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The Resource Jungle of Stone

Jungle of Stone

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Jungle of Stone
Title
Jungle of Stone
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William Carlsen
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Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Documents the true story of the 19th-century rediscovery of the Mayan civilization by American ambassador John Lloyd Stephens and British architect Frederick Catherwood, illuminating how their findings profoundly changed Western understandings about human history
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Cataloging source
BT
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Carlsen, William
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Biography
  • History
Target audience
adult
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the true story of two men, their extraordinary journey, and the discovery of the lost civilization of the Mayans
Label
Jungle of Stone
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BORROWBOX:HUS_246981
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062407429
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Jungle of Stone
Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_246981
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062407429
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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