Jungle of Stone

Jungle of Stone
Author: William Carlsen
Publsiher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2017-04-25
ISBN 10: 9780062407405
ISBN 13: 0062407406
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jungle of Stone Book Review:

The extraordinary true story of the rediscovery of the Mayan civilization: In the tradition of The Lost City of Z and Empire of Ice, comes the forgotten tale of 19th century American John Lloyd Stephens’s quest to uncover and understand the ancient world’s most advanced civilization amid the jungles of Central America. Imagine The Lost City of Z, except the fabled lost jungle civilization really was found—an “Egypt in the Americas” in which 1,500-year-old pyramids and temples were hidden in impenetrable tropical forests, along with evidence of astonishingly sophisticated art, writing, science, and culture. In 1839, when John Lloyd Stephens, a dashing U.S. special ambassador to Central America, and Frederick Catherwood, an acclaimed British architect and draftsman, set out into the unexplored jungles of the Yucatan, Charles Darwin was aboard the H.M.S. Beagle, the Bible was the basic template of history, and most people believed the world was less than 6,000 years old. Deep in the jungles, they stumbled upon the wondrous ruins of the Mayan civilization—an astonishing find that would change western understanding of human history. In Jungle of Stone, William Carlsen uncovers the rich history of the ruins as he follows Stephens and Catherwood’s journey through present day Guatemala, Honduras, and Mexico. Drawing upon Stephens’s journals and Cather’s magnificent illustrations—which became the bestselling book Incidents of Travel in Yucatan—Carlsen artfully tells the enthralling story of two great voyagers and the world they discovered.

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book
Author: Diane Wright Landolf
Publsiher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2008-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307486680
ISBN 13: 9780307486684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Jungle Book Book Review:

Mother and Fatherwolf aren’t looking for trouble, but when a small man-child toddles by their cave, they decide they can’t leave him alone in the jungle. They take the boy into their pack, name him Mowgli, and raise him as one of their own cubs. Mowgli learns the law of the jungle from the big old brown bear Baloo and Bagheera the black panther, but even they can’t keep an eye on him all the time!

Jungle of Steel and Stone

Jungle of Steel and Stone
Author: George C. Chesbro
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2017-11-14
ISBN 10: 1497693780
ISBN 13: 9781497693784
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jungle of Steel and Stone Book Review:

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 of Steel and Stone is the 2nd book in the Veil KendrySuspense Novels, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

The Lost City of the Monkey God

The Lost City of the Monkey God
Author: Douglas Preston
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-01-03
ISBN 10: 1455540021
ISBN 13: 9781455540020
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost City of the Monkey God Book Review:

NAMED A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2017#1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller! 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 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.

Jungle of Bones

Jungle of Bones
Author: Ben Mikaelsen
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-01-28
ISBN 10: 0545633621
ISBN 13: 9780545633628
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jungle of Bones Book Review:

Lost and alone in the jungle, one boy will have to let go of his assumptions and anger, or be dragged down with them. Dylan Barstow has finally crossed the line. After getting caught on a late-night joyride in a stolen car, Dylan is shipped off to live with his ex-Marine uncle for the summer. But Uncle Todd has bigger plans for Dylan than push-ups and early-morning jogs. Deep in the steamy jungles of Papua New Guinea, there's a WWII fighter plane named SECOND ACE that's been lost for years, a plane that Dylan's own grandfather barely escaped from with his life. In all this time, no one has ever been able to track down SECOND ACE -- but now Dylan and his uncle are going to try. Lush and haunted, vital and deadly, these alien jungles half a world away could mean Dylan's salvation, or they could swallow him whole.

Rescue in the Mayan Jungle

Rescue in the Mayan Jungle
Author: Karla Warkentin,Ron Adair
Publsiher: David C Cook
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780781440271
ISBN 13: 0781440270
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rescue in the Mayan Jungle Book Review:

The time stone transports Josh and his siblings into a Mayan village where they try to save a priestess being held in virtual slavery.

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book
Author: Rudyard Kipling
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 303
Release: 1894
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044021129028
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Jungle

The Jungle
Author: Upton Sinclair
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-08-19
ISBN 10: 0191624918
ISBN 13: 9780191624919
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Jungle Book Review:

A searing novel of social realism, Upton Sinclair's The Jungle follows the fortunes of Jurgis Rudkus, an immigrant who finds in the stockyards of turn-of-the-century Chicago a ruthless system that degrades and impoverishes him, and an industry whose filthy practices contaminate the meat it processes. From the stench of the killing-beds to the horrors of the fertilizer-works, the appalling conditions in which Jurgis works are described in intense detail by an author bent on social reform. So powerful was the book's message that it caught the eye of President Theodore Roosevelt and led to changes to the food hygiene laws. In his Introduction to this new edition, Russ Castronovo highlights the aesthetic concerns that were central to Sinclair's aspirations, examining the relationship between history and historical fiction, and between the documentary impulse and literary narrative. As he examines the book's disputed status as novel (it is propaganda or literature?), he reveals why Sinclair's message-driven fiction has relevance to literary and historical matters today, now more than a hundred years after the novel first appeared in print.

Deep in the Jungle of Doom Give Yourself Goosebumps 11

Deep in the Jungle of Doom  Give Yourself Goosebumps  11
Author: R. L. Stine
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2015-09-29
ISBN 10: 0545841704
ISBN 13: 9780545841702
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deep in the Jungle of Doom Give Yourself Goosebumps 11 Book Review:

"Reader beware--you choose the scare! GIVE YOURSELF GOOSEBUMPS! You're headed to a South American jungle with your nature-study class. Everything seems pretty cool at first, but then you start to get bored. Where's the beach? Where's the excitement? So you and your friend decide to do a little exploring on your own. That's when you see something so freaky, all you want to do is get out of there! If you run screaming down one trail you'll end up at a waterfall with a creepy underground cave. If you choose the other trail you'll eat some fruit that turns you into a crazy-looking sea monster. Will you get back to normal before things start to get really fish?!! The choice is yours in this scary GOOSEBUMPS adventure that's packed with over 20 super-spooky endings! "

Tales from the Yucatan Jungle

Tales from the Yucatan Jungle
Author: Kristine Ellingson
Publsiher: Sun Topaz
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2012-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780975469187
ISBN 13: 0975469185
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tales from the Yucatan Jungle Book Review:

Where would you go if you needed to get away from it all? What would happen if you never came back? Your life would change forever as it did for Kristine Ellingson. She left her home in the U.S. and moved to Yucatan, the vibrant land of the ancient Maya. Kristine Ellingson was a successful American jewelry designer with two grown children and a marriage on the rocks. She left her home in Oregon for a trip to Yucatan, Mexico that she believed would be an extended vacation. Much to her surprise, her stop in Yucatan was permanent. Join Kristine as she recounts her journey in finding a new home and family in a peaceful village near the Mayan ruins of Uxmal. In spite of being an outsider and looking nothing like the Mayas—she is tall and blonde—she is accepted by the village and becomes an integral part of their community. Kristine allows readers to glimpse a world seldom seen by outsiders who travel to the Yucatan Peninsula.Tales from the Yucatan Jungle is illustrated with over 100 black and white photographs and contains a Bibliography and Index.

In Afric s Forest and Jungle

In Afric s     Forest and Jungle
Author: Richard Henry Stone
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 282
Release: 1900
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: HARVARD:32044011473618
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Law of the Jungle

Law of the Jungle
Author: Paul M. Barrett
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-09-23
ISBN 10: 0770436358
ISBN 13: 9780770436353
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Law of the Jungle Book Review:

The gripping story of one American lawyer’s obsessive crusade—waged at any cost—against Big Oil on behalf of the poor farmers and indigenous tribes of the Amazon rainforest. Steven Donziger, a self-styled social activist and Harvard educated lawyer, signed on to a budding class action lawsuit against multinational Texaco (which later merged with Chevron to become the third-largest corporation in America). The suit sought reparations for the Ecuadorian peasants and tribes people whose lives were affected by decades of oil production near their villages and fields. During twenty years of legal hostilities in federal courts in Manhattan and remote provincial tribunals in the Ecuadorian jungle, Donziger and Chevron’s lawyers followed fierce no-holds-barred rules. Donziger, a larger-than-life, loud-mouthed showman, proved himself a master orchestrator of the media, Hollywood, and public opinion. He cajoled and coerced Ecuadorian judges on the theory that his noble ends justified any means of persuasion. And in the end, he won an unlikely victory, a $19 billion judgment against Chevon--the biggest environmental damages award in history. But the company refused to surrender or compromise. Instead, Chevron targeted Donziger personally, and its counter-attack revealed damning evidence of his politicking and manipulation of evidence. Suddenly the verdict, and decades of Donziger’s single-minded pursuit of the case, began to unravel. Written with the texture and flair of the best narrative nonfiction, Law of the Jungle is an unputdownable story in which there are countless victims, a vast region of ruined rivers and polluted rainforest, but very few heroes.

Rubyfruit Jungle

Rubyfruit Jungle
Author: Rita Mae Brown
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-06-25
ISBN 10: 0804152764
ISBN 13: 9780804152761
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rubyfruit Jungle Book Review:

“The rare work of fiction that has changed real life . . . If you don’t yet know Molly Bolt—or Rita Mae Brown, who created her—I urge you to read and thank them both.”—Gloria Steinem Winner of the Lambda Literary Pioneer Award | Winner of the Lee Lynch Classic Book Award A landmark coming-of-age novel that launched the career of one of this country’s most distinctive voices, Rubyfruit Jungle remains a transformative work more than forty years after its original publication. In bawdy, moving prose, Rita Mae Brown tells the story of Molly Bolt, the adoptive daughter of a dirt-poor Southern couple who boldly forges her own path in America. With her startling beauty and crackling wit, Molly finds that women are drawn to her wherever she goes—and she refuses to apologize for loving them back. This literary milestone continues to resonate with its message about being true to yourself and, against the odds, living happily ever after. Praise for Rubyfruit Jungle “Groundbreaking.”—The New York Times “Powerful . . . a truly incredible book . . . I found myself laughing hysterically, then sobbing uncontrollably just moments later.”—The Boston Globe “You can’t fully know—or enjoy—how much the world has changed without reading this truly wonderful book.”—Andrew Tobias, author of The Best Little Boy in the World “A crass and hilarious slice of growing up ‘different,’ as fun to read today as it was in 1973.”—The Rumpus “Molly Bolt is a genuine descendant—genuine female descendant—of Huckleberry Finn. And Rita Mae Brown is, like Mark Twain, a serious writer who gets her messages across through laughter.”—Donna E. Shalala “A trailblazing literary coup at publication . . . It was the right book at the right time.”—Lee Lynch, author of Beggar of Love

Evie in the Jungle

Evie in the Jungle
Author: Matt Haig
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2020-02-27
ISBN 10: 1838850775
ISBN 13: 9781838850777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evie in the Jungle Book Review:

A TRULY WILD ADVENTURE! Twelve-year-old Evie has a talent. She can HEAR what animals are thinking and she can TALK to them with her mind. When Evie goes on a trip to the Amazon rainforest, her powers are put to the test. She makes friends with pink river dolphins, must save an injured sloth, and discovers the secret life of a jaguar. Soon she sees that the jungle is in serious and deadly danger, and comes up with a rather risky plan to help save it . . . A brilliant new story from bestselling author Matt Haig, featuring Evie from Evie and the Animals and with illustrations by the award-winning Emily Gravett.

Stone of Kings

Stone of Kings
Author: Gerard Helferich
Publsiher: Globe Pequot
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9780762763511
ISBN 13: 0762763515
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stone of Kings Book Review:

A gripping account of the 400-year-old quest for the precious stone revered by the ancient Maya Jade has long been prized as one of the most precious substances on earth, used to adorn kings, cure disease, and perform sacred rituals, including human sacrifice. For millennia, it played a crucial role in the culture of the Maya and other ancient Americans, but the Spanish lusted after gold and silver, and within fifty years of the Conquest, the source of Maya jade had been forgotten. Centuries later, archaeologists excavating Maya cities uncovered stunning jades carved with the images of gods and kings, evoking all the mystery and power of a bygone civilization. But where had the stone come from? Some guessed China, others Atlantis—but no one could say for sure, because for the only time in history, a civilization’s most valuable resourcehad been lost. Published at the long-anticipated resetting of the Maya Long Count calendar in 2012, this is the story of the gripping, 300-year search for the lost sources of this precious stone. A vivid tale of great rulers, renowned archaeologists, gifted scientists, unlettered prospectors, and hopeful entrepreneurs,Stone of Kingsmelds history, popular science, and armchair travel into a real-life, high-stakes treasure hunt for the astonishing Maya jade.

Incidents of Travel in Yucatan

Incidents of Travel in Yucatan
Author: John Lloyd Stephens
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1848
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433081697876
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Incidents of Travel in Yucatan Book Review:

The Blackboard Jungle

The Blackboard Jungle
Author: Evan Hunter
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2017-06-13
ISBN 10: 1504043936
ISBN 13: 9781504043939
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Blackboard Jungle Book Review:

The “shocking” and “suspense-packed” bestseller about one teacher’s stand against student violence, and the basis for the Academy Award–nominated film (The New York Times Book Review). After serving his country in World War II, Richard Dadier decides to become an English teacher—and for the sin of wanting to make a difference, he’s hired at North Manual Trades High School. A tough vocational school in the East Bronx, Manual Trades is home to angry, unruly teenagers exiled from New York City’s regular public schools. On his first day, Dadier endures relentless mockery and ridicule and makes an enemy of the student body by rescuing a female colleague from a vicious attack. His fellow educators are bitter, disillusioned, and too afraid of their pupils to risk turning their backs on them in the classroom. But Dadier refuses to give up without a fight. Over the course of the semester, he tries again and again to break through the wall of hatred and scorn and win his students’ respect. The more he learns about their difficult circumstances, the more convinced he becomes that a good teacher can make a difference in their lives. His idealism will be put to the ultimate test, however, when a long-simmering power struggle with his most intimidating student explodes into a violent schoolroom showdown. The basis for the blockbuster film starring Glenn Ford and Sidney Poitier, Evan Hunter’s The Blackboard Jungle is a brutal, unflinching look at the dark side of American education and an early masterpiece from the author who went on to write the gritty 87th Precinct series as Ed McBain. Drawn from Hunter’s own experiences as a New York City schoolteacher, it is a “nightmarish but authentic” drama that packs a knockout punch (Time).

Stone Butch Blues

Stone Butch Blues
Author: Leslie Feinberg
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 580
Release: 2010-11-01
ISBN 10: 1459608453
ISBN 13: 9781459608450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stone Butch Blues Book Review:

Published in 1993, this brave, original novel is considered to be the finest account ever written of the complexities of a transgendered existence. Woman or man? Thats the question that rages like a storm around Jess Goldberg, clouding her life and her identity. Growing up differently gendered in a blue--collar town in the 1950s, coming out as a butch in the bars and factories of the prefeminist 60s, deciding to pass as a man in order to survive when she is left without work or a community in the early 70s. This powerful, provocative and deeply moving novel sees Jess coming full circle, she learns to accept the complexities of being a transgendered person in a world demanding simple explanations: a he-she emerging whole, weathering the turbulence.

The Lost Cities of the Mayas

The Lost Cities of the Mayas
Author: Fabio Bourbon
Publsiher: Abbeville Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780789206237
ISBN 13: 0789206234
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost Cities of the Mayas Book Review:

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.

Murilla Gorilla Jungle Detective

Murilla Gorilla  Jungle Detective
Author: Jennifer Lloyd
Publsiher: Murilla Gorilla
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021-10-12
ISBN 10: 9781772290837
ISBN 13: 1772290831
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murilla Gorilla Jungle Detective Book Review:

Murilla Gorilla, the jungle detective, is woken up by a new case: Ms. Chimpanzee's muffins were stolen. But who did it? It's up to Murilla to find out... as long as she can find her badge first! Murilla may seem like a hopeless detective--disorganized, messy and always thinking about her next snack--but out of her mess come some pretty good ideas, and some pretty funny moments too.