Synopses & Reviews
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.
"Vivid, funny, and human." (The Washington Post Book World) "A thoroughly engaging account of a giant, magnificent landscape.... An intoxicating and compelling mix of information and adventure." (Adventure)
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.
About the Author
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.