Discover the Maya, Inca, and Aztec empires with this children’s book full of photographs and illustrations, fascinating facts, and engaging challenges—from the creators of DKfindout.com, DK’s free online resource for kids.
Did you know that the Aztecs created a floating city? Or that the Incas preserved their dead emperors as mummies? Find out why!
Perfect for budding historians who want a highly visual reference book to increase their knowledge of the Americas’ empires, DK findout! Maya, Inca, and Aztec is sure to inspire the next amazing school report or project. Inside, author Brian Williams details these incredible civilizations and what makes them unique.
With this DK findout! book, you will:
- Read about each civilization’s daily life, including where they lived, what they ate, and what they believed - Explore the cities of Chichén Itzá, Machu Picchu, and Tenochtitlán - See how Inca society was shaped like a pyramid, with the emperor at the top and slaves at the bottom - Discover how the Maya and Aztecs turned cacao beans into chocolate for the first time - Hear from real-life archaeologist Dr. Diane Davies how she digs for clues to the past - and find out much, much more!
The DK findout! series of kids books helps children become experts on their favorite nonfiction subjects, from dinosaurs and ancient civilizations to space, coding, and cutting-edge technology. Learn more about history—and everything else—at www.dkfindout.com, the award-winning free educational website.
About the Author
Author Brian Williams is a former teacher and history writer of more than 200 books for children.
Historical consultant Dr. Caroline Dodds Pennock is Lecturer in International History at the University of Sheffield. She was previously a Research Fellow at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and is the author of a number of books and articles on Aztec and Atlantic History.
Trusted by parents, teachers, librarians, and kids across the world, DK is an award-winning publisher of visual reference books for children, including the DK Eyewitness Books, DK findout!, and Maker Lab series. DK books combine clear photography and illustration with expert text to show you what others only tell you.
“High-interest topics, an abundance of eye-catching photos and visuals, and accessible text are a mainstay of DK titles, and the entries in this DK findout! series are no exception” –Booklist
“Photographs dominate the image-centric layout, augmented by informational bursts and sidebars, quizzes, and interviews… [A]n engaging, accessible format” –Publishers Weekly
“Filled with the beautiful photographs that DK is known for, plus a multitude of facts, prepare to not see your child for a few hours as they pore over these gorgeous books.” –Brightly