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Thomson, Hugh

Works: 25 works in 76 publications in 4 languages and 3,564 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  History  Bildungsromans  Novels  Drama  Documentary television programs  Made-for-TV movies  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Director
Classifications: PR4034, 823.7
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Most widely held works about Hugh Thomson
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Most widely held works by Hugh Thomson
Volcano above the clouds( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member 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 )

7 editions published between 1952 and 2003 in English and held by 249 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."--Jacket
The white rock : an exploration of the Inca heartland by Hugh Thomson( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 209 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 )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Czech and held by 166 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."--Jacket
Far from Moscow by Hugh Thomson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Siberia is greater in area than the entire United States and western Europe puts together. It is Russia's new world, a promised land in which the present are shaped not just by the past, but by a vision of the future
Breaking the ice by Micronesian Seminar( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was Winston Churchill who talked about the Russians in terms of riddles, enigmas and mysteries. One of the reasons for that is, of course, that there's been a long period of great secrecy in Russia, which has only just really, in historical terms, come to an end. Then, traveling on a train for a reporter would have been a complete nightmare: passes, permits, minders, people viewing you with a lot of suspicion. And the difference between then and now is, is quite extraordinary
Country matters by Hugh Thomson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At first glance, this city is much like any other great capital, but Moscow is even more about money and glitz than I'd imagined
Motherland by Hugh Thomson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The River Volga is more than 2,000 miles of glistening water flowing though the heart of Russia. The very word Volga touches every Russian soul. It has prompted love songs and romance, seen wars of conquest and struggles for survival, and it is itself a source of life and wealth. The Russians themselves call it Mother Volga because it is so rich in resources. It is a vital artery
Nanda Devi : a journey to the last sanctuary by Hugh Thomson( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

50 wonders of the world by Hugh Thomson( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 82 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
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a poor cousin, Fannie Price, comes to live at the estate of the sophisticated Bertram family, she suffers from the condescension of her haughty relatives and from the hopeless love she bears for their youngest son. Life becomes even more complicated when she is forced into a rivalry with a charming and vivacious newcomer. Fannie will have to question her most cherished beliefs about herself and her world as she struggles to make a home for herself. Displaying Austen's characteristic irony and perception, Mansfield Park delivers a scathing attack on social conventions that earned it a reputation as her most controversial novel
The Inca trail, Cusco & Machu Picchu by Alexander Stewart( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lost to the jungle for centuries, Machu Picchu was rediscovered by Hiram Bingham 100 years ago. It{u2019}s now probably the most famous sight in South America {u2013} and justifiably so. Perched high above the river on a knife-edge ridge, the ruins are truly spectacular. The best way to reach them is on foot, following parts of the original paved Inca Trail over passes of 13,500ft. Now in its fifth edition, this best-selling book is an all-in-one guide for a hiking holiday in the Inca region of Peru. Includes how to book from North America, planning and preparation, getting to Peru, detailed Lima and Cusco city guides (where to stay, where to eat, what to see and how to get around); a history of the Incas by explorer and historian Hugh Thomson; health, safety and responsible tourism; comprehensive hiking information for a full range of routes with 40 highly detailed trekking maps in the classic Trailblazer style showing walking times, gradients and points of interest. There are guides to 15 Inca ruins including Machu Picchu itself."--Publisher description
Machu Picchu & the camera : photographs by Hugh Thomson( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travels through ancient Peru by Hugh Thomson( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 13 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 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hugh Thomson, the noted South American explorer takes on Mexico
Russia. a journey with Jonathan Dimbleby by Jonathan Dimbleby( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In television's first comprehensive journey through the vast and varied landscapes of Russia, the resourceful Jonathan Dimbleby makes an epic journey from one end to the other, killing cliches and revelling in the unpredictable. Across nine time zones and through all extremes of weather, Dimbleby seeks out the people of this strange and extraordinary land. From the Arctic Circle where the summer sun never sets to the subzero wastes of Siberia, from white witches to hirsute masseurs, from oil wells to shamans, Dimbleby's journey by boat, train, truck and foot is heart-warming, entertaining and compelling
Tales from Maria Edgeworth by Maria Edgeworth( Book )

1 edition published in 1903 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition of Tales from Maria Edgeworth is beautifully illustrated. Included is an introduction to Edgeworth detailing her work and her place in literary history
Voices from the conflict zone( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iraq, the lost generation investigates the plight of Iraqi refugees in Syria and Jordan since the beginning of the Iraq War in 2003. Afghanistan unveiled shows how life there has changed for women since the invasion by America and its allies, and investigates whether women have truly been liberated
A sacred landscape : the search for ancient Peru by Hugh Thomson( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member 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
Oscar the life and legacy of Oscar Wilde by Luc Petton( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the many-sided life of a literary icon and social iconoclast whose works are still refreshingly entertaining and vital. Setting an example of flamboyant individuality and eloquence until his death in 1900, Wilde raised fin de siecle comic theater to its zenith and bravely challenged public standards and hypocrisy about homosexuality
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Lost city of the Incas, the story of Machu Picchu and its builders
The white rock : an exploration of the Inca heartlandCochineal Red : travels through ancient PeruNanda Devi : a journey to the last sanctuary50 wonders of the worldMansfield ParkThe Inca trail, Cusco & Machu PicchuTravels through ancient PeruGetting lost in MexicoA sacred landscape : the search for ancient Peru