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Thomson, Hugh

Overview
Works: 32 works in 133 publications in 4 languages and 3,570 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Bildungsromans  History  Novels  Drama  Pastoral fiction  Nonfiction films  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Director, Editor, Restager
Classifications: PR4034, 823.7
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Volcano above the clouds( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 405 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 )

9 editions published between 1952 and 2003 in English and held by 240 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 )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 207 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 )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Czech and held by 153 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
One man and a mule by Hugh Thomson( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Middle Ages, mules were used to transport goods across Britain. Now Hugh Thomson has revived that ancient tradition. Taking his cue from Robert Louis Stevenson's 19th-century bestseller Travels With a Donkey, Hugh leads his trusty mule Jethro across England from the Lake District to the Yorkshire Moors, using old drovers' roads that have largely passed into disrepair. As he crosses the north, he combines his trademark wit and insight with a lyrical intensity about the history and the landscape; and it is his encounters with the people he meets along the way which bring that landscape to life in a manner few other contemporary travel writers attempt
Nanda Devi : a journey to the last sanctuary by Hugh Thomson( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Until 1934 the hidden valley of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary, on the border between India and Tibet, had never been entered by human beings. Surrounded by 20,000-foot peaks, which effectively seal off Mt Nanda Devi at their centre, it is virtually impenetrable. The many early explorers who were drawn there by the idea of a 'lost Eden' in the Himalaya could only gaze down with longing at the Sanctuary." "But then the 'terrible twins' of pre-war mountaineering, Eric Shipton and Bill Tilman, solved the problem by forcing an entrance up a precipitous river gorge. Subsequent expeditions were beset by tragedy and concern that the fragile ecology of the Sanctuary might be damaged, so the Indian Government finally decided to ban all visitors. The Sanctuary was only opened briefly again in 2000 for a special millennium expedition, of which Hugh Thomson was a part."--BOOK JACKET
50 wonders of the world by Hugh Thomson( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 79 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 Inca trail, Cusco & Machu Picchu by Alexander Stewart( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lost to the jungle for centuries, Machu Picchu was rediscovered by Hiram Bingham 100 years ago. It's now probably the most famous sight in South America -- 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
Motherland by Hugh Thomson( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 68 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
Far from Moscow by Hugh Thomson( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 67 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
Country matters by Hugh Thomson( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 67 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
Breaking the ice by Tim Bowden( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 67 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
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 55 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
Wonders of the world by Hugh Thomson( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 21 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"--
Russia. a journey with Jonathan Dimbleby by Jonathan Dimbleby( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Across seven time zones and through all extremes of weather, the writer and TV Presenter Jonathan Dimbleby, makes an epic journey through the vast and varied landscapes of Russia, killing clichés and revelling in the unpredictable. This landmark BBC series opens with Dimbleby driving over the tundra inside the Arctic Circle. It is the short summer season when the snow melts and the sun never sets. Ahead of him lie 10,000 miles of hard travelling, through a country that is not only the largest in the world but also, perhaps, the most awe-inspiring. Look through one window, and you see an authoritarian regime trying to modernise itself into an oil-rich economy. Look through another, and you see exuberant people enjoying new opportunities but struggling with old problems, the marker stones of their turbulent past painfully evident. Dimblebys exhilarating journey by boat, train, truck and foot is heart-warming, entertaining and compelling viewing
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
Machu Picchu & the camera : photographs by Hugh Thomson( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dancing in the street. a rock and roll history( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the influence of folk music on popular music & especially Bob Dylan & traces the rise of the Beatles
Essentially Eton( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cranford by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cranford is a 19th century English market town, the life of which is dominated by custom and a group of prominent Victorian ladies. This novel was made into a 2007 movie of the same title
 
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Lost city of the Incas, the story of Machu Picchu and its builders
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The white rock : an exploration of the Inca heartlandCochineal Red : travels through ancient PeruNanda Devi : a journey to the last sanctuary50 wonders of the worldThe Inca trail, Cusco & Machu PicchuMansfield ParkGetting lost in Mexico
Languages
English (111)

Polish (5)

Czech (2)

Hungarian (2)