The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story

The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story ‼ Kindle ⇥ The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story ⁚ ePUB By Douglas Preston ₅ NAMED A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2017 1 New York Times and 1 Wall Street Journal bestseller A Best Book of 2017 from the Boston GlobeOne of the 12 Best Books of the Year from National GeographicIncluded in Lithub s Ultimate Best Books of 2017 ListA Favorite Science Book of 2017 from Science NewsA five hundred year old legend An ancient curse A stunning medical mystery And a pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the world s densest jungle.Since the days of conquistador Hern n Cort s, 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 Indigenous tribes speak of ancestors who fled there to escape the Spanish invaders, and they warn that anyone who enters this sacred city will fall ill and die In 1940, swashbuckling journalist Theodore Morde returned from the rainforest with hundreds of artifacts and an electrifying story of having found the Lost City of the Monkey God but then committed suicide without revealing its location.Three quarters of a century later, bestselling author Doug Preston joined a team of scientists on a groundbreaking new quest In 2012 he climbed aboard a rickety, single engine plane carrying the machine that would change everything lidar, a highly advanced, classified technology that could map the terrain under the densest rainforest canopy In an unexplored valley ringed by steep mountains, that flight revealed the unmistakable image of a sprawling metropolis, tantalizing evidence of not just an undiscovered city but an enigmatic, lost civilization.Venturing into this raw, treacherous, but breathtakingly beautiful wilderness to confirm the discovery, Preston and the team battled torrential rains, quickmud, disease carrying insects, jaguars, and deadly snakes But it wasn t until they returned that tragedy struck Preston and others found they had contracted in the ruins a horrifying, sometimes lethal and incurable disease.Suspenseful and shocking, filled with colorful history, hair raising adventure, and dramatic twists of fortune, THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD is the absolutely true, eyewitness account of one of the great discoveries of the twenty first century. The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story

  • Kindle
  • 336 pages
  • 1455540013
  • Douglas Preston
  • English
  • 22 September 2017