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Turn Right At Machu Picchu:Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at aTime
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Mark Adams
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Turn Right At Machu Picchu:Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at aTime

Mark Adams


9781922079954

Text Publishing Company


History;
Travel writing


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304 pages

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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 Adams had 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 Picchu is 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?

By:   Mark Adams
Imprint:   Text Publishing Company
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 133mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   310g
ISBN:   9781922079954
ISBN 10:   1922079952
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   November 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Mark Adams is the author of the acclaimed history Mr. America, which The Washington Post named a Best Book of 2009. A writer for many publications, including GQ, Outside and The New York Times, he lives near New York City with his wife and children.


'Turn Right at Machu Picchu is thoughtful and informative, a wry and genial account rather than the forced jock fest of too many populist, fish-out-of-water narratives.' Weekend Australian 'Frank, funny and informative, Adams delivers the best and worst of travel experiences for the armchair explorer. Verdict: history, adventure and humour in spades.' Courier Mail and Daily Telegraph 'An engaging and sometimes hilarious book.' New York Times Book Review '[An] entirely delightful book.' -- Jonathan Yardley Washington Post 'A serious (and seriously funny) travelogue, a smart and tightly written history, and an investigative report into perhaps the greatest archaeological discovery in the last century.' nationalgeographic.com 'Mark Adams crisscrossed the Andes and has returned with a superb and important tale of adventure and archeology.' -- Sebastian Junger author of the Perfect Storm

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