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 Brooklyn Bridge
The story of the 14 year effort of the Roebling family to build the world's longest suspension bridge across New York's East River. Along with the family saga, the complex technical details of building a suspension bridge are made accessible to young readers through the text and diagrams.
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.
The Panama Canal
Connecting the Atlantic and Pacific with a canal had been a dream since explorers first landed in Central America. The book tells the story of the monumental achievement of engineers, doctors and workers in conquering the jungle, disease and extraordinarily difficult conditions.
The Roman Colosseum
Chronicals the rise of the west's first great imperial civilization whose martial prowess and engineering genius culiminated in the Colosseum. The book explores Roman slavery, gladitorial games and shows the details of the world's first great arena.