* Uncovers the rise and fall of the many different empires of Mexico and Central America - their political and military campaigns, their legends and myths, and their art, architecture and social history.
* Ground plans and detailed photographs explore over 20 magnificent and vitally important World Heritage sites, including Teotihuacan, Tenochtitlan, Chicen Itaz. Palenque, Tikal and Monte Alban.
* Surveys the region's mythology, including tales fo creation, earth and sky; legends of gods, goddesses and heroes; and stories of fertility, harvest and the after life.
Charles Phillips is a graduate of Oxford University and is an established historical writer, with a keen interests in the mythology and history of the great Maya and Aztec civilizations.