Empire of the Incas by Barbara A. Somervill
  

Empire of the Incas

Written by Barbara A. Somervill
Illustrated by
Part of the Great Empires of the Past Series

RRP £36.50

Synopsis

Empire of the Incas by Barbara A. Somervill

Though the Incas left no written records of their great civilization, the archaeological remains and accounts of Spanish conquistadors and priests paint a picture of a well-ordered, vast empire. In the mountains of Peru and Ecuador, traces of Inca culture remain today in the road system that winds through the Andes, where people practice a religion that mixes the Catholicism of the Spanish conquerors with the animism of the Inca. Living in small homes and storehouses that date back to Inca times, these people have been celebrating traditional festivals and market days for more than 800 years. Using accessible and lively prose, Empire of the Inca, Revised Edition explores the history and culture of this fascinating civilization, highlighting the ideas and items that originated in the empire and are still encountered in the modern world, such as potatoes and jerky, words from the Quechua language, and mobile military field hospitals.

About the Author

Barbara A. Somervill is a professional children's nonfiction writer with more than 150 published titles. She is the author of Electrical Circuits, Plant Reproduction, and several titles on recovering animal species, as well as a series on insects and another on mammals under the pseudonym Sophie Lockwood. Somervill is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the North Carolina Writer's Network.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
152 pages

Author

Barbara A. Somervill
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Publisher

Chelsea House Publishers

Publication date

1st September 2009

ISBN

9781604131581


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