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Turn Right at Machu Picchu

Turn Right at Machu Picchu
  • Author : Mark Adams
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-06-30
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 9781101535400
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Summary : 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?

Forgotten Vilcabamba

Forgotten Vilcabamba
  • Author : Vincent R. Lee
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2000
  • Total pages :515
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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Deep Rivers

Deep Rivers
  • Author : José María Arguedas
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002-03-28
  • Total pages :248
  • ISBN : 1478607793
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Summary : Fiction. In English translation. Jos Mara Arguedas is one of the few Latin American authors who loved and described his natural surroundings, and he ranks among the greatest writers of any time and place. He saw the beauty of the Peruvian landscape, as well as the grimness of social conditions in the Andes, through the eyes of the Indians who are a part of it. Ernesto, the narrator of Deep Rivers, is a child with origins in two worlds. The son of a wandering country lawyer, he is brought up by Indian servants until he enters a Catholic boarding school at age 14. In this urban Spanish environment he is a misfit and a loner. The conflict of the Indian and the Spanish cultures is acted out within him as it was in the life of Arguedas. For the boy Ernesto, salvation is his world of dreams and memories. While Arguedas poetry was published in Quechua, he invented a language for his novels in which he used native syntax with Spanish vocabulary. This makes translation into other languages extremely difficult, and Frances Horning Barraclough has done a masterful job, winning the 1978 Translation Center Award from Columbia University.

Eight Feet in the Andes

Eight Feet in the Andes
  • Author : Dervla Murphy
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016
  • Total pages :286
  • ISBN : 9781780601243
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Meet Me in Atlantis

Meet Me in Atlantis
  • Author : Mark Adams
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-04-26
  • Total pages :307
  • ISBN : 1101983930
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Summary : "The New York Times bestselling author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu sets out to uncover the truth behind the legendary lost city of Atlantis. 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. He visits scientists who use cutting-edge technology to find legendary civilizations once thought to be fictional. He examines the numerical and musical codes hidden in Plato's writings, and with the help of some charismatic sleuths traces their roots back to Pythagoras, the sixth-century BC mathematician. He learns how ancient societies transmitted accounts of cataclysmic events--and how one might dig out the 'kernel of truth' in Plato's original tale. Meet Me in Atlantis is Adams's enthralling account of his quest to solve one of history's greatest mysteries; a travelogue 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"--‡cProvided by publisher.

Cut Stones and Crossroads

Cut Stones and Crossroads
  • Author : Ronald Wright
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-10-06
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 0143198173
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The Shipwreck Hunter: A Lifetime of Extraordinary Discoveries on the Ocean Floor

The Shipwreck Hunter: A Lifetime of Extraordinary Discoveries on the Ocean Floor
  • Author : David L. Mearns
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-06-05
  • Total pages :416
  • ISBN : 1681778289
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Summary : This gripping memoir by the world’s foremost marine geologist is an enthralling blend of maritime history, popular science, and Clive Cussler–style adventure. David L. Mearns has discovered some of the world’s most fascinating and elusive shipwrecks. From the mighty battleship HMS Hood (sunk in a pyrrhic duel with the Bismarck) to solving the mystery of HMAS Sydney, to the crumbling wooden skeletons of Vasco da Gama’s sixteenth century fleet, Mearns has searched for and found dozens of sunken vessels in every ocean of the world. The Shipwreck Hunter chronicles his most intriguing finds. It describes the extraordinary techniques used, the detailed research and mid-ocean stamina (and courage) required to find a wreck thousands of feet beneath the sea, as well as the moving human stories that lie behind each of these oceanic tragedies. Combining the adventuring derringdo of Indiana Jones with the precision of a scientist, The Shipwreck Hunter opens an illuminating porthole into the shadowy depths of the ocean.

Cloud Forest

Cloud Forest
  • Author : Peter Matthiessen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1987-01-06
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 1101663162
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Summary : A classic work of nature and humanity, by renowned writer Peter Matthiessen (1927-2014), author of the National Book Award-winning The Snow Leopard and the new novel In Paradise Peter Matthiessen crisscrossed 20,000 miles of the South American wilderness, from the Amazon rain forests to Machu Picchu, high in the Andes, down to Tierra del Fuego and back. He followed the trails of old explorers, encountered river bandits, wild tribesmen, and the evidence of ancient ruins, and discovered fossils in the depths of the Peruvian jungle. Filled with observations and descriptions of the people and the fading wildlife of this vast world to the south, The Cloud Forest is his incisive, wry report of his expedition into some of the last and most exotic wild terrains in the world. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  • Author : Joel Paul Reisig
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-03-22
  • Total pages :184
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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Summary : If you're looking for a textbook to really dig deeply into the Inca culture, the history of Machu Pichu, and the evolution of the modern sub species of llamas, this ain't it. Put this rag down and go buy a real book. What you are holding is a humorous travel log, it is a short and easy read. This is the reality of what it is like to actually hike the pathways of the Incas exactly how they did six hundred years ago, assuming they had porters running ahead of them to set up their tents, cook their meals, clean their toilets, administer oxygen, remind them to put on sunscreen, and pose them for pictures. It is an account of sixteen first world tourists on a quest for social media photos. In between humorous antidotes I will attempt to, quickly, slip in some history, local facts, and culture. Don't worry, you'll hardly feel it.

Tip of the Iceberg

Tip of the Iceberg
  • Author : Mark Adams
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-05-15
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 1101985119
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Summary : 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.

James and the Giant Peach

James and the Giant Peach
  • Author : Roald Dahl
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-08-16
  • Total pages :160
  • ISBN : 1101653000
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Summary : From the bestselling author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The BFG! After James Henry Trotter's parents are tragically eaten by a rhinoceros, he goes to live with his two horrible aunts, Spiker and Sponge. Life there is no fun, until James accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree and strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long it's as big as a house. Inside, James meets a bunch of oversized friends—Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, and more. With a snip of the stem, the peach starts rolling away, and the great adventure begins! From the Trade Paperback edition.

Moon Machu Picchu

Moon Machu Picchu
  • Author : Ryan Dubé
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-10-23
  • Total pages :252
  • ISBN : 1640493182
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Summary : 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

The Machu Picchu Guidebook

The Machu Picchu Guidebook
  • Author : Ruth M. Wright,Alfredo Valencia Zegarra
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004
  • Total pages :188
  • ISBN : 9781555663278
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Summary : "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."

At the Crossroads of the Earth and the Sky

At the Crossroads of the Earth and the Sky
  • Author : Gary Urton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-12-18
  • Total pages :268
  • ISBN : 0292790511
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Summary : Above Misminay, the sky also is so divided by the alternation of the two axes of the Milky Way passing through the zenith. This mirror-image quadri-partition of terrestrial and celestial spheres is such that a point within one of the quarters of the earth is related to a point within the corresponding celestial quarter. The transition between the earth and the sky occurs at the horizon, where sacred mountains are related to topographic and celestial features. Based on fieldwork in Misminay, Peru, Gary Urton details a cosmology in which the Milky Way is central. This is the first study that provides a description and analysis of the astronomical and cosmological system in a contemporary community in the Americas. Separate chapters take up the sun, the moon, meteorological phenomena, the stars, and the planets. Star-to-star constellations, the "animal" dark-cloud constellations that cut through the Milky Way, and certain twilight- and midnight-zenith stars are analyzed in terms of their spatial and temporal integration within an indigenous cosmological framework. Urton breaks new ground by demonstrating the indigenous merging of such forms of "precise knowledge" as astronomy, meteorology, agriculture, and the correlation of astronomical and biological cycles within a single calendar system. More than sixty diagrams clarify this Quechua system of astronomy and relate it to more familiar principles of Western astronomy and cosmology.

Scarlett's Passport

Scarlett's Passport
  • Author : Alli Botto
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-07-27
  • Total pages :24
  • ISBN : 9781098303686
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Summary : Grab "Scarlett's Passport" and travel all over the globe with us, everywhere from Australia to Hawaii to Thailand! Each book is a different adventure to a new place Scarlett has never been to before! While exploring the globe, Scarlett learns about the native animals, food, language, history and much much more!

Inka Settlement Planning

Inka Settlement Planning
  • Author : John Hyslop
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-02-19
  • Total pages :393
  • ISBN : 029276264X
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Summary : Before the Spanish conquest in the sixteenth century A.D., the Inka Empire stretched along the Pacific side of South America, all the way from Ecuador to northwest Argentina. Though today many Inka researchers focus on the imperial capital of Cuzco, Peru, and surrounding areas, ruins of Inka settlements abound throughout the vast territory of the former empire and offer many clues about how the empire was organized, managed, and defended. These outlying settlements, as well as those in the Cuzco area, form the basis for John Hyslop's detailed study Inka Settlement Planning. Using extensive aerial photography and detailed site maps, Hyslop studies the design of several dozen settlements spread throughout the empire. In addition to describing their architecture and physical infrastructure, he gives special emphasis to the symbolic aspects of each site's design. Hyslop speculates that the settlement plans incorporate much iconography expressive of Inka ideas about the state, the cosmos, and relationships to non-Inka peoples—iconography perhaps only partially related to the activities that took place within the sites. And he argues that Inka planning concepts applied not only to buildings but also to natural features (stone outcrops, water sources, and horizons) and specialized landscaping (terracing). Of interest to a wide readership in archaeology, architecture, urbanization, empire building, and Andean travel, Inka Settlement Planning charts one of Native America's greatest achievements.

Monuments of the Incas

Monuments of the Incas
  • Author : John Hemming,Edward Ranney
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 9780500051634
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Summary : A rich contribution to the understanding of Inca archaeology and architecture and an invaluable guide for visitors to Peru.

The Snow Leopard

The Snow Leopard
  • Author : Peter Matthiessen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-11-06
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 1448112656
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Summary : One September, the writer and explorer Peter Matthiessen set out with field biologist George Schaller to journey 250 miles through the Himalayas to the Crystal Mountain on the Tibetan plateau. They wanted to study the wild blue sheep, the bharal, but also hoped to see the snow leopard, a creature so rarely spotted as to be nearly mythical. The Snow Leopard is not only an exquisite book of natural history but an extraordinary account of an inner journey ; a 'true pilgrimage, a journey of the heart.'

Digital Talking Books Plus

Digital Talking Books Plus
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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Along the Ganges

Along the Ganges
  • Author : Ilija Trojanow
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011
  • Total pages :135
  • ISBN : 9781906598914
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Summary : The River Ganges has a thousand names. Hindu priests regard it as a sin to call her a river at all. She is a goddess, the source of the world, her waters holy and healing and still sold to Hindus all over the world. Ilija Trojanow travelled along the Ganges, from the source, where it breaks free from the eternal ice in the Himalayas, to the great cities, by boat, by bus, on overcrowded trains. He visited the great Hindu festivals and talked to those who warn of ecological disasters. His colourful report describes a country between ancient traditions and astonishing modernity and the holy river that crosses it for hundreds of miles

The House of the Spirits

The House of the Spirits
  • Author : Isabel Allende
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-12-15
  • Total pages :481
  • ISBN : 1501117017
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Summary : The Trueba family embodies strong feelings. This family saga starts at the beginning of the 20th century and continues through the assassination of Allende in 1973.