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

Mark Adams



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Text Publishing Company
28 November 2012
History; Travel writing
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:   28 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.

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

'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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