The Land and People of Peru Author:J. David Bowen Few countries in the world, and none in South America, have such a variety of land and peoples as Peru. The whole county lies within the tropics, only a few degrees below the equator, but it has every kind of climate. Because of rugged terrain, poor communications, and historical accident, the various parts of Peru have been strangers to one an... more »other.
There are three major zones, each with its own history, in Peru - the coastal strip along the Pacific Ocean, the sierra where the Andes rise 20,000 feet, and the montana with its forested slopes and jungles.
The story of all these Perus is a fascinating one, reaching far back into unrecorded history. There are heroes and villains, revolutions and earthquakes, old cultures and new. The author presents an honest picture of the land with all its fascination and problems as an important title in a distinguished series of books for young readers.« less