The Inca World

Ancient People and Places

Author: David Jones

Publisher: Lorenz Books

ISBN: 9780754817260

Category: History

Page: 256

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This fascinating visual history tells the story of the ancient peoples of Peru and the Andes. Split into two sections, the first part of the book focuses on how these communities functioned, and day-to-day life for ordinary people at work and home. The second part tells the story of the arts and architecture.
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Mayan, Incan, and Aztec Civilizations, Grades 5 - 8

Author: Michael Kramme

Publisher: Mark Twain Media

ISBN: 1580376584

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Bring history to life for students in grades 5 and up using Mayan, Incan, and Aztec Civilizations! This 96-page book features reading selections and assessments that utilize a variety of questioning strategies, such as matching, true or false, critical thinking, and constructed response. Hands-on activities, research opportunities, and mapping exercises engage students in learning about the history and culture of Mayan, Incan, and Aztecan civilizations. For struggling readers, the book includes a downloadable version of the reading selections at a fourth- to fifth-grade reading level. This book aligns with state, national, and Canadian provincial standards.
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The Incas

Lords of the Four Quarters

Author: Craig Morris,Adriana Von Hagen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500021217

Category: History

Page: 256

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This survey provides an account of the Incas: their politics, economics, religion, architecture, art, and technology. The authors look in detail at the capital Cusco and at the four parts of the empire, exploring not just famous sites such as Machu Picchu but all the major regional settlements. The book concludes with the end of the empire: the arrival of the Spaniards, the assassination of the Inca ruler Atawallpa, and the final years of the rebellious, neo-Inca state in the tropical forests of Vilcabamba. --From publisher's description.
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Gods & Goddesses of the Inca, Maya, and Aztec Civilizations

Author: John Murphy

Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica

ISBN: 1622753976

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 130

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Sharing many common beliefs, deities, and rituals, the religion of the Maya, Aztec, and Inca was rooted in both the earth and the sky, the rhythms of the seasons, and the movements of the sun, moon, and stars. Readers will meet rain and sun gods, corn gods and fertility gods, earth mothers who are both creators and destroyers, and even a feathered serpent. Lavish primary-source images of arts and artifacts are paired with text that is both information-packed and enthralling. Readers who enter this pantheon are in for an awe-inspiring cultural journey through the divine mysteries of time and space.
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The Complete Illustrated History of the Inca Empire

A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of the Incas and Other Ancient Peoples of South America, with More Than 1000 Photographs

Author: David M. Jones

Publisher: Lorenz Books

ISBN: 9780754823582

Category: History

Page: 512

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This is a comprehensive encyclopedia of the Incas and other ancient people of South America with more than 1000 photographs. It provides an exploration of the political and social history, art, architecture and mythology of the lost cultures of the Andes. It presents an in-depth history of the ancient people of South America including the Paracas, Chavin, Nazca, Moche, Wari, Lambayeque-Sipan, Tiwanaku, Chimu and Inca. Discover the breathtaking developments in Andean art, from the mysterious lines etched in the Nazca desert to the lovely temples erected at Kotosh, La Galgada and Aspero. Over 1000 colour photographs, paintings, artefacts, maps and artworks bring the ancient cultures of the South America to vivid life. The history of the Incas fascinates the modern world. This groundbreaking book separates fact from fiction, exploring the native people of Peru and the Andes, their mythologies and ancient belief systems, and the amazing beauty of Inca art and architecture. It opens with the culture and history of its many kingdoms and their mythological rituals and beliefs. The second half of the book focuses on the day-to-day lives of ordinary people and the beautiful art they created, such as ceramics, gold- and silverwork and fabrics. This authoritative volume combines over 1000 striking illustrations with lively and engaging text.
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The Civilization of the Incas

Author: Jeffrey Quilter

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1448885051

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 232

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The glories of Inca and Pre-Columbian South America are vividly captured in this richly illustrated story of the rise and fall of the people of the region. The civilization’s superbly imaginative craftsmanship in gold and silver, its beautiful textiles, embroidery, ceramics, and architecture are featured in spectacular color photography. Besides the magnificent artistic legacy that survived the ravages of the Conquistadors in the sixteenth century, this lavish volume celebrates the beliefs, deities, myth making, empire building, and often turbulent history that were the foundation of the artwork and literature. Some of the most dramatic sites of South America are featured, including Machu Picchu and Cuzco, the oracle at Pachacamac, the mysterious Nazca lines, and the imperial city of Chan Chan. Author Jeffrey Quilter, an anthropological archaeologist, is a specialist in Pre-Columbian culture, deputy director of the Peabody Museum, and a senior lecturer at Harvard University.
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Atlas of Ancient Worlds

Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780756657178

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Journey back in time to ancient civilizations across Asia, into Inca fortresses and beyond. . Send your child on an incredible adventure into ancient worlds as they join Alexander the Great as he battles his way across Asia, discover why Mayan kings gave their own blood to the gods, and travel down the Nile to wonder at the mighty pyramids of the pharaohs. Travel around the world to see how ancient peoples lived. From the earliest cities where writing was invented to the great civilizations of Rome, Egypt, China and more. It's a thrilling interactive adventure.
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Daily Life in the Inca Empire, 2nd Edition

Author: Michael A. Malpass

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313355495

Category: History

Page: 176

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Explore daily living inside the Inca empire, the largest empire in the western hemisphere before European colonization. The Incas' subjugation of all types of cultures in western South America led to a wide variety of experiences, from military leaders to ruling class to conquered peoples. Readers will uncover all aspects of Inca culture, including politics and social hierarchy, the life cycle, agriculture, architecture, women's roles, dress and ornamentation, food and drink, festivals, religious rituals, the calendar, and the unique Inca form of taxation. Utilizing the best of current research and excavation, the second edition includes new material throughout as well as a new chapter on Machu Picchu, and a day in the life section focusing on an Inca family and a servant family in Machu Picchu. Concluding chapters discuss Inca contributions to modern society and the dangers of present destruction of archaeological sites.
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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Inca Empire

A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of the Incas and Other Ancient Peoples of South America with More Than 1000 Photographs

Author: David M. Jones

Publisher: Lorenz Books

ISBN: 9780857234476

Category:

Page: 512

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A sumptuously illustrated history of the politics, art, architecture, mythology and legends of the Incas.
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Peru

The People and Culture

Author: Bobbie Kalman,Tammy Everts

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778793427

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Examines the history, people, culture, and traditions of the Peruvian people.
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