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The Moche

by Garth Bawden

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 1999
  • PAPER
  • 375 PAGES

A comprehensive, scholarly overview of the ancient Moche civilization of northern coastal Peru. These are the people, known for their architecture, ceramics and metallurgy, who built Sipan in the first centuries A.D. (PRU56, $44.95)

A Sacred Landscape, The Search for Ancient Peru

A Sacred Landscape, The Search for Ancient Peru

by Hugh Thomson

  • HISTORY
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 330 PAGES

Hugh Thomson travels all over Peru with his archaeologist pals, visiting Moche, Chavin, Nasca and other ancient sites in this thrilling account of adventure. His tale is bracketed by an account of his discoveries with Gary Ziegler at Llactapata, a newly excavated observatory barely two miles from Machu Picchu and essentially lost since Bingham happened upon the place in 1912. He concludes with wise words by John Hemming, "Anyone can find a ruin in the jungle; but it can take a lifetime to understand what you have found." (PRU76, $16.95)

Insight Guide Peru

Insight Guide Peru

by Insight Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 368 PAGES

Panoramic in scope, this illustrated overview brings Peru to life in color photographs and vivid essays on history, archaeology and culture. (PRU01, $24.99)

Peru Map

Peru Map

by Borch Maps

  • 2012
  • MAP

A detailed laminated relief map of Peru at a scale of 1:1,750,000. This is a very clear, colorful map, which also features detailed insets of Lima and Cuzco and even a site plan of Machu Picchu. (PRU02, $10.95)

 
An Inca Account of the Conquest of Peru

An Inca Account of the Conquest of Peru


by Titu Cusi Yupanqui

  • HISTORY
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 166 PAGES

The Inca Diego de Castro Titu Cusi Yupanqui's account of the cataclysmic events that took place in the Andes in the 16th century, as told to a Spanish missionary in 1570 and translated by Ralph Bauer, who provides the introduction and annotations. (AND62, $21.95)

Conquest of the Incas

Conquest of the Incas


by John Hemming

  • HISTORY
  • 1970
  • PAPER
  • 641 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

This classic prize-winning history of the Inca struggle against the Spanish invasion weaves wide-ranging, scholarly material into a gripping narrative. (AND04, $25.00)

Royal Tombs of Sipan

Royal Tombs of Sipan


by Walter Alva

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1993
  • PAPER
  • 229 PAGES

This thoroughly illustrated, authoritative overview of Moche culture, pottery and iconography was originally conceived as the companion book to a traveling exhibition. (PRU06, $35.00)

The Last Days of the Incas

The Last Days of the Incas


by Kim MacQuarrie

  • HISTORY
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 522 PAGES

MacQuarrie tackles the personality, aspirations and greed of Francisco Pizarro in this vivid account of the conquest of a continent. (PRU77, $18.00)

The Peru Reader, History, Culture, Politics

The Peru Reader, History, Culture, Politics


by Orin Starn

  • HISTORY
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 524 PAGES

Lively and literate, this meaty anthology ranges from historical accounts to modern analysis. (PRU04, $28.95)

Woven Stories, Andean Textiles and Rituals

Woven Stories, Andean Textiles and Rituals


by Andrea Heckman

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2003
  • HARD COVER
  • 214 PAGES

This illustrated survey focuses on Quechua textiles, traditions, designs and daily life in the Andes, specifically in the high country surrounding Ausangate, 85 miles southeast of Cuzco. (AND43, $45.00)

Art of the Andes, from Chavin to Inca

Art of the Andes, from Chavin to Inca


by Rebecca Stone-Miller

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

This authoritative and concise illustrated survey of Andean art and architecture covers not only Machu Picchu and additional Inca monuments, but also Chan Chan, Nasca and other archaeological sites and cultures. (PRU05, $21.95)

Machu Picchu, Unveiling the Mystery of the Incas

Machu Picchu, Unveiling the Mystery of the Incas


by Richard L. Burger | Lucy C. Salazar

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

Burger and Salazar vividly evoke the art, architecture, culture and society of Machu Picchu in this illustrated, up-to-date survey. With Hiram Bingham's original report, archival and modern photographs and excellent chapters on recent archaeology at the site. (AND35, $30.00)

Monuments of the Incas

Monuments of the Incas


by John Hemming

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2010
  • HARD COVER
  • 288 PAGES

John Hemming (Conquest of the Incas) brings the story of the Inca up to date in this revised edition of his classic photographic overview, featuring Edward Ranney's exquisitely detailed, large format black-and-white photographs of Inca sites from Ingapirca to Incallacta. (AND73, $45.00)

New Perspectives on Moche Political Organization


by Luis Jaime Castillo B.

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2010
  • HARD COVER
  • 388 PAGES

Based on a set of papers presented by sixteen international scholars at the Dumbarton Oaks Pre-Columbian Studies symposium held in Lima, Peru, in 2004, these essays by leading scholars tackle Moche religion, political structure and power. (PRU109, $45.00)

Palaces of the Ancient New World


by Susan Evans | Joanne Pillsbury

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 416 PAGES

The result of a landmark symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, October 10-11, 1998, this abundantly illustrated book covers elite residences from Aztec palaces, painted tombs of Oaxaca, the structures at Tikal and Copan to the Inca and Andes. (SAM155, $19.95)

The Incas and their Ancestors, The Archaeology of Peru

The Incas and their Ancestors, The Archaeology of Peru


by Michael Moseley

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

An outstanding illustrated survey of the archaeology of the Inca, Moche and Nasca civilizations. With hundreds of color illustrations and line drawings, it's an in-depth look at the ancient cultures and history of Peru. A great general introduction. (AND06, $34.95)

Cloud Road

Cloud Road


by John Harrison

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 388 PAGES
  • CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

A captivating account of a 1,500-mile journey along the Andes from Ecuador to Peru. Mostly on foot, either alone or with his girlfriend Elaine, sometimes by bus and, partly in the company of the obstreperous donkey Dapple, Harrison weaves a tale of the people he meets with history and lore. (SAM154, $14.95)

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

The Bridge of San Luis Rey


by Thornton Wilder

  • LITERATURE
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 154 PAGES

The classic tale of Franciscan missionaries in 18th-century Lima, Peru by the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist. First published in 1927. (AND08, $14.99)

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Peru

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Peru


by Clive Byers

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES

This handy shirt pocket guide samples 252 species of common and spectacular birds of Lima, Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Manu and other popular destinations. Each gets a large color photograph and description but, alas, no range map. (PRU75, $15.95)

Birds of Peru

Birds of Peru


by Tom Schulenberg | Dan Stotz | John O'Neill | Dan Lane

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 668 PAGES

Gorgeously illustrated, this authoritative guide covers nearly 20 percent of the world's birds. (PRU55, $45.00)

Peruvian Wildlife

Peruvian Wildlife


by Barry Walker

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

Written by resident bird legend Barry Walker and two colleagues, this compact photo guide introduces the habitats, plants, birds and animals of the Central Andes. (PRU71, $26.99)

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