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100 1  Carlsen, William. 
245 10 Jungle of stone|h[electronic resource] :|bthe true story 
       of two men, their extraordinary journey, and the discovery
       of the lost civilization of the Maya /|cWilliam Carlsen. 
250    Unabridged. 
260    Toronto :|bHarperCollins Canada,|cp2016. 
300    1 online resource (1 sound file (16 hr., 35 min.)) :
306    163500 
500    Downloadable audio file. 
511 0  Narrated by Paul Michael Garcia. 
520    "Thrilling...A captivating history of two men who 
       dramatically changed their contemporaries' view of the 
       past."-Kirkus (starred review) In 1839 rumors of 
       extraordinary yet baffling stone ruins buried within the 
       unmapped jungles of Central America reached two of the 
       world's most intrepid travelers. Seized by the reports, 
       American diplomat John Lloyd Stephens and British artist 
       Frederick Catherwood-each already celebrated for their 
       adventures in Egypt, the Holy Land, Greece, and Rome-
       sailed together out of New York Harbor on an expedition 
       into the forbidding rainforests of present-day Honduras, 
       Guatemala, and Mexico. What they found would re-write the 
       West's understanding of human history. In the tradition of
       Lost City of Z and In the Kingdom of Ice, former San 
       Francisco Chronicle journalist and Pulitzer Prize finalist
       William Carlsen reveals the unforgettable true story of 
       the discovery of the ancient Maya. Enduring disease, war, 
       and the torments of nature and terrain, Stephens and 
       Catherwood meticulously uncovered and documented the 
       remains of an astonishing civilization that had flourished
       in the Americas at the same time as classic Greece and 
       Rome-and had been its rival in art, architecture, and 
       power. Their remarkable book about the experience, written
       by Stephens and illustrated by Catherwood, became a 
       sensation, hailed by Edgar Allen Poe as "perhaps the most 
       interesting book of travel ever published" and recognized 
       today as the birth of American archeology. Most 
       importantly, Stephens and Catherwood were the first to 
       grasp the significance of the Maya remains, recognizing 
       that their antiquity and sophistication overturned the 
       West's assumptions about the development of civilization. 
       By the time of the flowering of classical Greece (400 
       B.C.), the Maya were already constructing pyramids and 
       temples around central plazas. Within a few hundred years 
       the structures took on a monumental scale that required 
       millions of man-hours of labor, technical and 
       organizational expertise. Over the next millennium dozens 
       of city-states evolved, each governed by powerful lords, 
       some with populations larger than any city in Europe at 
       the time, and connected by road-like causeways of crushed 
       stone. The Maya developed a cohesive, unified cosmology, 
       an array of common gods, a creation story, and a shared 
       artistic and architectural vision. They created dazzling 
       stucco and stone monuments and bas reliefs, sculpting 
       figures and hieroglyphs with refined artistic skill. At 
       their peak, an estimated ten million people occupied the 
       Maya's heartland on the Yucatan Peninsula, a region where 
       only half a million now live. And yet, by the time the 
       Spanish reached the "New World," the classic-era Maya had 
       all but disappeared; they would remain a mystery for the 
       next three hundred years. Today, the tables are turned: 
       the Maya are justly famous, if sometimes misunderstood, 
       while Stephens and Catherwood have been all but forgotten.
       Based on Carlsen's rigorous research and his own 2,500-
       mile journey throughout the Yucatan and Central America, 
       Jungle of Stone is equally a thrilling adventure narrative
       and a revelatory work of history that corrects our 
       understanding of the Maya and the two remarkable men who 
       set out in 1839 to find them. 
600 10 Catherwood, Frederick. 
600 10 Stephens, John L.,|d1805-1852. 
650  0 Archaeological expeditions|zMexico.|vSound recordings. 
650  0 Archaeological expeditions|zCentral America.|vSound 
650  0 Explorers|zMexico|vBiography.|vSound recordings. 
650  0 Explorers|zCentral America|vBiography.|vSound recordings. 
650  0 Mayas|xAntiquities.|vSound recordings. 
655  4 Downloadable audio books. 
655  7 Audiobooks.|2lcgft 
700 1  Garcia, Paul Michael.|4nrt 
710 2  Baker & Taylor Axis 360 
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