Turn Right at Machu Picchu
  • Author : Mark Adams
  • Release Date : 30 June 2011
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Genre : Travel
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 13 : 9781101535400
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Book excerpt: THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING TRAVEL MEMOIR 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 archeological site, Mark Adams set out to retrace the explorer’s perilous path in search of the truth—except he’d 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’ 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?

Turn Right at Machu Picchu

Turn Right at Machu Picchu

Author : Mark Adams
Publisher : Penguin
Genre : Travel
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING TRAVEL MEMOIR 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 ...

Turn Right at Machu Picchu

Turn Right at Machu Picchu

Author : Mark Adams
Publisher : Text Publishing
Genre : Travel
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Mark Adams—an American travel and adventure writer who is, ironically, an inept and out of shape outdoorsman—hires an irascible Australian expat guide to help him retrace the footsteps of controversial explorer Hiram Bingham and answer the question: what was the purpose of Machu Picchu? A very entertaining, funny ...

Turn Right at Machu Picchu

Turn Right at Machu Picchu

Author : Mark Adams
Publisher : Text Publishing
Genre : Travel
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Turn Right at Machu Picchu is a fascinating and funny account of a 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: what was the purpose of Machu Picchu?...

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Publisher : Dutton
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