The Best Books on Machu Picchu

A Listmania! list by Donna Quixote "a dreamer" (LA)
 
The Last Days of the Incas
1.  The Last Days of the Incas by Kim MacQuarrie
The list author says:
  ""This is a beautifully written and haunting book on the conquest of the Inca Empire and on the history and discovery of Machu Picchu. It is one of those rare kinds of books you will never forget.""
Used & New from: 10.43
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Machu Picchu: Exploring an Ancient Sacred Center (World Heritage and Monument)
2.  Machu Picchu: Exploring an Ancient Sacred Center (World Heritage and Monument) by Johan Reinhard
The list author says:
  ""An excellent little book by a well-known archaeologist on the religious aspects of Machu Picchu and the surrounding region.""
20.85   Used & New from: 16.40

Machu Picchu: A Civil Engineering Marvel
3.  Machu Picchu: A Civil Engineering Marvel by Kenneth R. Wright
The list author says:
  "An interesting book by an engineer on the hydraulic systems the Incas used at Machu Picchu.""
42.50   Used & New from: 17.22

The Machu Picchu Guidebook: A Self-Guided Tour
4.  The Machu Picchu Guidebook: A Self-Guided Tour by Ruth M. Wright
The list author says:
  ""A good guide book by the above hydraulic engineer's wife.""
13.24   Used & New from: 7.76
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Lost City of the Incas (Phoenix Press)
5.  Lost City of the Incas (Phoenix Press) by Hiram Bingham
The list author says:
  ""The discovery of Machu Picchu in its discoverer's own words (Hiram Bingham). His many theories were disproven and the anthropology is woefully out of date, but an interesting read nevertheless.""
6.99   Used & New from: 1.71
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Inca Land: Explorations in the Highlands of Peru (National Geographic Adventure Classics)
6.  Inca Land: Explorations in the Highlands of Peru (National Geographic Adventure Classics) by Hiram Bingham
The list author says:
  ""Hiram Bingham's first book on Peru, published in 1922. He wrote "Lost City of the Incas" much later, while he was in his 70s in 1948.""
Used & New from: 0.01

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Machu Picchu: Unveiling the Mystery of the Incas
7.  Machu Picchu: Unveiling the Mystery of the Incas by Richard L Burger
The list author says:
  ""Perhaps the best coffee-table-style book (in English) on Machu Picchu. It accompanied the traveling Machu Picchu/Yale University tour in the United States.""
Used & New from: 11.09

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Inca Kola: A Traveller's Tale of Peru
8.  Inca Kola: A Traveller's Tale of Peru by Matthew Parris
The list author says:
  ""An excellent travel book on Peru, though a bit outdated.""
6.29   Used & New from: 0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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