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  • Title: Cochineal Red: Travels Through Ancient Peru
  • Author: Hugh Thomson
  • ISBN: 9780753822074
  • Page: 144
  • Format: Paperback

  • Cochineal Red: Travels Through Ancient Peru By Hugh Thomson Imagine that all the great discoveries of Ancient Egypt had happened in the last few yearsd you will have some conception of the great excitement over recent finds in Peru.Many of the extraordinary cultures of Ancient Peru, from the lines of Nasca to the temple cult of Chav n, buried in the mountains, and the great pyramids of the coast, have only started to give up tImagine that all the great discoveries of Ancient Egypt had happened in the last few yearsd you will have some conception of the great excitement over recent finds in Peru.Many of the extraordinary cultures of Ancient Peru, from the lines of Nasca to the temple cult of Chav n, 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 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.Note that Cochineal Red was published as A Sacred Landscape in the US Aside from the title change, they are the same book.
    Hugh Thomson
    Hugh Thomson believes strongly that the world is not as explored as we like to suppose He writes about the wilder corners of the planet, from the edges of Peru to the Himalayas, looking for Inca ruins and lost cultures Geographical commented that He is a writer who explores and not an explorer who writes For The Green Road into the Trees , he returned to Britain to write about his own country It won the inaugural Wainwright Prize for Best Nature and Travel Writing An immensely enjoyable book curious, articulate, intellectually playful and savagely candid Spectator.For the recent sequel, One Man and a Mule , he decided to have a South American adventure in England by taking a mule as a pack animal across the North of England.His previous books include The White Rock , Nanda Devi and Cochineal Red Travels through Ancient Peru all Weidenfeld Nicolson , and he has collected some of his favourite places in the lavishly illustrated 50 Wonders of the World.In 2009 he wrote Tequila Oil , a memoir about getting lost in Mexico when he was eighteen and, in the words of the Alice Cooper song, didn t know what he wanted It was serialised by BBC R4 as Book of the Week Delightful, celebratory and honest.In a way Tequila Oil is the first installment of his now complete trilogy, his Cochineal Red and The White Rock being two of the finest books on Latin America of recent years Rory MacLean, The Guardian See thewhiterock for , including his blog and events at which he is speaking.

    Cochineal Red: Travels Through Ancient Peru By Hugh Thomson Cochineal Red Travels Through Ancient Peru by Hugh Thomson Start your review of Cochineal Red Travels Through Ancient Peru Apr , Jrobertus rated it really liked it review of another edition Thomson is a seasoned traveler and archeologist with a great deal of experience working in South America He begins this book recounting a revisit to Llactapata, a shrine site near Machu Picchu. Cochineal Red Hugh Thomson Mar , Cochineal Red Paperback International Edition, June , ethnography and traveller s tales are combined in this account of Hugh Thomson s extensive travels through the principal sites of Ancient Peru, leading the reader on a dizzying tour through five turbulent millennia. Cochineal Red Travels Through Ancient Cochineal Red by Hugh Thomson Phoenix Paperback GOOD Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text Possible ex library copy, that ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included Cochineal Red Travels through Ancient book by Hugh Thomson May , Buy a cheap copy of Cochineal Red Travels through Ancient book by Hugh Thomson Many of the extraordinary cultures of Ancient Peru, from the lines of the Nasca to the temple cult of Chavn and the great pyramids of the coast, have only started Free shipping over . Cochineal red travels through ancient Peru Book, Cochineal red travels through ancient Peru Hugh Thomson Home WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help Search Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library Create lists, bibliographies and reviews or Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you Cochineal Red Cochineal Red A, a synthetic colourant known as Ponceau R Cochineal Red travels through ancient Peru , travel book by Hugh Thomson Disambiguation page providing links to topics that could be referred to by the same search term

    Commentaires:

    Valerie
    I read this before my trip to Peru and was thrilled to have visited some of the areas I read about I was so happy to read about the true landscape of Peru and different ruins in a story telling fashion the characters were true explorers and archeologists of Peru which maintained my interest as I learned my tour guides mentioned these people Hugh Thomson spoke of and interacted with I felt connected to the land, culture and hisotry because of my feelings for the people who explore and love it th [...]

    Tadeusz Pudlik
    A very readable introduction to the history of pre Columbian Peru, interspersed with an account of the author s travels through the country in the early 2000s I bought it at the end of my two week visit to Peru, and wish I had gotten it long before it discusses fascinating archaeological sites properly explored only in the last twenty years e.g Caral that I d now love to visit The end notes provide a long list of references for further reading.One of the major lessons of this book is that Peruvi [...]

    Steve
    I only read the first two chapters to get ready for my trip to Cusco and Machu Picchu, so my opinion isn t quite fair The pre Columbian content is good and the writing style is unpretentious, but it feels a bit dry I liked the anecdote about the International Young Presidents Organization YPO , but didn t feel the other personal details were captivating enough The first person narration could be either exciting or left out all together A good example of combining historical research with person [...]

    Zen
    This book was so chock full of new experiences that it took me a good six months to read I was constantly on the internet looking up information about all the archeological sites and references Written in an engaging style and not pretentious , I kept coming back to read just another chapter.

    Elizabeth
    I ve realized that I m shockingly ignorant when it comes to all things South America It feels a little wrong to know about the court of King Henry VIII than about, you know, a whole freaking continent much closer in space and time So, back to the beginning here.

    Ramey
    this book is slow in spots really slow but if you can use the high points and the flashes of humor as a springboard through the slow bits, you ll see peruvian culture from the coast to the andes to lake titicaca and further it s a really neat view

    Rhea
    This is a fantastic book Read it I promise, if you weren t interested in Peru before you picked it up, you certainly will be by the time you finish That and you will have unwittingly become fascinated by the archeological research being done in that part of the world.

    Gail Pool
    For decades people have lamented the death of real travel, complaining that there are no new discoveries to be made in our much traveled, well known world Hugh Thomson offers a different perspective in A Sacred Landscape, warning against complacency about the extent of our knowledge Indeed, in Peru, where excavation has been slow, monuments and artifacts of the most ancient civilizations have only recently begun to emerge, offering glimpses of the fascinating cultures that are the focus of this [...]

    Mary
    Very readable account of many archaeological sites in Peru, told from an archaeologist His story telling of his own and of previous discoveries made the accounts interesting and memorable The people and the places came to life for me And he convinced me that these ancient people really did create sacred landscapes through their pyramids, line drawings at Nasca, and carefully planned and situated sites that related so dramatically to the land itself, to the stars and sun, and to one another as we [...]

    Vic Heaney
    I am 71 years old and have wanted to visit Peru since reading my father s books 60 years ago My wife and I were limbering up to go there about 20 years ago but were deterred by the close resemblance between the Sendero Luminoso and the Khmer Rouge, not to mention the added penchant that the Sendero had for tourists.At last we have booked to go, and will be there in 3 weeks time.This explains why one of my Christmas presents was Cochineal Red by Hugh Thomson I thought this was going to be a trave [...]

    Lee Ryan
    this is a compelling read on peruvian culture as well as what it is like to be an archaelogist which is a profession i thought about when i did 3 ancient history papers in my first year of my BA but then i was felled by too many black and red pots.The incas were indeed a very different culture that is not so distant time wise Human sacrifice, psychedelic drugs, and some very explicit ceramics The book threads together both exploration and history so both informative and engaging.

    Cathryn
    What I loved about this book is that Hugh Thompson, who is an archelogist, starts with Hiram Bingham s discovery of Machu Picchu and then goes back in time thousands of years and takes the reader through the previous successive empires in Peru For each period, he takes us on a visit of an actual site where he goes through the process of discovery and comes to new realizations about the Peruvian peoples In the end, you wish when you had planned your first trip to Machu Picchu that you had another [...]

    Susan
    Fascinating book learned SO much about Peru and it s long, ancient history How many areas are still to be explored, how sophisticated the culture was despite their lack of a written language How much climate, drought, climate changes affected the communities Not very much at all about cochineal or natural dyes, which I expected but an outstanding book.

    Samantha
    Excellent book about the Incas and Peru I loved reading about the ruins and learning about the history of Peru I especially loved reading about the author s pilgrimmage, definitely makes the book worthwhile

    Kandise
    A really dense read that covers a lot of ground literally and figuratively Thomson occasionally gives in to serious digressions and deliciously British pomposity, but overall it s an insightful and eye opening book There is so much we don t know I m glad to have read it.

    Jenny Hemming
    Very readable, and made even better because we re about to go to Peru.

    Sara
    Tried to start this before my trip to Peru instead, I read it during and now after my travels Absolutely fascinating thus far

    Kathi
    What a wonderful, informative romp through amazing landscapes and fascinating history Thank you, Hugh Thompson note, this book was published in the UK with the name Cochineal Red

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