The Lost City of the Monkey God

The Lost City of the Monkey God

Hardback336pp Illustrated233x150mm

9781786695000     Product Code: 512902


Since the days of the conquistadors, rumours have circulated about a deserted city deep in the Honduran interior. Local people said it was cursed; a journalist who reached it in 1940 committed suicide on his return. In 2012 Doug Preston joined a team of scientists set on travelling to it; his account describes how – despite torrential rain, deadly snakes and a terrifying disease – they found a great metropolis beneath the rainforest, and explains the cause of its sudden abandonment.

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