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Inca Land: Explorations in the Highlands of Peru (National Geographic Adventure Classics)

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A stunning tale of a remarkable quest, Inca Land is the first-hand account of the discovery of the lost city of Machu Picchu, one of the most revered expeditions of all time. In 1911, a young historian set out on a quest that would later be regarded as one of the most important expeditions in the history of the National Geographic Society. With breathless enthusiasm and an unquenchable thirst for adventure, Hiram Bingham followed rumor after rumor in search of a lost city, through unspoiled mountain villages and the treacherous Peruvian highlands. An experienced traveler, Bingham thought nothing of riding mules along nearly inaccessible mountain paths and scaling steep mountainsides. But nothing could have prepared him for the moment when, after crossing a rope bridge suspended 2,000 feet above a raging river and climbing a harrowing precipice, he came upon stone-faced terraces climbing up a hillside, leading to a plaza with two temples. "The sight held me spellbound, " declared Bingham at the sight of the once great city. He had found Machu Picchu. Bingham's astonishing tale includes observations of ancient traditions and architecture as seen through the eyes of a young man fascinated by the archaeology, landscape, and history of Peru--a land and a people now lost in time. The incredible story of an amazing adventure, Inca Land is a thrilling chronicle of a legendary explorer's crowning discovery.

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A firsthand account of the discovery of the lost city of Machu Picchu details Bingham's expedition through the treacherous Peruvian highlands in pursuit of the great Inca landmark and the once powerful civilization that build it.

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A stunning tale of his first-hand account of the discovery of the lost city of Machu Picchu, one of the most revered expeditions of all time.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780792261940
Subtitle:
Explorations in the Highlands of Peru
Author:
Thomas, Lisa
Publisher:
National Geographic
Location:
Washington, D.C.
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Peru
Subject:
Incas
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series:
National Geographic Adventure Classics
Publication Date:
October 2003
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.6 in 0.75 lb

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History and Social Science » Archaeology » General
History and Social Science » Archaeology » Incas and Peru
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History and Social Science » World History » South America
Travel » Travel Writing » General

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Product details 240 pages National Geographic Society - English 9780792261940 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A firsthand account of the discovery of the lost city of Machu Picchu details Bingham's expedition through the treacherous Peruvian highlands in pursuit of the great Inca landmark and the once powerful civilization that build it.
"Synopsis" by , A stunning tale of his first-hand account of the discovery of the lost city of Machu Picchu, one of the most revered expeditions of all time.
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