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Author Preston, Douglas J., author

Title The lost city of the Monkey God : a true story / Douglas Preston
Edition First edition
Published London Head of Zeus, 2017


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Description viii, 326 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
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 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
Summary Since the days of 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. In 1940, journalist Theodore Morde returned from the rainforest with hundreds of artifacts and an electrifying story of having found the Lost City -- but then committed suicide without revealing its location. In 2012, Preston joined a team of scientists using classified technology that could map the terrain under the densest rainforest canopy. They found evidence of not just an undiscovered city but an enigmatic, lost civilization -- and returned carrying a horrifying, sometimes lethal -- and incurable -- disease
Notes A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle" --Front cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-318) and index
Notes New York Times Best Seller List
Subject Preston, Douglas J. -- Travel -- Mosquitia (Nicaragua and Honduras)
Extinct cities -- Mosquitia (Nicaragua and Honduras)
Cities and towns, Ancient -- Mosquitia (Nicaragua and Honduras)
Indians of Central America -- Mosquitia (Nicaragua and Honduras) -- Antiquities.
Mosquitia (Nicaragua and Honduras) -- Description and travel.
Mosquitia (Nicaragua and Honduras) -- Discovery and exploration.
Mosquitia (Nicaragua and Honduras) -- Antiquities.
Genre/Form True adventure stories.
Travel writing.
Reading nook.
ISBN 9781786695017 (paperback)
9781786695000 (Hardback)