In 1911 Hiram Bingham, a pre-historian with a love of exotic destinations, set out to Peru in search of the legendary city of Vilcabamba, capital city of the last Inca ruler, Manco Inca. With a combination of doggedness and good fortune he stumbled on the perfectly preserved ruins of Machu Picchu perched on a cloud-capped ledge 2000 ft above the torrent of the Urumbamba River. The buildings were of white granite, exquisitely carved blocks each higher than a man. Bingham had not, as it turned out, found Vilcabamba but he had nevertheless made an astonishing discovery which he described in his best-selling book LOST CITY OF THE INCAS.
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First published in the 1950s, this is a classic account of the discovery in 1911 of the lost city of Machu Picchu, now beautifully illustrated with contemporary modern photographs.L'autore:
Hugh Thomson, the editor of this edition, is a travel writer and documentary film maker living in Bristol. His first book, THE WHITE ROCK, is published by W&N in August 2001.
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Descrizione libro Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110297607596
Descrizione libro Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0297607596