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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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PERU & MACHU PICCHU. Buy these 5 items as a set for $101 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Lost City of the Incas

AND05
Hiram Bingham
Gardners Books
2003
286
1842125850
PAPER
Exploration
1
1
0
0
This first-rate adventure story by the man who brought Machu Picchu to the attention of the world is not just a gripping tale of exploration and archaeology, it also sets the scene for any visitor to the site.
$17.99

Stone Offerings

AND76
Mike Torrey
S.C.B.
2009
144
0981881203
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Torrey captures the dramatic setting, solitude and intricate construction of the Inca site of Machu Picchu in 100 striking color photographs taken over a few days at summer and winter solstice.
$40.00

The Incas

AND03
Carmen Bernard
Harry N. Abrams
1994
192
0810928949
PAPER
Archaeology
1
0
0
0
Featuring archival drawings and photographs, a chronology and chapters on Atahualpa, the Conquistadors and Hiram Bingham, this handy book illuminates the daily lives, monuments and history of the Incas.
$14.95

Insight Guide Peru

PRU01
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2015
368
1780052545
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Panoramic in scope, this illustrated overview brings Peru to life in color photographs and vivid essays on history, archaeology and culture.
$23.99

Inca Trail: Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco Map

PRU28
Lima 2000
Lima 2000
2009
2
9972654133
MAP
Reference
1
0
0
0
This fact-filled map shows the whole of the Sacred Valley, from Cusco to Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu, on one side and, on the reverse, the area surrounding the sanctuary in splendid topographic detail (1:50,000).
$13.95

Archaeological Map of Machu Picchu

PRU23
Wright Water Engineers
2008
1
1586110683
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Ken Wright's foldout color site plan shows the monuments, topography and physical features of the Inca sanctuary with exquisite clarity.
$6.95

Cusco, Peru Trekking Map

PRU141
Lima 2000
Lima 2000
2000
1
9972654559
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
In this color, shaded relief map of Vilcabamba (1:160,000) includes insets of Urubamba and Vilcanota (1:130,000). Includes text in both English and Spanish.
$17.50

Peru Adventure Map

PRU09
National Geographic Society
National Geographic Maps
2011
2
9972654087
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A well-produced, colorful shaded relief map of Peru at a scale of 1:1,500,000.
$11.95

Peru Map

PRU02
Borch Maps
Borch Maps
2014
2
3866091893
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
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.
$11.95

The Inca Trail, Cuzco & Machu Picchu

PRU19
Alexander Stewart
Trailblazer
2013
394
1905864558
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An excellent overview of local culture and history, including chapters on exploring Cuzco, the Sacred Valley and Lima. Fifth edition.
$22.95

Peru, The Cookbook

PRU136
Gaston Acurio
Phaidon Press
2015
400
0714869201
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
A panoramic view of traditional Peruvian cooking, featuring 500 recipes, full-color illustrations and expert information on the roots of Peruvian cuisine. Author Gaston Acurio is a Peruvian celebrity chef and restaurateur.
$49.95

A Sacred Landscape, The Search for Ancient Peru

PRU76
Hugh Thomson
Overlook Press
2008
330
1590200586
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Head-over-heels in love with the adventure, intrigue and bonhomie of archaeology, Hugh Thomson (The White Rock) explores Moches, Chavin, Nasca and other ancient civilizations of Peru. 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.
$16.95

Conquest of the Incas

AND04
John Hemming
Harvest Books
2003
641
0156028263
PAPER
History
0
1
0
0
This classic prize-winning history of the Inca struggle against the Spanish invasion weaves wide-ranging, scholarly material into a gripping narrative.
$25.99

Lima, A Cultural History

PRU60
James Higgins
Oxford University Press
2007
243
0195178904
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An erudite guide to the cultural gems and literary history of Peru's capital city. James Higgins, who specializes in Peruvian literature, covers the scope of the city's history from its pre-Columbian museums, to its conquistador heritage, to its dynamic present.
$35.95

Lines in the Water, Nature and Culture at Lake Titicaca

BOL18
Benjamin Orlove
University of California Press
2002
287
0520229592
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
With the author's photographs and reflections on the relationship of the lake-dwelling fishermen to their environment, this is an illuminating personal account of life in the Andean highlands.
$31.95

The Great Inka Road

SAM205
Ramiro Matos
Smithsonian Institution Press
2015
240
1588344959
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
An astute collection of essays on the "Qhapaq Nan" (the Great Inca Road), covering its engineering, practical uses and the great civilization that built it. Includes more than 225 full-color illustrations.
$40.00

The Last Days of the Incas

PRU77
Kim Macquarrie
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2008
522
0743260503
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MacQuarrie tackles the personality, aspirations and greed of Francisco Pizarro in this vivid account of the conquest of a continent.
$18.00

The Lima Reader, History, Culture, Politics

PRU151
Carlos Aguirre
Duke
2017
344
0822363488
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Drawing together a fine selection of primary sources, this scholarly primer combs through the complexities of Lima, Peru with expert commentary. A tangled metropolis perched at the gray ocean edge of a desert, Lima dates back over 500 years. The authors discuss its rich cultural heritage as well as its present-day social tensions and demographic shifts.
$26.95

Ancient Cuzco, Heartland of the Inca

PRU57
Brian S. Bauer
University of Texas Press
2004
296
0292702795
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
A scholarly overview of the Inca capital, its history and development, by the team leader of the Cuzco Valley Archaeological Project.
$35.00

Art of the Andes, from Chavin to Inca

PRU05
Rebecca Stone-Miller
Thames & Hudson
2012
224
0500203636
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
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.
$24.95

Eight Feet in the Andes

AND07
Dervla Murphy
Gardners Books
2003
274
0719565162
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
The indomitable Murphy treks 1,300 miles through the Andes (with a mule) on the trail of the conquistadors in this spirited account.
$15.95

Machu Picchu, Unveiling the Mystery of the Incas

AND35
Richard L. Burger (Editor), Lucy C. Salazar (Editor)
Yale University Press
2008
256
0300097638
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
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.
$30.00

The Incas

AND83
Adriana von Hagen, Craig Morris
Thames & Hudson
2012
256
0500289441
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
Morris and von Hagen trace the rise and rule of the Inca with authority in this region-by-region survey, reconstructing the finely built palaces and temples of Cusco and life at lavish royal estates like Chinchero and Machu Picchu. With 150 mostly black-and-white photographs and illustrations, including extensive site plans.
$26.95

Turn Right at Machu Picchu

PRU118
Mark Adams
Plume
2012
333
0452297982
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Over his head on an arduous guided trek to Choquequirao and other remote sites, Mark Adams mixes entertaining tales of his adventures (he makes himself out to be quite the accidental explorer) with analysis of the rather grand Hiram Bingham in this light-hearted "following-in-the-footsteps-of" account.
$16.00

Andes

AND81
Michael Jacobs
Counterpoint
2011
576
1582437378
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Jacobs journeys 4,300 miles from Venezuela to Tierra del Fuego in the footsteps of Simon Bolivar, Charles Darwin and other explorers, describing in vivid detail the landscape and diverse cultures of South America.
$24.95

Cloud Forest, A Chronicle of the South American Wilderness

SAM02
Peter Matthiessen
Penguin Putnam
1987
280
0140255079
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
Matthiessen recounts with wit, insight and style his odyssey to the Amazon and Andes, including Machu Picchu and Tierra del Fuego.
$16.00

Life and Death in the Andes, On the Trail of Bandits, Heroes and Revolutionaries

AND87
Kim MacQuarrie
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2015
448
1439168903
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this heartfelt meditation on South America and the Andes, MacQuarrie follows the Andes, hot on the trails of legendary characters like Charles Darwin, Pablo Escobar and Che Guevara.
$17.00

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

AND08
Thornton Wilder
HarperCollins
2014
154
0060757507
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The classic tale of Franciscan missionaries in 18th-century Lima, Peru by the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist. First published in 1927.
$14.99

The Heights of Macchu Picchu

PRU132
Pablo Neruda
Aa Balkema
2014
64
1556594445
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An indispensable contribution to 20th-century poetry, Neruda’s ode to Machu Picchu celebrates the Incan civilization while abhorring that the ancient estate was built by slave labor.
$15.00

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Peru

PRU75
Clive Byers
Ralph Curtis Publishing
2007
144
088359062X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.95

Birds of Peru

PRU55
Tom Schulenberg, Douglas Stotz, John O'Neill, Dan Lane (Illustrator)
Princeton University Press
2010
668
069113023X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
The much-anticipated authoritative field guide by Schulenberg and colleagues at the Field Museum in Chicago, this comprehensive guide, featuring 304 color plates by Dan Lane, covers all 1,792 species of birds recorded in Peru, nearly one-fifth of the world's total.
$49.95

Peru Mammals

PRU73
Rainforest Publications
Rainforest Publications
2005
1888538740
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handy, double-sided laminated card depicting over 60 commonly encountered mammals of Peru. Beautiful and accurate full-color illustrations.
$8.50

Peru, Birds of the Forest

PRU72
Rainforest Publications
Rainforest Publications
2005
1888538775
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handy, double-sided laminated card depicting 100 commonly encountered parrots, motmots, hummingbirds and other forest birds of Peru. We also carry Peru Mammals Guide plastic card. (Item PRU73)
$8.50

Peru, Travellers' Wildlife Guides

PRU30
David L. Pearson, Les Beletsky
Interlink Publishing Group
2004
500
1566565456
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Featuring 500 illustrations of the birds, amphibians, reptiles, mammals and insects of the Amazon, Andes and Pacific Coast.
$29.95

More Books

Tropical Nature

GPS13
Adrian Forsyth, Ken Miyata
Scribner
1984
248
0684187108
PAPER
Natural History
0
1
0
0
Two uncommonly observant and thoughtful field biologists offer a lucid portrait of the tropics through 17 marvelous essays that introduce the habitats, ecology, plants and animals of the Central and South American rainforests.
$16.00

The Incas and their Ancestors, The Archaeology of Peru

AND06
Michael Moseley
Thames & Hudson
2001
288
0500282773
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
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.
$34.95

Peru in Focus

PRU11
Jane Holligan de Diaz-Limaco
Interlink Publishing Group
2006
95
1566562325
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This slim guide focuses on the history of Peru, its cultural heritage and current political, environmental and economic challenges. With maps, photographs and some travel information.
$12.95

The World as You Dream It, Shamanistic Teachings from the Amazon and Andes

AMZ46
John M. Perkins
Inner Traditions
1994
139
0892814594
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A personal account of sometimes hard-to-believe experiences with curanderos (or shamans) in the highlands and Amazon of Ecuador.
$14.95

Lonely Planet Peru

PRU13
Sara Benson
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
576
1743215576
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
In its hallmark style, this comprehensive guide to Peru features a good overview of culture, history and nature, and much nuts-and-bolts information on excursions, accomodations and sightseeing.
$25.99

The Heights of Machu Picchu

AND22
Pablo Neruda, Nathaniel Tarn (Translator)
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
1972
71
0374506485
PAPER
Literature
0
1
0
0
Machu Picchu and the Inca civilization inspired this celebrated epic poem, an expansive and introspective hymn to the Americas by the great Pablo Neruda, winner of the 1971 Nobel Prize in Literature. Bilingual edition
$15.00

Life in the Treetops, Adventures of a Woman in Field Biology

AMZ57
Margaret Lowman
Yale University Press
2000
219
0300084641
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The sprightly memoir of an ecologist who climbs, studies and sleeps in trees for a living, balancing multiple roles of scientist, wife and mom. Margaret Lowman, a pioneer in the ecology of forest tree canopies, continues her story in a second memoir (written with her now-grown sons).
$13.95

501 Spanish Verbs

GEN134
Christopher Kendris
Barron's
2010
728
0764197975
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
The perennial favorite among students of Spanish.
$16.99

Footprint Peru Handbook

PRU27
Footprint Guides
Footprint Handbooks
2015
706
1910120316
FLEXI-BOUND
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A general overview of Peru and practical travel detail on where to go and what to do.
$25.99

Footprint Cuzco & the Inca Heartland Handbook

PRU46
Ben Box, Stephen Frankham
Footprint Handbooks
2011
352
1907263365
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Comprehensive and up-to-date, this exceptional guide covers Cuzco and surroundings, including Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, Tambopata, Manu Park and Lima in detail.
$21.95

Explore the Inca Trail

AND33
Jacquetta Megarry, Roy Davies
Interlink Publishing Group
2011
64
1898481253
FLEXI-BOUND
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A brief, ingeniously designed guide to trekking in the Sacred Valley from Cusco to Machu Picchu with color photographs, a fold-out map of the route, site diagram of Machu Picchu and a camp-to-camp overview of the Inca trail.
$17.95

Conquistadors

SAM48
Michael Wood
University of California Press
2002
288
0520236912
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A lively, illustrated account of the Spanish conquest of the New World by the intrepid writer-filmmaker Michael Wood.
$34.95

Cuzco & Peru South

AND46
ITMB
ITMB
2009
2
1553415655
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This handy map shows roads, ruins and visitor sites in Cusco and the Sacred Valley at 1:110,000 with a map of Peru from north of Lima to Arequipa, Arica, La Paz and the Amazon on the reverse. It includes insets of Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Lima and the Inca Trail.
$12.95

Pimsleur Quick & Simple Spanish

SPN257
Pimsleur Language Method
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2005
0743523555
AUDIO CD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
Four audio CDs with eight 30-minute lessons in basic Spanish, covering elementary vocabulary and phrases used in travel and everyday situations.
$19.95

Culture Smart! Peru

PRU64
John Forrest
Kuperard
2012
168
1857333365
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, well-illustrated and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
$9.95

History of the Inca Realm

AND63
Maria Rostworowski De Diez Canseco
Cambridge University Press
1998
269
0521637597
PAPER
History
0
1
0
0
This scholarly history boasts the most thorough treatment of the pre-Hispanic Incas available in English.
$35.99

Peru, Ecuador Map

AND69
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2014
2
3865740626
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This sturdy, double-sided travel map at a scale of 1: 2.5 million includes insets of Quito and Lima, Cusco and Lake Titicaca.
$13.95

Incas, The Puma's Shadow

AND70
A. B. Daniel
Touchstone
2002
384
0743432746
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The first volume in Daniel's rousing saga of war and romance set in ancient Peru.
$23.99

Machu Picchu Revealed

PRU91
Ruth M. Wright
Johnson Books
2008
128
1555664245
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Wright's handsome little tribute to Machu Picchu includes not only gorgeous color photographs but also a map, color rendering and suggestions for exploring the site.
$16.95

Monuments of the Incas

AND73
John Hemming
W. W. Norton & Company
2010
288
0500051631
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
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.
$45.00

Cradle of Gold, The Story of Hiram Bingham

PRU106
Chris Heaney
St. Martins
2011
272
0230112048
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Chris Heaney turns his research in Peru and in the archives into a moving tale of discovery, focusing not just on the charismatic explorer and politician (he was a Connecticut Senator) but also on the controversy surrounding the artifacts Bingham shipped (some say smuggled) home to the Peabody Museum.
$22.00

Moon Machu Picchu

PRU115
Ben Westwood
Avalon Travel Publishing
2016
230
1631213857
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide in the Moon series, packed not only with travel necessities (hotels, restaurants, sights), but also with a good overview of the history of the region.
$19.99

Hiking and Biking Peru's Inca Trails

PRU134
Will Janecek
Cicerone
2013
284
1852846313
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Utilizing seven quiet Inca roads and trails with access to Machu Picchu, this guide offers a range of half-, full- and multi-day mountain biking and hiking routes. Includes many previously unpublished routes that open up a world of spectacular scenery and archaeological richness.
$24.95

Birds of Peru

PRU135
Robert Dean (Illustrator)
Rainforest Publications
2014
1888538473
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A fold-out field guide to the birds of Peru. At 7in x 11in, it's easy to fit on your pocket. Double-sided and laminated to withstand the elements.
$8.50

Frommer's Easyguide to Lima, Cuzco and Machu Picchu

PRU144
Nicholas Gill
Frommer's
2016
320
1628872462
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, practical guide to the region with excellent recommendations for hotels, restaurants and excursions. With two-color maps throughout.
$14.95

Ancient People of the Andes

AND88
Michael A. Malpass
Cornell University Press
2016
304
1501703218
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Providing in-depth coverage of prehistoric Andean societies, this well-illustrated gift book is filled with the latest findings of archaeology and ethno-history while tackling big questions about civilization itself.
$149.95

Pocket Photo Guide to the Birds of Peru

PRU150
Clive Byers
Bloomsbury USA
2017
144
1472932161
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
With clear color photographs and brief, authoritative descriptions Bloomsbury's field guide to Peru depicts 252 of the country's most common birds with clear color photographs and brief descriptions. The book easily slips in a pocket or daypack.
$16.00

For Kids

Secret of the Andes

AND19
Ann Nolan Clark, Jean Charlot (Illustrator)
Viking
1970
120
0140309268
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
In this novel for pre-teens, a native boy in Peru goes on a magical discovery of his roots, learning much about Inca tradition. A Newbery Award-winning book first published in 1952.
$6.99

Lost City, The Discovery of Machu Picchu

PRU51
Ted Lewin
Penguin Putnam
2003
48
0399233024
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Caldecott-winning author Ted Lewin traveled in the footsteps of the 1911 explorer for this captivating tale of Hiram Bingham and the discovery of Machu Picchu, geared for ages 9-12. With detailed watercolor illustrations of Cuzco, the Urubamba Valley and Machu Picchu, it will appeal to the whole family.
$17.99

Machu Picchu, The Story of the Amazing Inkas and Their City in the Clouds

PRU52
Elizabeth Mann
Mikaya Press
2006
48
1931414106
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This absorbing, colorful tale follows the settlement, growth and eventual collapse of Machu Picchu and the Inca Empire. Straightforward text and stylized full-color illustrations face each other across the page.
$12.95

Prisoners of the Sun

PRU94
Herge
Little Brown and Company
1975
62
0316358436
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
In this 14th adventure, Tintin, Snowy and Captain Haddock follow the trail to an ancient Inca stronghold high in the Peruvian Andes in search of Professor Calculus, kidnapped by the locals. Many complications ensue.
$11.99

You Wouldn't Want to Be an Inca Mummy!

AND72
Colin Hynson
Franklin Watts
2007
32
0531139263
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The hilarious illustrations and light-hearted tone, helpful hints and glossary in this popular series for ages 7-10 will entice even reluctant readers.
$9.95

20 Fun Facts About Machu Picchu

PRU133
Janey Levy
Aa Balkema
2014
32
1482404559
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Heavily illustrated with color photos, maps and cutaway drawings, this introduction to Machu Picchu and the Incas is geared towards young readers.
$10.50

Llamas

BST243
Mary R. Dunn
Aa Balkema
2012
24
1429675888
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A fun introduction to llamas that teaches children ages 4 to 8 about the animal’s habitat and traits with simple prose and photographs.
$26.65

Addison Cooke and the Treasure of the Incas

PRU149
Jonathan Stokes
Philomel
2016
336
0399173773
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Addison Cooke’s uncle is a world-famous researcher who discovers the first clue that leads to Incan treasure. After his uncle is kidnapped, the 12-year-old Addison and his friends must decipher the ancient clues and embark on an exciting adventure throughout South America to outsmart the kidnappers and save the treasure.
$16.99