The Machu Picchu Guidebook

A Self-guided Tour

Author: Ruth M. Wright,Alfredo Valencia Zegarra

Publisher: Big Earth Publishing

ISBN: 9781555663278

Category: Travel

Page: 188

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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."

The Machu Picchu Guidebook

A Self-guided Tour

Author: Ruth M. Wright,Alfredo Valencia Zegarra

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781555663070

Category: Inca architecture

Page: 162

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Machu Picchu is one of the world's great travel destinations. Built in the mid-15th century and rediscovered in 1911, it is the stuff of legends. For a three hour or three day visit, this guide will help visitors see the best of this Lost City of the Incas. Includes a full-color fold-out map, 150 illustrations and a detailed tour.

Turn Right at Machu Picchu

Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time

Author: Mark Adams

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101535400

Category: Travel

Page: 352

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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?

Machu Picchu

A Civil Engineering Marvel

Author: Kenneth R. Wright,Alfredo Valencia Zegarra

Publisher: ASCE Publications

ISBN: 0784470529

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 144

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Wright, a civil engineer, and Zegarra, the resident archaeologist at Machu Picchu, write for armchair travelers and tourists as well as for their professional colleagues. Drawing on their original research, they describe the 500-year-old Incan ruins in the Peruvian Andes from the perspectives of des

Peruvian Wildlife

A Visitor's Guide to the Central Andes

Author: Barry Walker,Gerard Cheshire,Huw Lloyd

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841621678

Category: Travel

Page: 143

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Fancy seeing a majestic Andean condor gliding on the thermals, finding a timid vischacha scampering among rocks or encountering the elusive puma? This lively guide covers the range of Peruvian Andes habitats - from the humid cloud forests and windblown Puna grasslands to the elevated Polylepis woodlands - and the region's most interesting species of flora and fauna. Written by tour leaders for visitors, trekkers and natural-history enthusiasts alike, this compact and beautifully illustrated guide shows you what to find and where to find it. It makes a fantastic souvenir to boot !

Viva Travel Guides Machu Picchu and Cusco, Peru

Including the Sacred Valley and Lima

Author: Paula Newton

Publisher: Viva Publishing Network

ISBN: 1937157016

Category: Travel

Page: 316

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This is the most up-to-date book on visiting Machu Picchu, Cusco, and the Sacred Valley available, period. V!VA is the one guide you'll need to get the most out of your trip to Machu Picchu and the Inca empire. Written by Cusco experts, in this book you can: * Explore Machu Picchu using the self-guided tour and color map. Go beyond sightseeing and truly understand the ruins and Inca culture. * Trek the Inca Trail or one of the many Inca Trail alternatives while having a minimal impact on the environment. * Immerse yourself in Cusco life by using the extensive informtion on studying spanish, volunteering, working and living. * Taste local Peruvian cuisine in world famous restaurants, or track down cheap, good eats while live Andean music fills the streets. * Find all the nuts and bolts you need to navigate your way from the streets of Lima to the gates of Machu Picchu. * Stay safe with the most up-to-date guide available, continuously updated by the VIVA community on the www.vivatravelguides.com website.

Stone Offerings

Machu Picchu's Terraces of Enlightenment

Author: Mike Torrey,Marie Arana

Publisher: Lightpoint Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 143

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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.

The Inca Trail

Cusco and Machu Picchu

Author: Richard Danbury,Alexander Stewart

Publisher: Trail Blazer Publications

ISBN: 9781873756867

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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A complete guide to this famous South American trail includes all planning information trekkers need to begin their hikes, including a special section, new to this edition, on the seven-to-ten day hike to Vilcabamba.

Ice Maiden

Inca Mummies, Mountain Gods, and Sacred Sites in the Andes

Author: Johan Reinhard

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426201761

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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Johan Reinhard's discovery of the 500-year-old frozen body of an Inca girl made international headlines in 1995, reaching more than a billion people worldwide. One of the best-preserved mummies ever found, it was a stunning and significant time capsule, the spectacular climax to an Andean quest that yielded no fewer than ten ancient human sacrifices as well as the richest collection of Inca artifacts in archaeological history. Here is the paperback edition of his first-person account, which The Washington Post called "incredible…compelling and often astonishing" and The Wall Street Journal described as "… part adventure story, part detective story, and part memoir—an engaging look at a rarefied world." It's a riveting combination of mountaineering adventure, archaeological triumph, academic intrigue, and scientific breakthrough which has produced important results ranging from the best-preserved DNA of its age to the first complete set of an Inca noblewoman's clothing. At once a vivid personal story, a treasure trove of new insights on the lives and culture of the Inca, and a fascinating glimpse of cutting-edge research in fields as varied as biology, botany, pathology, ornithology and history, The Ice Maiden is as spellbinding and unforgettable as the long-dead but still vital young woman at its heart.

Lost City of the Incas

Author: Hiram Bingham

Publisher: Phoenix

ISBN: 0297865331

Category: History

Page: 224

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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.

Machu Picchu

Author: Barry Brukoff,Pablo Neruda,Stephen Kessler

Publisher: Bulfinch

ISBN: 9780821227046

Category: Poetry

Page: 127

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Visually stunning photography of the ancient Incan city in Peru is accompanied by Pablo Neruda's epic poem "Heights of Machu PIcchu" in both the original Spanish and an English translation by Stephen Kessler.

The Panama Hat Trail

Author: Tom Miller

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816535876

Category: History

Page: 235

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This classic South American travel book tells the true story behind an iconic symbol--Provided by publisher.

Frommer's EasyGuide to Lima, Cusco and Machu Picchu

Author: Nicholas Gill

Publisher: Easy Guides

ISBN: 9781628872460

Category: Cuzco (Peru)

Page: 288

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Frommer's books aren't written by committee, or by travel writers who simply pop in briefly to a destination and then consider the job done. Frommer's author Nicholas Gill has been covering Peru for over a decade and this book hits all the highlights, from iconic Machu Picchu to Lima's vibrant dining scene. He's checked out all of the country's best hotels and restaurants in person, and offers authoritative, candid reviews that will help you find the choices that suit yourtastes and budget, whether you're a backpacker or on a splashy honeymoon. Most importantly, he's not shy about telling readers what to see, and what they can skip without regret. The book includes a fold-out map, plus detailed maps throughout the guide, exact pricing, opening hours, and other important details that will make your trip smoother and less hectic. It features smartly conceived itineraries for travelers of varying types, along with savvy, sometimes sneaky, tips for saving money in ALL price ranges, whether you need to pinch pennies or are able to splash out a bit. This book has it all from budget to luxury and everything in between.

Machu Picchu

Exploring an Ancient Sacred Center

Author: Johan Reinhard

Publisher: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

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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.

The White Rock: An Exploration of the Inca Heartland

Author: Hugh Thomson

Publisher: The Overlook Press

ISBN: 1468302302

Category: Photography

Page: 316

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More than twenty years ago, acclaimed documentary filmmaker and explorer Hugh Thomson first set off into the Peruvian cloud forest on foot, to find a ruin called Llactapata which, although it had been discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1912, had been "lost" again. 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.

A Sacred Landscape

The Search for Ancient Peru

Author: Hugh Thomson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 330

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A follow-up to The White Rock brings readers to remote sites in the central highlands of ancient Incan Peru to trace the rise and fall of pre-Inca civilization through the story of the author's family's relocation to a Yucay valley farm.

Eat Right for Your Sight

Simple, Tasty Recipes that Help Reduce the Risk of Vision Loss from Macular Degeneration

Author: Jennifer Trainer Thompson,Johanna M. Seddon

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615192492

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

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Safeguard your vision with 85 simple, satisfying recipes rich in the nutrients that fight macular degeneration The Bad News: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of central vision loss in adults over the age of fifty. It can wreak havoc on the ability to see faces, read, drive, and move about safely. Millions of people are at risk, and we still don’t have a cure. The Good News: The latest research suggests that healthy lifestyle choices, including a diet rich in lutein, zeaxanthin, and other key nutrients, can delay the onset and progress of AMD. Eat Right for Your Sight provides a delicious way to add the best ingredients for eye health to every meal of the day. Feast your eyes on these appealing recipes: Sweet Pea Guacamole Chicken-Vegetable Noodle Bowls Garlic-Lime Pork Chops Carrot-Ginger Juice . . . and more! Every recipe includes comprehensive nutrition information and has been carefully crafted to act like medicine but not taste like it. Taking care of your eyes has never been easier! With Recipes from Lidia Bastianich, Ina Garten, Jacques Pépin , Alice Waters, Andrew Weil, MD, and other superstars of healthy cooking.

Moon Machu Picchu

With Lima, Cusco & the Inca Trail

Author: Ryan Dubé

Publisher: Moon Travel

ISBN: 1640493182

Category: Travel

Page: 252

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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