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Inca: Discover the Culture and Geography of a Lost Civilization with 25 Projects

Illustrated by Farah Rizvi

Revealing legends and legacies, Inca: Discover the Culture and Geography of a Lost Civilization, is a fun-filled review of the continent-sprawling ancient Inca culture. The activities, combined with Read More

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9781619301412
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9781619301405
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Includes: Table of Contents | Timeline | Maps | Glossary | Resources | Index
Specs: 8 x 10 size | black and white interior | 128 pages
Subject: Social Studies
Content Focus: Ancient Civilizations

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School Library Journal
“Students who have no prior knowledge of the Inca will learn much about this civilization in this lively volume that’s chock-full of facts about such topics as religion, festivals, and food, clothing and textiles, architecture, and the Spanish conquest. The Inca mastered their difficult Andean environment and handily overtook all world-be rivals, yet their empire flourished for only a few centuries. This title clearly explains how they accomplished all that they did – and why they ultimately fell into ruin.”

Dr. Tamara L. Bray, Professor of Anthropology, Wayne State University
"This book provides a fun and well-illustrated introduction to the Inca and the Andean region of South America that they ruled. Filled with facts about the Inca empire, cultural adaptations in the Andes, the local environment, high-altitude agriculture and more, the book takes what we know from archaeology and ethnohistory and communicates it in a way designed to stimulate comparison between our present-day culture and that of an ancient people from a distant time and place."

Michael A. Malpass, Charles A. Dana Professor in the Social Sciences, Professor of Anthropology, Ithaca College
"This detailed and up-to-date book about the Incas gives a real sense of what the Incas were like, and how they were able to create such a large empire in so short a time. The activities are fun and exciting. They should provide hours of stimulating activity for students. I highly recommend this book."

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Revealing legends and legacies, Inca: Discover the Culture and Geography of a Lost Civilization, is a fun-filled review of the continent-sprawling ancient Inca culture. The activities, combined with an attractive layout, engage learners on a journey along the Inca Trail including the city of Cuzco and majestic Machu Picchu, built on a jagged ridge thousands of feet above the Urubamba River. Along the way, the beliefs, rituals, scientific advances, and unique system of languages come to life through 25 hands-on projects, such as creating Salar de Uyuni salt crystals and building a tropical cloud forest. This captivating educational tool also features unique illustrations, informative sidebars, fun-fact questions, and vocabulary that will engage learners from start to finish.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Timeline

Introduction
Machu Picchu

Chapter 1
The Land of The Inca

Chapter 2
Conquest of a Continent

Chapter 3
Religion

Chapter 4
Festivals and Food

Chapter 5
Cities and Architecture

Chapter 6
Clothing and Textiles

Chapter 7
The Spanish Conquest

Chapter 8
Modern-Day Traditions with Inca Roots

Glossary
Resources
Index