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Sharuko

el arque?logo Peruano / Peruvian archaeologist Julio C. Tello
"A picture biography of Julio C. Tello, considered to be the founder of modern Peruvian archaeology, that traces his life from an early interest in Peru's ancient cultures to his rise as the most distinguished Indigenous social scientist of the twentieth century. A map and an afterword with additional information, photograph, and source list are included"--Provided by publisher.

Juliane Koepcke

lost in Peru
2018
A biography of Juliane Koepcke, focusing on her survival story after her plane crashed in the jungles of Peru. Includes survival tips.

Zonia's rain forest

Enjoying days spent with animal friends near her home in the Amazon, young Zonia wonders what to do on a day when the rainforest calls out to her for help, in a lushly illustrated story that is complemented by back matter about the Ashaninka community.

Sharuko

el arque?logo Peruano / Peruvian archaeologist Julio C. Tello
2020
"A picture biography of Julio C. Tello, considered to be the founder of modern Peruvian archaeology, that traces his life from an early interest in Peru's ancient cultures to his rise as the most distinguished Indigenous social scientist of the twentieth century. A map and an afterword with additional information, photograph, and source list are included"--Provided by publisher.

How STEM built the Incan empire

"In size and sophistication, the most impressive empire in the Americas was the Incas. Established in Peru in the twelfth century, the Incan empire united millions of people and dozens of distinct cultures under a single governing system. The Incas lacked what many assume are essential to empire-building: writing, the wheel, a favorable climate. Still, the Incas overcame these challenges with incredible science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) innovations: terrace agriculture, elaborate road systems, earthquake-proof buildings, a planned economy without money, and an elaborate mathematics communicated with textiles. Incan accomplishments show that technological developments take many unexpected forms"--Provided by publisher.

Francisco Pizarro

journeys through Peru and South America
Presents a short children's history of Spanish conquistador and explorer, Francisco Pizarro and describes his life, voyages through the jungles and mountains of coastal South America, encounters with the Incas of Peru, and the brutality of Spanish conquest.

Ancient Inca geography

"Machu Picchu is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Nestled in the Andes Mountains, the Inca people built a settlement that's in perfect harmony with the surrounding landscape. This title explores the geography of the ancient Inca civilization, which extended well beyond Machu Picchu. Covering land from present-day Peru to present-day Chile, the diverse landscape affected all aspects of Incan society, from daily life to terrace farming and irrigation. Readers will learn how geography and climate played a role in the development of this civilization. Colorful images and engaging text based on social studies curricula support classroom learning"--Amazon.com.
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Portrait of a monster

Joran van der Sloot, a murder in Peru, and the Natalee Holloway mystery
A study of Joran van der Sloot, the man suspected in the deaths of Natalee Holloway, who disappeared from a high school trip to Aruba in May 2005, and Stephany Flores, founddead in a hotel room in Peru registered to Van der Sloot in 2010, featuring interviews with his family, as well as those of the victims, and sharing information from police files and official communications.
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Pizarro and the Incas

Examines the life and exploits of sixteenth-century Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, and describes his desire for gold that led him to conquer the Inca Empire of South America.

Evil star

Having locked the Raven's gate, fourteen-year-old Matt travels to Peru where he meets the second of the five gatekeepers and works with him to try to stop the opening of a second gate somehow related to the Nazca Lines.

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