Framing A Lost City

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Framing A Lost City

Framing A Lost City Author by : Amy Cox Hall
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2017-11-22
Publisher by : University of Texas Press
ISBN : 9781477313688
File Size : 53,5 Mb
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When Hiram Bingham, a historian from Yale University, first saw Machu Picchu in 1911, it was a ruin obscured by overgrowth whose terraces were farmed a by few families. A century later, Machu Picchu is a UNESCO world heritage site visited by more than a million tourists annually. This remarkable transformation began with the photographs that accompanied Bingham's article published in National Geographic magazine, which depicted Machu Picchu as a lost city discovered. Focusing on the practices, technologies, and materializations of Bingham's three expeditions to Peru (1911, 1912, 1914–1915),
Category: History

Invisible Cities

Invisible Cities Author by : Italo Calvino
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2013-08-12
Publisher by : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN : 9780544133204
File Size : 50,5 Mb
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“Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else.” — from Invisible Cities In a garden sit the aged Kublai Khan and the young Marco Polo — Mongol emperor and Venetian traveler. Kublai Khan has sensed the end of his empire coming soon. Marco Polo diverts his host with stories of the cities he has seen in his travels around the empire: cities and memory, cities and desire, cities and designs, cities and the dead, cities and the sky, trading cit
Category: Fiction

Lost City Radio

Lost City Radio Author by : Daniel Alarcon
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2009-10-13
Publisher by : Harper Collins
ISBN : 0061748706
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For ten years, Norma has been the on-air voice of consolation and hope for the Indians in the mountains and the poor from the barrios—a people broken by war's violence. As the host of Lost City Radio, she reads the names of those who have disappeared—those whom the furiously expanding city has swallowed. Through her efforts lovers are reunited and the lost are found. But in the aftermath of the decadelong bloody civil conflict, her own life is about to forever change—thanks to the arrival of a young boy from the jungle who provides a cryptic clue to the fate of Norma's vanished husband.
Category: Fiction

Boomtown Saloons

Boomtown Saloons Author by : Kelly J. Dixon
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2006-12-01
Publisher by : University of Nevada Press
ISBN : 9780874176391
File Size : 55,9 Mb
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The image of Old West saloons as sites of violence and raucous entertainment has been perpetuated by film and legend, but the true story of such establishments is far more complex. In Boomtown Saloons, archaeologist Kelly J. Dixon recounts the excavation of four historic saloon sites in Nevada’s Virginia City, one of the West’s most important boomtowns, and shows how the physical traces of this handful of disparate drinking places offer a new perspective on authentic life in the mining West. During the second half of the nineteenth century, the Comstock Lode’s mineral wealth attracted pe
Category: History
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