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History of the Americas; Ancient history: to c 500 CE
In 1100 A.D., the Incas ruled a vast empire that stretched from southern Columbia to central Chile.
Recounts the history of the Mayas and describes their cities, government, religion, families, festivals, and mathematics, as well as everyday life.
Explains what early civilizations believed about natural disasters; highlights notable eruptions, earthquakes, fires, floods, droughts, famines, and diseases, as well as two noted military failures; and recounts the end of the ancient world.
Describes the first explorers and their expeditions to uncharted lands, discussing their motivations and accomplishments.
Highlights the major events in the history of the Old West and profiles some of the people who settled that area.
Looks at the history of pirates, covering such topics as the pirate code of conduct, life on board a pirate ship, and famous pirates throughout history.
Briefly describes life in United States at the beginning of the twentieth century, including immigration, the labor movement, America's role in World War I and world affairs, and the Roaring Twenties.
Examines the history of ancient Egypt and the many different aspects of ancient Egyptian society, including religion, technology, the pyramids, and home life.
Readers experience some of the rich culture of ancient Egypt from the pyramids to King Tut to Cleopatra.
This book explains how the caves were formed, and what creatures can be found in the caverns.
This book discusses the climate, geography, animals, and culture of India.
Mary Young Pickersgill sewed the Star-Spangled Banner, which later inspired Francis Scott Key to write the song that became the country's national anthem.
This book discusses the climate, geography, animals, and culture of Japan.
This book looks at the geography, history, resources, and people of the United Kingdom.
This book looks at the geography, history, resources, and people of the Northeast region of the United States.
This book looks at the geography, history, resources, and people of the Southeast region of the United States.
The fictional Domato family came to the United States from Italy to find a new life. The family came to realize that as immigrants, they were not welcomed by all Americans.
This book discusses life in ancient Egypt.
The fictional chapters of this book tell the story of Luke Fletcher and his family as they make their journey along the Oregon Trail. The book's nonfiction chapters detail the realities of life on the Oregon Trail.
This book discusses the climate, geography, animals, and culture of South Africa.
This book discusses the climate, geography, animals, and culture of Canada.
This book begins with a factual introduction to the Civil War and then continues with a fictional story of Conrad Elroy, a 13-year-old powder monkey for the Union navy.
When the only family Joshua has ever known passes away, he decides to leave his life of slavery behind. He takes a covered wagon, a steamboat, and a train on his journey north to freedom.