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    DescriptionIn every atlas there is a country missing from the maps of South America: the Andean nation. For five months John Harrison journeys through this secret country, walking alone into remote villages where he is the first gringo the inhabitants have ever seen, and where life continues as if Columbus had never sailed. He lives at over 10,000 feet for most of the trip, following the great road of the Incas: the Camino Real, or Royal Road. Hand built over 500 years ago, it crosses the most difficult and dangerous mountains in all the Americas, diving into sweltering canyons and soaring up into the snows. 1500 miles, half of it on foot, takes him from the Equator to Cuzco and the most magical city of all: Machu Picchu. He is attacked, gets lost and is trapped by floods, but only when he goes home does he lose what he wants most.

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    Cloud Road
    A Journey Through the Inca Heartland
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Harrison
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 350
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 212 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    ISBN 13: 9781906998127
    ISBN 10: 1906998124

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KLS
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23690
    B&T General Subject: 800
    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 94
    Ingram Subject Code: TR
    Libri: I-TR
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 50
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 91
    LC classification: F
    Abridged Dewey: 918
    BIC subject category V2: 1KLS
    DC22: 918.044
    BISAC V2.8: TRV024050
    BISAC region code:
    Thema V1.0: WTH
    Illustrations note
    col. Illustrations, ports.
    Parthian Books
    Imprint name
    Parthian Books
    Publication date
    01 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    John Harrison is the author of "Where the Earth Ends."
    Review quote
    "This is a must read for those who want to get below the surface and find out about the real Peru. ... [Harrison] brings to life the landscape he treks through... 4/5" -- Lonely Planet "...a lyrical and sharply observed account..." -- J. P. O' Malley "His writing is honest, raw and beautiful, on a par with Jonathan Raban and Oliver Sacks as a great travel writer." -- Gwales "[While] Cloud Road is a saddleful of laughs ... [Harrison] guides us elegantly through the politics of the Inca, Moche and Canari peoples..." -- New Welsh Review