πŸ“’ Author : Mark Adams
πŸ“’ Publisher : Penguin
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2011-06-30
πŸ“’ Pages : 352
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1101535407
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Travel

SYNOPSIS : 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 β€œdiscovered” 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 truthβ€”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?


πŸ“’ Author : Mark Adams
πŸ“’ Publisher : Text Publishing
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-01-02
πŸ“’ Pages : 304
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781922079954
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Travel

SYNOPSIS : 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 archaeological site, Mark Adams set out to retrace the explorer's perilous path in search of the truthÒ€”except Adams had 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's 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: what was the purpose of Machu Picchu?


πŸ“’ Author : Mark Adams
πŸ“’ Publisher : Text Publishing
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2012-12-02
πŸ“’ Pages : 304
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781921961328
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Travel

SYNOPSIS : 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?


πŸ“’ Author : Mark Adams
πŸ“’ Publisher : Penguin
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2015-03-10
πŸ“’ Pages : 336
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780698186217
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Travel

SYNOPSIS : The New York Times Bestseller! The author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu travels the globe in search of the world’s most famous lost city. β€œAdventurous, 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 virusβ€”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 cityβ€”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.


πŸ“’ Author : Richard L. Burger
πŸ“’ Publisher : Yale University Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2004
πŸ“’ Pages : 230
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780300097634
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : Details the status of contemporary research on Incan civilization, and addresses mysteries of the founding and abandonment of Machu Picchu, charting its archaeological history from 1911 to the present.


πŸ“’ Author : Ted Lewin
πŸ“’ Publisher : Penguin
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2003-06-02
πŸ“’ Pages : 48
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781101652770
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Juvenile Nonfiction

SYNOPSIS : 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.


πŸ“’ Author : Hiram Bingham
πŸ“’ Publisher : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2010-12-16
πŸ“’ Pages : 224
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780297865339
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : 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.


πŸ“’ Author : Richard Danbury
πŸ“’ Publisher :
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1999
πŸ“’ Pages : 256
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1873756291
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Cuzco (Peru)

SYNOPSIS : The Inca Trail from Cuzco to Machu Picchu is South America's most popular hike. This guide includes 20 detailed trail maps, plans of eight Inca sites, plus guides to Cuzco and Machu Picchu.


πŸ“’ Author : Mike Torrey
πŸ“’ Publisher : Lightpoint Pr
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2009-05
πŸ“’ Pages : 143
πŸ“’ ISBN : UCSD:31822036363521
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Architecture

SYNOPSIS : Presents a collection of photographs of the stone terraces of Machu Picchu, taken at both the summer solstice and the winter solstice, with an introduction explaining what is known of the city's history.


πŸ“’ Author : Mark Adams
πŸ“’ Publisher : Penguin
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2018-05-15
πŸ“’ Pages : 336
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781101985113
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Travel

SYNOPSIS : 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.