Jungle of Stone

Written By William Carlsen
Jungle of Stone
  • Publsiher : William Morrow Paperbacks
  • Release : 25 April 2017
  • ISBN : 9780062407405
  • Pages : 544 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 4 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Jungle of Stone written by William Carlsen which was release on 25 April 2017, this book published by William Morrow Paperbacks. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: The extraordinary true story of the rediscovery of the Mayan civilization: In the tradition of The Lost City of Z and Empire of Ice, comes the forgotten tale of 19th century American John Lloyd Stephens’s quest to uncover and understand the ancient world’s most advanced civilization amid the jungles of Central America. Imagine The Lost City of Z, except the fabled lost jungle civilization really was found—an “Egypt in the Americas” in which 1,500-year-old pyramids and temples were hidden in impenetrable tropical forests, along with evidence of astonishingly sophisticated art, writing, science, and culture. In 1839, when John Lloyd Stephens, a dashing U.S. special ambassador to Central America, and Frederick Catherwood, an acclaimed British architect and draftsman, set out into the unexplored jungles of the Yucatan, Charles Darwin was aboard the H.M.S. Beagle, the Bible was the basic template of history, and most people believed the world was less than 6,000 years old. Deep in the jungles, they stumbled upon the wondrous ruins of the Mayan civilization—an astonishing find that would change western understanding of human history. In Jungle of Stone, William Carlsen uncovers the rich history of the ruins as he follows Stephens and Catherwood’s journey through present day Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. Drawing upon Stephens’s journals and Cather’s magnificent illustrations—which became the bestselling book Incidents of Travel in Yucatan—Carlsen artfully tells the enthralling story of two great voyagers and the world they discovered.

Jungle of Stone

Jungle of Stone
  • Author : William Carlsen
  • Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2017-04-25
  • Total pages : 544
  • ISBN : 9780062407405
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Summary : The extraordinary true story of the rediscovery of the Mayan civilization: In the tradition of The Lost City of Z and Empire of Ice, comes the forgotten tale of 19th century American John Lloyd Stephens’s quest to uncover and understand the ancient world’s most advanced civilization amid the ...

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  • Publisher : Head of Zeus Ltd
  • Release Date : 2018-11-09
  • Total pages : 203
  • ISBN : 9780062407405
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2015-04-07
  • Total pages : 88
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  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2006-11-01
  • Total pages : 138
  • ISBN : 9780062407405
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Summary : The Selva Maya (Jungle of the Maya) is one of the world's most magical yet least appreciated places—an enormous tropical forest that encompasses much of Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. At 9,000,000 acres, it is the largest contiguous tropical forest north of the Amazon in the Western Hemisphere. Within ...

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  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Total pages : 79
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-01-29
  • Total pages : 464
  • ISBN : 9780062407405
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
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  • Publisher : Hachette UK
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  • Publisher : Ingot Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-05-19
  • Total pages : 306
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  • Release Date : 2016-05-15
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Summary : Collected together for the first time, the best weird fiction from Morpheus Tales, the UK's most controversial weird fiction magazine! Only the very best weird fiction has been hand-picked from the Morpheus Tales archives to create the fifth collected volume of the magazine Christopher Fowler calls "edgy and dark". Featuring ...

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  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2015-09-29
  • Total pages : 144
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Summary : "Reader beware--you choose the scare! GIVE YOURSELF GOOSEBUMPS! You're headed to a South American jungle with your nature-study class. Everything seems pretty cool at first, but then you start to get bored. Where's the beach? Where's the excitement? So you and your friend decide to do a little exploring on ...

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  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1991
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