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The genius of the Maya: clever ideas and inventions from past civilisations

The genius of the Maya: clever ideas and inventions from past civilisations

Howell, Izzi, author

Which genius ideas and inventions began with the Maya? What did they develop that we use to this day? In this book, aimed at readers aged nine and over, find out how the Maya built their cities to suit the landscape and population, traded their resources and developed a complex system of writing. Discover their brilliant developments in farming, astronomy and cloth-making and how they have influenced the way we live today

Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Franklin Watts, 2019
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Available at Merthyr Central Library.

  • Merthyr Central Library – One available in J972.8/HIS

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    03849279 J972.8/HIS Junior nonfiction Available

Details

Statement of responsibility: Izzi Howell
ISBN: 1445161230, 9781445161235
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 32 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (colour) ; 28 cm
Subject: Mayas Juvenile literature.; History.; Non-Fiction 9+.

Contents

  1. 1: The Maya
  2. 2: Kings and society
  3. 3: Trade
  4. 4: Warfare
  5. 5: Cities
  6. 6: Buildings
  7. 7: Writing
  8. 8: Farming and food
  9. 9: Astronomy
  10. 10: The Mayan calendar
  11. 11: The Mayan ballgame
  12. 12: Art
  13. 13: Clothes
  14. 14: Glossary
  15. 15: Timeline
  16. 16: Index and Further Information