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The Resource Life and death in the Andes : on the trail of bandits, heroes, and revolutionaries, Kim MacQuarrie

Life and death in the Andes : on the trail of bandits, heroes, and revolutionaries, Kim MacQuarrie

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Life and death in the Andes : on the trail of bandits, heroes, and revolutionaries
Title
Life and death in the Andes
Title remainder
on the trail of bandits, heroes, and revolutionaries
Statement of responsibility
Kim MacQuarrie
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Author
Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
"Unique portraits of legendary characters along South America's mountain spine, from Charles Darwin to the present day, told by a master traveler and observer. The Andes Mountains are the world's longest mountain chain, linking most of the countries in South America. Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and author Kim MacQuarrie takes us on a historical journey through this unique region, bringing fresh insight and contemporary connections to such fabled characters as Charles Darwin, Pablo Escobar, Che Guevara, and many others. He describes the floating islands of Lake Titicaca, where people's lives depend entirely on a reed that grows there. He introduces us to a Patagonian woman who is the last living speaker of her language, as he explores the disappearance and sometimes surprising resiliency of indigenous cultures throughout the Andes. He meets a man whose grandfather witnessed Butch Cassidy's last days in Bolivia, tracks down the ballet dancer who once hid the leader of the brutal Shining Path in her home, and hears a harrowing story from the school teacher who gave Che Guevara his final meal. Through the stories he shares, MacQuarrie raises such questions as, where did the people of South America come from? Did they create or import their cultures? What makes South America different from other continents--and what makes the cultures of the Andes different from other cultures in South America? Why did Peru's Shining Path leader Guzman nearly succeed in his revolutionary quest while Che Guevara in Bolivia so quickly failed? And what so astounded Charles Darwin in South America that led him to conceive the theory of evolution? Deeply observed and beautifully written, Life and Death in the Andes shows us this land as no one has before"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
980
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
F2212
LC item number
.M25 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Life and death in the Andes : on the trail of bandits, heroes, and revolutionaries, Kim MacQuarrie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1. The Hunt for Pablo Escobar and the Search For El Dorado (Colombia) -- 2. Evolution and Denial in the Galapagos (Ecuador) -- 3. Death in the Andes : The Capture of Shining Path Leader, Abimael Guzman (Peru) -- 4. The Rise & Fall of Hiram Bingham, "Discoverer" of Machu Picchu (Peru) -- 5. Ice Maidens, Volcanoes and Incas (Peru) -- 6. The Kon-Tiki Voyage, White Gods, and the Floating Islands of Titicaca Lake (Peru and Bolivia) -- 7. The End of Che Guevara (Bolivia) -- 8. The Final Days of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (Bolivia) -- 9. Darwin, the Last Yámana, and the Uttermost Part of the Earth (Chile and Argentina)
Control code
ocn919451696
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xx, 427 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781439168899
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015017288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, photographs, portraits
Label
Life and death in the Andes : on the trail of bandits, heroes, and revolutionaries, Kim MacQuarrie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1. The Hunt for Pablo Escobar and the Search For El Dorado (Colombia) -- 2. Evolution and Denial in the Galapagos (Ecuador) -- 3. Death in the Andes : The Capture of Shining Path Leader, Abimael Guzman (Peru) -- 4. The Rise & Fall of Hiram Bingham, "Discoverer" of Machu Picchu (Peru) -- 5. Ice Maidens, Volcanoes and Incas (Peru) -- 6. The Kon-Tiki Voyage, White Gods, and the Floating Islands of Titicaca Lake (Peru and Bolivia) -- 7. The End of Che Guevara (Bolivia) -- 8. The Final Days of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (Bolivia) -- 9. Darwin, the Last Yámana, and the Uttermost Part of the Earth (Chile and Argentina)
Control code
ocn919451696
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xx, 427 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781439168899
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015017288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, photographs, portraits

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