Incidents of Travel in Yucatan Vols I and II

Incidents of Travel in Yucatan  Vols  I and II Author John Lloyd Stephens
ISBN-10 9781605203799
Release 2008-11-01
Pages 672
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Edgar Allan Poe called it perhaps the most interesting travel book ever published. Here, complete in one volume, is the classic real-life adventureoriginally published across two volumes in 1841that mesmerized readers with its evocative descriptions of journeys in Mesoamerica. With a wandering spirit mellowed by an analytic eye, American diplomat and writer JOHN LLOYD STEPHENS (18051852) introduced Westerners to the mysteries of the Yucatan in this contemporary bestseller, riveting armchair explorers with his lyrical account of visits to 44 Maya sites, including the then-unknown Chichen Itza and Uxmal. Complete with all the beautiful original illustrations by English artist and architect FREDERICK CATHERWOOD (17991854), this is essential reading for those fascinated by Mesoamerican culture as well as those under the thrall of an itch to see the world.



Incidents of Travel in Central America Chiapas and Yucatan

Incidents of Travel in Central America  Chiapas  and Yucatan Author John Lloyd Stephens
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433081697835
Release 1845
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Incidents of Travel in Yucatan

Incidents of Travel in Yucatan Author John Lloyd Stephens
ISBN-10 0486209261
Release 1963
Pages 641
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Volume 1 of 2-volume set. Classic (1843) exploration of jungles of Yucatan, looking for evidences of Maya civilization. Extensive accounts of 44 Maya sites as well as of Yucatan folkways, manners, dress, ceremonies, amusements — all of which makes this a great travel book. Total in set: 127 engravings. 1 map.



Incidents of Travel in Yucatan

Incidents of Travel in Yucatan    Author John Lloyd Stephens
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433081697876
Release 1848
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Incidents of Travel in Yucatan

Incidents of Travel in Yucatan Author John Lloyd Stephens
ISBN-10 9781605203805
Release 2008-11-01
Pages 672
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Edgar Allan Poe called it perhaps the most interesting travel book ever published. Here, complete in one volume, is the classic real-life adventureoriginally published across two volumes in 1841that mesmerized readers with its evocative descriptions of journeys in Mesoamerica. With a wandering spirit mellowed by an analytic eye, American diplomat and writer JOHN LLOYD STEPHENS (18051852) introduced Westerners to the mysteries of the Yucatan in this contemporary bestseller, riveting armchair explorers with his lyrical account of visits to 44 Maya sites, including the then-unknown Chichen Itza and Uxmal. Complete with all the beautiful original illustrations by English artist and architect FREDERICK CATHERWOOD (17991854), this is essential reading for those fascinated by Mesoamerican culture as well as those under the thrall of an itch to see the world.



Incidents of Travel in Yucatan Vol 2 of 2 Classic Reprint

Incidents of Travel in Yucatan  Vol  2 of 2  Classic Reprint Author John Lloyd Stephens
ISBN-10 1334511225
Release 2016-12-04
Pages 674
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Excerpt from Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. 2 of 2 Visit to a ruined Building near Chack. - A Field of T6je. - Descrip tion of the Building. - Hornet's Nest. - Young Vulture. - Pictu teaque View from the Tarmac - Well of Chuck - Exploration of its Passages. - Return to the Rancho. - Departure from Scha will. - The Camino Real. - Rancho of Sennact6. - Wild Appear ance of the Indians. - continued Scarcity ot' Water. - Another ruined City. - 'l'wo ruined Buildings. - Apartments, Columns, &c. - High Wall. - Journey continued - Rambo of Sabachshe. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."



Incidents of Travel in Yucatan Vol 1 of 2 Classic Reprint

Incidents of Travel in Yucatan  Vol  1 of 2  Classic Reprint Author John Lloyd Stephens
ISBN-10 1333714513
Release 2016-09-23
Pages 540
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Excerpt from Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. 1 of 2 Their facades covered with sculptured ornaments, al ready cracked and yawning, must fall, and become mere shapeless mounds. It has been the fortune Of the author to step between them and the entire destruction to which they are destined; and it is his hope to snatch from Oblivion these perishing, but still gigantic memorials Of a mysterious people. The descriptions are accompanied by full illustra tions from Daguerreotype views and drawings taken on the spot by Mr. Catherwood, and the engravings. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.



Incidents Of Travel In Yucatan

Incidents Of Travel In Yucatan Author John L. Stephens
ISBN-10 9783849622756
Release 2012
Pages 874
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This is the complete edition, Volumes I and II in one single book. This edition also is fully illustrated and contains an introduction about how this book really was written. In his "Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan," the author intimated his intention to make a more thorough exploration of the ruins of the latter country. That intention has since been carried into effect, and the following pages are the result. They describe, as the author has reason to believe, the most extensive journey ever made by a stranger in that peninsula, and contain the account of visits to forty-four ruined cities, or places in which remains or vestiges of ancient population were found. The existence of most of these ruins was entirely unknown to the residents of the capital;—but few had ever been visited by white inhabitants;—they were desolate, and overgrown with trees. For a brief space the stillness that reigned around them was broken, and they were again left to solitude and silence. Time and the elements are hastening them to utter destruction. In a few generations, great edifices, their façades covered with sculptured ornaments, already cracked and yawning, must fall, and become mere shapeless mounds. It has been the fortune of the author to step between them and the entire destruction to which they are destined; and it is his hope to snatch from oblivion these perishing, but still gigantic memorials of a mysterious people. The descriptions are accompanied by full illustrations from Daguerreotype views and drawings taken on the spot by Mr. Catherwood, and the engravings were executed under his personal superintendence. This edition comes fully illustrated with lots of drawings and maps and is optimized for Kindle readers.



John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood

John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood Author Peter O. Koch
ISBN-10 9780786471072
Release 2013-01-02
Pages 301
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"John Lloyd Stephens, a New York lawyer and best-selling author, and Frederick Catherwood, a London architect and renowned topographical artist, endured many life-threatening obstacles in a determined effort that led to the discovery of nearly fifty forgotten Mayan cities buried deep in the jungles of Central America and Mexico. "--Provided by publisher.



Jungle of Stone

Jungle of Stone Author William Carlsen
ISBN-10 9780062407429
Release 2016-04-26
Pages 544
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“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 1,500-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.



The Book of Chilam Balam of Chumayel

The Book of Chilam Balam of Chumayel Author Ralph Loveland Roys
ISBN-10 9781465527011
Release 1934
Pages
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The Lost Cities of the Mayas

The Lost Cities of the Mayas Author Fabio Bourbon
ISBN-10 0789206234
Release 2000
Pages 192
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The story and "adventurous life of Frederick Catherwood, the English artist who discovered lost Mayan cities in the jungles of Central America and the Yucatán plateau in the early 19th century."--Jacket.



Incidents of Travel in Yucatan by John L Stephens

Incidents of Travel in Yucatan  by John L  Stephens    Author John Lloyd Stephens
ISBN-10 1425556477
Release 2006-09
Pages 500
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Catherwood

Catherwood Author Marly Youmans
ISBN-10 0374119724
Release 1996
Pages 165
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Lost in the woods of the New World in 1678, Catherwood and her one-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, find themselves in a harsh and unforgiving, yet majestic, landscape through which the frantic mother searches for human life.



Nature and Antiquities

Nature and Antiquities Author Philip L. Kohl
ISBN-10 9780816531127
Release 2014-12-04
Pages 256
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Nature and Antiquities analyzes how the study of indigenous peoples was linked to the study of nature and natural sciences. Leading scholars break new ground and entreat archaeologists to acknowledge the importance of ways of knowing in the study of nature in the history of archaeology.



Bad Trips

Bad Trips Author Keath Fraser
ISBN-10 9780307797193
Release 2011-06-08
Pages 384
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The entries in this collection take us to the farthest extremes of travel with tales of danger, disorientation and bemused discomfort; combines reportage, fiction and poetry representing some of the best-known writers of our time.



American Travel and Empire

American Travel and Empire Author Susan P. Castillo
ISBN-10 UOM:39015084107559
Release 2009
Pages 285
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In this collection leading scholars in the field examine the interfaces between narratives of travel and of empire. The term "American" is used here in the hemispheric sense and "American travel writing" includes both writing about America by visitors and writings by Americans abroad. The contributors are recognized specialists in different periods of American literature and travel writing. The essays explore the ways in which descriptions of the landscapes and peoples of colonized territories shaped perceptions of these areas; the transmission images and metaphors between colony and metropole; the othering of non-scribal cultures as "primitive" or "wild"; the deployment of representations of encounters between European and other cultures in order to critique or reinforce European or American values and cultural practices; the tacit assumptions of cultural or economic hegemony underlying U.S. or European travel writing.