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La Ciudad Perdida del Dios Mono / The Lost City of the Monkey God : A True Story
by Douglas Preston




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Una leyenda de 500 a os.
Una maldici n antigua.
Un asombroso misterio m dico.

Y un viaje de descubrimiento al coraz n ignoto de la selva m s densa del mundo.

Desde los d as de Hern n Cort s han circulado rumores sobre una ciudad perdida con inmensas riquezas escondida en alguna parte de Honduras, llamada la Ciudad Blanca o la Ciudad Perdida del Dios Mono. Los pueblos ind genas hablan de ancestros que huyeron a ese lugar para escapar de los conquistadores espa oles, y advierten que cualquiera que entre a esta ciudad sagrada enfermar y morir . En 1940, el periodista estadounidense Theodore Morde regres de la selva con cientos de objetos antiguos, asegurando haber encontrado la Ciudad Blanca. Sin embargo, se suicid sin revelar su ubicaci n.

Tres cuartos de siglo despu s, el escritor Douglas Preston se uni a un equipo de exploradores en una nueva aventura. A bordo de un viejo avi n monomotor, y gracias a un avanzado dispositivo l ser, descubrieron la imagen inconfundible de una metr poli entre el denso follaje selv tico. Aventur ndose en esta tierra salvaje, Preston y el equipo de investigadores se enfrentaron a lluvias torrenciales, arenas movedizas, insectos portadores de enfermedades, jaguares y serpientes. Sin embargo, no fue sino hasta su regreso que la tragedia los golpe Preston y otros descubrieron que hab an contra do una terrible enfermedad en las ruinas.

Intrigante e impactante, plagada de aventuras estremecedoras y dram ticos giros de tuerca, La Ciudad Perdida del Dios Mono es el recuento ver dico de uno de los grandes descubrimientos del siglo XXI.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

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 Globe

One of the 12 Best Books of the Year from National Geographic

Included in Lithub's Ultimate Best Books of 2017 List

A Favorite Science Book of 2017 from Science News

A 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.

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Overview

Una leyenda de 500 a os.
Una maldici n antigua.
Un asombroso misterio m dico.

Y un viaje de descubrimiento al coraz n ignoto de la selva m s densa del mundo.

Desde los d as de Hern n Cort s han circulado rumores sobre una ciudad perdida con inmensas riquezas escondida en alguna parte de Honduras, llamada la Ciudad Blanca o la Ciudad Perdida del Dios Mono. Los pueblos ind genas hablan de ancestros que huyeron a ese lugar para escapar de los conquistadores espa oles, y advierten que cualquiera que entre a esta ciudad sagrada enfermar y morir . En 1940, el periodista estadounidense Theodore Morde regres de la selva con cientos de objetos antiguos, asegurando haber encontrado la Ciudad Blanca. Sin embargo, se suicid sin revelar su ubicaci n.

Tres cuartos de siglo despu s, el escritor Douglas Preston se uni a un equipo de exploradores en una nueva aventura. A bordo de un viejo avi n monomotor, y gracias a un avanzado dispositivo l ser, descubrieron la imagen inconfundible de una metr poli entre el denso follaje selv tico. Aventur ndose en esta tierra salvaje, Preston y el equipo de investigadores se enfrentaron a lluvias torrenciales, arenas movedizas, insectos portadores de enfermedades, jaguares y serpientes. Sin embargo, no fue sino hasta su regreso que la tragedia los golpe Preston y otros descubrieron que hab an contra do una terrible enfermedad en las ruinas.

Intrigante e impactante, plagada de aventuras estremecedoras y dram ticos giros de tuerca, La Ciudad Perdida del Dios Mono es el recuento ver dico de uno de los grandes descubrimientos del siglo XXI.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

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 Globe

One of the 12 Best Books of the Year from National Geographic

Included in Lithub's Ultimate Best Books of 2017 List

A Favorite Science Book of 2017 from Science News

A 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.



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  • ISBN-13: 9786073167567
  • ISBN-10: 6073167563
  • Publisher: Literatura Random House
  • Publish Date: September 2018
  • Page Count: 392
  • Dimensions: 9 x 5.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds


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