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- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 9.99
With startling speed, Spanish conquistadors invaded hundreds of Native American kingdoms, took over the mighty empires of the Aztecs and Incas, and initiated an unprecedented redistribution of the world's resources and balance of power. They changed the course of history, but the myth they established was even stranger than their real achievements.... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2012; US$ 35.00
El Dorado, the South American "Lost City of Gold," became a siren call for Spanish conquistadores eager to obtain fame and fortune by discovering the undiscoverable. Lives and fortunes were lost, reputations were made and lost, but El Dorado always seemed to be tantalizingly out of reach. With the original story growing out of a religious... more...
- D & M Publishers 2012; US$ 27.95
The final decade of the 15th century was a turning point in world history. The Genoese mariner Christopher Columbus sailed westward on the Atlantic Ocean in 1492, famously determined to discover for Spain a shorter and more direct route to the riches of the Indies. Meanwhile, a fellow Italian explorer for hire, John Cabot, set off on his own journey,... more...
- Edhasa 2011; US$ 4.97
Pocas figuras han creado tanta literatura y controversia como la del conquistador Lope de Aguirre. Oscuro hidalgo, soldado resentido, loco peligroso y, con frecuencia, peligrosamente lúcido, su figura ilumina con luz dramática la cara más oscura de la conquista y del régimen colonial. Enrolado en una expedición que recorría el Amazonas en busca de... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 13.99
Taking a comprehensive, nuanced, and inclusive approach to Christopher Columbus, this illuminating biography with activities for young readers places him in the context of the explorations that came before, during, and after his lifetime. It portrays the ?Admiral of the Ocean Seas? neither as hero nor heel, but as a flawed and complex man whose significance... more...
- AltaMira Press 2011; US$ 89.99
This volume presents a synthesis of over a century of academic research on the question of prehistoric trans-oceanic contacts between Polynesia and the New World. Leading experts in archaeology, botany, linguistics, and physical anthropology discuss the latest ground-breaking evidence that supports pre-Columbian Polynesian landfalls in both North and... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1992; US$ 18.99
For four hundred years--from the first Spanish assaults against the Arawak people of Hispaniola in the 1490s to the U.S. Army's massacre of Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee in the 1890s--the indigenous inhabitants of North and South America endured an unending firestorm of violence. During that time the native population of the Western Hemisphere... more...
- Shell Education 2006; US$ 6.99
A 14-year-old Felipe leaves his hard life on the streets to sail on the Santa Maria, along with a prisoner named Luis. The take care of the cats, turn the hourglass, and see amazing sea monsters. When Felipe is given the helm of the Santa Maria, he crashes onto some reefs. Luis and Felipe tell the tales of their journeys with Columbus,... more...