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Buried Beneath Us: Discovering the Ancient Cities of the Americas

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A beautifully illustrated look at the forces that help cities grow—and eventually cause their destruction—told through the stories of the great civilizations of ancient America.
 
You may think you know all of the American cities. But did you know that long before New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, or Boston ever appeared on the map—thousands of years before Europeans first colonized North America—other cities were here? They grew up, fourished, and eventually disappeared in the same places that modern cities like St. Louis and Mexico City would later appear. In the pages of this book, you'll find the astonishing story of how they grew from small settlements to booming city centers—and then crumbled into ruins.

 

About the Author

Anthony Aveni is the Russell B. Colgate Professor of Astronomy and Anthropology at Colgate University. He helped develop the field of archeoastronomy and is known particularly for his research in the astronomical history of the Maya Indians of ancient Mexico. He is a lecturer, speaker, and editor/author of over two dozen books on ancient astronomy. He lives in Hamilton, NY.

Katherine Roy is an author, illustrator, and cartoonist. She graduated with an MFA from the Center for Cartoon Studies after earning a BFA in Illustration and English from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her drawings have appeared in Slate, Seven Days, and several educational books for children, in addition to her ongoing series, Caterpillar Tales. She has also illustrated The Expeditioners by S.S. Taylor. She lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596435674
Author:
Aveni, Anthony
Publisher:
Roaring Brook Press
Author:
Aveni, Anthony F.
Author:
Roy, Katherine
Subject:
Central & South America
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-World History
Subject:
Architecture
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Nonfiction
Publication Date:
20131131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 8
Language:
English
Illustrations:
black and white illustrations throughout
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 10 up to 14

Related Subjects

Children's » History » Ancient
Children's » History » World History
Children's » Nonfiction » US History
Children's » Nonfiction » World Cultures
Children's » Nonfiction » World History » General
Children's » People and Cultures

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