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Experience Machu Picchu without all the tourists and keep this award winning photography book from going out of print.
Experience Machu Picchu without all the tourists and keep this award winning photography book from going out of print.
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[HOME STRETCH BONUS!!! - Claim a reward in the right side column and, when we reach our $10,500 funding goal, 25 books will be donated to public libraries across the United States ($1,000 value). Stone Offerings is already in 175 libraries world wide! Let's do this together!!]

Architectural photographer Mike Torrey's unique images of Machu Picchu reveals the famed UNESCO World Heritage site in Peru at both the June and December solstices. His award-winning photography book, Stone Offerings - Machu Picchu's Terraces of Enlightenment, shows you this World Wonder site with hardly any tourists visible - something he accomplished without asking anyone to move out of the way or ever removing them through retouching. 

“Absolutely sensational! Wonderful photographs and the most comprehensive take on Machu Picchu I have ever seen. A great addition to anyone’s library both for information and delight.” - Jay Maisel, photographer

Mike is asking for your support to help cover the high cost of reprinting this four-color, hardcover photography book.

Traveling to Machu Picchu in June of 2007, Mike never imagined that his journey would lead to the publication of a coffee table book. When he said yes to a request to help raise money for a medical clinic in Peru through his photography, the seeds for Stone Offerings had been sewn. Mike's personal donation of more than 300 books helped the Yantalo Peru Foundation in its fund raising efforts to build the first sustainably designed medical clinic at the edge of the Amazon rain forrest (just dedicated in March, 2015).

Stone Offerings received the 2010 Best Arts Book Award from the Independent Book Publishers Association. It contains 144 pages, over 105 color photographs, a photographic map, brief descriptions of points-of-interest and a magnificent introduction by Marie Arana, author of Lima Nights and Bolivar. Both the Introduction and Author’s Note appear in English and Spanish

Mike chose the title Stone Offerings after seeing the powerful connection between the natural and man-made worlds. Machu Picchu is more than simply an archeological relic - it reconnects us with our desire for wonder and awe in today's built environment.  With your generous support, Stone Offerings can remain in print and, together, we can all honor the beauty and the inspiration that Machu Picchu has offered to us.

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***SOLD OUT ==> June 1st - Announcing a gourmet Peruvian Dinner event for foodies and art / history lovers which includes a live slide presentation on Machu Picchu plus a signed book! Only 10 rewards available for two people and 6 rewards for individuals. See column on the right at the $150 and $250 reward levels<==SOLD OUT***

For this 30 day Kickstarter campaign only, Mike is offering signed copies of his book at very special prices, a newly created photographic map poster of Machu Picchu, signed fine art prints in three sizes, plus an opportunity to see him present his renowned slide program on Machu Picchu.

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It typically takes 10-12 weeks to receive printed books after the order has been placed. Once the campaign crosses the threshold goal, I will immediately order the FSC (Forrest Stewardship Council) paper and begin reviewing the image files in preparation for printing. If any new proof prints are necessary, these will be ordered and reviewed prior to printing. I expect to receive the printed books in August and will ship them out to everyone within two weeks.

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    THANK YOU EMAIL. Your support is greatly appreciated!

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    PICTURE POSTCARD, featuring a photograph from the book plus a copy of Mike's Machu Picchu passport stamp with a thank you note.

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    PHOTOGRAPHIC MAP POSTER of Machu Picchu - 12" x 18" (30x45cm). For the first time, the book's photographic map is being released as a poster.

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    SIGNED BOOK - EARLY BIRD. You'll receive a copy of STONE OFFERINGS Machu Picchu's Terraces of Enlightenment as a hardcover art book signed by Mike Torrey.

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    SIGNED BOOK. You'll receive a copy of STONE OFFERINGS Machu Picchu's Terraces of Enlightenment as a hardcover art book signed by Mike Torrey.

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    SIGNED BOOK + PHOTOGRAPHIC MAP POSTER. You'll receive a copy of STONE OFFERINGS Machu Picchu's Terraces of Enlightenment as a hardcover art book signed by Mike Torrey plus a photographic map poster of Machu Picchu measuring 12" x 18" (30x45cm).

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    2 SIGNED BOOKS. You'll receive two copies of STONE OFFERINGS Machu Picchu's Terraces of Enlightenment as a hardcover art book signed by Mike Torrey.

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    1 SIGNED BOOK - INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING. You'll receive a copy of STONE OFFERINGS Machu Picchu's Terraces of Enlightenment as a hardcover art book signed by Mike Torrey. Ships anywhere in the world.

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    3 SIGNED BOOKS for Gifts. You'll receive three copies of STONE OFFERINGS Machu Picchu's Terraces of Enlightenment as a hardcover art book signed by Mike Torrey.

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    12"x18" FINE ART PRINT (30x45cm). You'll receive a fine art print signed by Mike Torrey. Please see 12"x18" images on left and select the one you want.

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    PERUVIAN DINNER EVENT FOR ONE PERSON INCLUDES LIVE MACHU PICCHU PRESENTATION PLUS 1 SIGNED BOOK AND POSTER. This exclusive event is for foodies and art / history lovers. Casa del Q'ero Peruvian restaurant in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California (near San Diego) will provide amazing appetizers, gourmet dinner entrees and beverages for an evening with Mike Torrey presenting his slide program on the history and beauty of Machu Picchu. The event will be held in early September with the date announced at the conclusion of this campaign. Rewards will be transferable to other people if you can't make the date set for this event.

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    SIGNED BOOK + 12"x18" FINE ART PRINT (30x45cm). You'll receive a copy of STONE OFFERINGS Machu Picchu's Terraces of Enlightenment as a hardcover art book signed by Mike Torrey plus a fine art print signed by Mike Torrey. Please see 12"x18" images on left and select the one you want.

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    8 SIGNED BOOKS for Travel Groups. You'll receive eight copies of STONE OFFERINGS Machu Picchu's Terraces of Enlightenment as a hardcover art book, all signed by Mike Torrey.

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    PERUVIAN DINNER EVENT FOR TWO PEOPLE INCLUDES LIVE MACHU PICCHU PRESENTATION PLUS 1 SIGNED BOOK AND POSTER. This exclusive event is for foodies and art / history lovers. Casa del Q'ero Peruvian restaurant in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California (near San Diego) will provide amazing appetizers, gourmet dinner entrees and beverages for an evening with Mike Torrey presenting his slide program on the history and beauty of Machu Picchu. The event will be held in early September with the date announced at the conclusion of this campaign. Rewards will be transferable to other people if you can't make the date set for this event.

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    SIGNED BOOK + TWO 12"x18" FINE ART PRINTS (30x45cm). You'll receive a copy of STONE OFFERINGS Machu Picchu's Terraces of Enlightenment as a hardcover art book signed by Mike Torrey plus two 12"x18" (30x45cm) fine art prints signed by Mike Torrey. Please see 12"x18" images on left and select the ones you want.

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    16"X20" FINE ART PRINT (40x50cm). You'll receive a 16"x20" fine art print signed by Mike Torrey. Please see 16"x20" images on left and select the one you want.

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    SIGNED BOOK + 16"x20" FINE ART PRINT (40x50cm). You'll receive a copy of STONE OFFERINGS Machu Picchu's Terraces of Enlightenment as a hardcover art book signed by Mike Torrey plus a 16"x20" fine art print signed by Mike Torrey. Please see 16"x20" images on left and select the one you want.

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    24"X30" FINE ART PRINT (60x76cm). You'll receive a 24"x30" fine art print signed by Mike Torrey. Please see 24"x30" images on left and select the one you want.

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    SIGNED BOOK + 24"x30" FINE ART PRINT (60x76cm). You'll receive a copy of STONE OFFERINGS Machu Picchu's Terraces of Enlightenment as a hardcover art book signed by Mike Torrey plus a 24"x30" fine art print signed by Mike Torrey. Please see 24"x30" images on left and select the one you want.

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    SIGNED BOOK + TWO 16"x20" FINE ART PRINTS (50x60cm). You'll receive a copy of STONE OFFERINGS Machu Picchu's Terraces of Enlightenment as a hardcover art book signed by Mike Torrey plus two (2) 16"x20" fine art prints signed by Mike Torrey. Please see 16"x20" images on left and select the oneS you want.

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    SIGNED BOOK + TWO 24"x30" FINE ART PRINTS (60x76cm). You'll receive a copy of STONE OFFERINGS Machu Picchu's Terraces of Enlightenment as a hardcover art book signed by Mike Torrey plus two (2) 24"x30" fine art prints signed by Mike Torrey. Please see 24"x30" images on left and select the oneS you want.

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    LIVE PRESENTATION FOR UP TO 5O PEOPLE. Mike Torrey will present his slide program on Machu Picchu at the location of your choice in U.S. He has presented to sold out audiences at the Smithsonian Institution and the Museum of Photographic Arts, as well as at libraries and museums across the country. Travel costs not included.

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