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Trekking Peru's Sacred Mountain

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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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The Incas

AND03
Carmen Bernard
Harry N. Abrams
1994
192
0810928949
PAPER
Archaeology
0
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

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

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

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

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

Lonely Planet Quechua Phrasebook

PRU36
Serafin M. Coronel-Molina
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
228
1743211910
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This shirt-pocket guide is a surprisingly thorough introduction to not just the language but also the customs and culture of the Andes.
$9.99

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 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

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

'Tambo, Life in an Andean Village

PRU38
Julia Meyerson
University of Texas Press
1990
297
0292780788
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A field journal, ethnographic in its detail, of an American artist's year among the Quechua peoples in the Peruvian Andes with her anthropologist husband.
$30.00

The Andes

AND74
Jason Wilson
Oxford University Press
2009
266
0195386353
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Starting out in Cuzco, heart of the Inca Empire, Wilson spreads north and south along the Andes, including excerpts from South American literary giants, travelers and his own impressions.
$17.95

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 Peru Reader, History, Culture, Politics

PRU04
Orin Starn
Duke
2005
524
0822336499
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Lively and literate, this meaty anthology ranges from historical accounts to modern analysis.
$29.95

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

Touching the Void

AND78
Brendan Mackey (Director)
Baker & Taylor Video
2007
6308465003
DVD
Exploration
0
0
0
1
The documentary adaptation of Joe Simpson’s harrowing memoir combines interviews with Simpson and his climbing partner Simon Yates with reenactments filmed in the Andes and the Alps.
$14.98

Touching the Void

AND37
Joe Simpson
HarperCollins Publishers
2004
218
0060730552
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The harrowing tale of a climb gone badly wrong and Simpson's near miraculous survival in the Andes.
$15.99

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

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

Peruvian Wildlife

PRU71
Barry Walker
Bradt Publications
2007
144
1841621676
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
1
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.
$26.99

More Books

The Discovery and Conquest of Peru

AND25
Pedro de Cieza de Leon
Duke
1999
501
0822321467
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A detailed account of the Spanish occupation of Peru, told by a seasoned Spanish chronicler who interviewed living witnesses years after the events involved. Perhaps the most thorough of the contemporary chronicles told from the point of view of the conquerors.
$31.95

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

The Monkey's Paw, New Chronicles from Peru

PRU24
Robin Kirk
University of Massachusetts Press
1997
215
1558491090
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A fascinating, multi-faceted portrait of the nation as shown through the travels and interviews of journalist Robin Kirk in Peru of the 1980s and 1990s.
$24.95

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

Peruvian Traditions

PRU79
Ricardo Palma
Oxford University Press
2004
263
0195159098
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Palma (1833-1919) sketches the history, traditions and culture of the Incas and colonial Peru in this collection of legends and tales.
$24.99

For Kids

Spanish Flash Cards

GEN203
Inc. Berlitz International
Berlitz
2016
50
1780044658
BOXED
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A standard playing card-size deck of 50 nicely illustrated flashcards geared for younger children. Each card features a colorful illustration with the Spanish word on the reverse.
$8.99

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.
$5.99