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Insight Guides: Peru

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Insight Guide Peru focuses comprehensively on one of the world’s most spectacular countries. Full-color photos throughout combine with the lively text to help you get under the skin of this breath-taking destination – its people, ancient cultures and incredible natural diversity as well as its places. Our “Best of Peru” section outlines attractions and activities not to be missed, while features by local writers cover subjects from the obvious to the not-so-obvious: daily life in the Andes, music and dance, the ...

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Overview

Insight Guide Peru focuses comprehensively on one of the world’s most spectacular countries. Full-color photos throughout combine with the lively text to help you get under the skin of this breath-taking destination – its people, ancient cultures and incredible natural diversity as well as its places. Our “Best of Peru” section outlines attractions and activities not to be missed, while features by local writers cover subjects from the obvious to the not-so-obvious: daily life in the Andes, music and dance, the wildlife of the Sierra and the adventure sports scene, but also witch doctors and mystical healing, jungle lodges and the foodie revolution.

Fourteen Places chapters then take you on an inspirational trip, from Lima and the highlands to the Amazonian region, the elegant cities of Arequipa of and Cusco, Machu Picchu, and the Sacred Valley, heartland of the last Incas – with plentiful maps to show you the way around. Finally, the Travel Tips cover all your practical needs, with a wealth of information and listings.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780050973
  • Publisher: Apa Publications UK, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Series: Insight Guides Series
  • Edition description: Seventh Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 264,280
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephan Küffner is a journalist based in Quito, Ecuador, who writes for several English-language publications including The Economist. Among the many Insight Guides titles Stephan has contributed to is Insight Guide South America, the latest edition of which he revised in its entirety.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
The Best of Peru
Ancient and Modern
Land of Extremes
History
Decisive Dates
Lost Empires
The Incas
The Conquest
From Colony to Republic
Democracy and Crisis
Features
A Changing Society
Daily Life in the Andes
Peoples of the Amazon
How Crafts Have Adapted
Music and Dance
Fusion of Flavors
Andean Adventures
Wildlife of the Sierra
Mini Features
Looking for the Past
The “Covered Ones”
A Day in the Village
Witch Doctors and Wellness
Pottery Culture
Running the Andes
Oasis of Hope
Huallaga, Valley of Coca
Cordillera Huayhuash
The Amazon by River Boat
Jungle Lodges
Photo Features
Festivals
Buried Treasures
Amazon Birdlife
Colonial Art and Architecture
Taquile Island
Places
Introduction
Lima
North Coast
Northern Sierra
Callejón de Huaylas
Central Sierra
Northern Amazon
Manu to Maldonado
South Coast
Arequipa
Cusco
Sacred Valley
Machu Picchu
Lake Titicaca
Travel Tips
Transportation
Accommodations
Shopping
Activities
A to Z
Language
Further Reading

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2013

    Peru

    Best guide to Peru I have ever seen. A must get book!


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