Lost City Of The Incas

Author : Hiram Bingham
ISBN : 1842125850
Genre : History
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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. 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 feet above the torrent of the Urubamba 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 and memorable discovery, which he describes in his bestselling book LOST CITY OF THE INCAS.
Category: History

Historical Dictionary Of Architecture

Author : Allison Lee Palmer
ISBN : 9781442263093
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 30.5 MB
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This dictionary provides a historical overview of the major architectural developments and styles, building materials and types, major structures and locations, sites and architects. Historical eras like ancient Egyptian architecture and the Renaissance in Europe and movements such as Art Deco are covered. Materials discussed range from concrete, stone, glass and wood, while types of structures include architectural inventions such as the arch and dome to building types from monasteries and mosques to museums and skyscrapers. Major structures highlighted in this volume include not only great achievements such as Hagia Sophia and the Eiffel Tower, but also important sites such as the Great Zimbabwe and Angkor Wat, found on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. General geographical areas are also covered, such as African and Russian architecture. Noted architects include theorists from the ancient Chinese engineer Yu Hao Roman engineer Vitruvius to many current architects such as Zaha Hadid and Santiago Calatrava, with a focus on architects who have enjoyed lasting fame through history or have won international prizes such as the Pritzker Architecture Prize. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Architecture contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on architects, famous structures, types of materials, and the different architectural styles. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about architecture.
Category: Architecture

Moon Machu Picchu

Author : Ryan Dubé
ISBN : 9781631213861
Genre : Travel
File Size : 28.39 MB
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Moon Travel Guides: The Trip of a Lifetime This jewel of Peru and heart of the lost Inca empire makes for a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Moon Machu Picchu is a comprehensive, honest guide to making the most out of your adventure. What You'll Discover in Moon Machu Picchu: Strategic trekking guides, including two or four days on the Inca Trail, five days on the Salcantay trek, and the Inca Jungle Trail Essential information on agencies, tour guides, porters, dining, accommodations, deciding when and where to go, and making reservations A guide to hazards, precautions, and gear, and tips for avoiding altitude sickness Focused coverage of stopovers in Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Lima Unique ideas beyond the beaten path: Explore seldom-seen ruins like the Ollantaytambo Temple, and visit remote Quechua-speaking villages. Go horseback riding on a caballo de paso in the Sacred Valley, mountain biking to the hilltop fortress of Sacsayhuamán, or set up camp on the wild river banks after a day of rafting on the Río Apurímac Transportation advice: tips on finding the best airfares and getting around by bus, train, taxi, car or motorcycle rental, and even hitchhiking Thorough background information on the landscape, wildlife, plants, culture, history, and customs Handy tools including a Spanish phrasebook, visa information, volunteer opportunities, and tips for seniors, families with children, women traveling alone, and LGBTQ+ travelers Expert perspective from Lima resident Ryan Dubé A full-color foldout map of the region, with vibrant photos and additional maps throughout With Moon Machu Picchu's expert insight, practical advice, and insider tips, you can forge your own path. Exploring the rest of the country? Try Moon Lima or Moon Peru. Doing a tour of South America? Try Moon Colombia or Moon Patagonia.
Category: Travel

Three Stones Make A Wall

Author : Eric H. Cline
ISBN : 9781400884612
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 21.73 MB
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In 1922, Howard Carter peered into Tutankhamun's tomb for the first time, the only light coming from the candle in his outstretched hand. Urged to tell what he was seeing through the small opening he had cut in the door to the tomb, the Egyptologist famously replied, "I see wonderful things." Carter's fabulous discovery is just one of the many spellbinding stories told in Three Stones Make a Wall. Written by Eric Cline, an archaeologist with more than thirty seasons of excavation experience, Three Stones Make a Wall traces the history of archaeology from an amateur pursuit to the cutting-edge science it is today by taking the reader on a tour of major archaeological sites and discoveries, from Pompeii to Petra, Troy to the Terracotta Warriors, and Mycenae to Megiddo and Masada. Cline brings to life the personalities behind these digs, including Heinrich Schliemann, the former businessman who excavated Troy, and Mary Leakey, whose discoveries advanced our understanding of human origins. The discovery of the peoples and civilizations of the past is presented in vivid detail, from the Hittites and Minoans to the Inca, Aztec, and Moche. Along the way, the book addresses the questions archaeologists are asked most often: How do you know where to dig? How are excavations actually done? How do you know how old something is? Who gets to keep what is found? Taking readers from the pioneering digs of the eighteenth century to the exciting new discoveries being made today, Three Stones Make a Wall is a lively and essential introduction to the story of archaeology.
Category: Social Science

Save As Digital Memories

Author : J. Garde-Hansen
ISBN : 9780230239418
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 78.97 MB
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This groundbreaking and truly interdisciplinary collection of essays examines how digital media technologies require us to rethink established conceptualisations of human memory in terms of its discourses, forms and practices.
Category: Social Science

Moon Peru

Author : Ryan Dubé
ISBN : 9781612386225
Genre : Travel
File Size : 82.24 MB
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This full-color guide to Peru includes vibrant photos and helpful planning maps. Lima resident Ryan Dubé (along with helpful Machu Picchu expert Ben Westwood) offers an insider's view of Peru, from exploring the churches and artisan neighborhoods of Cusco to avoiding the crowds at Machu Picchu and picnicking on the wilderness beach of Reserva Nacional Paracas. Dubé also includes unique trip ideas like Beer, Anyone? and Archaeology Intensive. Complete with details on trekking the Inca Trail, exploring the Amazon, and attending Mistura (Latin America's largest food festival) in Lima, Moon Peru gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
Category: Travel

World Heritage Sites And Tourism

Author : Laurent Bourdeau
ISBN : 9781134784301
Genre : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
File Size : 77.93 MB
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Not all World Heritage Sites have people living within or close by their boundaries, but many do. The designation of World Heritage status brings a new dimension to the functioning of local communities and particularly through tourism. Too many tourists accentuated by the World Heritage label, or in some cases not enough tourists, despite anticipation of increased numbers, can act to disrupt and disturb relations within a community and between communities. Either way, tourism can be seen as a form of activity that can generate interest and concern as it is played out within World Heritage Sites. But the relationships that World Heritage Sites and their consequent tourism share with communities are not just a function of the number of tourists. The relationships are complex and ever changing as the communities themselves change and are built upon long-standing and wider contextual factors that stretch beyond tourism. This volume, drawing upon a wide range of international cases relating to some 33 World Heritage Sites, reveals the multiple dimensions of the relations that exist between the sites and local communities. The designation of the sites can create, obscure and heighten the power relations between different parts of a community, between different communities and between the tourism and the heritage sector. Increasingly, the management of World Heritage is not only about the management of buildings and landscapes but about managing the communities that live and work in or near them.
Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Missing In Machu Picchu

Author : Cecilia Velastegui
ISBN : 9780985176945
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 53.66 MB
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High in the Andes Mountains on the legendary Inca Trail, four thirty-something professional women embark on an adventure to help them confront their online dating dependencyonly to find themselves victims to a predator s ruse, and in a fight for their very lives. Only two indigenous women and their ancestor mummy can rescue them."
Category: Fiction