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 Great Pyramid
Reveals the mysterious, amazing world of Egypt's Old Kingdom which, 4500 years ago, produced monuments that still amaze. Aside from showing how the Great Pyramid was built, it shows why: the belief in a god-king and a literal life after death.
Explores the rise of Greek civilization and the development of democracy, a development that led directly to the building of the Parthenon. The archtiecture, art and engineering of the great temple are explored as well.
Empire State Building
Al Smith, a defeated candidate for President of the United States, became a real estate developer and built the world's tallest building. The book shows how skyscrapers are constructed and explores the social background of the twenties and thirties.
The Great Wall
Covers nearly two thousand years of Chinese history, and their efforts to wall themselves in from outside invaders. The Great Wall was a work of many centuries, costing vast sums and untold hardships. In the end, the wall failed to keep invaders out.