Notes and Reflections on Books and Media
by Hannah Leitheiser
Finished Inca Lands, by Hiram Bingham -- his account of his 1911 trip as the first 'civilized' person (well, of science, anyway) to visit Machu Picchu, the once great city in the Peruvian highlands. Significant because the Spanish never found it, so it was not plundered or vandalized. Now a big tourist site.