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Turn Right at Machu Picchu : Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time by Mark Adams (2011, Hardcover)

Mark Adams | ISBN-10: 0525952241 | ISBN-13: 9780525952244 | Publication Date: 2011-06-30

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Synopsis
Mark Adams has spent his career editing adventure and travel magazines, polishing hair-raising tales about the exploits of famous explorers. 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. 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 for generations: just what was Machu Picchu?, 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

Product Identifiers
ISBN-100525952241
ISBN-139780525952244

Key Details
AuthorMark Adams
Number Of Pages340 pages
FormatHardcover
Publication Date2011-06-30
LanguageEnglish
PublisherPenguin Publishing Group
Publication Year2011

Additional Details
Copyright Date2011
IllustratedYes

Dimensions
Weight20.7 Oz
Height1.2 In.
Width6.3 In.
Length9.3 In.

Target Audience
GroupTrade
Grade From12
Age Range18

Classification Method
LCCN2011-010211
LC Classification NumberF3429.1.M3A43 2011
Dewey Decimal985/.37
Dewey Edition22

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