In this concise, yet sweeping look at the origins and development
of ancient New World civilizations, Richard Adams provides a
superb introductory overview of these unique and fascinating
cultures. Incorporating the latest breakthroughs in the study of
the cultures of Mesoamerica and the Andes, Adams examines the
development of the Olmec, Maya, Aztec, and Inca peoples, among
others, from simple agricultural societies to urban... more...