Peru in images
Balaguer, Alejandro 

Format: Paperback
Library Classification: Adult Non Fiction
BIC Subjects: Geography
      Travel & holiday

Publisher: Atlas Books
Imprint: Atlas Books
Publication Date: 1/01/2012
Place of Publication: United States

 Synopsis  Information
A book of photographs of Peru, covering the great geographical and cultural diversity of the country. Photos taken by twenty-two outstanding photographers portray Peru’s natural beauty, ranging from the Amazon rainforest to the highest Andes to the starkly beautiful coast, its cultural heritage going back to the Incas and their many precursors, as well as the varying cultures throughout Peru today. Each photo is accompanied by a detailed caption providing depth of information. The book consists primarily of six chapters - the Cusco/Machu Picchu region; the Amazon rainforest and cloud forest; Arequipa and Lake Titicaca; the Pacific Coast; Chachapoyas and Cajamarca in the north; and the Cordillera Blanca and Cordillera Huayhuash, the highest ranges of the Peruvian Andes. 224 pages, with seven maps, a brief introduction, and an afterword on the need to conserve Peru’s natural and cultural heritage.