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Spell of the Urubamba : anthropogeographical essays on an Andean valley in space and time

Author: Daniel W Gade
Publisher: Cham : Springer, [2015] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This new book focuses on the Urubamba Valley of Peru, which spans 4000 meters of altitude mostly in the Department of Cusco. More than one million visitors a year come to the Urubamba, especially to experience Machu Picchu, which overlooks the valley floor. The book, based on over 50 years of research and field work, represents an impressive accumulation of regional knowledge and testifies to how a long scholarly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gade, Daniel W.
Spell of the urubamba.
[S.l.] : Springer, 2015
(OCoLC)910412268
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel W Gade
ISBN: 9783319208497 3319208497
OCLC Number: 922965820
Notes: Title from online title page (EBSCOhost, viewed on Dec. 4, 2015).
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 354 pages)
Contents: Preface.- The Urubamba Valley in Panoptic Perspective.- Urubamba Travelers as Generators of Knowledge.- Urubamba Verticality: Reflections on Crops and Diseases.- The Sacred Valley as a Zone of Productivity, Privilege and Power.- Vilca in Andean Culture History: Psychotropic Associations in Urubamba and Beyond.- Mysterious Ucumari: The Andean Bear in Nature and Culture.- Urubamba Ramble: Hiram Bingham's Artful Encounter with Machu Picchu.- Vilcabamba: Fabled Redoubt of the Urubamba Region.- Highland and Lowland Peoples in Contact in the Tropical Urubamba.- Conclusion: The Spell is Cast.- Notes.- Glossary.- Index.
Responsibility: Daniel W. Gade.

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This work examines the valley of the Urubamba River in terms of vertical zonation, Incan impact on the environment, plant use, the history of exploration and the notion of discovery, the idea of land  Read more...

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