The 1400s. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2001.
Berdan, Frances F. The Aztecs. New York: Chelsea House, 1989.
Examines culture, history, and changing fortunes of Aztecs.
Bingham, Hiram. Lost City of the Incas, new ed. edition. New York: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2002.
Illustrated edition of the classic work capturing how, in 1911, in the Eastern Peruvian Andes, Bingham uncovered the fabulous Inca city that ultimately made him famous: Machu Picchu. He went on to discover two more lost cities: Vitcos, and another settlement buried deep below the cloud-forest of the jungle.
Enciso, Jorge. Design Motifs of Ancient Mexico. New York: Dover Publications, 1953.
Collection of 766 designs based on carved seals of Aztec, Maya, Zapotec and other early Mexican cultures.
Fash, William Leonard and Mary E. Lyons. The Ancient American World. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.
Leon-Portilla, Miguel. The Broken Spears: the Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico, exp. and updated ed.. Boston: Beacon Press, 1992.
Mann, Charles C. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus. New York: Knopf, 2005.
Mann shows how a new generation of researchers equipped with novel scientific techniques have come to previously unheard-of conclusions about the Americas before the arrival of the Europeans.
Nunez, Lucia. Visions of History: the Aztecs and the Spanish. Stanford, CA: Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education, 1996.
Explores the various accounts of the clash of cultures that occurred between the Spanish and the Aztecs. Includes excerpts from letters, poems, and art.
Smith, Michael Ernest. The Aztecs, 2nd ed.. Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub., 2003.
Steele, Philip. Step Into the Inca World. London: Lorenz, 2000.