Jungle of Stone Book
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

Jungle of Stone


  • Author : William Carlsen
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2016-04-26
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062407429

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The acclaimed chronicle of the discovery of the legendary lost civilization of the Maya. Includes the history of the major Maya sites, including Palenque, Uxmal, Chichen Itza, Tuloom, Copan, and more. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Illustrated with a map and more than 100 images. In 1839, rumors of extraordinary yet baffling stone ruins buried within the unmapped jungles of Central America reached two of the world’s most intrepid travelers. Seized by the reports, American diplomat John Lloyd Stephens and British artist Frederick Catherwood—both already celebrated for their adventures in Egypt, the Holy Land, Greece, and Rome—sailed together out of New York Harbor on an expedition into the forbidding rainforests of present-day Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico. What they found would upend the West’s understanding of human history. In the tradition of Lost City of Z and In the Kingdom of Ice, former San Francisco Chronicle journalist and Pulitzer Prize finalist William Carlsen reveals the remarkable story of the discovery of the ancient Maya. Enduring disease, war, and the torments of nature and terrain, Stephens and Catherwood meticulously uncovered and documented the remains of an astonishing civilization that had flourished in the Americas at the same time as classic Greece and Rome—and had been its rival in art, architecture, and power. Their masterful book about the experience, written by Stephens and illustrated by Catherwood, became a sensation, hailed by Edgar Allan Poe as “perhaps the most interesting book of travel ever published” and recognized today as the birth of American archaeology. Most important, Stephens and Catherwood were the first to grasp the significance of the Maya remains, understanding that their antiquity and sophistication overturned the West’s assumptions about the development of civilization. By the time of the flowering of classical Greece (400 b.c.), the Maya were already constructing pyramids and temples around central pl

The Jungle Book Book

The Jungle Book


  • Author : Diane Wright Landolf
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2008-01-22
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375842764

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Mother and Fatherwolf aren’t looking for trouble, but when a small man-child toddles by their cave, they decide they can’t leave him alone in the jungle. They take the boy into their pack, name him Mowgli, and raise him as one of their own cubs. Mowgli learns the law of the jungle from the big old brown bear Baloo and Bagheera the black panther, but even they can’t keep an eye on him all the time!

The Lost City of the Monkey God Book
Score: 4
From 45 Ratings

The Lost City of the Monkey God


  • Author : Douglas Preston
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-01-03
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455540020

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NAMED A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2017#1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller! A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A stunning medical mystery. And a pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle. 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 committed suicide without revealing its location. Three quarters of a century later, bestselling author Doug Preston joined a team of scientists on a groundbreaking new quest. In 2012 he climbed aboard a rickety, single-engine plane carrying the machine that would change everything: lidar, a highly advanced, classified technology that could map the terrain under the densest rainforest canopy. In an unexplored valley ringed by steep mountains, that flight revealed the unmistakable image of a sprawling metropolis, tantalizing evidence of not just an undiscovered city but an enigmatic, lost civilization. Venturing into this raw, treacherous, but breathtakingly beautiful 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 o

The Lost Cities of the Mayas Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Lost Cities of the Mayas


  • Author : Fabio Boubon
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1999-01-01
  • Genre: Artists
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 8854401285

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Through pen-and ink drawings and watercolours, this book recount the 19th century epic of the art of illustration and the rediscovery of history's great Maya civilization. Frederick Catherwood produced artwork-depicting views of ancient monuments with great accuracy. Although he was trained as an architect, his real passion in life was art, particularly portraying ancient cultures. He was a man who loved to travel which was a significant influence on his art. At the age of 40, Catherwood accompanied a successful writer named John Lloyd Stephens to Central America. What they found on their trip amazed them: wonderfully majestic but deserted cities. The ruins in these cities were the inspiration of Catherwood's art, created by using a camera lucida (an optic device that preceded the invention of photography) to aid him in his drawings. The artwork that Catherwood produced was vivid and intriguing and became a best seller. Central America was not the only place that Catherwood went to get inspiration for his artwork. Before devoting himself to the discovery of the Mayas, he disguised himself as a.

Grasshopper Jungle Book
Score: 3.5
From 39 Ratings

Grasshopper Jungle


  • Author : Andrew Smith
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-02-11
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101590065

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A 2015 Michael L. Printz Honor Book Winner of the 2014 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Fiction "Raunchy, bizarre, smart and compelling." --Rolling Stone “Grasshopper Jungle is simultaneously creepy and hilarious. Reminds me of Kurt Vonnegut’s in “Slaughterhouse Five,” in the best sense.” --New York Times Book Review In the small town of Ealing, Iowa, Austin and his best friend, Robby, have accidentally unleashed an unstoppable army. An army of horny, hungry, six-foot-tall praying mantises that only want to do two things. This is the truth. This is history. It’s the end of the world. And nobody knows anything about it. You know what I mean. Funny, intense, complex, and brave, Grasshopper Jungle brilliantly weaves together everything from testicle-dissolving genetically modified corn to the struggles of recession-era, small-town America in this groundbreaking coming-of-age stunner.

The Jungle Book Book
Score: 4
From 330 Ratings

The Jungle Book


  • Author : Rudyard Kipling
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1920
  • Genre: Animals
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015015357935

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A Maya Universe in Stone Book

A Maya Universe in Stone


  • Author : Stephen Houston
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Release Date : 2021-11-30
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781606067451

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The first study devoted to a single sculptor in ancient America, as understood through four unprovenanced masterworks traced to a small sector of Guatemala. In 1950, Dana Lamb, an explorer of some notoriety, stumbled on a Maya ruin in the tropical forests of northern Guatemala. Lamb failed to record the location of the site he called Laxtunich, turning his find into the mystery at the center of this book. The lintels he discovered there, long since looted, are probably of a set with two others that are among the masterworks of Maya sculpture from the Classic period. Using fieldwork, physical evidence, and Lamb’s expedition notes, the authors identify a small area with archaeological sites where the carvings were likely produced. Remarkably, the vividly colored lintels, replete with dynastic and cosmic information, can be assigned to a carver, Mayuy, who sculpted his name on two of them. To an extent nearly unique in ancient America, Mayuy can be studied over time as his style developed and his artistic ambition grew. An in-depth analysis of Laxtunich Lintel 1 examines how Mayuy grafted celestial, seasonal, and divine identities onto a local magnate and his overlord from the kingdom of Yaxchilan, Mexico. This volume contextualizes the lintels and points the way to their reprovenancing and, as an ultimate aim, repatriation to Guatemala.

Jungle of Bones Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Jungle of Bones


  • Author : Ben Mikaelsen
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2014-01-28
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780545633628

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Lost and alone in the jungle, one boy will have to let go of his assumptions and anger, or be dragged down with them. Dylan Barstow has finally crossed the line. After getting caught on a late-night joyride in a stolen car, Dylan is shipped off to live with his ex-Marine uncle for the summer. But Uncle Todd has bigger plans for Dylan than push-ups and early-morning jogs. Deep in the steamy jungles of Papua New Guinea, there's a WWII fighter plane named SECOND ACE that's been lost for years, a plane that Dylan's own grandfather barely escaped from with his life. In all this time, no one has ever been able to track down SECOND ACE -- but now Dylan and his uncle are going to try. Lush and haunted, vital and deadly, these alien jungles half a world away could mean Dylan's salvation, or they could swallow him whole.

The Lost City of Z Book
Score: 3.5
From 46 Ratings

The Lost City of Z


  • Author : David Grann
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2009-02-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385529228

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Killers of the Flower Moon comes a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction that unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century—the story of the legendary British explorer who ventured into the Amazon jungle in search of a fabled civilization and never returned. “Suspenseful…rollicking.” —The New York Times In 1925, Percy Fawcett went into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called “The Lost City of Z.” In this masterpiece, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett’s quest for “Z” and his own journey into the deadly jungle. Look for David Grann’s new book, The Wager, coming in April 2023!

Jungle of Stone Book
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

Jungle of Stone


  • Author : William Carlsen
  • Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2017-04-25
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 0062407406

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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.

The Jungle Book  Disney The Jungle Book  Book

The Jungle Book Disney The Jungle Book


  • Author : RH Disney
  • Publisher : RH Childrens Books
  • Release Date : 2014-01-07
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385389839

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YOUNG MOWGLI LOVES growing up in the jungle with his animal friends. But what happens when he is told that he must go live in the Man-village? Find out in this Little Golden Book retelling of the classic Disney movie The Jungle Book.

Into the Jungle Book

Into the Jungle


  • Author : David Salkin
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2017-03-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781682612279

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The fast-paced sequel to The Team will keep you on the edge of your seat! When a small army is needed for a covert operation, the President calls on The Team—a very special ensemble of Marines, Rangers, SEALs and CIA operatives who make up one of the most lethal fighting forces in the US arsenal. Enrique Antonio Vega runs one of the largest cocaine cartels in South America, deep in the rain forest of the tri-border region. With a tribe of cannibalistic Guarani natives as his personal army, he operates with impunity—that is, until he takes part in the murder of the U.S. Ambassador. Having just returned from the Middle East where they foiled two large-scale terror attacks, The Team is retooled and sent to the jungle of the tri-border region. Their journey to the lair of Enrique Vega is perilous at every turn, and such is the wild ride of Into The Jungle: The Team Book Two.

Incidents of Travel in Central America  Chiapas and Yucatan  1854  by John Lloyd Stephens  Edited by Frederick Catherwood    Illustrated Book

Incidents of Travel in Central America Chiapas and Yucatan 1854 by John Lloyd Stephens Edited by Frederick Catherwood Illustrated


  • Author : John Lloyd Stephens
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2018-01-31
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 1984904922

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Incidents of Travel in Central America Chiapas and Yucatan 1854 by John Lloyd Stephens Edited by Frederick Catherwood Illustrated Excerpt :

John Lloyd Stephens (November 28, 1805 - October 13, 1852) was an American explorer, writer, and diplomat. Stephens was a pivotal figure in the rediscovery of Maya civilization throughout Middle America and in the planning of the Panama railroad.John Lloyd Stephens was born November 28, 1805, in the township of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. He was the second son of Benjamin Stephens, a successful New Jersey merchant, and Clemence Lloyd, daughter of an eminent local judge.The following year the family moved to New York City. There Stephens received an education in the Classics at two privately tutored schools. At the age of 13 he enrolled at Columbia College, graduating at the top of his class four years later in 1822. After studying law with an attorney for a year, he attended the Litchfield Law School. He passed the bar exam after completing his course of study, and practiced in New York City.