Machu Picchu : the lost civilization

by Leaf, Christina,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Children Non Fiction J 985.37 L47
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
 
Collection  Children Non Fiction
 
Call Number  J 985.37 L47
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 985 L47
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 985 L47
 
 
Summary
The city in the clouds, Machu Picchu, has an air of mystery surrounding it. Historians know the site belonged to the Inca Empire, but they do not know much else. In this book, reluctant readers will explore possible reasons why Machu Picchu was first built and, in time, abandoned.
Contents
Wandering the ruins
A hidden wonder
The royal residence
Still a mystery.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The Abandoned Places series takes readers to historical and more modern locales that, though once occupied, have been deserted. Each volume opens in second person, plunging readers into these often-eerie new worlds, before continuing on to discuss why each place was originally inhabited and eventually abandoned. The focus is primarily economic: most of these towns were founded on industry. Mystery surrounds the ancient Mayans, who had no written language, and Machu Picchu speculates about the creation and eventual abandonment of these mountain ruins. Crisp photos pop against brightly colored backgrounds, while brief, clear text makes this accessible for younger readers. Time lines help students contextualize the events, and open endings prompt discussion about the places themselves and the circumstances surrounding their fates.--Reagan, Maggie Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Abandoned places.
Subjects Inca architecture -- Juvenile literature.
Inca architecture.
Machu Picchu Site (Peru) -- Juvenile literature.
Peru -- Antiquities -- Juvenile literature.
Machu Picchu Site (Peru)
Peru -- Antiquities.
Publisher Minneapolis, MN :2018
Audience Ages 7-12.
Language English
Description 24 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 23) and index.
ISBN 9781626176966
1626176965
9780531246382
0531246388
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