Ancient Mexico: Aztec, Mixtec, and Maya Landscapes
Discover Mexico's past and present hand-in-hand with the experts!
Ancient Mexico: Aztec, Mixtec, and Maya Landscapes makes the best of traveling companions: compact, informed, and lively. You'll want to read and re-read it as you plan, take, and relive your trip!
George E. Stuart, National Geographic Society, is an authority on Mesomerican archeology. Winfield Swanson is the managing editor of the journal National Geographic Research & Exploration.
A volume in Touring North America, a new series of thirteen guides by geographers for the curious traveler. The guides provide stop-by-stop tours to the most interesting places in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. They tell you what to see—and what it means! This innovative series, specially commissioned for the 27th International Geographical Congress 1992 and featuring maps by National Geographic Society cartographers, will be invaluable to the visitor and the native alike.
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