Machu Picchu takes your breath away.
Perched between two mountain peaks in the high Andes, constructed out of hard granite that was shaped by hand into some of the most intricate stonework the world has ever seen, Machu Picchu is as astonishing as the people that built it.
The Inkas conquered with slingshots and clubs, constructed roads without the use of the wheel, and built stone cities with the most primitive of tools. Machu Picchu is the story of this extraordinary city and the civilization that created it.
"Readers will be fascinated. Once Again, Mann has written an engaging and accessible introduction to one of humankind's great architectural achievements."—Booklist. "Unlike some nonfiction, this really answers questions readers want to know."—School Library Journal