Buried Beneath Us: Discovering the Ancient Cities of the Americas (Hardcover)

Buried Beneath Us: Discovering the Ancient Cities of the Americas By Anthony Aveni, Katherine Roy (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Anthony Aveni, Katherine Roy (Illustrator)
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A beautifully illustrated look at the forces that help cities grow—and eventually cause their destruction—told through the stories of the great civilizations of ancient America.

You may think you know all of the American cities. But did you know that long before New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, or Boston ever appeared on the map—thousands of years before Europeans first colonized North America—other cities were here? They grew up, fourished, and eventually disappeared in the same places that modern cities like St. Louis and Mexico City would later appear. In the pages of this book, you'll find the astonishing story of how they grew from small settlements to booming city centers—and then crumbled into ruins.

About the Author

Anthony Aveni is the Russell B. Colgate Professor of Astronomy and Anthropology at Colgate University. He helped develop the field of archeoastronomy and is known particularly for his research in the astronomical history of the Maya Indians of ancient Mexico. He is a lecturer, speaker, and editor/author of over two dozen books on ancient astronomy, and author of the children's book Buried Beneath Us: Discovering the Ancient Cities of the Americas. He lives in Hamilton, NY.

Katherine Roy is the award-winning author and illustrator of many science-based books for kids, including her Robert F. Sibert Honor Book Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands, How to Be an Elephant: Growing Up in the African Wild, and Making More: How Life Begins. She is also the illustrator of numerous other books, including Barb Rosenstock's Otis and Will Discover the Deep, Richard Ho's Red Rover, and Kirsten W Larson’s The Fire of Stars. She lives with her husband and sons in western Oregon.
You can visit her online at katherineroy.com.

Praise For…

“A solid treatment of a fascinating subject, introducing young readers to cities that rose and fell long before our time.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Enough to slake a thirst for adventure.” —Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9781596435674
ISBN-10: 1596435674
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Publication Date: November 19th, 2013
Pages: 96
Language: English