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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
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10548578
Cataloging source
JAI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Preston, Douglas J
Dewey number
972.8313
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Preston, Douglas J.
  • Mosquitia (Nicaragua and Honduras)
  • Mosquitia (Nicaragua and Honduras)
  • Extinct cities
  • Cities and towns, Ancient
  • Indians of Central America
  • Mosquitia (Nicaragua and Honduras)
  • HISTORY / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies)
  • HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries
  • HISTORY / Latin America / Central America
  • Preston, Douglas J
  • Antiquities
  • Cities and towns, Ancient
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Extinct cities
  • Indians of Central America
  • Travel
  • 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
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-435)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • 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 that 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
ocn967284294
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
440 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781455569410
Lccn
2016037247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)967284294
Label
The lost city of the Monkey God : a true story, Douglas Preston
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 417-435)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • 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 that 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
ocn967284294
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
440 pages (large print), 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781455569410
Lccn
2016037247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)967284294

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