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Title:
The Mayans
Author:
Kallen, Stuart A., 1955-
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Publication Information:
San Diego, CA : Lucent Books, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 10.0 6.0 51460.
ISBN:
9781560067573
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The Mayan pyramids that stand today on the Yucatan Peninsula are a stunning reminder of a powerful civilization that ruled the people of southern Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, and Belize for more than six thousand years. The Mayans comprehensively explores the politics and culture of the Mayan Empire in vivid detail from 1500 B.C. to the sixteenth century arrival of the Spanish conquistadors.


Author Notes

Stuart A. Kallen has written more than 250 nonfiction books for children and young adults. His books have covered countless aspects of human history, culture, and science from the building of the pyramids to the music of the twenty-first century.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-A clear and informative presentation. Six chapters cover the rise and fall of this early civilization as well as information on daily life, architecture, artisans, royalty, religious beliefs, and scientific understanding. In discussing what is known about this culture, Kallen makes it clear that more information is still being uncovered. Sidebars provide additional facts on the Mayan calendar, number system, human sacrifice, and feathered mosaics, among other topics. The black-and-white photos of artifacts and sites provide additional information. A solid resource where ancient history is part of the curriculum.-Carol Wichman, formerly at Northridge Local Schools, Dayton, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.