Sacred Landscape The Search for Ancient Peru

ISBN-10: 1590200586
ISBN-13: 9781590200582
Edition: N/A
Authors: Hugh Thomson
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Description: From the lines of the Nasca to the temple-cult of Chavin and the great pyramids of the coast, many of the extraordinary cultures of ancient Peru have only just started to give up their secrets in the last few years.

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Publisher: Overlook Press, The
Publication date: 5/27/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

From the lines of the Nasca to the temple-cult of Chavin and the great pyramids of the coast, many of the extraordinary cultures of ancient Peru have only just started to give up their secrets in the last few years.

Dr Sarah Brewer qualified from Cambridge University with degrees in Natural Sciences, Medicine and Surgery. After working in general practice and sexual health, she now specializes in health communication and is the author of 50 popular self-help books. Sarah was voted Health Journalist of the Year in 2002 and is also a registered nutritionist.Hugh Thomson is an unusual combination of writer, film-maker and explorer. Hugh has led many expeditions to Peru, starting in 1982 when he was 21, and has now become one of Britain's foremost modern explorers of Inca settlements. His recent memoir Tequila Oil: Getting Lost in Mexico describes his early experiences travelling through that country and his interest in the Maya.

List of Illustrations
Maps
Chronology of Cultures in Ancient Peru
Introduction
Chasing Hiram Bingham to Llactapata
The Incas and the Andean Legacy
Caral: the Beginning of Peruvian Civilisation
The Pyramids of the Moche
Chavin: at the Heart of the Labyrinth
The Sacred Valley
Reclaiming the Desert: the Nasca
The Huari: the People of the White Buildings
The Island of the Sun
A Parliament of Bears: Qoyllurit'i
Return to Llactapata: Machu Picchu's Observatory
Glossary
Notes and References
Select Bibliography
Index

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