Maya civilization by George, Charles

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Published by Lucent Books in Detroit .

Written in English

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Statementby Charles and Linda George
SeriesWorld history
ContributionsGeorge, Linda
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF1435 .G43 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24490746M
ISBN 109781420502404
LC Control Number2009053266
OCLC/WorldCa441154851

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