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Turn Right at Machu Picchu Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time

ISBN-10: 0452297982

ISBN-13: 9780452297982

Edition: 2012

Authors: Mark Adams

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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 archaeological 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 Picchuis Adams's 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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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/24/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.29" wide x 7.99" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Mark Adams is an American journalist and bestselling author. His work has appeared in numerous national publications, including: EPSN: The Magazine, GQ, New York and The New Yorker. His latest book is entitled Meet Me in Atlantis: My Obsessive Quest to Find the Lost City. He is also the author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu and Mr. America.

John's "martini explorer" comment had unnerved me a little-compared to Bingham, I was a white-wine spritzer explorer-so before committing to anything, I thought I should mention that it had been a while since I had slept outdoors. What came out of my mouth instead was "I might not be completely up-to-date on the latest tent-erecting methods."
"That's all right," John said. "We'll need mules for a trip like this and the arrieros-the muleteers-can set up the tents. How do you feel about food?"
"Sorry?"
"You like cooked food?" John asked.
I admitted that I did, in fact, have a weakness for victuals prepared over heat.