Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time


Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time by Dutton Adult at SADC Network. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. What happens when an adventure travel expert-who's never actually done anything adventurous-tries to re-create the original expedition to Machu Picchu? July 24, 1911, was a day for the history books. For on that rainy morning, the young Yale professor Hiram Bingham III climbed into the Andes Mountains of Peru and encountered an ancient city in the clouds: the now famous citadel of Machu Picchu. Nearly a century later, news reports have recast the hero explorer as a villain who smuggled out pric


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What happens when an adventure travel expert-who's never actually done anything adventurous-tries to re-create the original expedition to Machu Picchu? July 24, 1911, was a day for the history books. For on that rainy morning, the young Yale professor Hiram Bingham III climbed into the Andes Mountains of Peru and encountered an ancient city in the clouds: the now famous citadel of Machu Picchu. Nearly a century later, news reports have recast the hero explorer as a villain who smuggled out priceless artifacts and stole credit for finding one of the world's greatest archaeological sites. Mark Adams has spent his career editing adventure and travel magazines, so his plan to investigate the allegations against Bingham by retracing the explorer's perilous path to Machu Picchu isn't completely far- fetched, even if it does require him to sleep in a tent for the first time. With a crusty, antisocial Australian survivalist and several Quechua-speaking, coca-chewing mule tenders as his guides, Adams takes readers through some of the most gorgeous and historic landscapes in Peru, from the ancient Inca capital of Cusco to the enigmatic ruins of Vitcos and Vilcabamba. Along the way he finds a still-undiscovered country populated with brilliant and eccentric characters, as well as an answer to the question that has nagged scientists since Hiram Bingham's time: Just what was Machu Picchu? Watch a Video

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Manufacturer:
Dutton Adult
Category:
South America
Release Date:
2011-06-30
EAN:
9780525952244
ISBN:
0525952241
Edition:
First Edition, First Printing
Author:
Mark Adams
Publisher:
Dutton Adult
Publication Date:
2011-06-30
Binding:
Hardcover
Item Weight:
1.3 pounds
Item Size:
1.23 x 9.28 x 6.31 inches
Package Weight:
1.3 pounds
Package Size:
6.1 x 1.2 x 9.1 inches

 


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