Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time (Paperback)

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    Mark Adams's writing has appeared in GQ, Outside, The New York Times Magazine, Fortune, Rolling Stone, andNational Geographic Adventure, among other publications. He lives near New York City with his wife and their three sons.

    What 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 whatwas Machu Picchu?

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    ISBN 9780452297982
    Genre TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues
    Format Paperback
    Pages 333
    Publisher Date 2012-04-24 00:00:00.0
    Publisher E P Dutton
    Copyright Year 2011
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.65 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Adams, Mark
    Country of Origin United States
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