Turn Right at Machu Picchu

Turn Right at Machu Picchu
Author: Mark Adams
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-06-30
ISBN: 1101535407
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Turn Right at Machu Picchu Book Excerpt:

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING TRAVEL MEMOIR 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?

Meet Me in Atlantis

Meet Me in Atlantis
Author: Mark Adams
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-03-10
ISBN: 0698186214
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meet Me in Atlantis Book Excerpt:

The New York Times Bestselling Travel Memoir! The author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu travels the globe in search of the world’s most famous lost city. “Adventurous, inquisitive and mirthful, Mark Adams gamely sifts through the eons of rumor, science, and lore to find a place that, in the end, seems startlingly real indeed.”—Hampton Sides A few years ago, Mark Adams made a strange discovery: Far from alien conspiracy theories and other pop culture myths, everything we know about the legendary lost city of Atlantis comes from the work of one man, the Greek philosopher Plato. Stranger still: Adams learned there is an entire global sub-culture of amateur explorers who are still actively and obsessively searching for this sunken city, based entirely on Plato’s detailed clues. What Adams didn’t realize was that Atlantis is kind of like a virus—and he’d been exposed. In Meet Me in Atlantis, Adams racks up frequent-flier miles tracking down these Atlantis obsessives, trying to determine why they believe it's possible to find the world's most famous lost city—and whether any of their theories could prove or disprove its existence. The result is a classic quest that takes readers to fascinating locations to meet irresistible characters; and a deep, often humorous look at the human longing to rediscover a lost world.

Making Machu Picchu

Making Machu Picchu
Author: Mark Rice
Publsiher: UNC Press Books
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2018-08-17
ISBN: 1469643545
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Machu Picchu Book Excerpt:

Speaking at a 1913 National Geographic Society gala, Hiram Bingham III, the American explorer celebrated for finding the "lost city" of the Andes two years earlier, suggested that Machu Picchu "is an awful name, but it is well worth remembering." Millions of travelers have since followed Bingham's advice. When Bingham first encountered Machu Picchu, the site was an obscure ruin. Now designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Machu Picchu is the focus of Peru's tourism economy. Mark Rice's history of Machu Picchu in the twentieth century—from its "discovery" to today's travel boom—reveals how Machu Picchu was transformed into both a global travel destination and a powerful symbol of the Peruvian nation. Rice shows how the growth of tourism at Machu Picchu swayed Peruvian leaders to celebrate Andean culture as compatible with their vision of a modernizing nation. Encompassing debates about nationalism, Indigenous peoples' experiences, and cultural policy—as well as development and globalization—the book explores the contradictions and ironies of Machu Picchu's transformation. On a broader level, it calls attention to the importance of tourism in the creation of national identity in Peru and Latin America as a whole.

Tip of the Iceberg

Tip of the Iceberg
Author: Mark Adams
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-05-15
ISBN: 1101985119
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tip of the Iceberg Book Excerpt:

**The National Bestseller** From the acclaimed, bestselling author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu, a fascinating, wild, and wonder-filled journey into Alaska, America's last frontier In 1899, railroad magnate Edward H. Harriman organized a most unusual summer voyage to the wilds of Alaska: He converted a steamship into a luxury "floating university," populated by some of America's best and brightest scientists and writers, including the anti-capitalist eco-prophet John Muir. Those aboard encountered a land of immeasurable beauty and impending environmental calamity. More than a hundred years later, Alaska is still America's most sublime wilderness, both the lure that draws one million tourists annually on Inside Passage cruises and as a natural resources larder waiting to be raided. As ever, it remains a magnet for weirdos and dreamers. Armed with Dramamine and an industrial-strength mosquito net, Mark Adams sets out to retrace the 1899 expedition. Traveling town to town by water, Adams ventures three thousand miles north through Wrangell, Juneau, and Glacier Bay, then continues west into the colder and stranger regions of the Aleutians and the Arctic Circle. Along the way, he encounters dozens of unusual characters (and a couple of very hungry bears) and investigates how lessons learned in 1899 might relate to Alaska's current struggles in adapting to the pressures of a changing climate and world.

Three Stones Make a Wall

Three Stones Make a Wall
Author: Eric H. Cline
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-11-06
ISBN: 0691184259
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Three Stones Make a Wall Book Excerpt:

In 1922, Howard Carter peered into Tutankhamun’s tomb for the first time, the only light coming from the candle in his outstretched hand. Urged to tell what he was seeing through the small opening he had cut in the door to the tomb, the Egyptologist famously replied, “I see wonderful things.” Carter’s fabulous discovery is just one of the many spellbinding stories told in Three Stones Make a Wall. Written by Eric Cline, an archaeologist with more than thirty seasons of excavation experience, this book traces the history of archaeology from an amateur pursuit to the cutting-edge science it is today by taking the reader on a tour of major archaeological sites and discoveries. Along the way, it addresses the questions archaeologists are asked most often: How do you know where to dig? How are excavations actually done? How do you know how old something is? Who gets to keep what is found? Taking readers from the pioneering digs of the eighteenth century to today’s exciting new discoveries, Three Stones Make a Wall is a lively and essential introduction to the story of archaeology.

Moon Machu Picchu

Moon Machu Picchu
Author: Ryan Dubé
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2018-10-23
ISBN: 1640493182
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moon Machu Picchu Book Excerpt:

Mystical, timeless, and full of adventure: embark on the trip of a lifetime to the jewel of Peru with Moon Machu Picchu. Inside you'll find: Strategic trekking guides, including two to four days on the Inca Trail, five days on the Salcantay, and an Inca Jungle Trail itinerary, plus focused coverage of Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Lima Unique experiences beyond the beaten path: Explore seldom-seen ruins like the Ollantaytambo Temple and visit remote Quechua-speaking villages. Go horseback riding on a caballo de paso in the Sacred Valley, mountain biking to the hilltop fortress of Sacsayhuamán, or set up camp on the riverbank after a day of rafting on the Río Apurímac. Sample coca tea and authentic local delicacies, or shop for handmade Peruvian weavings, pottery, and jewelry Essential planning information on agencies, tour guides, and porters, food and accommodations, packing suggestions, finding the best airfares, and getting around by bus, train, taxi, car, or motorcycle rental How to visit Machu Picchu respectfully, with tips on sustainability and helping the local economy, minimizing your impact, and avoiding over-tourism, with insight from Lima resident Ryan Dubé A guide to hazards, precautions, and gear, including how to avoid altitude sickness Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Thorough background information on the landscape, wildlife, plants, culture, history, and local customs Handy tools including a Spanish phrasebook, visa information, volunteer and study opportunities, and tips for seniors, families with children, visitors with disabilities, women traveling alone, and LGBTQ+ travelers With Moon Machu Picchu's practical advice and insider know-how, you can forge your own path. Exploring the rest of the country? Try Moon Peru. Doing a tour of South America? Try Moon Colombia or Moon Patagonia. Special ebook features: Easily navigate listings with quick searches, plus website links and zoom-in maps and images Personalize your guide by adding notes and bookmarks

Digital Talking Books Plus

Digital Talking Books Plus
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Talking books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Talking Book Topics

Talking Book Topics
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Talking books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Meet Me in Atlantis

Meet Me in Atlantis
Author: Mark Adams
Publsiher: Dutton Books
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016
ISBN: 1101983930
Category: Atlantis (Legendary place)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meet Me in Atlantis Book Excerpt:

"A few years ago, Mark Adams made a strange discovery: everything we know about the lost city of Atlantis comes from the work of one man, the Greek philosopher Plato. Then he made a second, stranger discovery: amateur explorers are still actively searching for this sunken city all around the world, based entirely on the clues Plato left behind. Exposed to the Atlantis obsession, Adams decides to track down these people and determine why they believe it's possible to find the world's most famous lost city and whether any of their theories could prove or disprove its existence"--

The Writers Directory

The Writers Directory
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Authors, American
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Exploring Cuzco

Exploring Cuzco
Author: Peter Frost
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 136
Release: 1979
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Cusco (Peru : Region)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Walking Tour of Machupicchu

A Walking Tour of Machupicchu
Author: Pedro Sueldo Nava
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 45
Release: 1976
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Incas
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Two Ways to Machu Picchu

Two Ways to Machu Picchu
Author: Matthew House
Publsiher: Vibe Pub
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2006-11
ISBN: 9780978804305
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Two Ways to Machu Picchu Book Excerpt:

Most teens walk a twisting trail because they cannot take or choose not to take an express train. This work shares compelling stories and step-by-step solutions to empower teenagers to take control of their lives.

Mother of God

Mother of God
Author: Paul Rosolie
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2014-03-18
ISBN: 0062259547
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mother of God Book Excerpt:

For fans of The Lost City of Z, Walking the Amazon, and Turn Right at Machu Picchu comes naturalist and explorer Paul Rosolie’s extraordinary adventure in the uncharted tributaries of the Western Amazon—a tale of discovery that vividly captures the awe, beauty, and isolation of this endangered land and presents an impassioned call to save it. In the Madre de Dios—Mother of God—region of Peru, where the Amazon River begins its massive flow, the Andean Mountain cloud forests fall into lowland Amazon Rainforest, creating the most biodiversity-rich place on the planet. In January 2006, when he was just a restless eighteen-year-old hungry for adventure, Paul Rosolie embarked on a journey to the west Amazon that would transform his life. Venturing alone into some of the most inaccessible reaches of the jungle, he encountered giant snakes, floating forests, isolated tribes untouched by outsiders, prowling jaguars, orphaned baby anteaters, poachers in the black market trade in endangered species, and much more. Yet today, the primordial forests of the Madre de Dios are in danger from developers, oil giants, and gold miners eager to exploit its natural resources. In Mother of God, this explorer and conservationist relives his amazing odyssey exploring the heart of this wildest place on earth. When he began delving deeper in his search for the secret Eden, spending extended periods in isolated solitude, he found things he never imagined could exist. “Alone and miniscule against a titanic landscape I have seen the depths of the Amazon, the guts of the jungle where no men go, Rosolie writes. “But as the legendary explorer Percy Fawcett warned, ‘the few remaining unknown places of the world exact a price for their secrets.’” Illustrated with 16 pages of color photos.

The Machu Picchu Guidebook

The Machu Picchu Guidebook
Author: Ruth M. Wright,Alfredo Valencia Zegarra
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9781555663070
Category: Inca architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Machu Picchu Guidebook Book Excerpt:

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.

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu
Author: Johan Reinhard
Publsiher: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Machu Picchu Book Excerpt:

Machu Picchu, recently voted one of the New Wonders of the World, is one of the world's most famous archaeological sites, yet it remains a mystery. Even the most basic questions are still unanswered: What was its meaning and why was it built in such a difficult location? Renowned explorer Johan Reinhard attempts to answer such elusive questions from the perspectives of sacred landscape and archaeoastronomy. Using information gathered from historical, archaeological, and ethnographical sources, Reinhard demonstrates how the site is situated in the center of sacred mountains and associated with a sacred river, which is in turn symbolically linked with the sun's passage. Taken together, these features meant that Machu Picchu formed a cosmological, hydrological, and sacred geological center for a vast region.

South American Handbook

South American Handbook
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Latin America
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

South American Handbook Book Excerpt:

The South American Handbook

The South American Handbook
Author: John Brooks
Publsiher: International Publications Service
Total Pages: 1341
Release: 1981-12
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Latin America
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The South American Handbook Book Excerpt:

Michael s Guide to South America Bolivia Peru Ecuador

Michael s Guide to South America  Bolivia  Peru  Ecuador
Author: Michael Shichor
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1985
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Adventuring in the Andes

Adventuring in the Andes
Author: Charles Frazier,Donald Secreast
Publsiher: Random House (NY)
Total Pages: 262
Release: 1985
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Andes
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adventuring in the Andes Book Excerpt:

A guide to the hiking trails of the Andes covers the trails, and gives information on health, climate, and living conditions