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The Resource Cradle of gold : the story of Hiram Bingham, a real-life Indiana Jones, and the search for Machu Picchu, by Christopher Heaney

Cradle of gold : the story of Hiram Bingham, a real-life Indiana Jones, and the search for Machu Picchu, by Christopher Heaney

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Cradle of gold : the story of Hiram Bingham, a real-life Indiana Jones, and the search for Machu Picchu
Title
Cradle of gold
Title remainder
the story of Hiram Bingham, a real-life Indiana Jones, and the search for Machu Picchu
Statement of responsibility
by Christopher Heaney
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1911, a young Peruvian boy led an American explorer and Yale historian named Hiram Bingham into the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu. Hidden amidst the breathtaking heights of the Andes, this settlement of temples, tombs and palaces was the Incas' greatest achievement. Tall, handsome, and sure of his destiny, Bingham believed that Machu Picchu was the Incas' final refuge, where they fled the Spanish Conquistadors. Bingham made Machu Picchu famous, and his dispatches from the jungle cast him as the swashbuckling hero romanticized today as a true Indiana Jones-like character. But his excavation of the site raised old specters of conquest and plunder, and met with an indigenous nationalism that changed the course of Peruvian history
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Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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350018
Cataloging source
DLC
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Heaney, Christopher
Dewey number
985.37
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Bingham, Hiram
  • Cultural property
  • Incas.
  • Machu Picchu Site (Peru)
Target audience
adult
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the story of Hiram Bingham, a real-life Indiana Jones, and the search for Machu Picchu
Label
Cradle of gold : the story of Hiram Bingham, a real-life Indiana Jones, and the search for Machu Picchu, by Christopher Heaney
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Publication
Control code
000047596719
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 295 p.
Isbn
9780230112049
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Cradle of gold : the story of Hiram Bingham, a real-life Indiana Jones, and the search for Machu Picchu, by Christopher Heaney
Publication
Control code
000047596719
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 295 p.
Isbn
9780230112049
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill.

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