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.
Damming America's wildest river presented unique technical challenge to engineers. Building it the Nevada desert, where tempertures reached 120 degrees, made working conditions deadly, but in the middle of the Great Depression workers had no choice.
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.
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 Incas city and the sky is their most famous and lasting achievement. The book shows the rise of the great Andean empire, the culture, wars, etc as well the technical details of building a city of stone without the use of the wheel.