One of a series which describes the cultural history of continents or regions through several centuries, this book decribes the periods of Latin America's great civilizations from the time of exploration by European adventurers and traders, and explains the significance of the colonization that followed. It describes the geography of Latin America, the mountains and tropical rainforests, the remains of the Inca, Aztec and Mayan peoples, the explorers from the 15th to the 20th centuries including the European scientists and artists of the 19th century in the land of El Dorado. Specially commissioned maps show the region before and after exploration.
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Explorers have traveled the world and have been helped throughout the centuries by the inhabitants of the lands they visited. People have offered outsiders lodging, carried their belongings, paddled their canoes, showed them amazing animals, and often housed, clothed, fed, rescued, and cured them. This series tells you about these people and the explorers with whom they interacted.
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Book Description New Discovery, 1995. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0027180840