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ISBN13: 9781585675036
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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 himincluding the explorer Hiram Bingham, who discovered Machu Picchu; the twentieth century South American photographer, Martn Chambi; the poet Pablo Neruda; and the Spanish conquistadores who destroyed the Inca civilizationand the eccentric characters he meets on his travels.


With the backdrop of the Andes mountains, Thomson's intoxicating history of the Inca people and their heartland is a thrilling mix of information and adventure. 45 photos.

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Hugh Thomson traveled extensively in Latin America before becoming a filmmaker. He has since directed several documentary films and has led filming expeditions to Mexico and the Himalayas.

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Eilonwy, July 12, 2009 (view all comments by Eilonwy)
A well-crafted hybrid of memoir, travel book and history. It begins with Thomson's quixotic decision as a 21-year-old, untrained, to go to Peru and re-find an Inca ruin that had been discovered, then lost again. In the decades since, he's become a more seasoned explorer and a documentary filmmaker, and his love for the mountainous areas of Peru is a constant.

Interwoven with his descriptions of the beautiful, punishing terrain and the abandoned complexes of the Inca are anecdotes of the bizarre characters that have explored the area, the relationship between the peoples of mountains and jungle, the demands of outsiders' tourism and spirituality on the Inca's image, and the often forgotten history of the Inca's last stand.
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Tony Danza, January 16, 2007 (view all comments by Tony Danza)
where the junk are the sparknotes for this book?
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Product Details

Thomson, Hugh
Overlook Press
Thomson, Hugh
Ancient - General
Latin America - South America
General Photography
Publication Date:
December 2003
Grade Level:
8.26x5.28x.94 in. .78 lbs.

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