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Call Number: University Museum Library F3429.1.M3 B616 2002
Publication Date: 2002
Hiram Bingham III was the first to discover the ruins of ancient Machu Picchu, an Incan citadel, in 1911. Historians have since been apprehensive about praising the explorer, who returned from his excavation with copious amounts of ancient artifacts and excavated bones (which were later returned to the site). His expedition, nonetheless, left an incredible mark on history, which Bingham III brings to life in this work.
Call Number: University Museum Library F3429.1.M3 A43 2011
Publication Date: 2011
Almost a century after the discovery of Machu Picchu, author Mark Adams retraces the steps of the former explorer through some of Peru's most beautiful landscapes, searching for answers about a lost city clouded in mystery.
Documentary: Peru's City of Ghosts
Peru's City of Ghosts Documentary, National Geographic, 2014.
This film documents an inside look at the mysteries of the ancient Nazca people and their culture.
For more information, visit Nat Geo TV on Youtube.
A guide written by a native Peruvian. This work details the country's many attractions, whether you are looking to spend time at a local beach, visit historical archeological sites, or hike through any of Peru's vast landscapes.
Peru is truly a destination for adventurers of all types. This nation is home to sites of ancient Incan villages and artifacts, breath-taking landscapes and trails, exquisite South American cuisine, beaches, and exciting nightlife. Make the trip to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu (pictured above), take a bite of ceviche, the Peruvian signature dish, or marvel at the wonders of the Amazon National Forest. Peru is waiting to be explored.
Mining has greatly expanded across Peru within the last twenty years, leaving many members of the community fighting to regain their lands. Poor air quality, destruction of natural landscapes, and demolition of sacred areas are just a few of the conflicts these communities aim to change.
Call Number: University Museum Library F3429.1.C48 C43 2013
Publication Date: 2013
The excavation of temples and artifacts of the Chavín people of South America was one of the most marvelous and paramount discoveries in recent history. This work describes this excavation and its revelations in great detail, discussing the implications of what archaeologists are able to determine about Chavín culture, and ultimately, history as a whole.
A must-read for those who wish to delve into the complexities and depth of the culture of Peru. This work by Orin Starn encapsulates the perspectives, thoughts, and emotions of many--from politicians to indigenous populations--to give readers true insight into Peruvian society.
One of the first publications solely focused on Peruvian cuisine. Author Tony Custer collaborates with some of the most prolific Peruvian chefs to publish a work which illuminates the colorful and flavorsome food throughout the nation's history. 100% of the proceeds earned from the book are given to the Aprendamos Juntos program to support early-childhood education.
A manual which details Peruvian culture, customs, and way of life.
Mario Vargas Llosa is Peru's most celebrated contemporary author. Much of his ficition, particularly his earliest work, is set in Peru and treats a broad range of topics, including history, urban and provincial life, social institutions, education, political unrest, dictatorship, prostitution, the military, etc. Among the most notable of his prolific output are the very accessible and amusing Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter set in a radio station in the Lima of Vargas Llosa's youth; Conversation in the Cathedral based on the Odría dictatorship; The Green House, set in a brothel in Piura, where he attended elementary school; The Time of the Hero, which came out of his experience in military school; Death in the Andes, set during the period of the Shining Path insurgency; The Discreet Hero, a story of extortion set in both modern Piura and the capital. It is worth noting that among his excellent translators is Penn alum Edith Grossman.
Call Number: Van Pelt Library PQ8498.13.U34 H6713 2012
Publication Date: 2012
A tale of the mysteries lurking within every family, The Blue Hour delves into the life of a man whose life appears to be perfect, but has his world flipped upside-down after discovering his father was not the war hero he had once claimed to be.