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.



In Africa s Forest and Jungle

In Africa s Forest and Jungle Author Richard Henry Stone
ISBN-10 9780817355678
Release 2010
Pages 202
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In Africa's Forest and Jungle is the memoir of Richard Henry Stone, a Civil War era Southern Baptist missionary, who served in what is now Nigeria during the late 1850s and again during the first years of the American Civil War. Stone published this work in 1899, when it became clear that age would prevent him from returning to Africa. Stone served in Africa with his wife and successfully learned the Yoruba language. He was an intelligent, self-reflective, and reliable observer, making his works important sources of information on Yoruba society before the intervention of European colonialism. In Africa's Forest and Jungle is a rare account of West African culture, made all the more complete by the additional journal entries, letters, and photographs collected in this edition.



Ark i pets

Ark i pets Author Jack Stone
ISBN-10 OCLC:179245667
Release 1987
Pages 52
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Ark i pets has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Ark i pets also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Ark i pets book for free.



Casting the First Stone

Casting the First Stone Author Frances Fyfield
ISBN-10 9781405516747
Release 2013-11-28
Pages 304
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A year after her husband's death, young widow and art collector Diana Porteous listlessly roams the beach near her home. Her friend and agent Saul takes action, introducing her to his stylish, anarchic sister, Sarah, to pep her up. They plan that Di should rediscover her talents as a thief, as well as art expert, to recover stolen paintings - and begin with Steven, the neighbour's son, who is amassing works of art in a strange building in London, including work stolen from his mother. But if Di is interested in his illicit treasures, he is equally fascinated by hers - and in the secrets still held in that house by the sea. . .



Das zweite Dschungelbuch The Second Jungle Book

Das zweite Dschungelbuch   The Second Jungle Book Author Rudyard Kipling
ISBN-10 9783739248530
Release 2017-07-03
Pages 283
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Diese Fortsetzung seines spannenden Klassikers "Das Dschungelbuch" veröffentlichte Kipling im Jahr 1895. Im zweiten Buch befinden sich fünf weitere Abenteuer von Mowgli und seinen tierischen Freunden. Für ein ungetrübtes Lesevergnügen und ein korrektes Deutschlernen junger Dschungelbuch-Fans folgen die Texte den aktuellen Rechtschreibregeln. Diese deutsch- und englischsprachige Ausgabe enthält eine Einführung, die den historischen Hintergrund und Interpretationsansätze erläutert. Inhalt: Wie die Angst entstand - Lasst den Dschungel los! - Des Königs Ankus - Rothund - Der Frühlingslauf - Gedichte Contents: How Fear Came - Letting In the Jungle - The King's Ankus - Red Dog - The Spring Running - Poems



Jungle of Steel and Stone

Jungle of Steel and Stone Author George C. Chesbro
ISBN-10 9781497693784
Release 2017-11-14
Pages 203
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From the author of the Mongo Mysteries: Former CIA operative Veil Kendry uses his paranormal powers to track down a stolen African artifact. When Veil Kendry dreams, he possesses a clarity normal people never experience, along with the power of volition, which allows him to enter the minds of others. Veil’s strange gift was invaluable as an operative for the CIA, but now he’s left that life behind and instead channels his unusual ability into art. When needed, though, he still applies his supernatural and clandestine skills to helping those in trouble. So when Veil crosses paths with a thief who stole a K’ung tribe religious idol from the same midtown art gallery that exhibits his dream-paintings, he’s compelled to get involved—despite threats from a corrupt cop named Carl Nagle. Using his dream powers, Veil attempts to enter the mind of the thief in order to apprehend him. But there are others on the hunt, desperate to possess the artifact— and soon, Veil will find himself fighting just to stay alive.



Jungle Joke 4

Jungle Joke   4 Author
ISBN-10 OCLC:962131917
Release 2016
Pages 204
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Arch ological Returns

Arch  ological Returns Author
ISBN-10 BL:A0019044176
Release 186?
Pages 56
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Arch ological Returns has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Arch ological Returns also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Arch ological Returns book for free.



Rembrandt s Hat

Rembrandt s Hat Author Bernard Malamud
ISBN-10 9781466805934
Release 1973-01-01
Pages 275
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This collection of short stories by Bernard Malamud includes: The Silver Crown Man in the Drawer The Letter In Retirement Rembrandt's Hat Notes from a Lady at a Dinner Party My Son the Murderer Talking Horse



Jungle Quest Intrigue

Jungle Quest Intrigue Author William Maltese
ISBN-10 9781434481504
Release 2007-09-01
Pages 216
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Laura Lexly, separated from her childhood friend, Kurt Reiger, for almost twenty years, hopes that their quest in the Brazilian jungle will allow them to cast aside the barriers to their love. But first they must solve the riddle of their fathers' disappearance, and ease the antipathy between the two families. But their quest is hindered not only by the dangers of the jungle, but by the human forces working against them. Can they survive betrayal on all sides? Suddenly their journey becomes a harrowing race against time and the odds. Only their love for each other can save the day!



Virgin Film Oliver Stone

Virgin Film  Oliver Stone Author Stephen Lavington
ISBN-10 9780753547663
Release 2011-11-30
Pages 304
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Three-time Oscar winner Oliver Stone is one of the most controversial and well-known contemporary American directors. He began his professional life as a screen writer and was responsible for the scripts of Midnight Express and Scarface. As a director he made one of the all-time great Vietnam war movies, Platoon, and went on to helm such definitive cinematic works as Wall Street, Born on the Fourth of July, JFK, Natural Born Killers and, most recently, Alexander - an epic biography of the legendary Greek king starring Colin Farrell and Anthony Hopkins. This indispensable guide takes each of Stone's writing and directoial features in chronological order, discussing them within categories such as Casting, Cut Scenes, Music Conspiriacy Theory? and Controversy. It looks at the inspiration behind his work, its connection with the real world and the story behind each film's development. Whether the subject is war, politics, sport or the defining aspects of an era, Stone is an expert at polarising audience views. This is an essential reference for all fans of Oliver Stone, writer, director and one of the most influential filmmakers of the last twenty-five years.



The Atlantis Stone

The Atlantis Stone Author Juan A. Estrella II
ISBN-10 9781462051038
Release 2011-10-21
Pages 392
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Nearly five billion years ago the Mystic Maker placed a heart stone deep inside the body of the Great Mother, planet Earth, infusing her with His essence. The Great Mother had the power to create and sustain life. She also had the power to destroy it. If the balance of things was threatened she could unleash her power and restore balance. It was the Great Mother who destroyed the great civilization of Atlantis when they came too close to finding the source of her power. The greatest civilization of its time was decimated when the Great Mother unleashed tectonic movements, hurricanes, tidal waves, and volcanic eruptions on those that threatened the balance of things. Now, an ancient British organization, established shortly after the Revolutionary War, has found the heart stone and is intent on using it to bring the last super power to its knees and reclaim the lands and riches they believe rightfully belong to them. But will their hatred for America cause the collapse of a super power or destroy modern civilization as we know it? It is up to a modern day secret agent, Alex Beltran, along with an elite team of Delta Force, the Vatican Holy Warriors, and the full might of the United States Government, to restore the Atlantis Stone to its rightful resting place. Time is running out for the team as the Great Mother prepares to unleash all her power once again to recover that which has been taken from her - the Atlantis Stone.



Unwrapped Sky

Unwrapped Sky Author Rjurik Davidson
ISBN-10 9781429948388
Release 2014-04-15
Pages 432
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A hundred years ago, the Minotaurs saved Caeli-Amur from conquest. Now, three very different people may hold the keys to the city's survival. Once, it is said, gods used magic to create reality, with powers that defied explanation. But the magic—or science, if one believes those who try to master the dangers of thaumaturgy—now seems more like a dream. Industrial workers for House Technis, farmers for House Arbor, and fisher folk of House Marin eke out a living and hope for a better future. But the philosopher-assassin Kata plots a betrayal that will cost the lives of godlike Minotaurs; the ambitious bureaucrat Boris Autec rises through the ranks as his private life turns to ashes; and the idealistic seditionist Maximilian hatches a mad plot to unlock the vaunted secrets of the Great Library of Caeli-Enas, drowned in the fabled city at the bottom of the sea, its strangeness visible from the skies above. In a novel of startling originality and riveting suspense, these three people, reflecting all the hopes and dreams of the ancient city, risk everything for a future that they can create only by throwing off the shackles of tradition and superstition, as their destinies collide at ground zero of a conflagration that will transform the world . . . or destroy it. Unwrapped Sky is a stunningly original debut by Rjurik Davidson, a young master of the New Weird. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.



Hubba Hubba

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Jungle Justice

Jungle Justice Author Don Pendleton
ISBN-10 9781460374160
Release 2014-01-15
Pages 192
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JAWS OF DEATH India is a country whose history is written in blood, and its legacy is cities teeming with human misery and vultures profiting from evil and corruption. Balahadra Naraka is a big game poacher turned murderer of anyone who stands in his way: cops, soldiers, game wardens and, now, U.S. diplomats. His savagery, coupled with his own government's failed attempts to stop him, translates to open season for a warrior more than ready to end Naraka's long, cruel career. The hunt will take Mack Bolan to one of the darkest, least hospitable places on earth: the swamps and jungles of India's Sundarbans, where the warlord has taken the number one spot on the Executioner's most endangered list.



STONE MUSIC

STONE MUSIC Author J.P. Cashla
ISBN-10 9781481751049
Release 2013-05-28
Pages 122
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"Life, death, love, sex, regret, despair, magic, tragedy, humor, illness, family and a cast of characters all told from the raw vantage point of the bar stool, washed down with a pint of Guinness and a heavy metal soundtrack. Cashla is a unique and ferocious voice. He delivers full contact, edgy and often moving poetry with the skill of a seasoned and unapologetic bard." Roy Baker



Jungle Rock Blues

Jungle Rock Blues Author Nigel Cox
ISBN-10 9780864737557
Release 2014-05-01
Pages 463
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Raised by gorillas in the wild jungles of New Zealand, scarred in battles with vicious giant wetas, seduced by a beautiful young scientist, discovered by Memphis record producer Sam Phillips and adored by millions ? the dirt-to-dreams life story of Caliban is as legendary as his 30 number one hits. That story came to a dramatic end in 1977 when Caliban took his own life. But now, in a sensational new development, a manuscript, written in old age by Caliban himself, has emerged which proves that his story didn?t end there. At last we can know: why did he leave us? What did it all mean to him? And ? for the first time ? what did it feel like to be Caliban? Each new book from Nigel Cox is a surprise. But Jungle Rock Blues is a wild, slow-motion astonishment. ? Bill Manhire Through its hypnotic fusing of two mythic lives this novel takes on some of the founding fables of our culture. In the guise of a joyous adventure story, it slyly poses questions about genius, fame, failure and love. From its boldly funny opening page, the novel re-imagines the facts, and from then on the reader surrenders to one of the most extraordinary narrators in our literature: speculative, sexy, outlandish and tender. In a pulpy world, Jungle Rock Blues rewrites the lyrics of the familiar, giving us a wondrous new song.