The White Rock

The White Rock

An Exploration of the Inca Heartland

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Penguin Putnam
With the backdrop of the ever-intriguing Andes mountains, The White Rock, Hugh Thomson’s intoxicating history of the Inca people and their heartland, is a thrilling mix of information and adventure. The author, an acclaimed documentary filmmaker and explorer, expertly weaves accounts of his own discoveries and brushes with danger with the history of those who preceded him—including the explorer Hiram Bingham, who discovered Machu Picchu; the twentieth century South American photographer, Martín Chambi; the poet Pablo Neruda; and the Spanish conquistadores who destroyed the Inca civilization—and the eccentric characters he meets on his travels.

WW Norton
More than twenty years ago, acclaimeddocumentary filmmaker and explorer Hugh Thomson first set off into the Peruviancloud forest on foot, to find a ruin called Llactapata which, although it hadbeen discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1912, had been "lost" again.
With the backdrop of the ever-intriguing Andes mountains, The White Rock, Hugh Thomson’s intoxicating history of the Inca people and their heartland, is a thrilling mix of information and adventure. The author, an acclaimed documentary filmmaker and explorer, expertly weaves accounts of his own discoveries and brushes with danger with the history of those who preceded him—including the explorer Hiram Bingham, who discovered Machu Picchu; the twentieth century South American photographer, Martín Chambi; the poet Pablo Neruda; and the Spanish conquistadores who destroyed the Inca civilization—and the eccentric characters he meets on his travels.

Baker & Taylor
The documentary traveler traces his rediscovery of the Llactapata ruin and what he learned about Incan civilization from his explorations there and through his research with local archaeologists. 15,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

The documentary traveler traces his rediscovery of the Llactapata ruin and what he learned about Incan civilization from his explorations there and through his research with local archaeologists.

Publisher: Woodstock, NY : Overlook Press, 2003
ISBN: 9781585673551
1585673552
Characteristics: xviii, 316 p., [24] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm

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