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  • Weaving a Futureby Elayne Zorn

    University of Iowa Press 2004; US$ 26.00

     The people of Taquile Island on the Peruvian side of beautiful Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the Americas, are renowned for the hand-woven textiles that they both wear and sell to outsiders. One thousand seven hundred Quechua-speaking peasant farmers, who depend on potatoes and the fish from the lake, host the forty thousand... more...

  • Grand Excursions on the Upper Mississippi Riverby Curtis C. & Elizabeth M. Roseman & Roseman

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    n June 1854 the Grand Excursion celebrated in festive style the completion of the Chicago and Rock Island Railroad to the Mississippi River. Hundreds of dignitaries including newspaper editors and other journalists; politicians; academics, writers and artists; business and industry leaders; and railroad officials were among those who traveled by rail... more...

  • Pikillactaby Gordon F. McEwan

    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...

  • Prairieby Suzanne Winckler

    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...

  • Distant Provinces in the Inka Empireby Michael A. Malpass; Sonia Alconini

    University of Iowa Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Contributors to this cutting-edge volume incorporate the interaction of archaeological and ethnohistorical research with archaeobotany, biometrics, architecture, and mining engineering, among other fields. The geographical scope of the chapters-which cover the Inka provinces in Bolivia, in southeast Argentina, in southern Chile, along the central and... more...

  • Andean Expressionsby George F. Lau

    University of Iowa Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    Flourishing from A.D. 1 to 700, the Recuay inhabited lands in northern Peru just below the imposing glaciers of the highest mountain chain in the tropics. Thriving on an economy of high-altitude crops and camelid herding, they left behind finely made artworks and grand palatial buildings with an unprecedented aesthetic and a high degree of technical... more...

  • Ancient Nasca Settlementby Helaine Silverman

    University of Iowa Press 1753; US$ 60.00

    Nasca society arose on the south coast of Peru two thousand years ago and evolved over the course of the next seven hundred years. Helaine Silverman's long-term, multistage work on the south coast of Peru has established her as one of the world's preeminent authorities on this brilliant and enigmatic civilization.  Ancient Nasca Settlement and... more...

  • Cahuachi in the Ancient Nasca Worldby Helaine Silverman

    University of Iowa Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    Ever since its scientific discovery, the great Nasca site of Cahuachi on the south coast of the Central Andes has captured the attention of archaeologists, art historians, and the general public. Until Helaine Silverman's fieldwork, however, ancient Nasca culture was seen as an archaeological construct devoid of societal context. Silverman's long-term,... more...

  • La Salle and His Legacyby Patricia K. Galloway

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 25.00

    To most people it probably seems that La Salle and his men, permanently fixed in the pantheon of explorers of the North American continent, need little further introduction. The fact is that this whole early period of exploration and colonization by the French in the southeastern United States has received far less scholarly attention than the corresponding... more...

  • Ethnic Heritage in Mississippiby Shana Walton; Barbara Carpenter

    University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 40.00

    Throughout its history, Mississippi has seen a small, steady stream of immigrants, and those identities--sometimes submerged, sometimes hidden--have helped shape the state in important ways. Amid renewed interest in identity, the Mississippi Humanities Council has commissioned a companion volume to its earlier book that studied ethnicity in the state... more...