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".Biografía del autor:
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. Hugh Thomson's previous books include The White Rock: An Exploration of the Inca Heartland and Nanda Devi, a journey to a usually inaccessible part of the Himalayas. He has led many research expeditions to Peru. He is also a film-maker and has won many awards for his documentaries, which include Indian Journeys with William Dalrymple, and Dancing in the Street: A Rock and Roll History. He lives in Oxfordshire. More details can be seen at www.thewhiterock.co.uk
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Descripción Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110297607596
Descripción Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0297607596