For 16 years, Mikaya has published nonfiction books with a strong focus on narratives. People need narratives - whether it's about building bridges, discovering continents, or learning how the earth was formed, a well written narrative is essential to turn facts into knowledge. Mikaya Press offers this narrative to help draw readers into the wonders of the world around them.
It's the compelling narrative that keeps the pages turning and organizes information and the stunning illustrations that bring these Wonders of the World to life.
The story of the Maya though its largest city, Tikal. While Europe was in the dark ages, the Maya were producing works of art and sophisticated architecture and engineering, which can all be seen in Tikal.
The Panama Canal
Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific with a canal had been a dream since explorers first landed in Central America. The book tells the story of the monumental achievement of engineers, doctors and workers in conquering the jungle, disease and extraordinarily difficult conditions.
Damming America's wildest river presented unique technical challenge to engineers. Building it the Nevada desert, where tempertures reached 120 degrees, made working conditions deadly, but in the middle of the Great Depression workers had no choice.
The Incas city and the sky is their most famous and lasting achievement. The book shows the rise of the great Andean empire, the culture, wars, etc as well the technical details of building a city of stone without the use of the wheel.