Most widely held works about Hugh Thomson
Most widely held works by Hugh Thomson
The white rock : an exploration of the Inca heartland by Hugh Thomson ( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,123 libraries worldwide
A sacred landscape : the search for ancient Peru by Hugh Thomson ( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 454 libraries worldwide
Hugh Thompson has made a career exploring the mysterious pre-Columbian cultures of ancient Peru, providing unforgettable accounts of South America's most strange--but enduring--culture. Here, he takes us from the great Moche pyramids to remote sites in the central highlands that date back to the first millennium BCE--ancient Incan sites of the Andes that remain cloaked in mystery. He elegantly interweaves his account of the rise, decline, and fall of pre-Inca civilization with the story of his family's relocation to a farm in the Yucay valley, the one-time heartland of ancient Peru. Thompson draws on the year that he spent alongside contemporary Peruvians to explore how things have changed--or failed to change--in the five centuries or more that separate contemporary Peru from the civilization that is one of the world's oldest and most captivating enigmas.--From publisher description.
Volcano above the clouds ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 418 libraries worldwide
"At 20,000 feet, Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest peak and also the world's tallest volcano...A trek up its steep flanks takes climbers through five different worlds of climate and vegetation, ranging from rainforest near the bottom to arctic ramparts of ice surrounding a rocky crater at the peak. Kilimanjaro is not only a nature-lover's paradise, but also a tantalizing mystery for many scientists. The glacier atop the mountain has shrunk by over a third in the last decade due to global warming, and could disappear altogether by 2015. And although classified as dormant, Kilimanjaro has begun to stir, and evidence suggests that a massive landslide could rip open the side of the mountain causing a cataclysmic flow of hot gases and rock, similar to Mount St. Helens. NOVA takes an unusual expedition to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro to investigate these two scientific mysteries." -- Container.
Lost city of the Incas : the story of Machu Picchu and its builders by Hiram Bingham ( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
"Hiram Bingham, a young American with boundless energy, set out to explore the wild country of the Eastern Peruvian Andes in the early days of the twentieth century when much of it was still unknown." "In 1911 he discovered the fabulous Inca city that was to make him famous: Machu Picchu. 'It seemed like an unbelievable dream...the sight held me spellbound.' Spread out across a high mountain ridge, Machu Picchu had managed to survive the Spanish Conquest without being detected, preserving untouched some of the finest Inca architecture in existence." "However, Bingham's achievement did not end there. In the space of one short season, as he recounts with the vivid excitement of a natural storyteller, he went on to discover two more lost Inca cities: Vitcos, where one of the last Inca Emperors was assassinated, and another settlement buried deep below the cloud-forest in the jungle." "This illustrated edition includes photographs of all the great Inca sites described in the book and an introduction by Hugh Thomson which assesses Bingham's extraordinary achievement."--BOOK JACKET.
Tequila oil : getting lost in Mexico by Hugh Thomson ( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 227 libraries worldwide
1979. Adventure seeker Thomson is told by a stranger that there's money to be made by driving a car over the US border to sell on the black market in Central America. He embarks on an epic, liquor-fueled road trip. Thirty years on, he returns-- older but not necessarily wiser-- to complete his journey.
Cochineal Red : travels through ancient Peru by Hugh Thomson ( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 205 libraries worldwide
"Many of the extraordinary cultures of Ancient Peru, from the lines of Nasca to the temple-cult of Chavin, buried in the mountains, and the great pyramids of the coast, have only started to give up their secrets and antiquity in just the last few years." "Hugh Thomson has been at the forefront of some of these discoveries himself, having made headlines with his work near Machu Picchu. Now he takes the reader on a journey back from the world of the Incas to the first dawn of Andean civilisation, to give an immensely personal and accessible guide to the wonders that have been revealed."--BOOK JACKET.
Nanda Devi : a journey to the last sanctuary by Hugh Thomson ( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen ( Book )
11 editions published between 1901 and 2009 in English and German and held by 120 libraries worldwide
After their father dies, leaving them to a life of genteel poverty, sensible Elinor and romantic Marianne Dashwood must rely on making good marriages as their means of support.
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen ( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in German and English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen ( Book )
7 editions published between 1897 and 2003 in English and German and held by 104 libraries worldwide
A young woman and her cousins arrive at a marriageable age.
She stoops to conquer, or, The mistakes of a night by Oliver Goldsmith ( Book )
3 editions published in 1912 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
The fair hills of Ireland by Stephen Lucius Gwynn ( Book )
5 editions published between 1906 and 1914 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen ( Book )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Elizabeth Bennett's early determination to dislike Mr. Darcy is a prejudice only matched by his arrogant pride.
Nanda Devi by Hugh Thomson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
50 wonders of the world by Hugh Thomson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Rock & roll. Vol. 1 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Renegades travels southern backroads to New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville then north to Chicago, interviewing Little Richard, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, pioneer disk jockey Hoss Allen and producers Dave Bartholomew, Sam Phillips and Phil and Marshall Chess along the way. These renegades of the 50's reveal how they borrowed from rhythm and blues, country, gospel and jazz to create a whole new sound--rock n roll.
Rock & roll. Vol. 4 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
The wild side tours through the rock n' roll theatrics of the '70's, when bands like the Velvet Underground, the Doors and David Bowie brought the decadent dramas of life in the underground into the limelight. Take a walk down the darker side of the streets of Los Angeles, New York, Detroit and Berlin with the Door's Ray Manzarek and producer Paul Rothchild, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Alice Cooper and Kiss' Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley.
Rock & roll. Vol. 2 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Shakespeares in the alley looks at the towering influences of Bob Dylan and the Beatles on rock and roll and "folk rock". This film includes footage of performances by Dylan and the Beatles and interviews with Beatles producer George Martin, Dylan musician Al Kooper, Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary, Roger McGuinn and David Crosby of the Byrds and poet Allen Ginsberg.
Rock & roll. Vol. 5 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Punk explores two late 70's musical innovations: punk and reggae. In New York, members of Blondie, Talking Heads, Television and the Ramones tell how they inadvertently created the cynical, urban sound that became punk rock. In London, punk takes off with the Sex Pistols, and members of the Wailers and the Clash recall how Jamaican reggae crossed international boundaries, deeply influencing punk and pop rock.
Rock & roll. Vol. 3 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Crossroads traces the blues which changed the sound of rock and roll, from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago to the UK, where this earthy rich sound inspired a host of young British musicians bored with the pop music of the day. Eric Clapton, John Mayall, Keith Richards and Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones and Jeff Beck tell how their hits introduced American rock fans to their own indigenous blues masters, like Howlin' Wolf and John Lee Hooker.
Amazon River Region Andes Region Antiquities Archaeological expeditions Aztecs Bingham, Hiram,--1875-1956 Civilization Climatology Criticism, interpretation, etc. Discoveries in geography Documentary television programs England Excavations (Archaeology) Explorers Fiction Films for the hearing impaired Glaciers--Climatic factors History Inca architecture Inca roads Incas Incas--Antiquities Incas--Social life and customs India--Nanda Devi Interviews Manners and customs Mayas Mexico Mountaineering expeditions Nature television programs Nonfiction television programs Peru Peru--Cuzco (Province) Peru--Machu Picchu Site Peru--Vilcabamba Mountains Popular music Rock groups Rock music Rock musicians Science television programs Social classes Tanzania Tanzania--Mount Kilimanjaro Thomson, Hugh Travel United States Video recordings--for people with visual disabilities Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Volcanoes Young women
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