WorldCat Identities

Thomson, Hugh

Works: 10 works in 34 publications in 3 languages and 2,132 library holdings
Genres: History  Miscellanea  Exhibition, pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: F3429.1.M3, 985
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Hugh Thomson
Most widely held works by Hugh Thomson
Lost city of the Incas, the story of Machu Picchu and its builders by Hiram Bingham( Book )
8 editions published between 1952 and 2006 in English and Czech and held by 258 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 215 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
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
50 wonders of the world by Hugh Thomson( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 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
The green road into the trees : an exploration of England by Hugh Thomson( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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. 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
Biała Skała : w głąb krainy Inków by Hugh Thomson( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Hugh Thomson po raz pierwszy pojechał do Peru w latach osiemdziesiątych ubiegłego wieku. Miał dwadzieścia lat i chciał odnaleźć inkaskie ruiny Llactapata, które już kiedyś odkryto, a potem znów ślad po nich zaginął. Zarosła je dżungla i od kilkudziesięciu lat nikt nie potrafił ich odnaleźć. Tak się zaczęła jego fascynacja kulturą Inków i historią Ameryki Południowej. W ciągu następnych lat wielokrotnie wracał na ten kontynent, przemierzał kolejne szlaki, poszukiwał zagubionych osad i starał się dociec, ile prawdy jest w powszechnych wyobrażeniach na temat cywilizacji Inków. Biała skała to także porywająca historia zdobywców i odkrywców, konkwistadorów, awanturników i podróżników, którzy próbowali poznać i opanować ten najbardziej dziki i niedostępny zakątek ziemi
Oscar ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
An outline biography of nineteenth century Irish playwright Oscar Wilde. Supported by quotes and excerpts from his works, comments from actors, and location filming
Audience Level
Audience Level
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Audience level: 0.23 (from 0.10 for Travels th ... to 0.82 for Machu Picc ...)
English (31)
Polish (2)
Czech (1)