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Jungle of stone : the true story of two men, their extraordinary journey, and the discovery of the lost civilization of the Maya / William Carlsen.

Author/Creator:
Carlsen, William, 1945- author.
Publication:
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
Format/Description:
Book
xv, 528 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Edition:
First edition.
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Subjects:
Catherwood, Frederick.
Stephens, John L., 1805-1852.
Mayas -- Antiquities.
Archaeological expeditions -- Mexico.
Archaeological expeditions -- Central America.
Explorers -- Mexico -- Biography.
Explorers -- Central America -- Biography.
Archaeological expeditions.
Explorers.
Central America.
Mexico.
Form/Genre:
Biography.
Summary:
Documents the true story of the nineteenth-century rediscovery of the Mayan civilization by American ambassador John Lloyd Stephens and British architect Frederick Catherwood, illuminating how their findings profoundly changed Western understandings about human history.
Contents:
Part One. Expedition. South, 1839 ; Upriver ; Mico Mountain ; Passport ; Monkeys like the wind
Stephens
Part Two. Politics. Ruins ; Carrera ; War ; Malaria ; Crisis at hand ; Reunion
Catherwood
part Three. Archaeology. Journey into the past ; Palenque ; Uxmal ; "Magnificent" ; Yucatán ; London ; Discoveries ; Chichén Itzá ; Tuloom ; Home
The Maya
Part Four. Friends. Views of ancient monuments ; Steam ; Panama ; Crossing the Isthmus ; Together again ; Missing.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780062407399
0062407392
OCLC:
912382515