The Machu Picchu Guidebook

Author: Ruth M. Wright
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
ISBN: 9781555663278
Format: PDF, ePub
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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."

The Machu Picchu Guidebook

Author: Ruth M. Wright
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781555663070
Format: PDF, Docs
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Machu Picchu is one of the world's great travel destinations. Built in the mid-15th century and rediscovered in 1911, it is the stuff of legends. For a three hour or three day visit, this guide will help visitors see the best of this Lost City of the Incas. Includes a full-color fold-out map, 150 illustrations and a detailed tour.

Turn Right at Machu Picchu

Author: Mark Adams
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101535400
Format: PDF, Kindle
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! What happens when an unadventurous adventure writer tries to re-create the original expedition to Machu Picchu? In 1911, Hiram Bingham III climbed into the Andes Mountains of Peru and “discovered” Machu Picchu. While history has recast Bingham as a villain who stole both priceless artifacts and credit for finding the great archeological site, Mark Adams set out to retrace the explorer’s perilous path in search of the truth—except he’d written about adventure far more than he’d actually lived it. In fact, he’d never even slept in a tent. Turn Right at Machu Picchu is Adams’ fascinating and funny account of his journey through some of the world’s most majestic, historic, and remote landscapes guided only by a hard-as-nails Australian survivalist and one nagging question: Just what was Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu

Author: Kenneth R. Wright
Publisher: ASCE Publications
ISBN: 0784470529
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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

Peruvian Wildlife

Author: Barry Walker
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 9781841621678
Format: PDF
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Fancy seeing a majestic Andean condor gliding on the thermals, finding a timid vischacha scampering among rocks or encountering the elusive puma? This lively guide covers the range of Peruvian Andes habitats - from the humid cloud forests and windblown Puna grasslands to the elevated Polylepis woodlands - and the region's most interesting species of flora and fauna. Written by tour leaders for visitors, trekkers and natural-history enthusiasts alike, this compact and beautifully illustrated guide shows you what to find and where to find it. It makes a fantastic souvenir to boot !

Viva Travel Guides Machu Picchu and Cusco Peru

Author: Paula Newton
Publisher: Viva Publishing Network
ISBN: 1937157016
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is the most up-to-date book on visiting Machu Picchu, Cusco, and the Sacred Valley available, period. V!VA is the one guide you'll need to get the most out of your trip to Machu Picchu and the Inca empire. Written by Cusco experts, in this book you can: * Explore Machu Picchu using the self-guided tour and color map. Go beyond sightseeing and truly understand the ruins and Inca culture. * Trek the Inca Trail or one of the many Inca Trail alternatives while having a minimal impact on the environment. * Immerse yourself in Cusco life by using the extensive informtion on studying spanish, volunteering, working and living. * Taste local Peruvian cuisine in world famous restaurants, or track down cheap, good eats while live Andean music fills the streets. * Find all the nuts and bolts you need to navigate your way from the streets of Lima to the gates of Machu Picchu. * Stay safe with the most up-to-date guide available, continuously updated by the VIVA community on the www.vivatravelguides.com website.

Stone Offerings

Author: Mike Torrey
Publisher: Lightpoint Pr
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Lost City of the Incas

Author: Hiram Bingham
Publisher: Phoenix
ISBN: 0297865331
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Ice Maiden

Author: Johan Reinhard
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426201761
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Johan Reinhard's discovery of the 500-year-old frozen body of an Inca girl made international headlines in 1995, reaching more than a billion people worldwide. One of the best-preserved mummies ever found, it was a stunning and significant time capsule, the spectacular climax to an Andean quest that yielded no fewer than ten ancient human sacrifices as well as the richest collection of Inca artifacts in archaeological history. Here is the paperback edition of his first-person account, which The Washington Post called "incredible…compelling and often astonishing" and The Wall Street Journal described as "… part adventure story, part detective story, and part memoir—an engaging look at a rarefied world." It's a riveting combination of mountaineering adventure, archaeological triumph, academic intrigue, and scientific breakthrough which has produced important results ranging from the best-preserved DNA of its age to the first complete set of an Inca noblewoman's clothing. At once a vivid personal story, a treasure trove of new insights on the lives and culture of the Inca, and a fascinating glimpse of cutting-edge research in fields as varied as biology, botany, pathology, ornithology and history, The Ice Maiden is as spellbinding and unforgettable as the long-dead but still vital young woman at its heart.