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The Inca City Of Cuzco
Contributor(s): Saunders, Nicholas J.

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ISBN: 0836858123     ISBN-13: 9780836858129
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Pub Secondary Lib
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Binding Type: Library
Published: January 2005
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Annotation: Places in History takes readers inside some of the most important and fascinating historic sites in the world. This in-depth "tour" describes the people and events that have made each place significant. Readers will understand how events that took place at each site, such as the Treaty of Versailles, beheadings at the Tower of London, and decisions made in the White House have altered the course of world history. They will also learn what is being done to preserve these important landmarks for future generations.

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Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Incas; History; Juvenile literature.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | History | Ancient
Dewey: 985/.37
LCCN: 2004056927
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: Places in History
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 10.50" H x 8.50" W x 0.25" (0.75 lbs) 48 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 89867
Reading Level: 9.6   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 2.0
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2005 July)
Gr 5-8-These titles cover the history of their structures, how they were built, who utilized them, the daily life that surrounded them, and how they have been preserved. Unfortunately, all of them suffer from a lack of detail and raise questions that go unanswered. Most noticeably missing are diagrams and maps that would clarify the complex details of construction, design, and location. The first book begins with William the Conqueror and his building of towers but readers have to make the connection that the White Tower mentioned is the precursor to the subject of the book. Also, they are left wondering what happened when Richard II did not keep his promise to the peasants after their revolt. There are big historical jumps and there is no clear explanation of how Elizabeth I became queen after Mary or that Mary herself was a prisoner of the tower. In Giza, the time line that runs on the bottom of the page doesn't always coordinate with the information presented on that page. In Cuzco the author tries to present the various roles of the city under differing leadership (both Inca and Spanish) as well as the area today. Many details are left unexplained; readers will have no idea what the Kenko Temple is. This book ends abruptly, almost in mid-thought, with information about current farming. Each title is chock-full of good-quality, full-color photographs and reproductions and numerous sidebars that add interesting points of information. Overall, though, these books try to cover too much material in too few pages.-Edith Ching, St. Albans School, Mt. St. Alban, Washington, DC Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
 
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