aspects of ancient society. Through analysis of such data, the contributors seek to combine an understanding of imagery and the religious aspects of water with its functional components, thereby presenting a unified perspective of how water was conceived, used, and represented in ancient greater Mesoamerica. The collection boasts broad chronological and geographical coverageÑfrom the irrigation networks of Teotihuacan to the use of ritual water technology at Casas GrandesÑthat shows how procurement and storage systems were adapted to local conditions. The articles consider the mechanisms that were used to build upon the sacredness of water to enhance political authority through time and space and show that water was not merely an essential natural resource but an important spiritual one as well, and that its manipulation was socially far more complex than might appear at first glance. As these papers reveal, an understanding of materials associated with water can contribute much to the ways that archaeologists study ancient cultural systems. Precolumbian Water Management underscores the importance of water management research and the need to include it in archaeological projects of all types.

History of Humanity: From the third millennium to the seventh century B.C.

History of Humanity: From the third millennium to the seventh century B.C.

  • Author: Sigfried J. de Laet,Ahmad Hasan Dani
  • Publisher: UNESCO
  • ISBN: 9789231028113
  • Category: Civilization
  • Page: 569
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The second volume covers the first two and a half thousand years of recorded history, from the start of the Bronze Age 5,000 years ago to the beginnings of the Iron Age. Written by a team of over sixty specialists, this volume includes a comprehensive bibliography and a detailed index.

Is Geography Destiny?

Is Geography Destiny?

Lessons from Latin America

  • Author: John Luke Gallup,Alejandro Gaviria,Eduardo Lora
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications
  • ISBN: 0821383671
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 186
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For decades, the prevailing sentiment was that, since geography is unchangeable, there is no reason why public policies should take it into account. In fact, charges that geographic interpretations of development were deterministic, or even racist, made the subject a virtual taboo in academic and policymaking circles alike. 'Is Geography Destiny?' challenges that premise and joins a growing body of literature studying the links between geography and development. Focusing on Latin America, the book argues that based on a better understanding of geography, public policy can help control or channel its influence toward the goals of economic and social development.

The Aztec Templo Mayor

The Aztec Templo Mayor

A Visualization

  • Author: Antonio Serrato-Combe
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 208
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The Templo Mayor precinct at Tenochtitlan in Mexico was an important centre in Aztec ceremonial life, providing the setting for displays of highly-energized rituals. This book uses the latest archaeological research and cutting-edge computer-generated three-dimensional colour imagery to reconstruct the spaces where these ritual dramas were played out. Through a series of isometric drawings and sections cut through buildings, the author has created a compelling reconstruction of how the temple looked, and how it evolved from a scatter of mud and thatch huts to become one of the most impressive urban complexes in the world.

The Sasquatch Escape

The Sasquatch Escape

  • Author: Suzanne Selfors
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 0316225681
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 160
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When Ben Silverstein is sent to the rundown town of Buttonville to spend the summer with his grandfather, he's certain it will be the most boring vacation ever. That is, until his grandfather's cat brings home what looks like . . . a baby dragon? Amazed, Ben enlists the help of Pearl Petal, a local girl with an eye for adventure. They take the wounded dragon to the only veterinarian's office in town -- Dr. Woo's Worm Hospital. But as Ben and Pearl discover once they are inside, Dr. Woo's isn't a worm hospital at all -- it's actually a secret hospital for imaginary creatures. After Ben accidentally leaves the hospital's front door unlocked, a rather large, rather stinky, andvery hairy beast escapes into Buttonville. Ben and Pearl are tasked with retrieving the runaway creature, and what started out as an ordinary summer becomes the story of a lifetime. Suzanne Selfors delivers a wild journey filled with mythical creatures and zany adventures that are anything but imaginary. This book includes bonus writing, art, and science activities that will help readers discover more about the mythological creatures featured in The Sasquatch Escape. These activities are designed for the home and the classroom. Enjoy doing them on your own or with friends!