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coverLost Discoveries: The Ancient Roots of Modern Science--from the Babylonians to the Maya
by Dick Teresi

A great book! Teresi, cofounder of Omni magazine, reveals the important contributions to science of the nonwestern cultures that most westerners don't know about.

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The Maya

 Maya Cosmogenesis 2012
by John Major Jenkins

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Mayan cosmology - Jenkins explains how the Maya mapped the movements of the Earth, and made their calendars.


The Maya by Michael Coe

 
Coe, a prominent expert on the Maya, makes the wealth of knowledge on this great civilization accessible to the general reader and student - the best all round book on the Maya


Breaking the Maya Code 
by Michael D Coe 1999

 
Twenty years ago, the hieroglyphic inscriptions found in Mayan ruins were largely unread. Today, thanks to an extraordinary breakthrough, these inscribed remains are revealing a history lost to humanity for a millennium. This book tells the story of breaking the code.
Maya Bestsellers

The Aztecs

Aztec Thought and Culture
by Miguel Leon-Portilla

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a great book if you want to understand the Aztec culture and philosophy


Daily Life of the Aztecs, on the Eve of the Spanish Conquest
by Jacques Soustelle 1990

 


Cortes and Montezuma
by Maurice Collis

For Montezuma, leader of the Aztecs, 1519 was the date of a dire prophesy: the return of Quetzalcoatl, a fearsome god predicted to arrive by ship, from the East, with light skin, a black beard, robed in black - exactly as Cortes would.


Cortes and Montezuma 
by Maurice Collis

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For Montezuma, leader of the Mexicans, 1519 was the date of a dire prophesy: the return of Quetzalcoatl, a fearsome god predicted to arrive by ship, from the East, with light skin, a black beard, robed in black - exactly as Cortes would.


Aztec Bestsellers

 

The Incas

The Last of the Incas: The Rise and Fall of an American Empire
by George Hyams

The authors bring alive a nation seen today only in magnificent mountain ruin - an authoritative account of the Incas


The White Rock: An Exploration of the Inca Heartland
by Hugh Thomson

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Travel with Hugh Thompson as he retraces his trip 20 years ago into the Incan heartland where he visited lost cities across the Andes - an excellent history of the Inca people


The Incas and Their Ancestors: The Archaeology of Peru
by Michael E Moseley


The Incas
by Terence L DeAltroy

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This book pulls together Inca history and culture - a scholarly but accessible account



The Mythology of Mexico and Central America
by John Bierhorst

 


Inca Bestsellers