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The Lost City of the Monkey God : a true story / Douglas Preston.

By: Preston, Douglas J [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2017Edition: First edition.Description: viii, 326 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781455540006 :.Subject(s): 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) -- Antiquities | Mosquitia (Nicaragua and Honduras) -- Discovery and explorationDDC classification: 972.85 | 972.85 LOC classification: F1509.M9 | P74 2017Other classification: HIS038000 | HIS051000 | HIS007000
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 Are Orphans.
Scope and content: "#1 New York Times bestselling author Douglas Preston takes readers on an adventure deep into the Honduran jungle in this riveting, danger-filled true story about the discovery of an ancient lost civilization"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-318) and index.

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 Are Orphans.

Publishers Weekly, January 16, 2017

Kirkus Reviews, November 01, 2016

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Booklist, December 01, 2016

"#1 New York Times bestselling author Douglas Preston takes readers on an adventure deep into the Honduran jungle in this riveting, danger-filled true story about the discovery of an ancient lost civilization"-- Provided by publisher.

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Author notes provided by Syndetics

Douglas Jerome Preston was born on May 20, 1956 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He received a B.A. in English literature from Pomona College in 1978. His career began at the American Museum of Natural History, where he worked as an editor and writer from 1978 to 1985. He also was a lecturer in English at Princeton University. <p> He became a full-time writer of both fiction and nonfiction books in 1986. Many of his fiction works are co-written with Lincoln Child including Relic, Riptide, Thunderhead, The Wheel of Darkness, Cemetery Dance, and Gideon's Corpse. His nonfiction works include Dinosaurs in the Attic; Cities of Gold: A Journey Across the American Southwest in Pursuit of Coronado; Talking to the Ground; and The Royal Road. He has written for numerous magazines including The New Yorker; Natural History; Harper's; Smithsonian; National Geographic; and Travel and Leisure. He became a New York Times Best Selling author with his titles Two Graves and Crimson Shores which he co-wrote with Lincoln Child, and his titles White Fire, The Lost Island Blue Labyrinth and The Lost City of the Monkey God. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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