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14 Fun Facts About Machu Picchu: A 15-Minute Book
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders
Machu Picchu is one of the few surviving ruins of the Inca Empire. It is situated in tropical forests on the eastern side of the Andes Mountains. It stretches five miles across a ridge and sits on top of two earthquake fault lines. The Spanish invaded South America looking for gold. They killed the Inca people. They destroyed their cities, but they never found Machu Picchu.
Treacherous Journey: Following Roosevelt down the River of Doubt
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,180. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
Explorer George M. Dyott was engaged to follow and photograph ex-president Roosevelt's route down the Amazon's River of Doubt. Roosevelt's 1914 trip nearly killed him. For Dyott to survive this journey he had to endure bandits, whitewater rapids, exhausting jungle portages, hostile cannibal Indians and maddening insects -- not to mention the loss of a canoe carrying the expedition's food supplies.
The Manifesto Montecristi by Jose Marti (Full Text)./Introductory annotation by Atidem Aroha.
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,740. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » South American
José Julián Martí y Pérez was born in Havana, Cuba on January 28, 1853. He is one of the most renowned writers in the history of Cuba and Latin America. He essentially devoted his life to the cause of independence and to the foundation of a new Cuban nation. As we perceive in the Montecristi Manifesto, Martí was a talented humanist.