Ancient Maya and Aztec Civilizations by Peter Mitchell
(Cultural Atlas for Young People)

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A revised version of the acclaimed "Ancient America", "Ancient Maya and Aztec Civilizations, Third Edition" covers two of the major cultures that thrived in pre-Columbian Central America. Part One focuses on the Maya civilization, which spanned from present-day southern Mexico to Honduras. The importance of time and astrology, as well as the political and social systems of the Mayans, are discussed in thorough detail. Part Two explores the ancient peoples of the Aztec civilization, which flourished in what is today central and southern Mexico. The political system of this empire is outlined, with special emphasis on its great army and powerful rulers. The Aztec's prosperous cities and robust economy are also illuminated. This valuable, fact-filled introduction to the world of the ancient Maya and Aztecs offers young readers a wealth of accessible features, such as full-color maps, charts, documents, and archaeological artifacts and works of art, that will enhance their knowledge of these influential civilizations.

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Stewart Hilts and Peter Mitchell have been working together since 1991 designing and carrying out programs to support the stewardship efforts of rural landowners. Stewart hilts teaches in the Department of Land Resources Science at the Ontario Agricultural College. Peter Mitchell is a research associate on various projects at the Centre for Land & Water Stewardship, University of Guelph. Their approach to woodlot management involves integrating information to deal with real problems, options and opportunities from a landowner perspective while incorporating a strong ecological perspective.
Published July 1, 2007 by Chelsea House Publications. 96 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Travel, Children's Books.

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