“Hemming makes good use of the indispensable work of contemporary Peruvian scholarship. . . . The photographs are so beautiful that they satisfy entirely.” (Scientific American)
“Detailed mythical, historical, and archaeological information on many of the most important architectural works of the Inca empire . . . extraordinary beautiful photographs . . . a valuable contribution.” (Latin American Antiquity)
“Hemming’s text is impressively complimented by Ranney’s 174 stunning black-and-white photographs, which do an excellent job of demonstrating the overall splendor…. Highly recommended for both scholars and lay readers.” (Library Journal)
About the Author
Formerly the Director of the Royal Geographical Society in London, John Hemming has traveled in and written extensively about the Amazon region. His previous books include Tree of Rivers.
Edward Ranney first traveled to Peru in 1962 and has made numerous subsequent visits. His published work includes Stonework of the Maya. He lives in Santa Fe.