Title: Realm of the Incas
Book Condition: New
2003. 2nd. Hardcover. Num Pages: 240 pages, 345 colour photographs. BIC Classification: 1KLSR; WTM. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 271 x 270 x 27. Weight in Grams: 1650. 240 pages, 345 colour photographs. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade). BIC Classification: 1KLSR; WTM. Dimension: 271 x 270 x 27. Weight: 1664. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780954587604
Synopsis: Max Milligan spent five years in Peru during the late '80s and eary '90s, during which time he took several thousand photographs. Since then he has worked as a professional photographer in London; he uses tripod-mounted Leicas, which give superb image quality. His ambition has long been to return to Peru - when the time was right - to shoot the definitive photographic book about the Inca region. The time is right now. No book at present covers this territory as a whole; there are pamphlet guides to Machu Picchu and specialist tomes on the jungle, festivals and architecture, but there is a yawning gap in the market for a book that provides a photographic overview of the region, an area to which 90 percent of foreign visitors to Peru restrict their journeys. Milligan departed for Peru in Feb 2000, and will return to the UK a year later, having photographed both wet and dry seasons plus the major religious and cultural festivals. His subject matter will be every aspect of the area: geographical, historical (both Inca and Spanish colonial), cultural and social events, flora and fauna from the glaciers to the jungle, and any other aspects of daily life in this fabled region. In addition, the book will have a foreword of around 3,000 words by John Hemming, much-lauded author of The Conquest of the Incas, unquestionably the definitive book on the subject and described by The Times as 'a superbly vivid history distinguished by formidable scholarship'. This will be the definitive travel book on an area, and the backlist life will be a long one. Tourism in Latin America is on the up. At present almost half a million people visit Machu Picchu each year - it is the most visited site in South America, and with the recent purchase by the Orient Express Group of the Machu Picchu train from Cuzco, this number can only grow. A large percentage of these tourists are French, German, Italian, Japanese and American, and the British contingent is increasing every year.
About the Author: Max Milligan was born in 1965. He first visited Peru with Operation Raleigh in 1985; he returned in 1986 and set up Cuzco's illustrious Cross Keys pub. While in Peru he worked on documentaries for the BBC and National Geographic; he also led expeditions for many of the largest travel agencies and with his knowledge of Quechua befriended cooks, muleskinners and trail cutters, becoming godfather to a number of Indian children. His first book Circles of Stone (Harvill, 1999) has received widespread critical acclaim.
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