The Resource The Lost City of the Monkey God : a True Story, Douglas Preston

The Lost City of the Monkey God : a True Story, Douglas Preston

Label
The Lost City of the Monkey God : a True Story
Title
The Lost City of the Monkey God
Title remainder
a True Story
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Preston
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran interior, called the White City or the Lost City of the Monkey God. Indigenous tribes speak of ancestors who fled there to escape the Spanish invaders, and they warn that anyone who enters this sacred city will fall ill and die. In 1940, swashbuckling journalist Theodore Morde returned from the rainforest with hundreds of artifacts and an electrifying story of having found the Lost City of the Monkey God - but then having committed suicide without revealing its location. Three quarters of a century later, bestselling author Doug Preston joined a team of scientists on a new quest. In 2012 he climbed aboard a rickety plane carrying the machine that would change everything: lidar, a highly advanced technology that could map the terrain under the densest rainforest canopy. In an unexplored valley ringed by steep mountains, that flight revealed the image of a sprawling metropolis, tantalizing evidence of not just an undiscovered city but an enigmatic, lost civilization. Venturing into this treacherous but breathtaking wilderness to confirm the discovery, Preston and the team battled torrential rains, quickmud, disease-carrying insects, jaguars, and deadly snakes. But it wasn't until they returned that tragedy struck: Preston and others found they had contracted in the ruins a horrifying, sometimes lethal - and incurable - disease. Suspenseful and shocking, filled with colorful history, hair-raising adventure, and dramatic twists of fortune, The Lost City of the Monkey God is the absolutely true, eyewitness account of one of the great discoveries of the twenty-first century.--From dust jacket
Awards note
New York Times Best Seller List.
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Preston, Douglas J
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F1509.M9
LC item number
P74 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Preston, Douglas J.
  • Mosquitia (Nicaragua and Honduras)
  • Mosquitia (Nicaragua and Honduras)
  • Extinct cities
  • Cities and towns, Ancient
  • Indians of Central America
  • Mosquitia (Nicaragua and Honduras)
  • Indians of Central America
  • Preston, Douglas J
  • Antiquities
  • Cities and towns, Ancient
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Extinct cities
  • Indians of Central America
  • Travel
  • Central America
Label
The Lost City of the Monkey God : a True Story, Douglas Preston
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The gates of Hell -- Somewhere in the Americas -- The devil had killed him -- A land of cruel jungles -- One of the few remaining mysteries -- The heart of darkness -- The fish that swallowed the whale -- Lasers in the jungle -- Something that nobody had done -- The most dangerous place on the planet -- Uncharted territory -- No coincidences -- Fer-de-Lance -- Don't pick the flowers -- Human hands -- I'm going down -- A bewitchment place -- Quagmire -- Controversy -- The cave of the glowing skulls -- The symbol of death -- They came to wither the flowers -- White leprosy -- The National Institutes of Health -- An isolated species -- La ciudad del jaguar -- We became orphans
Control code
ocn949143481
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 326 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781455540006
Lccn
2016037247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026744438
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
Label
The Lost City of the Monkey God : a True Story, Douglas Preston
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The gates of Hell -- Somewhere in the Americas -- The devil had killed him -- A land of cruel jungles -- One of the few remaining mysteries -- The heart of darkness -- The fish that swallowed the whale -- Lasers in the jungle -- Something that nobody had done -- The most dangerous place on the planet -- Uncharted territory -- No coincidences -- Fer-de-Lance -- Don't pick the flowers -- Human hands -- I'm going down -- A bewitchment place -- Quagmire -- Controversy -- The cave of the glowing skulls -- The symbol of death -- They came to wither the flowers -- White leprosy -- The National Institutes of Health -- An isolated species -- La ciudad del jaguar -- We became orphans
Control code
ocn949143481
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 326 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781455540006
Lccn
2016037247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026744438
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps

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