Making Machu Picchu


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Making Machu Picchu

Making Machu Picchu Author by : Mark Rice
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2018-08-17
Publisher by : UNC Press Books
ISBN : 9781469643540
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Speaking at a 1913 National Geographic Society gala, Hiram Bingham III, the American explorer celebrated for finding the "lost city" of the Andes two years earlier, suggested that Machu Picchu "is an awful name, but it is well worth remembering." Millions of travelers have since followed Bingham's advice. When Bingham first encountered Machu Picchu, the site was an obscure ruin. Now designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Machu Picchu is the focus of Peru's tourism economy. Mark Rice's history of Machu Picchu in the twentieth century—from its "discovery" to today's travel boom—reveals how
Category: History

Making Machu Picchu

Making Machu Picchu Author by : Mark Rice
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2018-10-08
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ISBN : 1469643529
File Size : 43,7 Mb
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Speaking at a 1913 National Geographic Society gala, Hiram Bingham III, the American explorer celebrated for finding the "lost city" of the Andes two years earlier, suggested that Machu Picchu "is an awful name, but it is well worth remembering." Millions of travelers have since followed Bingham's advice. When Bingham first encountered Machu Picchu, the site was an obscure ruin. Now designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Machu Picchu is the focus of Peru's tourism economy. Mark Rice's history of Machu Picchu in the twentieth century--from its "discovery" to today's travel boom--reveals how M
Category: History

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
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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

Turn Right At Machu Picchu

Turn Right At Machu Picchu Author by : Mark Adams
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2013-01-02
Publisher by : Text Publishing
ISBN : 9781922079954
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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 and erudite armchair travel book about Peru that has drawn favourable comparisons with the work of Bill Bryson and John McPhee. A New York Times and Los Angeles Times bestseller. Reprinted seven times in paperback in the US (to date, August 2012). View the photos of Mark's journey
Category: Travel
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