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    DescriptionWhat happens when an unadventurous adventure writer tries to re-create the original expedition to Machu Picchu? In 1911, Hiram Bingham III climbed into the Andes Mountains of Peru and "discovered" Machu Picchu. While history has recast Bingham as a villain who stole both priceless artifacts and credit for finding the great archeological site, Mark Adams set out to retrace the explorer's perilous path in search of the truth--except he'd written about adventure far more than he'd actually lived it. In fact, he'd never even slept in a tent."Turn Right at Machu Picchu" is Adams' fascinating and funny account of his journey through some of the world's most majestic, historic, and remote landscapes guided only by a hard-as-nails Australian survivalist and one nagging question: Just what "was" Machu Picchu?


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    Title
    Turn Right at Machu Picchu
    Subtitle
    Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Adams
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780452297982
    ISBN 10: 0452297982
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KLSR
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    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
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/LATAME
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000, HIS033000
    B&T Approval Code: A19242000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 95
    B&T Approval Code: A17600000
    DC22: 985/.37, 985.37
    BIC subject category V2: 1KLSR
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: TRV024050
    DC23: 985.37
    LC classification: F3429.1.M3 A43 2012
    BISAC region code: 5.0.10.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: WTH, NHK, WTL
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    Penguin Putnam Inc
    Imprint name
    PLUME
    Publication date
    05 July 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Mark Adams's writing has appeared in "GQ, Outside, The New York Times Magazine, Fortune, Rolling Stone," and "National Geographic Adventure," among other publications. He lives near New York City with his wife and their three sons.
    Review quote
    "[An] entirely delightful book."---Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post