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Machu Picchu - 100 Years After Bingham [Kindle Edition]

Roman Warszewski , Arkadiusz Paul , Zbigniew Szczepanek , Martin Chambi , Barbara Kubica-Daniel

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Never and nowhere else in the world had an equally beautiful city been built. Nowhere had people managed to achieve such symbiosis of stone walls and their surroundings. Machu Picchu simply grows from the mountains. It constitutes their obvious extension. Their complement. Supplement. Coping stone. Their crown. It doesn't defy the mountains in any way, it doesn't try to stand up to them. It succumbs to the natural lie of the land with softness and grace, it bends with it, then rises and falls. If needed - it rolls. If necessary - it breaks off and gives way to an abyss. But only for a moment, just to emerge right in the most unexpected place and take flight once again. How? Not to worry, it has a few tried-and-tested methods. By way of dozens of terraced fields or by a hundred winding stone stairs!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 8811 KB
  • Print Length: 153 pages
  • Publisher: Telekom Media S.A.; 1 edition (April 26 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007Y4N23W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #346,109 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars machupicchu100years after Bingham June 26 2012
By blue - Published on Amazon.com
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Wonderful book. Gives detailed information about machupicchu along with wonderful pictures.l have been to machupicchu and could relate to the information given in the book in an interesting format. I also learner some interesting newly facts.must read for people planning to visit the site.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Informative and Interesting review June 15 2012
By Vincent Miceli - Published on Amazon.com
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For those wishing to learn more about a lost amazing civilization. This book offers a concise account of Machu Picchu, with details of its discovery, architecture, and more. I found the book easy to read, interesting and informative. I recommend this book for everyone.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars worthwhile as an intro May 12 2013
By musiklover - Published on Amazon.com
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I found the book a fairly well done introduction to the history of Machu Picchu, appropriate for a reader who knows very little about the site.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Machu Picchu-100 Years After Bingham Sept. 21 2012
By BDL - Published on Amazon.com
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Interesting and intriguing! Good solid advice, history, and information. I enjoyed the discovery sections! If you enjoy North American Puebloan sites, you will enjoy this introduction to a South American Indian site!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Photos are Amazing Sept. 12 2012
By Ken Brown - Published on Amazon.com
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I really enjoyed this book, Machu Picchu - 100 Years after Bingham. It is well written, with background information about Bingham. The book explains the history of Machu Picchu, the Inca influence and the Spanish influence on some of the surrounding cities. I have read a couple of books about Machu Picchu and I have studied the mountain city in a college archaeology class. This book brings up interesting new points and talks about the possible long term effects the increased tourist trade may bring to the area. The book has many pictures of Machu Picchu and explains the surrounding area.

I truly recommend the book if you are going to travel to Peru to see this city. This book is not a tourist travel guide. It is a book about the city. Who built the city. Who found the city. And the author tells us about the different stone built structures in Machu Picchu. There are two peaks, Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu. I never realized that you could reach the top of Huayna Picchu and look down on Machu Picchu.

The photos follow along with the book and enhance your read as it helps you visualize the written text. Machu Picchu is more than terraced gardens. It is a city hundreds of years old with a rich archaeological history. I read it on a keyboard Kindle so all the photos are black and white, but it still provides valuable information to the reader.

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