9780452297982

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

  • ISBN 13:

    9780452297982

  • ISBN 10:

    0452297982

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 04/24/2012
  • Publisher: Plume

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Summary

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 archaeological 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 Picchuis Adams's 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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