The news that someone in the University of Florida community has recently found two large pre-Columbian hilltop sites on Google Map just shows that explorers should spend more time at their computers or in the library, and less in the field. The sites are apparently located at over 13,000 feet in the Callejon north of Ancash and a bit south of Yungay – coordinates: 916’48.45″S 7744’3.49″W, entered in Google Earth or Google Map, and they are ‘very visible’.
The Green Road into the Trees
Preface hardback Windmill paperback
‘I would love to walk with Thomson’
John Sutherland, Financial Times
'An immensely enjoyable book: curious, articulate, intellectually playful and savagely candid' John Gimlette,
Tequila Oil Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Serialised by BBC Radio 4 as Book of the Week.
Shortlist Dolman Travel Book Prize.
The Skull Beneath the Skin
A verse-film by Damian Gorman, Hugh Thomson and Ben Taylor marking the tenth anniversary of 9/11.
We know the journalistic story of 9/11. We know all too well what happened on that day. But what we need to be reconnected with is the emotion. What happened to us all just in watching those horrific events unfold – to the way we think about the world, about good, about evil.
What the story needs is a poet.
watch the film: under 20 minutes
see what Bloodaxe Books say: 'This is a remarkable film: do watch it....'
the 2011 Machu Picchu Centenary
Both The White Rock and Hugh's edition of Hiram Bingham's Lost City of the Incas were re-issued with new introductions to mark the 2011 centenary of the discovery of Machu Picchu.
Hugh’s Radio 4 Programme on Machu Picchu
Listen Again to the BBC Radio 4 documentary on Hiram Bingham which Hugh wrote and presented, Who Found Machu Picchu.
‘A classic’, A.L. Kennedy, Pick of the Week.
See Hugh's cut-out-and-keep 5 minute guide to Machu Picchu for CNN. Includes a sequence about the discovery of a document revealing more about Machu Picchu's true nature. Written and presented by Hugh.
From Our Own Correspondent
‘Excess Baggage’ on BBC Radio 4
Hugh talks to John McCarthy about travelling to Belize, as at the end of Tequila Oil
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- The Real Enemy of the Coral Reef
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- The Green Road into the Trees – Launch
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