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Turn Right at Machu Picchu : Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time
by Mark Adams


Overview - 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.
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Overview
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?

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780452297982
  • ISBN-10: 0452297982
  • Publisher: Plume Books
  • Publish Date: April 2012
  • Page Count: 333
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP


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Books > Travel > Essays & Travelogues
Books > Travel > South America - Peru
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