Turn Right at Machu Picchu

Turn Right at Machu Picchu
Author: Mark Adams
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-06-30
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 9781101535400

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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?

Turn Right at Machu Picchu

Turn Right at Machu Picchu
Author: Mark Adams
Publsiher: Text Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-12-02
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 9781921961328

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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?

Turn Right at Machu Picchu

Turn Right at Machu Picchu
Author: Mark Adams
Publsiher: Dutton
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2012-04-24
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780452297982

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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.

Meet Me in Atlantis

Meet Me in Atlantis
Author: Mark Adams
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-03-10
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 9780698186217

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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.

Tip of the Iceberg

Tip of the Iceberg
Author: Mark Adams
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-05-15
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 9781101985113

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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.

Lost City

Lost City
Author: Ted Lewin
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2003-06-02
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9781101652770

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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

Machu Picchu
Author: Richard L. Burger,C J MacCurdy Professor and Current Chairman of the Council on Archaeological Studies Richard L Burger,Lucy C. Salazar
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2004-01-01
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9780300097634

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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.

The Machu Picchu Guidebook

The Machu Picchu Guidebook
Author: Ruth M. Wright,Alfredo Valencia Zegarra
Publsiher: Big Earth Publishing
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2004
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 1555663273

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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."