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The White Rock

An Exploration of the Inca Heartland

One man goes in search of the lost cities of the Amazon in the Inca heartland.

The lost cities of South America have always exercised a powerful hold on the popular imagination. The ruins of the Incas and other pre-Colombian civilisations are scattered over thousands of miles of still largely uncharted territory, particularly in the Eastern Andes, where the mountains fall away towards the Amazon.

Twenty-five years ago, Hugh Thomson set off into the cloud-forest on foot to find a ruin that had been carelessly lost again after its initial discovery. Into his history of the Inca Empire he weaves the story of his adventures as he travelled to the most remote Inca cities. It is also the story of the great explorers in whose footsteps he followed, such as Hiram Bingham and Gene Savoy.

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Hugh Thomson has led many research expeditions to Peru, about which he has written an acclaimed series of books: THE WHITE ROCK, and its sequel, COCHINEAL RED. TEQUILA OIL saw him return to South America after 30 years and was serialised by BBC Radio 4 as their Book of the Week. He has also edited Hiram Bingham's classic account of the discovery of Machu Picchu, LOST CITY OF THE INCAS. An expedition to a usually inaccessible part of the Himalayas and the source of a legend resulted in NANDA DEVI: A JOURNEY TO THE LAST SANCTUARY. 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.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 416
Erscheinungsdatum 06.06.2002
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-7538-1358-4
Verlag Phoenix
Maße (L/B/H) 19,7/12,9/2,7 cm
Gewicht 390 g
Buch (Taschenbuch, Englisch)
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