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on August 31, 2009
I was looking for a book on Machu Picchu as a birthday present for a friend who had just recently visited the site with his daughter while on a church service trip. I was NOT looking for a guide book or an archaeological history, but rather a book of beautiful photographs,which I thought would instantly remind him of the site and their trip. I was surprised that such a book did not seem to exist,until I found this one from Mike Torrey. The 100 color photographs are stunning,and the thoughtful introduction and notes provide all the context needed. It was particularly interesting to read in Mike's notes how he was able to capture these images as if virtually no one else was present at the site. Looking at the pictures,you are struck by the desolation,mystery,and majesty. If you are looking for a beautiful photographic essay of Machu Pichhu--regardless of whether or not you have even been there--this is the book.