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  • Handbook to Life in the Inca Worldby Ananda Cohen Suarez

    Infobase Publishing 2011; US$ 70.00

    Although it only lasted a few centuries, the Inca Empire quickly became one of the world's most famous pre-Columbian centers of power. Handbook to Life in the Inca World is a comprehensive and accessible examination of the Inca Empire, which stretched across the Andes Mountains in Peru from the 13th century until the invasion of the Spanish in... more...

  • Lost City of the Incasby Hiram Bingham; Hugh Thomson

    Orion 2010; Not Available

    In 1911 Hiram Bingham, a pre-historian with a love of exotic destinations, set out to Peru in search of the legendary city of Vilcabamba, capital city of the last Inca ruler, Manco Inca. With a combination of doggedness and good fortune he stumbled on the perfectly preserved ruins of Machu Picchu perched on a cloud-capped ledge 2000 feet above the... more...

  • Exploring Coastal Mississippiby Scott B. Williams

    University Press of Mississippi 2004; US$ 22.00

    TRAVEL RECREATION--> Mississippi's barrier islands claim some of the most remote and unspoiled sites along the Gulf of Mexico. The distance of East and West Ship Island, Horn Island, Cat Island, and Petit Bois Island from the mainland has sheltered them from extensive development. The inclusion of all in the roster of protected places in the Gulf... more...

  • Early Settlement and Subsistence in the Casma Valley, Peruby Shelia Pozorski; Thomas Pozorski

    University of Iowa Press 1987; US$ 24.95

    The Casma Valley of Peru?s north central coast contains the largest New World structure of its time period---2500 to 200 BC---as well as one of the densest concentrations of early sites. In this detailed and thought-provoking volume, Sheila and Thomas Pozorski date each major early site, assess this important valley?s diet and subsistence changes through... more...

  • Life And Death At Palomaby Jeffrey Quilter

    University of Iowa Press 1989; US$ 29.95

    Life and Death at Paloma, when published in 1989, was the first in-depth treatment of burials from a preagricultural South American village. It remains a valuable resource used by students and scholars of Andean archaeology. Jeffrey Quilter analyzes the life of Paloma's people during the transition from a hunting-gathering-fishing way of life to a... more...

  • Provincial Incaby Michael A. Malpass

    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...

  • Townshipsby Michael Martone; Raymond Bial

    University of Iowa Press 1992; US$ 32.95

    Twenty-five of the Midwest's best poets, fiction writers, and essayists combine their talents in a collection of essays that describe the townships of the region. more...

  • 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...