As to outreach Peru’s natural and cultural values, Inkaterra has published the book Lord of Miracles. All united as a force, let us ennoble our Peru. Considered a milestone in the history of the purple tradition, it is a work that upraises one of the world’s most impressive demonstrations of faith, which emphasizes Peruvian identity.
Inkaterra has accomplished the most complete graphic research on the Lord of Miracles, fulfilled by photographers Cecilia Durand and Marcela Delgado, allowing readers to discover the history of this tradition since its origins in 17th-Century Lima, to its portrayal in Peruvian art and its current presence around the world.
Never-before-seen images, from diverse archives and many photographers, offer different views that grant the book a processional nature. These are complemented by an epic chronicle spanning three centuries of history, addressing the following themes:
- Historical context of the Mural of Pachacamilla, where the holy image is painted.
- Details and infographics of the Procession’s Sacred Bier.
- Origins of October’s Procession.
- The Presidents and authorities who have hailed the Lord of Miracles.
- The Brotherhood and characters of the Lord of Miracles.
- Gallery of the Lord of Miracles in Peruvian art.
- The tradition around the world.
This deluxe edition, in hardcover and coffee-table size, includes a foreword by Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne, Archbishop of Lima and Primate Cardinal of Peru. This book also contributes to the charity work carried out by the nuns of the Monastery of Nazarene Discalced Carmelites, who apart of guarding the sacred image of the Lord of Miracles feed the most needed throughout the year.
In 1532, the Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro arrived in Peru. With a company of 167 men he brutally defeated the Inca emperor Atahualpa and eighty thousand of his warriors at the Battle of Cajamarca. The following year, the Spaniards seized the Inca capital of Cusco, believing that they had succeeded in conquering the largest native empire the New World has ever known.
But the Incas did not submit willingly. A young Inca emperor named Manco Inca, the brother of Atahualpa, soon led a massive rebellion against the Spaniards, nearly wiping them out. Eventually, he was forced to flee to the Amazon, where he established a hidden capital in the jungle, called Vilcabamba. From there, the Incas continued to defy the Spaniards, fighting a deadly guerrilla war that would last for thirty-six years.
Drawing on both native and Spanish chronicles, Kim MacQuarrie tells the dramatic story of the Spanish conquest, with all its savagery and suspense, and recounts the search for the lost capital of Vilcabamba and its recent discovery along with Machu Picchu in south eastern Peru. A fascinating historical account and a modern-day adventure tale, The Last Days of the Incas brings one of the greatest stories in the world vividly back to life.
New York, November 29, 2007: Inkaterra, Peru’s foremost purveyor of sustainable tourism, recently launched a new book entitled “Orchids in Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel”, commemorating 20 years of in situ (on site) conservation of native orchid species. Situated in Machu Picchu’s cloud forest, Inkaterra’s Machu Picchu Hotel has 372 species of orchids, the world’s largest diversity of native species set in their natural environment.
Stunning raw original photos are showcased throughout the book, including: 178 native orchid species currently at Inkaterra Machu Picchu; 61 new species for the Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary (SHMP) (which include seven new species, three new varieties and one new name to science); one new genus and seven new species for Peru; four new genera and 38 new records for the SHMP.
Also featured are paintings by Angela Mirro, North American orchid watercolor painter, a rendering of Keferstenia koechlinorum ‘Denise’, a species deemed new to science by the American Orchid Society and also the orchid symbol of Machu Picchu, and Masdevallia veitchiana, called Wakanki in Quechua or You Will Cry.
The Flórula de la Reserva Ecológica Inkaterra compiles all currently known vascular species in the Reserve nearby areas, such as Rolin Island, Concepción Field Station (ATI), and Lake Sandoval. We realize that more thorough work or collecting in areas inaccessible to us when we conducted this research, will eventually report new registers for the zone or perhaps species new to science. Nevertheless, this document is the first of its kind for this part of the Peruvian Amazon.
The work consists of two main parts: the introduction and the descriptive flora, which includes 127 families, 593 genera, and 1,266 vascular plant species. We regard this work as an outcome of the mutual interests of both organizations, who seek to apply scientific knowledge to new conservation and sustainable developments initiatives.
The rainforest in the southwestern part of the Amazon Basin in southeastern Peru are home to scores of amphibians and reptiles. Cusco Amazónico is a richly illustrated and comprehensive account of the lives of 151 of these species. William E. Duellman’s masterpiece of community ecology includes descriptions of the physical environment and vegetation found in this unique habitat along with syntheses of abundance, mass, feeding, reproductive guilds, and daily and seasonal patterns of activity. Identification keys in English and Spanish precede detailed and illustrated species accounts. Tadpoles of many frogs are described and illustrated.
Cusco Amazónico will become a standard reference for herpetologist, tropical biologists, biogeographers, ecologists, and conservationists and stands on its own as a portrait of an animal community in a unique bio-region. The illustrations include 236 color photographs, 121 charts and graphs, 16 maps, 42 line drawings, 2 halftones, and 56 sets of audiospectrograms and waveforms. There are 71 tables.
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