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INCA By Massimiliano Fiordelisi
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L'Ebook tratta la storia della civiltà' degli Inca , e' corredato di fotografie
Inca Land By Philip Martin McCaulay
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Inca Land is a collection of photos and illustrations of Peru by adventurer Hiram Bingham. Bingham has been cited as one possible basis for the "Indiana Jones" character. He rediscovered... More > the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu in 1911 with the guidance of local Indigenous farmers. Machu Picchu has become one of the major tourist attractions in South America. In 2006, Machu Picchu was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.< Less
Inca Hoots By Vicky Brewis, Caius Simmons
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These travel writings capture the excitement and spirit of the South American Andes. Our journey starts at the equator and takes us south through Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Chile. Wherever possible... More > we leave the beaten track to get a true feel of the cultural, geographical and historical diversities of this inspirational continent. Highlights include a tour of the mysterious Galapagos Islands, walking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, a humbling trip to a working mine which has claimed the lives of millions and being robbed at gunpoint.< Less
Inca Hoots By Vicky Brewis, Caius Simmons
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These travel writings capture the excitement and spirit of the South American Andes. Our journey starts at the equator and takes us south through Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Chile. Wherever possible... More > we leave the beaten track to get a true feel of the cultural, geographical and historical diversities of this inspirational continent. Highlights include a tour of the mysterious Galapagos Islands, walking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, a humbling trip to a working mine which has claimed the lives of millions and being robbed at gunpoint.< Less
Inca Land By Hiram Bingham
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"The builders were not in search of fields. There is so little arable land here that every square yard of earth had to be terraced in order to provide food for the inhabitants. They were not... More > looking for comfort or convenience. Safety was their primary consideration. They were sufficiently civilized to practice intensive agriculture, sufficiently skillful to equal the best masonry the world has ever seen, sufficiently ingenious to make delicate bronzes, and sufficiently advanced in art to realize the beauty of simplicity. What could have induced such a people to select this remote fastness of the Andes, with all its disadvantages, as the site for their capital, unless they were fleeing from powerful enemies."< Less
Inca Land By Hiram Bingham
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"The builders were not in search of fields. There is so little arable land here that every square yard of earth had to be terraced in order to provide food for the inhabitants. They were not... More > looking for comfort or convenience. Safety was their primary consideration. They were sufficiently civilized to practice intensive agriculture, sufficiently skillful to equal the best masonry the world has ever seen, sufficiently ingenious to make delicate bronzes, and sufficiently advanced in art to realize the beauty of simplicity. What could have induced such a people to select this remote fastness of the Andes, with all its disadvantages, as the site for their capital, unless they were fleeing from powerful enemies."< Less
Signs of the Inca By J. I. Baarts
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A scholar from the U.S. alights in Peru with a commission to analyze the Incan heritage of modern Cusco through its monuments, art and architecture. The project is less straightforward than it seems.... More > For as the product (this document) of the writer’s interpretive activity grows, history starts to blend with anecdote and rumor. He soon finds his view of Cusco subjected to the same questions he puts to the texts that he works with, and the entire cast of characters is drawn into the uncertain space of his interrogation. Fusing travel narrative, history, ethnography and theory, this novel transgresses the boundaries of genre to ask what part storytelling plays in our construction of knowledge.< Less
A Dream For Inca By Julie A
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A DREAM FOR INCA He's enchanted by everything around him, the skies, the stars, the birds and especially the possibility of flying. O, how INCA longs to take to the skies and look down from a new... More > vantage point. Little does INCA know that his dreams are about to become a reality. Even if it takes him a whole eternity. Told by master story-teller, Julie A, INCA is another tale that will both captivate kids and widen their minds. Told by JulieA with an X above the i. Sheer wonderland brilliance from the author of: Roger and the Bum Bubble The Wobbies and the Caterpillars The Wobbies in the Woodheap< Less
The Treasure of the Incas By G A Henty
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The Treasure of the Incas By G. A. Henty
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About the Author- George Alfred Henty (8 December 1832 – 16 November 1902), was a prolific English novelist and a special correspondent. He is best known for his historical adventure stories... More > that were popular in the late 19th century. His works include The Dragon & The Raven (1886), For The Temple (1888), Under Drake's Flag (1883) and In Freedom's Cause (1885). -Wikipedia Excerpt - CHAPTER I HOW IT CAME ABOUT Two men were sitting in the smoking-room of a London club. The room was almost empty, and as they occupied arm-chairs in one corner of it, they were able to talk freely without fear of being overheard. One of them was a man of sixty, the other some five or six and twenty.< Less