Buried Beneath Us (Hardcover)

Discovering the Ancient Cities of the Americas

By Anthony Aveni, Katherine Roy (Illustrator)

Roaring Brook Press, 9781596435674, 96pp.

Publication Date: November 19, 2013

List Price: 18.99*
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Description

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 a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and the Center for Cartoon Studies. She is the illustrator of The Expeditioners and the Treasure of Drowned Man's Canyon by S.S. Taylor and Buried Beneath Us by Anthony Aveni, among other books. She lives in New York City.


Praise For Buried Beneath Us: Discovering the Ancient Cities of the Americas

“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