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Thomson, Hugh

Overview
Works: 18 works in 55 publications in 3 languages and 2,732 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Guidebooks  Exhibition, pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Drama 
Roles: Illustrator, Contributor
Classifications: PR4030, 985
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Lost city of the Incas, the story of Machu Picchu and its builders by Hiram Bingham ( Book )
7 editions published between 1952 and 2003 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member 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
The white rock : an exploration of the Inca heartland by Hugh Thomson ( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The lost cities of South America have always exercised a powerful hold on the imagination. The ruins of the Incas and other pre-Columbian civilisations are scattered over thousands of miles of still largely uncharted territory, particularly in the Eastern Andes where the mountains fall away towards the Amazon." "Twenty years ago, Hugh Thomson first set off into the cloud-forest on foot to find a ruin that had been carelessly lost again after its initial discovery. This was his introduction to the curious and confusing world of Inca archaeology. He has since travelled to many remote lost cities via the countless interconnecting paths the Incas laid across the Andes, and explored what they left behind - the remnants of a remarkable civilisation that is still only partially understood." "Into his narrative, Thomson weaves the accounts of some of the explorers who had gone before him: Hiram Bingham, who discovered Machu Picchu; brave Robert Nichols, killed looking for the mythical 'Paititi' (a temple-site in the Madre de Dios which has acquired the same lure for explorers as the original El Dorado had for the conquistadors); and the remarkable modern explorer Gene Savoy, who had discovered many impressive sites in just the last few years, including Espiritu Pampa, the last refuge of the Inca court after the Spanish Conquest."--BOOK JACKET
Cochineal Red : travels through ancient Peru by Hugh Thomson ( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member 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 )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
50 wonders of the world by Hugh Thomson ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Stonehenge to the Empire State Building and from Angkor Wat to the Pyramids, this book surveys every continent to discover the most impressive, exotic and intriguing man-made wonders of the world
Machu Picchu & the camera : photographs by Hugh Thomson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Inca trail : Cusco & Machu Picchu by Richard Danbury ( Book )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Travels through ancient Peru by Hugh Thomson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Imagine that all the great discoveries of ancient Egypt had happened in the last few years - and you have some idea of the great excitement at what has been happening in Peru. In June 2002 Hugh THomson made worldwide headlines when he discovered the lost Inca site of Cota Coca
Getting lost in Mexico by Hugh Thomson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hugh Thomson, the noted South American explorer takes on Mexico
The complete novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen ( Book )
3 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion
Posvátná země : hledání starověkého Peru by Hugh Thomson ( Book )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Czech and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
50 Wonders of the World. ; The Greatest Man-made Constructions from the Pyramids of Giza to the Golden Gate Bridge by Hugh Thomson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ztracené město Inků : příběh Machu Picchu a jeho zakladatelů by Hiram Bingham ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Czech and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tequila Oil, czyli Jak się zgubić w Meksyku by Hugh Thomson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bílá skála : průzkumná výprava do srdce říše Inků by Hugh Thomson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in Czech and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sacred landscape : the search for ancient Peru by Hugh Thomson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
 
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Languages
English (50)
Czech (4)
Polish (1)
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