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Title Turn Right at Machu Picchu
Author Mark Adams
Publisher Dutton Adult
Release Date 2011
Category Travel
Total Pages 333
ISBN 0525952241
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Traces the author's recreation of Hiram Bingham III's discovery of the ancient citadel, Machu Picchu, in the Andes Mountains of Peru, describing his struggles with rudimentary survival tools and his experiences at the sides of local guides.

Title Turn Right at Machu Picchu
Author Mark Adams
Publisher Dutton
Release Date 2012
Category Social Science
Total Pages 333
ISBN 9780452297982
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Traces the author's recreation of Hiram Bingham III's discovery of the ancient citadel, Machu Picchu, in the Andes Mountains of Peru, describing his struggles with rudimentary survival tools and his experiences at the sides of local guides.

Title Turn Right at Machu Picchu
Author Mark Adams
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2011-06-30
Category Travel
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781101535400
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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?

Title Turn Right at Machu Picchu
Author Mark Adams
Publisher Text Publishing
Release Date 2013-01-02
Category Travel
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781922079954
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Mark Adams—an American travel and adventure writer who is, ironically, an inept and out of shape outdoorsman—hires an irascible Australian expat guide to help him retrace the footsteps of controversial explorer Hiram Bingham and answer the question: what was the purpose of Machu Picchu? A very entertaining, funny and erudite armchair travel book about Peru that has drawn favourable comparisons with the work of Bill Bryson and John McPhee. A New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller. Reprinted seven times in paperback in the US (to date, August 2012). View the photos of Mark's journey at www.markadamsbooks.com/madams-gallery.htm. Will receive significant print, radio and online media coverage in ANZ in January and February, and a tour is planned for Mark Adams in mid-2013. 'An engaging and sometimes hilarious book.' New York Times Book Review

Title Turn Right at Machu Picchu
Author Mark Adams
Publisher Text Publishing
Release Date 2012-12-02
Category Travel
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781921961328
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Turn Right at Machu Picchu is a fascinating and funny account of a 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: what was the purpose of Machu Picchu?

Meet Me In Atlantis by Mark Adams

Title Meet Me in Atlantis
Author Mark Adams
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2015-03-10
Category Travel
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780698186217
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

The Story Of China by Michael Wood

Title The Story of China
Author Michael Wood
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Release Date 2020-11-17
Category History
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9781250202581
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A single volume history of China, offering a look into the past of the global superpower and its significance today. Michael Wood has travelled the length and breadth of China, the world’s oldest civilization and longest lasting state, to tell a thrilling story of intense drama, fabulous creativity, and deep humanity that stretches back thousands of years. After a century and a half of foreign invasion, civil war, and revolution, China has once again returned to center stage as a global superpower and the world’s second largest economy. But how did it become so dominant? Wood argues that in order to comprehend the great significance of China today, we must begin with its history. The Story of China takes a fresh look at the Middle Kingdom in the light of the recent massive changes inside the country. Taking into account exciting new archeological discoveries, the book begins with China’s prehistory—the early dynasties, the origins of the Chinese state, and the roots of Chinese culture in the age of Confucius. Wood looks at particular periods and themes that are now being reevaluated by historians, such as the renaissance of the Song with its brilliant scientific discoveries. He paints a vibrant picture of the Qing Empire in the 18th century, just before the European impact, a time when China’s rich and diverse culture was at its height. Then, Wood explores the encounter with the West, the Opium Wars, the clashes with the British, and the extraordinarily rich debates in the late 19th century that pushed China along the path to modernity. Finally, he provides a clear up-to-date account of post-1949 China, including revelations about the 1989 crisis based on newly leaked inside documents, and fresh insights into the new order of President Xi Jinping. All woven together with landscape history and the author’s own travel journals, The Story of China is the indispensable book about the most intriguing and powerful country on the world stage today.

Tip Of The Iceberg by Mark Adams

Title Tip of the Iceberg
Author Mark Adams
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2018-05-15
Category Travel
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781101985113
Language English, Spanish, and French
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**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.

Mr America by Mark Adams

Title Mr America
Author Mark Adams
Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date 2010-02-09
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780061976476
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“A remarkable story. . . . It is to Mark Adams’s great credit that, in Mr. America, he has rescued from obscurity a man whose influence is still felt in this country more than a century after he muscled his way onto the national scene.” —Wall Street Journal “Hilarious. . . . Delightful. . . . If Macfadden hadn’t existed, we would have had to invent him.” —Washington Post Mr. America is the fascinating true story of Bernarr Macfadden, a self-made millionaire and founding father of bodybuilding, alternative medicine, and tabloid culture. Madfadden’s impact on popular American culture is everywhere, from yoga to raw food diets to US Weekly, and Mr. America vividly brings to life this charismatic and intriguing character.

The White Rock by Hugh Thomson

Title The White Rock
Author Hugh Thomson
Publisher Abrams
Release Date 2003-12-30
Category Photography
Total Pages 316
ISBN 9781468302301
Language English, Spanish, and French
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With the backdrop of the ever-intriguing Andes mountains, The White Rock, Hugh Thomson’s intoxicating history of the Inca people and their heartland, is a thrilling mix of information and adventure. The author, an acclaimed documentary filmmaker and explorer, expertly weaves accounts of his own discoveries and brushes with danger with the history of those who preceded him—including the explorer Hiram Bingham, who discovered Machu Picchu; the twentieth century South American photographer, Martín Chambi; the poet Pablo Neruda; and the Spanish conquistadores who destroyed the Inca civilization—and the eccentric characters he meets on his travels.

Always Afternoon by Brooks McMullin

Title Always Afternoon
Author Brooks McMullin
Publisher FriesenPress
Release Date 2015-10-13
Category Fiction
Total Pages 114
ISBN 9781460267455
Language English, Spanish, and French
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When the young Jack MacDonald travelled to Lima, Peru in the late seventies, he had no idea how quickly his life would spiral out of control. Vice and violence become the driving forces in his life, guided by the shaking hands of two fellow travellers who are all in, to win or lose, to kill or be killed. As the country struggles with its own internal conflicts, which threaten to tear it apart, Jack has to find a way out of his own losing game, to create a worthwhile future for himself from a decidedly questionable past.

Lost City Of The Incas by Hiram Bingham

Title Lost City of the Incas
Author Hiram Bingham
Publisher Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Release Date 2010-12-16
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780297865339
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.

Cradle Of Gold by Christopher Heaney

Title Cradle of Gold
Author Christopher Heaney
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Release Date 2011-07-05
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780230339880
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In 1911, a young Peruvian boy led an American explorer and Yale historian named Hiram Bingham into the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu. Hidden amidst the breathtaking heights of the Andes, this settlement of temples, tombs and palaces was the Incas' greatest achievement. Tall, handsome, and sure of his destiny, Bingham believed that Machu Picchu was the Incas' final refuge, where they fled the Spanish Conquistadors. Bingham made Machu Picchu famous, and his dispatches from the jungle cast him as the swashbuckling hero romanticized today as a true Indiana Jones-like character. But his excavation of the site raised old specters of conquest and plunder, and met with an indigenous nationalism that changed the course of Peruvian history. Though Bingham successfully realized his dream of bringing Machu Picchu's treasure of skulls, bones and artifacts back to the United States, conflict between Yale and Peru persists through the present day over a simple question: Who owns Inca history? In this grand, sweeping narrative, Christopher Heaney takes the reader into the heart of Peru's past to relive the dramatic story of the final years of the Incan empire, the exhilarating recovery of their final cities and the thought-provoking fight over their future. Drawing on original research in untapped archives, Heaney vividly portrays both a stunning landscape and the complex history of a fascinating region that continues to inspire awe and controversy today.

Title Love with a Chance of Drowning
Author Torre DeRoche
Publisher Hachette Books
Release Date 2013-05-14
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781401342913
Language English, Spanish, and French
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New love. Exotic destinations. A once-in-a-lifetime adventure. What could go wrong? City girl Torre DeRoche isn't looking for love, but a chance encounter in a San Francisco bar sparks an instant connection with a soulful Argentinean man who unexpectedly sweeps her off her feet. The problem? He's just about to cast the dock lines and voyage around the world on his small sailboat, and Torre is terrified of deep water. However, lovesick Torre determines that to keep the man of her dreams, she must embark on the voyage of her nightmares, so she waves good-bye to dry land and braces for a life-changing journey that's as exhilarating as it is terrifying. Somewhere mid-Pacific, she finds herself battling to keep the old boat, the new relationship, and her floundering sanity afloat. . . . This sometimes hilarious, often harrowing, and always poignant memoir is set against a backdrop of the world's most beautiful and remote destinations. Equal parts love story and travel memoir, Love with a Chance of Drowning is witty, charming, and proof positive that there are some risks worth taking.

The Last Days Of The Incas by Kim MacQuarrie

Title The Last Days of the Incas
Author Kim MacQuarrie
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2008-06-17
Category History
Total Pages 544
ISBN 9780743260503
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Documents the epic conquest of the Inca Empire as well as the decades-long insurgency waged by the Incas against the Conquistadors, in a narrative history that is partially drawn from the storytelling traditions of the Peruvian Amazon Yora people. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Antisuyo by Gene Savoy

Title Antisuyo
Author Gene Savoy
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Release Date 1970
Category Indians of South America
Total Pages 220
ISBN UTEXAS:059173026446906
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Machu Picchu Guidebook by Ruth M. Wright

Title The Machu Picchu Guidebook
Author Ruth M. Wright
Publisher Big Earth Publishing
Release Date 2004
Category Travel
Total Pages 188
ISBN 1555663273
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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."

Mark Adams by Mark Adams

Title Mark Adams
Author Mark Adams
Publisher Chronicle Books Llc
Release Date 1995
Category Art
Total Pages 97
ISBN STANFORD:36105017399903
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"A maker of stained glass, tapestries, and paintings in a variety of media, Mark Adams is an unusually versatile artist. His masterful use of color, evident in everything he does, is astonishing in its power to communicate. Adams endows his seemingly representational subjects with unexpected qualities, and the works convey his excitement about the world of everyday objects and settings. "The important thing," he has said, "is to create something in the work that relates to people."" "Lorna Price's insightful essay gives light to the broad range of Adams's work, guiding readers through its rich ambiguities and paradoxes. Her observations explore the artist's idiosyncratic treatment of light, shadow, and reflection, and trace the progression of his movement from watercolor to acrylics to oil. Illustrated with seventy full-color images, Mark Adams: A Way with Color presents an impressive body of Adams's work."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Lost City by Ted Lewin

Title Lost City
Author Ted Lewin
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2003-06-02
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 48
ISBN 9781101652770
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Caldecott Honor-winner Ted Lewin takes readers on a thrilling journey to the wilds of Peru in this story of Hiram Bingham, who, in 1911, carved a treacherous path through snake-filled jungles and across perilous mountains in search of Vilcapampa, the lost city of the Incas. Guided the last steps by a young Quechua boy, however, he discovered not the rumored lost city, but the ruins of Machu Picchu, a city totally unknown to the outside world, and one of the wonders of the world.

Machu Picchu by Johan Reinhard

Title Machu Picchu
Author Johan Reinhard
Publisher ISD LLC
Release Date 2007-12-31
Category History
Total Pages 200
ISBN 9781938770920
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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.