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Peru In Focus

By Jane Holligan
ISBN: 9781899365173

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  • Synopsis
    Peru is perhaps one of the most dramatic and unpredictable of all Latin American countries. Blessed with natural wealth and historical sites, it is also cursed by widespread poverty and a legacy of political violence. A gulf separates the westernized elites of Lima from the indigenous majority of the Andean highlands, creating intractable social and political problems. A mix of landscapes and cultures, Peru contains the splendours of Machu Picchu as well as the horrors of Lima's shanty towns. Ancient Indian culture exists alongside US-influenced modernity, while dramatic political events keeps the country in the headlines. The book is part of the "In Focus" series of books aimed at students and independent travellers.
  • Table of Contents
    Prelims - Peru In Focus (Title Page, Copyright Information, Contents, Introduction: The Land of Marvels)
    1. Peru In Focus
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Jane Holligan
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 96
    Format Paperback / softback