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Francisco Pizarro: Journeys through Peru and South America - PB
Francisco Pizarro: Journeys through Peru and South America - PB
Francisco Pizarro: Journeys through Peru and South America - PB
9780778724476 | In Stock
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Inspired by Cortés’ discovery in the early 1500s of gold in Mexico, Francisco Pizarro was inspired like many to seek his fortune through expedition. This interesting new book describes the life and travels of Pizarro as a soldier for Spain and of his eventual conquest of Peru. Sensitively written text describes his attack on the Inca capital and his defeat of the last great Inca emperor, Atahuallpa. Features include
• maps outlining Pizarro’s routes
• pirates, such as Francis Drake, during the Age of Exploration
• the Inca culture before and after Pizarro’s conquest
• early navigational and steering equipment
• the war between Pizarro and Diego de Almagro
• Spain’s economic and social state after the conquest of Peru
• the Spanish Inquisition’s effect on exploration
• life at sea, including unpredictable weather, sickness, and superstitions Teacher’s guide available.


Reading Level: Gr. 4-5
Interest Level: Gr. 3-6
Guided Reading Level: R
Binding: Paperback
Series: In the Footsteps of Explorers
Author(s): John Zronik

Format
Size: 8 ½″ × 11″
No. of Pages: 32
Index Included: Yes
Glossary Included: Yes

GRL: R
ATOS: 6.9
Dewey: 985.02
Lexile: 1020L
Copyright: 2005

Reviews
Francisco Pizarro: Journeys through Peru and South America

Henry Hudson: Seeking the Northwest Passage; Francisco Pizarro: Journeys through Peru and South America "...There is no sugar-coating of how either of these explorers treated the natives they encountered, their own men, or even their colleagues, in the struggle for power and prestige. Readers who enjoy information in chunks and pieces will take to these volumes...with many renderings of journeys taken, sights seen, and events unfolded, as well as sidebars containing helpful timelines. Each volume contains a handy glossary and index....Recommended for grades 4-7." —Catholic Library World, 12/05