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- HarperCollins 2014; US$ 12.99
For fans of The Lost City of Z, Walking the Amazon, and Turn Right at Machu Picchu comes naturalist and explorer Paul Rosolie?s extraordinary adventure in the uncharted tributaries of the Western Amazon?a tale of discovery that vividly captures the awe, beauty, and isolation of this endangered land and presents an impassioned call to save it.... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 51.00
George Byron Merrick chronicles the entire panorama of steamboat life he experienced in the mid-1800s, where he started as a cabin boy and worked up to cub pilot on the mighty Mississippi. Originally published in 1909, Merrick?s narrative matches lively stories about gamblers, shipwrecks, and steamboat races with rich descriptions of river life and... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 29.95
The origin of the first Andean imperial state has been the subject of lively debate for decades. Archaeological sites dating to the Peruvian Middle Horizon time period, a.d. 540 to 900, appear to give evidence for the emergence of an expansive empire that set the stage for the development of the later Inca state. This archaeological investigation of... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2004; US$ 17.50
Suzanne Winckler?s goal is to encourage travelers to get off the highways, out of their cars, and onto North America?s last remaining prairies. She makes this adventure as easy as possible by providing exact driving directions to the more than three hundred sites in her guide. She also includes information about size, management, phone numbers, and... more...
- University of Iowa Press 1993; US$ 51.95
The Inca empire of Tawantinsuyu spanned almost 2,000 miles of enormous environmental variety, from coastal deserts to high-altitude grasslands. In less than a century, without wheeled vehicles or animals that could be ridden, the Incas conquered cultures that differed as tremendously as their environments. From agriculture-based polities with an elaborate... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00
In post-Civil War years agriculture in Mississippi, as elsewhere, was in a depressed condition. The price of cotton steadily declined, and the farmer was hard put to meet the payments on his mortgage. At the same time the corporate and banking interests of the state seemed to prosper. There were reasons for this beyond the ken of the poor hill farmer... more...
- Linkgua 2010; US$ 4.76
Juan de Betanzos escribió en Cuzco alrededor de 1551 la que se considera una de las primeras obras de carácter indigenista. Suma y Narración de los Incas narra de forma directa la historia de las culturas desarrolladas en los territorios andinos desde milenios atrás y también relata minuciosamente el encuentro con los españoles. Fue escrita muy poco... more...