Explore Yet Empire, Travel Books and more!

Explore related topics

The Conquest of the Incas by John Hemming. A readable account of the events leading to the fall of the Inca Empire.

This classic prize-winning history of the Inca struggle against the Spanish invasion weaves wide-ranging, scholarly material into a gripping narrative.

A foldout site plan of Machu Picchu showing the location of buildings and monuments, topographic relief, and other physical features. The reverse is a simplified diagram of the site with full color photographs of not-to-be-missed attractions. With suggested routes, this is a handy pocket guide to plan your visit to Machu Picchu.

Ken Wright's foldout color site plan shows the monuments, topography and physical features of the Inca sanctuary with exquisite clarity.

An accomplished architectural photographer, Torrey brings an eye for the dramatic setting and geometry of the site to these striking color photographs, taken over a few days at summer and winter solstice.

An accomplished architectural photographer, Torrey brings an eye for the dramatic setting and geometry of the site to these striking color photographs, taken over a few days at summer and winter solstice.

A pocket-size encyclopedia in the acclaimed "New Horizons" series, this jewel of a book features hundreds of archival drawings and photographs, a chronology and long excerpts from the journals of early explorers. It's a guide to the ancient monuments and daily life of the Incas as well as the history of their exploration.

Featuring archival drawings and photographs, a chronology and chapters on Atahualpa, the Conquistadors and Hiram Bingham, this handy book illuminates the daily lives, monuments and history of the Incas.

The Letters of J. R. R.Tolkien: A Selection von John Ronald Reuel Tolkien http://www.amazon.de/dp/0261102656/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_8zSzwb1RKVNRE

The Letters of J. R. R.Tolkien: A Selection von John Ronald Reuel Tolkien http://www.amazon.de/dp/0261102656/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_8zSzwb1RKVNRE

How do you tell time? Do you have a fancy watch, or do you check your smartphone to stay punctual? Neither of these technologies were an option for the ancient Inca—instead, they had intihuatana, ritual stones that served as an astronomic clock or calendar

Intihuatana Hitching Post of the Sun" at Machu Picchu (image source)

Hemming (Conquest of the Incas) draws on a lifetime of study in this absorbing history of the river, capturing the ambition, greed and awe of naturalists, explorers and missionaries -- and, most poignantly, the plight and exploitation of Amazonian peoples.

Hemming captures the ambition, greed and awe of naturalists, explorers and missionaries -- and their devastating impact on native peoples -- in this absorbing human history.

Children of Achilles: The Greeks in Asia Minor since the Days of Troy by John Freely,http://www.amazon.com/dp/184511941X/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_GJmetb1TXXR17GQY

Children of Achilles: The Greeks in Asia Minor since the Days of Troy by John Freely

A first-rate tale of adventure by the man who rediscovered Machu Picchu in 1911. This classic account is a gripping story of exploration, archaeology and natural history -- and still an outstanding overview of the site itself. With original expedition photographs. Originally published in 1952, the book is still an excellent account, not only of the expedition but also of the site itself.

Lost city of the Incas : the story of Machu Picchu and its builders by Hiram…

Inca Kola: A Traveller's Tale of Peru: Amazon.co.uk: Matthew Parris: Books

Inca Kola: A Traveller's Tale of Peru by Matthew Parris. An entertaining book about a group of friends’ trip to Peru.

Pinterest
Search