The Lost City of Z

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

by David Grann

  • Publisher : Random House LLC
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 339
  • ISBN : 0385513534
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Interweaves the story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who vanished during a 1925 expedition into the Amazon, with the author's own quest to uncover the mysteries surrounding Fawcett's final journey and the secrets of what lies deep in the Amazon jungle.

Percy Fawcett and the Lost City of Z

Percy Fawcett and the Lost City of Z
The History of the Explorer's Mysterious Disappearance in Search of El Dorado

by Charles River Charles River Editors

  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 2018-01-19
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN : 9781984012920
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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*Includes pictures *Includes Fawcett's accounts of his own expeditions *Profiles all the theories surrounding the expedition's disappearance *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading "There, I believed, lay the greatest secrets of the past yet preserved in our world of today. I had come to the turn of the road; and for better or worse I chose the forest path." - Percy Fawcett The heroes of each generation reflect the conditions, priorities, and goals of the era in which they reside. In the United States and throughout Europe, the wilderness explorer enjoyed widespread public adulation long before leading sports figures, rock stars, and astronauts of later decades. The ingenuity of the Industrial Revolution gave way to early manned flight, and other breakthroughs in communication, and travel. The British Empire flourished across the globe, incorporating entirely dissimilar cultures into its stylized world view. Within this social canon, the explorer of the Victorian and post-Victorian eras fit perfectly within a nationalistic urge to unveil the secrets of every continent. Even expeditions to both poles became the rage among home-bound vicarious adventurers. Throughout climes featuring thick ice and palm trees alike, the maps of the day featured enormous blank spots where no modern man or woman had ever set foot. Among the largest was, and continues to be, the rain forest of the Amazon, particularly in the vast Mato Grosso region of Brazil. The explorers who stepped forward to cast light on such unknown expanses were often driven by obsessive personalities, and lived in the cracks between hard science and the metaphysical. None were more driven than Colonel Percival (Percy) Harrison Fawcett of the British Army. Fawcett, a veteran of the service, a skilled surveyor, and a tough-minded swashbuckler with a soft spot for psychics and astrologists, captured the public's fascination with his numerous treks into the untraveled jungles of Brazil, which he called "the last great blank space in the world." The first few were simple map-making expeditions, none of them intending to turn the world of archaeology or anthropology upside down. It was, however, Fawcett's later expeditions and his final trek in 1925 that piqued the imaginations of the masses who hung on every outlandish discovery of the age. In the end, he drew more attention to the world of the Amazon by being devoured by it, disappearing without a trace, never to be seen again. The subject of his search was equally riveting, the pursuit of the Lost City of 'Z', somewhere in the Brazilian Amazon. The literary world had already been set ablaze by Tarzan, and other works by Edgar Rice Burroughs and his contemporaries. Readers were still consumed by the stories of Jules Verne, and a collective fantasy viewed the remaining exotic regions of the world as haunted by strange creatures once thought extinct or impossible, indigenous people with no knowledge of the outer world, and even the secretive work of extraterrestrial beings. Shangri-la, El Dorado, and the gold-laden Seven Cities of Cibola served as prime material for the era's imagination. Against that backdrop, the Amazon served as the perfect stage for a generation of literary thrills, and Colonel Fawcett seemed eager to oblige. Percy Fawcett and the Lost City of Z: The History of the Explorer's Mysterious Disappearance in Search of El Dorado looks at the history of Fawcett's expeditions in search of the reputed lost city, and his controversial disappearance. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about Percy Fawcett and the Lost City of Z like never before.

The Quest for Z

The Quest for Z
The True Story of Explorer Percy Fawcett and a Lost City in the Amazon

by Greg Pizzoli

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2017-06-13
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN : 0698139984
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From an award-winning author comes a picture book biography that feels like Indiana Jones for kids! British explorer Percy Fawcett believed that hidden deep within the Amazon rainforest was an ancient city, lost for the ages. Most people didn’t even believe this city existed. But if Fawcett could find it, he would be rich and famous forever. This is the true story of one man’s thrilling, dangerous journey into the jungle, and what he found on his quest for the lost city of Z.

Exploration Fawcett: Journey to the Lost City of Z

Exploration Fawcett: Journey to the Lost City of Z
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by Percy Fawcett

  • Publisher : The Overlook Press
  • Release : 2010-05-04
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN : 1590208366
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The true story of the real Colonel Fawcett and his mysterious disappearance in the Amazon jungle, considered one of the greatest mysteries of the twentieth century The inspiration for the major motion picture "The Lost City of Z," mystic and legendary British explorer Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett spent 10 years wandering the forests and death-filled rivers of Brazil in search of a fabled lost city. Finally, convinced that he had discovered the location, he set out for the last time toward destination “Z” in 1925, never to be heard from again. This thrilling and mysterious account of Fawcett’s ten years of travels in deadly jungles and forests in search of a secret city was compiled by his younger son, Fawcett's companion on his journeys, from manuscripts, letters, and logbooks. An international sensation when it was first published in 1953, Exploration Fawcett was praised by the likes of Graham Greene and Harold Nicolson, and found its way to Ernest Hemingway's bookshelf. Reckless and inspired, full of fortitude and doom, this is a book to rival Heart of Darkness, except that the harrowing accounts described in its pages are completely true. To this day, Colonel Fawcett's disappearance remains a great mystery.

Exploration Fawcett

Exploration Fawcett
A Book

by Percy Fawcett

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2016-07-28
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1474605389
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The life of Colonel Fawcett is now the subject of the major motion picture The Lost City of Z. The disappearance of Colonel Fawcett in the Matto Grosso remains one of the great unsolved mysteries. In 1925, Fawcett was convinced that he had discovered the location of a lost city; he had set out with two companions, one of whom was his eldest son, to destination 'Z', never to be heard of again. His younger son, Brian Fawcett, has compiled this book from letters and records left by his father, whose last written words to his wife were: 'You need have no fear of any failure . . .' This is the thrilling and mysterious account of Fawcett's ten years of travels in deadly jungles and forests in search of a secret city.

The Lost City of the Monkey God

The Lost City of the Monkey God
A True Story

by Douglas Preston

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2017-01-03
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1455540021
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, named one of the best books of the year by The Boston Globe and National Geographic: acclaimed journalist Douglas Preston takes readers on a true adventure deep into the Honduran rainforest in this riveting narrative about the discovery of a lost civilization -- culminating in a stunning medical mystery. 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. 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.

Focus On: 100 Most Popular 2010s Adventure Films

Focus On: 100 Most Popular 2010s Adventure Films
A Book

by Wikipedia contributors

  • Publisher : e-artnow sro
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Lost Stone of Z

The Lost Stone of Z
A Book

by Adam Barr

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2018-06-26
  • Pages : 187
  • ISBN : 9781983280122
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1925 Colonel Percy Fawcett went on an expedition to find the Lost City of Z; the predicted ruins of an ancient city inhabited by a civilized race deep within the unmapped Amazon Rainforest. Neither he nor any of his party returned to England, presumed dead by their families, the press and the Royal Geographical Society. What happened to them in the wilds of the Amazon remains a mystery to this day.In present-day Northumberland, UK, Curtis Craxford; owner of a small Natural History Museum, passed down through many generations of Craxfords, received a strange donation to the insect collection of the museum by an elderly lady claiming that her ancestor was one of the fated troop who accompanied Colonel Fawcett on his expedition all those years ago. Her ancestor survived long enough to send back a large beetle in a wooden box to his daughter back in England. Little did the family know that for all those years, a cryptic message was hidden within the old box, sending Curtis, his girlfriend Naomi and their friend Amy on an epic treasure hunt deep into the Amazon Basin; solving clues and uncovering hidden riddles as they searched for unknown treasures in the relentless depths of the jungle.But what if the treasure they trekked all this way to discover turned out to be more trouble than it's worth, and becomes harder to get rid of than it was to find. What if ancient rituals and evil can be stored? And what if the real challenge of this puzzle was to simply survive?

The Lost City of Dunwich

The Lost City of Dunwich
A Book

by N. A. Comfort

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 211
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jungleland

Jungleland
A Mysterious Lost City and a True Story of Deadly Adventure

by Christopher S. Stewart

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2014-01-07
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0062344196
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"I began to daydream about the jungle...." On April 6, 1940, explorer and future World War II spy Theodore Morde (who would one day attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler), anxious about the perilous journey that lay ahead of him, struggled to fall asleep at the Paris Hotel in La Ceiba, Honduras. Nearly seventy years later, in the same hotel, acclaimed journalist Christopher S. Stewart wonders what he's gotten himself into. Stewart and Morde seek the same answer on their quests: the solution to the riddle of the whereabouts of Ciudad Blanca, buried somewhere deep in the rain forest on the Mosquito Coast. Imagining an immense and immaculate El Dorado–like city made entirely of gold, explorers as far back as the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés have tried to find the fabled White City. Others have gone looking for tall white cliffs and gigantic stone temples—no one found a trace. Legends, like the jungle, are dense and captivating. Many have sought their fortune or fame down the Río Patuca—from Christopher Columbus to present-day college professors—and many have died or disappeared. What begins as a passing interest slowly turns into an obsession as Stewart pieces together the whirlwind life and mysterious death of Morde, a man who had sailed around the world five times before he was thirty and claimed to have discovered what he called the Lost City of the Monkey God. Armed with Morde's personal notebooks and the enigmatic coordinates etched on his well-worn walking stick, Stewart sets out to test the jungle himself—and to test himself in the jungle. As we follow the parallel journeys of Morde and Stewart, the ultimate destination morphs with their every twist and turn. Are they walking in circles? Or are they running from their own shadows? Jungleland is part detective story, part classic tale of man versus wild in the tradition of The Lost City of Z and Lost in Shangri-La. A story of young fatherhood as well as the timeless call of adventure, this is an epic search for answers in a place where nothing is guaranteed, least of all survival.

Book Review Digest

Book Review Digest
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The New Yorker

The New Yorker
A Book

by Harold Wallace Ross,Katharine Sergeant Angell White

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2010-02
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Explorers and Discoverers of the World

Explorers and Discoverers of the World
A Book

by Daniel B. Baker

  • Publisher : Gale Group
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 637
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Provide biographies of over 300 explorers

The World's 100 Greatest Mysteries

The World's 100 Greatest Mysteries
Strange Secrets of the Past Revealed

by E. Randall Floyd

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN : 9780760779538
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Journey through a universe of forgotten truths.

Talking Book Topics

Talking Book Topics
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Lost City of the Tayronas

The Lost City of the Tayronas
A Book

by Alvaro Soto Holguín

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Lost City of Dvārakā

The Lost City of Dvārakā
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by Shikaripur Ranganatha Rao

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 157
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The discovery of the legendary city of Dv?rak? which is said to have been founded by raKrisha,is an important landmark in the history of India.It has set at rest the doubts expressed by historians about the historicity of Mahabharata and the very existence of Dvaraka city.The author is devoted to the identification of submerged structures of Bet Dwarka and Dwarka with those mentioned in the ancient texts and the basis on which dating has been done is also explained.

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by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The World's Most Amazing Lost Cities

The World's Most Amazing Lost Cities
A Book

by Ann Weil

  • Publisher : Raintree
  • Release : 2011-07-05
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1406233307
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Which explorer discovered Machu Pichu? What really happened to Angkor? Does the lost city of Z really exist? To find out the answers to these questions and more, open this book and go on an exploration of the world's most amazing landmarks!