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The Resource Jungle of stone : the extraordinary journey of John L. Stephens and Frederick Catherwood, and the discovery of the lost civilization of the Maya, William Carlsen

Jungle of stone : the extraordinary journey of John L. Stephens and Frederick Catherwood, and the discovery of the lost civilization of the Maya, William Carlsen

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Jungle of stone : the extraordinary journey of John L. Stephens and Frederick Catherwood, and the discovery of the lost civilization of the Maya
Title
Jungle of stone
Title remainder
the extraordinary journey of John L. Stephens and Frederick Catherwood, and the discovery of the lost civilization of the Maya
Statement of responsibility
William Carlsen
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. William Carlsen uncovers the rich history of the ruins as he follows Stephens and Catherwood's journey through present day Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico
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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Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10481634
Cataloging source
SALS
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1945-
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Carlsen, William
Dewey number
972.81
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Stephens, John L
  • Catherwood, Frederick
  • Stephens, John L
  • Catherwood, Frederick
  • Explorers
  • Explorers
  • Archaeological expeditions
  • Archaeological expeditions
  • Mayas
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the true story of two men, their extraordinary journey, and the discovery of the lost civilization of the Mayans
Label
Jungle of stone : the extraordinary journey of John L. Stephens and Frederick Catherwood, and the discovery of the lost civilization of the Maya, William Carlsen
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in hardback: William Morrow, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 467-516) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Pt. One: Expedition -- 1. South, 1839 -- 2. Upriver -- 3. Mico Mountain -- 4. Passport -- 5. Monkeys Like the Wind -- Stephens -- pt. two: Politics -- 6. Ruins -- 7. Carrera -- 8. War -- 9. Malaria -- 10. Crisis at Hand -- 11. Reunion -- Catherwood -- pt. three: Archaeology -- 12. Journey into the Past -- 13. Palenque -- 14. Uxmal -- 15. "Magnificent" -- 16. Yucatan -- 17. London -- 18. Discoveries -- 19. Chichen Itza -- 20. Tuloom -- 21. Home -- The Maya -- pt. FOUR Friends -- 22. Views of Ancient Monuments -- 23. Steam -- 24. Panama -- 25. Crossing the Isthmus -- 26. Together Again -- 27. Missing
Control code
000060468035
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First William Morrow paperback edition.
Extent
xiii, 528 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780062407405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portrait, map
System control number
(OCoLC)999628730
Label
Jungle of stone : the extraordinary journey of John L. Stephens and Frederick Catherwood, and the discovery of the lost civilization of the Maya, William Carlsen
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in hardback: William Morrow, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 467-516) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Pt. One: Expedition -- 1. South, 1839 -- 2. Upriver -- 3. Mico Mountain -- 4. Passport -- 5. Monkeys Like the Wind -- Stephens -- pt. two: Politics -- 6. Ruins -- 7. Carrera -- 8. War -- 9. Malaria -- 10. Crisis at Hand -- 11. Reunion -- Catherwood -- pt. three: Archaeology -- 12. Journey into the Past -- 13. Palenque -- 14. Uxmal -- 15. "Magnificent" -- 16. Yucatan -- 17. London -- 18. Discoveries -- 19. Chichen Itza -- 20. Tuloom -- 21. Home -- The Maya -- pt. FOUR Friends -- 22. Views of Ancient Monuments -- 23. Steam -- 24. Panama -- 25. Crossing the Isthmus -- 26. Together Again -- 27. Missing
Control code
000060468035
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First William Morrow paperback edition.
Extent
xiii, 528 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780062407405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portrait, map
System control number
(OCoLC)999628730

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