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Peru Traveler's Companion (Traveler's Companion) by Joe Yogurst, Meribth Mellin, Mireille Vautier (Photographer)
Paperback - 300 pages 1st edition (September 1, 1999)
Globe Pequot Pr;  Size (in inches): 0.71 x 8.74 x 5.73

"... lavish color photographs...easy-to-use format" - Amazon review

Peru (Ulysses Travel Guides by Alain Legault
Paperback - 500 pages (February 1999)
Globe Pequot Pr;  Size (in inches): 0.69 x 5.28 x 8.27

A relatively new entry at online stores

Lonely Planet Peru (3rd Ed.) by Rob Rachowiecki
Paperback - 496 pages 3rd edition (July 1996)
Lonely Planet;  Size (in inches): 0.91 x 7.32 x 5.17

This was our daily, if not hourly, guide.   Excellent.

Insight Guides Peru by Tony Perrottet (Editor), Eduardo Gil (Photographer)
Paperback 2 edition (January 1998)
Apa Productions;  Size (in inches): 0.82 x 8.79 x 5.98

Really beautiful photos and very informative text.   Stunning book.
"...captivating pictures ... exceptionally well written..." - South American Explorers Club

Footprint Peru Handbook (2nd Ed) by Alan Murphy
Paperback - 512 pages 2nd edition (July 1999)   New edition
NTC Publishing Group

1st edition was highly recommended by travellers we met.

The Rough Guide to Peru (3rd Ed) by Dilwyn Jenkins
Paperback 3rd edition (January 1997)
Rough Guides;  Size (in inches): 0.97 x 7.81 x 5.09

A guidebook recommended by many for trekking the Andes, exploring Machu Picchu and visiting Lima safely.

Peru and Bolivia : Backpacking and Trekking by Hilary Bradt, Jane Letham, John Pilkington
Paperback - 326 pages 7 Ed edition (March 1999)
Bradt Pubns; Size ( in inches): 0.75 x 8.43 x 5.34

Recommended by many, and finally up-to-date again

Apus and Incas : A Cultural Walking and Trekking Guide to Cuzco, Peru by Charles Brod
Paperback 2nd edition (April 1989)
Inca Expeditions   [So. American Explorers Club says was out of print.]

"For the best on the Inca Trail, day walks around Cusco and the Sacred Valley, treks ..." - South American Explorers Club

The Incas and their Ancestors: The Archeology of Peru by Michael E. Moseley
Paperback Rep edition (August 1993)
Thames & Hudson;  Size (in inches): 0.95 x 10.01 x 6.93

"...masterly narrative ...copious illustrations..." - South American Explorers Club

Conquest of the Incas by John Hemming, illustrated by K. C. Jordan
Paperback - 641 pages (October 1973)
Harcourt Brace;  Size (in inches): 1.78 x 7.94 x 5.31

Considered the definitive account of the Spanish Conquest

The Hidden Amazon : The Greatest Voyage in Natural History by Richard L. Lutz
Paperback 1 Ed edition (November 1998)
Dimi Press;  Size (in inches): 0.43 x 9.02 x 6.05

This book gets several raves on the Amazon review-site.

Amazon Dream (1st Ed) by Roberta Allen
Paperback - 181 pages (January 1993) City Lights Books;  Size (in inches): 0.58 x 8.02 x 5.53

A single woman's journey through a foreign land.   Recommended by Travel Editor.

The Inca Trail : Cuzco & Machu Picchu by Richard Danbury
Paperback - 256 pages (June 1999)
Seven Hills Book Distributors

Included this, as people have asked about books on the Inca Trail.

Martin Chambi : Photographs, 1920-1950 by Martin Chambi, Mario Vargas Llosa (Designer), Edward Ranney (Introduction)
Paperback - 120 pages (April 1993)
Smithsonian Institution Press;  Size (in inches): 0.41 x 11.42 x 11.43

"The reproductions are of the highest quality." - Library Journal
"... laid bare all the social complexity of the Andes ..." - Vargas Llosa
"... a volume not to be missed." - Publishers Weekly

Stones in the Road : Photographs of Peru by Nubar Alexanian
Hardcover (March 1992)
Aperture;  Size (in inches): 0.60 x 12.47 x 9.92

"... great empathy ..." - The British Bulletin of Publications
"... contemplative art in a fast-forward video world" - Boston Globe


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