Jungle of Stone

Jungle of Stone

The True Story of Two Men, Their Extraordinary Journey, and the Discovery of the Lost Civilization of the Maya

Book - 2016
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"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. 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. "--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY :, William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062407399
Branch Call Number: 972.81016 CAR
Characteristics: xv, 528 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm

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JANET FLAPAN
Apr 07, 2018

Interesting, even riveting during the discoveries, entertaining but almost too detailed. But overall fascinating!

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tirjan
Sep 12, 2016

A wonderful read about an American and a Brit in the first half of the 19th century and their quest to discover the lost cities of the Maya Indians in Yucatan and Guatemala. Against improbable odds Stevens the American, a successful New York lawyer and author, and a Brit Catherwood, a successful artist and architect, detail the wonders of a civilization that existed for a thousand years before the arrival of Europeans. In the epilogue Carlsen correctly observes that their revelations sparked interest in New World archeology. Many would follow right up to the present day.

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mclarjh
Jul 15, 2016

Well written, comprehensive, interesting, entertaining.

ChristchurchLib Jun 27, 2016

In 1839, John L. Stephens, U.S. ambassador to Central America, went exploring in the jungles of the Yucatan. Accompanied by British architect Frederick Catherwood, Stephens wanted to verify rumors about stupendous stone ruins. Unlike the legendary El Dorado, however, the 2,000-year-old Mayan structures were real. In Jungle of Stone, author William Carlsen brings Stephens' and Catherwood's personalities to life while recounting their adventures and his own modern-day quest to retrace their footsteps.

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