Machu Picchu

Author: Richard L. Burger
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300097638
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Details the status of contemporary research on Incan civilization, and addresses mysteries of the founding and abandonment of Machu Picchu, charting its archaeological history from 1911 to the present.

Lost City of the Incas

Author: Hiram Bingham
Publisher: Phoenix
ISBN: 0297865331
Format: PDF, Kindle
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First published in the 1950s, this is a classic account of the discovery in 1911 of the lost city of Machu Picchu. In 1911 Hiram Bingham, a pre-historian with a love of exotic destinations, set out to Peru in search of the legendary city of Vilcabamba, capital city of the last Inca ruler, Manco Inca. With a combination of doggedness and good fortune he stumbled on the perfectly preserved ruins of Machu Picchu perched on a cloud-capped ledge 2000 feet above the torrent of the Urubamba River. The buildings were of white granite, exquisitely carved blocks each higher than a man. Bingham had not, as it turned out, found Vilcabamba, but he had nevertheless made an astonishing and memorable discovery, which he describes in his bestselling book LOST CITY OF THE INCAS.

Stone Offerings

Author: Mike Torrey
Publisher: Lightpoint Pr
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Presents a collection of photographs of the stone terraces of Machu Picchu, taken at both the summer solstice and the winter solstice, with an introduction explaining what is known of the city's history.

Machu Picchu

Author: Kenneth R. Wright
Publisher: ASCE Publications
ISBN: 0784470529
Format: PDF
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Wright, a civil engineer, and Zegarra, the resident archaeologist at Machu Picchu, write for armchair travelers and tourists as well as for their professional colleagues. Drawing on their original research, they describe the 500-year-old Incan ruins in the Peruvian Andes from the perspectives of des

Boomtown Saloons

Author: Kelly J. Dixon
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
ISBN: 9780874177039
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"The image of Old West saloons as sites of violence and raucous entertainment has been perpetuated by film and legend, but the true story of such establishments is far more complex. In Boomtown Saloons, archaeologist Kelly J. Dixon recounts the excavation of four historic saloon sites in Nevada's Virginia City, one of the West's most important boomtowns, and shows how the physical traces of this handful of disparate drinking places, affiliated with a range of ethnic and socioeconomic groups, offer a captivating new perspective on everyday life in the mining West."--Jacket.

Machu Picchu

Author: Barry Brukoff
Publisher: Bulfinch
ISBN: 9780821227046
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Visually stunning photography of the ancient Incan city in Peru is accompanied by Pablo Neruda's epic poem "Heights of Machu PIcchu" in both the original Spanish and an English translation by Stephen Kessler.

People of Chaco

Author: Kendrick Frazier
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393318258
Format: PDF, ePub
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Praised as a "breathtaking piece of work" that is "written in the best tradition of the science writer and the mystery writer" (Washington Times), People of Chaco is the essential book on the spectacular array of ruins at Chaco Canyon. Like Stonehenge, they are both a monument to our prehistory and a cryptic puzzle. We know that in Chaco Canyon, one thousand years ago, there arose among the Pueblo people a great and culturally sophisticated civilization. Kendrick Frazier addresses questions raised by the famous ruins: What function did Chaco Canyon fulfill? How great was its extent and influence? Why did its culture collapse? Frazier scours the canyon for clues and, in this expanded edition, adds the freshest discoveries on the cosmographic orientation of Chaco's buildings, reports conclusions of the new Chaco Synthesis Project, updates the cannibalism controversy, and summarizes other new archaeological and scientific understanding of this major landmark of the Southwest. 155 illustrations.

The Machu Picchu Guidebook

Author: Ruth M. Wright
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
ISBN: 9781555663278
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The best all around guide for those who've been or who are going to Machu Picchu . . . . Absolutely indispensable --Don Montague, president, South American Explorers. This revised edition includes newly discovered sites and full-color illustrations of real-life scenes from National Geographic.