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eBook Eyewitness: Aztec Inca Maya (Eyewitness Books) ePub

by Elizabeth Baquedano

  • ISBN: 0789465965
  • Category: Geography and Cultures
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: Elizabeth Baquedano
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: DK CHILDREN; 1st edition (April 1, 2000)
  • ePub book: 1126 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1908 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 566

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My assumption is that a DK Eyewitness Book entitled "Aztec, Inca & Maya" would devote sections to each of the three great civilizations that Spanish explorers encountered and eradicated in the 16th century.

My assumption is that a DK Eyewitness Book entitled "Aztec, Inca & Maya" would devote sections to each of the three great civilizations that Spanish explorers encountered and eradicated in the 16th century. The Aztec empire stretched between the Pacific and the Atlantic costs of Mesoamerica, the Maya kingdom was found in the eastern part of Mesoamerica, and the Inca Empire stretched 4,000 miles along the western coast of South America.

Aztec, Inca & Maya book. As in all DK Eyewitness Books, it's all about the pictures! In this volume, author Elizabeth Baquedano focuses on the lives, culture, and deaths of the ancient civilizations that were spread out along what is now Mexico, Central America, and the western coast of South America. Skewed towards children, each two-page chapter has loads of colorful pictures with short descriptions.

Eyewitness: Aztec, Inca & Maya is a spectacular and informative guide to the rise and fall of the pre-Columbian cultures of the Aztecs, Incas, and Mayas, who built vast empires and left behind a legacy of mystery and wonder. Amazing color photographs offer children a unique "eyewitness" view of these incredible civilizations. Publisher: DK Publishing.

Bibliographic Details. Title: Eyewitness: Aztec Inca & Maya (Eyewitness. Publisher: DK CHILDREN. Excellent customer service. 30 day return policy. Books Express LLC 318 US Route 1, STE 2 Kittery ME 03904. Publication Date: 2000. Binding: Library Binding. Book Condition: Good. Synopsis: Chronicles the history, beliefs, and everyday lives of the ancient Aztec, Inca, and Maya peoples. From the Inside Flap: Full-color photos. The Aztec empire stretched between the Pacific and the Atlantic costs of Mesoamerica, the Maya kingdom was found in the eastern part of Mesoamerica, and the Inca Empire stretched 4,000 miles along the western coast of South America

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Eyewitness Books (or Eyewitness Guides) is a series of nonfiction books intended for children and young adults. They were first published in England by Dorling Kindersley in 1988. The series now has over one hundred titles on a variety of subjects, such as dinosaurs, Ancient Egypt, flags, chemistry, music, the solar system, film, and William Shakespeare.

Chronicles the history, beliefs, and everyday lives of the ancient Aztec, Inca, and Maya peoples.

Comments

ME ME
I buy books to donate to local schools and I know I will never go wrong with a DK Eyewitness book. They are informative, interesting and entertaining and they whet the appetite to seek out further information. All classrooms should have a collection of these books and if you donate books to local schools or after-school programs, you'll get the best bang for your buck with ANY book published by DK Eyewitness Books.
Saithinin Saithinin
All the eyewittness books are awesome. I wish I had the money for the new ones that come with the CD Roms, but that's why the old ones (that are all the same text) are so much cheaper, so I'll take it!.
Mr.Champions Mr.Champions
Quick delivery. Good service. My grandson is enjoying this book immemsely. This series of books is excellent. I highly recommend these to anyone, even adults. They are brimming with information.
Manesenci Manesenci
Great book, we home school.
Akirg Akirg
I am quite satisfied with my purchase for the quality and especially the price. I rely on amazon for all of my reading materials.
White gold White gold
My assumption is that a DK Eyewitness Book entitled "Aztec, Inca & Maya" would devote sections to each of the three great civilizations that Spanish explorers encountered and eradicated in the 16th century. The Aztec empire stretched between the Pacific and the Atlantic costs of Mesoamerica, the Maya kingdom was found in the eastern part of Mesoamerica, and the Inca Empire stretched 4,000 miles along the western coast of South America. But this book considers the people of these regions to be a mosaic of tribes and nations so that most of the chapters are topical, talking about food and drink, religious life, masks, and such in terms of all of the cultures that apply. There are a few specific chapters devoted to the Incas and their ancestors and Cities of the Andes, but most toss in everything together.

I have to admit, I do not find this approach to work anymore than one about Mediterranean cultures that lumps Spain, Italy and Greece together with the likes of Portugal, Sicily, and Crete thrown in for good measure. In this volume the Olmecs, Teotihuacans, and Toltecs are thrown in for good measure, but not so that you can have anything close to a clear conception of the specific cultures. There are some topics where it makes sense to talk about multiple cultures, such as the Human sacrifice by the Incas and Aztecs, but that does not apply to all of these topics. Consequently, I am tempted to get different colored highlighters and color code the three main cultures throughout the book so it is easier to make the connections.

As always, the chief attraction of this Eyewitness Book is that it is filled with photographs of artifacts from museums around the world, from the Archaeological Museum in Lima the National Palace in Mexico City to the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale in Florence and the Rietberg Museum in Zurich (a subtle reminder that a lot of New World treasures made their way to Europe). Most of us will never get to see a Toltec coyote warrior inlaid with mother-of-pearl, the Gateway of the Sun at Tiahuanaco, or a "teponaztli" (horizontal drum) in person. "The Los Angeles Times Book Review" called one of these volumes "Like a mini-museum between the covers of a book," which is so on point that DK always puts that quote on the back. Almost as important, Elizabeth Bauedano provides detailed captions for the illustrations so that you know what you are looking at and what it means. Consequently "Aztec, Inca & Maya" works better as a supplemental source than as an introduction to these fascinating civilizations.
Mot Mot
This is another excellent entry in the Eyewitness Books series, for young readers. The illustrations, as always, are wonderful. The slick pages speak to a quality production. The text is written well and conveys information accessible to the series' audience.

The volume begins with an historical perspective on the three civilizations--Aztec, Maya, and Inca. After that, as with other volumes in the series that focus on civilizations, we read of the everyday life and context of the people being examined. What topics are considered? Farming, hunting/fishing, cities, family and home life, food and drink, religion, medicine, literacy and numbers, clothes, the arts, and so on. All discussions provide enough detail to give young readers a pretty good sense of each society.

This particular work ends with the Spanish conquest of the New World and, with it, the end of these three impressive societies.

So, to summarize. . . . A strong entry in the series of Eyewitness Books. Young readers interested in these early civilizations will enjoy this work.
I'm a huge fan of the DK Eyewitness series, but even so, I could not like this book despite the usual gorgeous photographs.

The pages were arranged thematically and the different cultures (Aztec, Inca, Maya, Toltec, Olmec, Moche, Mixtec, Nazca...) were so intermixed that it became painful to keep which was which straight--and I already knew a nontrivial amount about most of them!

The SLJ wrote in their review, "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." I couldn't agree more. SKIP this one!