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Title:
Aztec, Inca & Maya
Author:
Baquedano, Elizabeth.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Dorling Kindersley, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
63 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 29 cm.
Summary:
Chronicles the history, beliefs, and everyday lives of the ancient Aztec, Inca, and Maya peoples.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1050 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.9 1.0 17209.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 6.5 5 Quiz: 18179 Guided reading level: NR.
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ISBN:
9780789461162

9780789461155

9780789465962
Format :
Book

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Here is an original and exciting guide to the Aztecs, Incas, and Mayas - and the people who went before them. Stunning full-color photographs of weapons and tools, sculpture, metalwork and ceramics offer a unique "eyewitness" view of these rich and complex civilizations. See an Aztec sacrificial knife, a Teotihuacan mask made from turquoise and coral, a life-size statue of an eagle warrior and a Peruvian mummy bundle. Learn what a Mayan market looked like, why jade was so valuable to the people of Mesoamerica, the techniques used by Aztec goldsmiths and why the quetzal bird was so important. Discover why the Aztecs made human sacrifices, how to play the ball game, what sort of clothes Mayan women wore and how the Mayan calendar worked. And much, much more!


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School Library Journal Review

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 (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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