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The Resource The lost city of the Monkey God : a true story, Douglas Preston

The lost city of the Monkey God : a true story, Douglas Preston

Label
The lost city of the Monkey God : a true story
Title
The lost city of the Monkey God
Title remainder
a true story
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Preston
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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"--
  • 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
Summary
Though he's probably better known as the co-author of the suspenseful Pendergast novels, Douglas Preston also writes thrilling nonfiction. In his latest real-life adventure tale, he gives us a compelling, high-octane account of his travels in Honduras' Mosquitia area, where he's part of a team looking for evidence of the fabled Ciudad Blanca (The White City) aka "The Lost City of the Monkey God" -- but the group has to deal with unfriendly soldiers, parasites, jaguars, snakes, insects, and more. -- Description by Dawn Towery
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2017
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10548578
Cataloging source
MMI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Preston, Douglas J
Dewey number
972.85
Illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F1509.M9
LC item number
P74 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Preston, Douglas J.
  • Preston, Douglas J
  • Extinct cities
  • Cities and towns, Ancient
  • Indians of Central America
  • HISTORY / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies)
  • HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries
  • HISTORY / Latin America / Central America
  • Antiquities
  • Cities and towns, Ancient
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Extinct cities
  • Indians of Central America
  • Travel
  • Mosquitia (Nicaragua and Honduras)
  • Mosquitia (Nicaragua and Honduras)
  • Mosquitia (Nicaragua and Honduras)
  • Central America
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a true story
Label
The lost city of the Monkey God : a true story, Douglas Preston
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Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-318) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
Control code
ocn967655274
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 326 pages, 16 leaves of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781455540020
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
7E901229-1B4A-4A86-94C0-69BD2027E4FF
Label
The lost city of the Monkey God : a true story, Douglas Preston
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-318) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
Control code
ocn967655274
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 326 pages, 16 leaves of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781455540020
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
maps.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
7E901229-1B4A-4A86-94C0-69BD2027E4FF

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