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Title:
The Maya
Author:
Trout, Lawana.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Chelsea House Publishers, [1991]

©1991
Physical Description:
127 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Examines the history, changing fortunes, and current situation of the Maya Indians. Includes a picture essay on their crafts.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780791003879

9781555467142
Format :
Book

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Examines the history, changing fortunes, and current situation of the Maya Indians. Includes a picture essay on their crafts.


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Comprehensive and honest accounts of the life and culture of American Indians.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 10 Up-- This series entry reads like a PhD dissertation, without the apparatus to make the text meaningful. Of the four maps included, only one is of much help in locating geographical references--and it lacks coordinates. The index is good, but the glossary is weak. Trout begins with the statement that,``The thread of Maya history stretches from antiquity to today.'' Readers can figure out today; but what is ``antiquity''? Much of the narrative is peppered with references that will keep students flipping pages for elucidation. It is easier to browse through the many, good quality, superbly informative black-and-white and full-color photographs and illustrations than to work doggedly at a straight read-through. Because the author has included complex sequences about the Mayan calendar, numbering system, and chronology of rulers, it'd be a good idea for anyone interested in this subject to preread The Mystery of the Ancient Maya (McElderry, 1985) by Carolyn Meyer and Charles Gallenkamp. --George Gleason, Department of English, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 10 Up-- This series entry reads like a PhD dissertation, without the apparatus to make the text meaningful. Of the four maps included, only one is of much help in locating geographical references--and it lacks coordinates. The index is good, but the glossary is weak. Trout begins with the statement that,``The thread of Maya history stretches from antiquity to today.'' Readers can figure out today; but what is ``antiquity''? Much of the narrative is peppered with references that will keep students flipping pages for elucidation. It is easier to browse through the many, good quality, superbly informative black-and-white and full-color photographs and illustrations than to work doggedly at a straight read-through. Because the author has included complex sequences about the Mayan calendar, numbering system, and chronology of rulers, it'd be a good idea for anyone interested in this subject to preread The Mystery of the Ancient Maya (McElderry, 1985) by Carolyn Meyer and Charles Gallenkamp. --George Gleason, Department of English, Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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