The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story

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Grand Central Publishing #ad - And a pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle. Since the days of conquistador hernán 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. An ancient curse. P. P1 {margin: 0

0px 00px 00px 00px; font: 11. 0px helvetica} span. S1 {font-kerning: none}. In 2012 he climbed aboard a rickety, a highly advanced, single-engine plane carrying the machine that would change everything: lidar, classified technology that could map the terrain under the densest rainforest canopy. 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.

The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story #ad - 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.

A stunning medical mystery. 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.

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Cities of Gold: A Journey Across the American Southwest in Pursuit of Coronado

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William Morris Endeavor Entertainment LLC #ad - This new ebook edition includes for first time over 100 never-before-published photographs taken during the author's epic, thousand mile horseback journey across Arizona and New Mexico. Throughout the book, making the centuries dissolve into a common, first-person, Preston intersperses the original reports and memoirs of Coronado’s adventure with accounts of his own party’s hard progress, present-tense narrative.

It also includes rare and extraordinary historical photographs of the Old West, Native Americans, pioneers, Indian pueblos, prospectors, and vanished landscapes. The old west’s last glimmers flicker through this piercingly beautiful adventure, traverses the desert and mountain wilderness of Arizona and New Mexico retracing the trail-blazing 1540-41 expedition of Spanish Explorer Francisco Vasquez de Coronado in search of the legendary Seven Cities of Gold … In place of the mythical winning of the West, an unforgettable saga in which Preston, astride his horse Popeye, Preston unfolds a harrowing tale of loss.

Cities of Gold: A Journey Across the American Southwest in Pursuit of Coronado #ad - Publishers weekly“The entire book is a sheer pleasure to read. The san diego union-tribune“A Blue Highways on horseback, well worth the trip. Kirkus reviews“a riveting yarn, with as many turns as a switchback road. The christian science Monitor“A fearful, fascinating tale. Los angeles times“A journey of historical importance.

The new york times“by setting out with a companion and four horses to track coronado’s army across a thousand miles of brutal desert and mountain country, the author is ready to risk his life to try to see with his own eyes, from the Mexican border through Arizona and New Mexico, 450 years ago, ‘that moment, as it were, when the peoples of the Old World and New World first encountered each other’ and quickly began the strife-torn redefining of America.

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Jungle of Stone: The Extraordinary Journey of John L. Stephens and Frederick Catherwood, and the Discovery of the Lost Civilization of the Maya

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William Morrow #ad - 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, if sometimes misunderstood, the tables are turned: the Maya are justly famous, while Stephens and Catherwood have been all but forgotten.

The maya developed a cohesive, unified cosmology, a creation story, an array of common gods, and a shared artistic and architectural vision. 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. They created dazzling stucco and stone monuments and bas reliefs, sculpting figures and hieroglyphs with refined artistic skill.

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Their remarkable book about the experience, became a sensation, written by Stephens and illustrated by Catherwood, hailed by Edgar Allen Poe as “perhaps the most interesting book of travel ever published” and recognized today as the birth of American archeology. 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, some with populations larger than any city in Europe at the time, each governed by powerful lords, and connected by road-like causeways of crushed stone.

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The Monster of Florence

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Grand Central Publishing #ad - P. P1 {margin: 00px 00px 00px 00px; font: 11. 0px helvetica} span. S1 {font-kerning: none} by the author of the #1 new york times bestseller the lost city of the monkey god in the nonfiction tradition of john berendt's Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and Erik Larson's The Devil in the White City, Douglas Preston presents a gripping account of crime and punishment in the lush hills surrounding Florence, Italy.

In 2000, douglas preston fulfilled a dream to move his family to Italy. This is the true story of their search for--and identification of--the man they believe committed the crimes, and their chilling interview with him. And then, in a strange twist of fate, Preston and Spezi themselves become targets of the police investigation.

The Monster of Florence #ad - . Preston has his phone tapped, is interrogated, and told to leave the country. Spezi fares worse: he is thrown into Italy's grim Capanne prison, accused of being the Monster of Florence himself. Like one of preston's thrillers, tells a remarkable and harrowing story involving murder, The Monster of Florence, Preston and Spezi, mutilation, and suicide-and at the center of it, caught in a bizarre prosecutorial vendetta.

Preston, intrigued, meets Italian investigative journalist Mario Spezi to learn more. Then he discovered that the olive grove in front of their 14th century farmhouse had been the scene of the most infamous double-murders in Italian history, committed by a serial killer known as the Monster of Florence.

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The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

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Vintage #ad - The #1 new york times bestseller from the author of Killers of the Flower MoonIn 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called “The Lost City of Z.

In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett’s quest for “Z” and his own journey into the deadly jungle, as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century. He never returned.

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Mount Dragon: A Pandemic of Apocalyptic Proportions

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Tor Books #ad - In douglas preston and Lincoln Child's Mount Dragon. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied. Mount dragon: an enigmatic research complex hidden in the vast desert of New Mexico. Led by visionary genius brent Scopes, their secret goal is a medical breakthrough that promises to bring incalculable benefits to the human race.

But while scopes believes he is leading the way to a new world order, he may in fact be opening the door to mass human extinction. Guy carson and susana cabeza de vaca have come to Mount Dragon to work shoulder to shoulder with some of the greatest scientific minds on the planet. And when guy and susana attempt to stop him they find themselves locked in a frightening battle with Scopes, his henchmen, and the apocalyptic nightmare that science has unleashed.

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Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident

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Chronicle Books LLC #ad - Eerie aspects of the incident—unexplained violent injuries, signs that they cut open and fled the tent without proper clothing or shoes, a strange final photograph taken by one of the hikers, and elevated levels of radiation found on some of their clothes—have led to decades of speculation over what really happened.

As gripping and bizarre as hunt for the skin walker: this new york times bestseller, rarely seen government records, dozens of interviews,  is a gripping work of literary nonfiction that delves into the mystery of Dead Mountain through unprecedented access to the hikers' own journals and photographs,  Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident, and the author's retracing of the hikers' fateful journey in the Russian winter.

Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident #ad - You'll love this real-life tale: dead mountain is a fascinating portrait of young adventurers in the Soviet era, the investigators' efforts, and a skillful interweaving of the hikers' narrative, and the author's investigations. Here for the first time is the real story of what happened that night on Dead Mountain.

A new york times and wall street journal bestseller — what happened that night on Dead Mountain?The mystery of Dead Mountain: In February 1959, a group of nine experienced hikers in the Russian Ural Mountains died mysteriously on an elevation known as Dead Mountain.

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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

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Vintage #ad - Based on years of research and startling new evidence, the book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals. Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes like Al Spencer, the “Phantom Terror, ” roamed—many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered.

It was one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations and the bureau badly bungled the case. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. Killers of the Flower Moon is utterly compelling, but also emotionally devastating.

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In killers of the flower moon, David Grann revisits a shocking series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood.

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Relic Pendergast Series Book 1

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Forge Books #ad - Autopsies indicate that the killer cannot be human. But the museum's directors plan to go ahead with a big bash to celebrate the new exhibition, in spite of the murders. Museum researcher Margo Green must find out who--or what--is doing the killing. Relic, a douglas preston and lincoln child thriller that introduces FBI Special Agent PendergastJust days before a massive exhibition opens at the popular New York Museum of Natural History, visitors are being savagely murdered in the museum's dark hallways and secret rooms.

. But can she do it in time to stop the massacre?At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied.

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Verses for the Dead Agent Pendergast

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Grand Central Publishing #ad - But the seeming lack of connection between the old suicides and the new murders is soon the least of Pendergast's worries. Pendergast and his new colleague, are assigned to investigate a rash of killings in Miami Beach, junior agent Coldmoon, where a bloodthirsty psychopath is cutting out the hearts of his victims and leaving them with cryptic handwritten letters at local gravestones.

X. Because as he digs deeper, he realizes the brutal new crimes may be just the tip of the iceberg: a conspiracy of death that reaches back decades. Pendergast is abruptly forced to accept an unthinkable condition of continued employment: the famously rogue agent must now work with a partner. After an overhaul of leadership at the FBI's New York field office, A.

Verses for the Dead Agent Pendergast #ad - Preston & child return with their #1 bestselling series, confronting FBI Special Agent Pendergast with the one challenge he never expected: a partner. L. The graves are unconnected save in one bizarre way: all belong to women who committed suicide.

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Impact Wyman Ford Series Book 3

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Forge Books #ad - He is found decapitated, the data missing. High resolution nasa images reveal an unnatural feature hidden in the depths of a crater on Mars. In douglas preston's impact, Wyman Ford is tapped for a secret expedition to Cambodia. To locate the source of strangely beautiful gemstones that do not appear to be of this world.

A brilliant meteor lights up the Maine coast. And two young women borrow a boat and set out for a distant island to find the impact crater. A scientist at the national Propulsion Facility discovers an inexplicable source of gamma rays in the outer Solar System. And it appears to have been activated. Sixty hours and counting.

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