The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z
Author: David Grann
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2009-02-24
ISBN: 0385529228
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost City of Z Book Excerpt:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Killers of the Flower Moon comes a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction that unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century—the story of the legendary British explorer who ventured into the Amazon jungle in search of a fabled civilization and never returned. “Suspenseful…rollicking.” —The New York Times In 1925, Percy Fawcett went into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called “The Lost City of Z.” In this masterpiece, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett’s quest for “Z” and his own journey into the deadly jungle. Look for David Grann’s new book, The Wager, coming in April 2023!

The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z
Author: David Grann
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-03
ISBN: 9781471164910
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost City of Z Book Excerpt:

Soon to be a major film starring Robert Pattinson, Charlie Hunnam and Sienna Miller. Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett, the inspiration behind Conan Doyle's novel The Lost World, was among the last of a legendary breed of British explorers. For years he explored the Amazon and came to believe that its jungle concealed a large, complex civilization, like El Dorado. Obsessed with its discovery, he christened it the City of Z. In 1925, Fawcett headed into the wilderness with his son Jack, vowing to make history. They vanished without a trace. For the next eighty years, hordes of explorers plunged into the jungle, trying to find evidence of Fawcett's party or Z. Some died from disease and starvation; others simply disappeared. In this spellbinding true tale of lethal obsession, David Grann retraces the footsteps of Fawcett and his followers as he unravels one of the greatest mysteries of exploration. 'A riveting, exciting and thoroughly compelling tale of adventure' John Grisham

The Doomed Search for the Lost City of Z

The Doomed Search for the Lost City of Z
Author: Cindy L. Rodriguez
Publsiher: Capstone
Total Pages: 33
Release: 2022
ISBN: 166632230X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Summary of David Grann s The Lost City of Z

Summary of David Grann s The Lost City of Z
Author: Everest Media,
Publsiher: Everest Media LLC
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-05-27T22:59:00Z
ISBN: 1669386988
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of David Grann s The Lost City of Z Book Excerpt:

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett was a 50-year-old man who was famous for being the last of the great Victorian explorers. He was known for his unrivaled powers of endurance, and was believed to be immune to death. #2 Fawcett was set to make the great discovery of the century—a lost civilization. The Amazon remained mysterious, and men had died trying to explore it. #3 Fawcett was certain that the Amazon contained a fantastic kingdom, and he was not another soldier of fortune or a crackpot. He had spent years gathering evidence to prove his case, and after fierce battles with skeptics, he had received funding from the most respected scientific institutions. #4 The press conference was held to announce the location of Z. Only a small expedition would have any chance of survival, Fawcett explained, and it would have to live off the land.

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

Summary and Analysis of The Lost City of Z  A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
Author: Worth Books
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2017-04-18
ISBN: 1504020421
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary and Analysis of The Lost City of Z A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon Book Excerpt:

So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Lost City of Z tells you what you need to know—before or after you read David Grann’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of The Lost City of Z includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Profiles of the main characters Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann: Nearly a century after Colonel Percy Fawcett disappeared while on a quest to discover the mythical “Lost City of Z” in South America, New York Times–bestselling author David Grann set out to explore—first-hand—the terrain and history that have fascinated generations of explorers and scientists. Fawcett’s wild tales of flora, fauna, and indigeous peoples captivated the West, and his disappearance sent shockwaves around the world that continue to resonate today. David Grann’s book weaves the exciting stories of Colonel Percy Fawcett and his mysterious demise with an account of his own exploration of the Amazon. The Lost City of Z is now a major motion picture starring Robert Pattinson, Tom Holland, Charlie Hunnam, and Sienna Miller. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

Focus On 100 Most Popular 2010s Adventure Films

Focus On  100 Most Popular 2010s Adventure Films
Author: Wikipedia contributors
Publsiher: e-artnow sro
Total Pages: 2373
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Exploration Fawcett

Exploration Fawcett
Author: Percy Fawcett
Publsiher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-05-23
ISBN: 9780753827901
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploration Fawcett Book Excerpt:

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 Quest for Z

The Quest for Z
Author: Greg Pizzoli
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 49
Release: 2017-06-13
ISBN: 0670016535
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quest for Z Book Excerpt:

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.

Lost Cities and Forgotten Civilizations

Lost Cities and Forgotten Civilizations
Author: Michael Pye,Kirsten Dalley
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1448892511
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost Cities and Forgotten Civilizations Book Excerpt:

Investigates questions concerning such lost civilizations as Lemuria and Atlantis, looking at their beliefs and possible contacts with extraterrestrial or advanced beings, while discussing cases of evidence suppression and archaeological scandals.

The Paranormal Conspiracy

The Paranormal Conspiracy
Author: Timothy Ph.D. Dailey
Publsiher: Chosen Books
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-06-30
ISBN: 1441269355
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Paranormal Conspiracy Book Excerpt:

Teenage vampires. UFO sightings. Alien invasions. Ghost stories. The zombie apocalypse. You don't have to look far to see that today's pop culture is becoming increasingly dominated by paranormal beings. Topics that once belonged to the fringes of the occult world have suddenly found their way onto every television channel and magazine cover. What does this mean for Christians? How do we respond to a culture saturated with the paranormal? In this compelling book, Dr. Timothy Dailey explores the counterfeit spirituality of the paranormal world. By confronting these phenomena head-on, Dailey exposes the dark truth behind these tales. "MythBusters meets This Present Darkness in this gripping new book."--Peter Sprigg, senior fellow for policy studies, Family Research Council, Washington, D.C. In a world that fears an uncertain future, Dailey offers hope: a way back to the one true source of spiritual connection. The only one that can satisfy our souls. "You will be surprised. Well written and well worth reading!"--C. Fred Dickason, Th.D., professor emeritus, former chair of theology, Moody Bible Institute "Dailey has taken on a difficult but very important subject and he has succeeded! Read the book, folks. Read the book."--Jim Valentine, director, Christian Apologetics: Research and Information Service "A well-documented examination and a powerful refutation of this whole dangerous movement."--Walter A. Elwell, Ph.D., professor emeritus, biblical and theological studies, Wheaton College

The Lost City of the Monkey God

The Lost City of the Monkey God
Author: Douglas Preston
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-01-03
ISBN: 1455540021
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lost City of the Monkey God Book Excerpt:

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.

Breaking History Vanished

Breaking History  Vanished
Author: Sarah Pruitt
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-11-15
ISBN: 1493030612
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breaking History Vanished Book Excerpt:

A front row seat to the breaking news, photos and hype surrounding history's most mysterious disappearances. Breaking History books offer a front row seat to history as it broke (like “breaking news”) and give the blow-by-blow of historical discovery—what we learned, when we learned it, who made the discovery, and how. Vanished! is an illustrated tour of history’s most confounding cases of disappearance from Amelia Earhart to Jimmy Hoffa; DB Cooper; Alcatraz escapists Frank Morris, John Anglin, and Clarence Algin; Jim Thompson; Judge Joseph Force Crater; and more. Starting with the first 30 days surrounding each incident, and then looking at efforts up to this very day to solve each case, this book covers in photos and text history’s most perplexing vanishings.

Strange and Unexplained Grades 4 8

Strange and Unexplained  Grades 4   8
Author: Kathryn Wheeler
Publsiher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2008-08-26
ISBN: 1604184051
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strange and Unexplained Grades 4 8 Book Excerpt:

Hook struggling readers with high-interest, low-readability nonfiction stories using Strange and Unexplained in grades 4 and up. This 64-page book focuses on reading skills, such as determining the author’s purpose, defining vocabulary, making predictions, and identifying details, synonyms, antonyms, and figures of speech. It includes multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and true/false questions; short-answer writing practice; and comprehension questions in standardized test format. Students stay interested, build confidence, and discover that reading can be fun!

Differentiated Reading for Comprehension Grade 6

Differentiated Reading for Comprehension  Grade 6
Author: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Publsiher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Total Pages: 68
Release: 2014-02-03
ISBN: 1483804909
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Differentiated Reading for Comprehension Grade 6 Book Excerpt:

Differentiated Reading for Comprehension is designed to provide high-interest, nonfiction reading success for all readers. This 64-page book focuses on sixth grade reading skills defined by the Common Core State Standards. Each of 15 stories is presented separately for the below-level, on-level, and advanced students, followed by a series of comprehension questions. Grade six covers such standards as quoting a text to explain an answer or draw inferences, identifying and explaining an author's reasons and evidence, and analyzing the structure of a text. --This series allows teachers to present the same content to below-level, on-level, and advanced students with leveled nonfiction stories. It includes multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and true/false questions; short-answer writing practice; and comprehension questions. Students stay interested, build confidence, and discover that reading can be fun! The reading passages are separated into sections with titles such as Extreme Places, Amazing People, Wild Animals, Strange and Unexplained, Fascinating Machines, and Amazing Kids.

Rainforest Explorer

Rainforest Explorer
Author: Rupert Matthews
Publsiher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Total Pages: 65
Release: 2014-06-05
ISBN: 0241181968
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rainforest Explorer Book Excerpt:

New series from DK designed to help kids learn how to read and learn to love reading Rainforest Explorer is a 'Starting To Read Alone' reader, perfect for children beginning to read alone as they develop skills to read confidently, accurately, fluently and with good understanding. DK Reads proves that good reads build great readers. Through her blogs, Zoe shares the thrill and narrow escapes of her travels through the Amazon rainforest to her uncle's Research Station. What will she meet and discover? Spot the animals and their footprints and play a game of olliztli. Plus, find out about the changes and mysteries in the rainforest. Rainforest Explorer is part of the new DK Reads series, a three-level reading scheme that helps children become confident readers, featuring engaging and illustrated topics, plus fun interactive aspects such diaries, recipes, and games that support the national curriculum. DK Reads is created in consultation with literacy experts and adheres to levelled reading scheme guidelines so the grammar, vocabulary, and content are spot on for each stage. Now available with text that lights up as you read along and playful images and sounds.

The 50 Greatest Explorers in History

The 50 Greatest Explorers in History
Author: Michelle Rosenberg
Publsiher: Pen and Sword History
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2022-05-31
ISBN: 1526731010
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 50 Greatest Explorers in History Book Excerpt:

This is a book about one of the first recorded pilgrims who climbed Mount Sinai; it’s about Amelia Earhart, the famous American aviator whose story and disappearance continues to capture the world’s imagination. It’s the story of a doomed expedition to discover the North West Passage, and the tale of Marco Polo, who remained at the court of the Kublai Khan for an incredible 17 years. The 50 Greatest Explorers in History brings to life the pioneers in aviation flying thousands of miles with the most basic of maps in open cockpits, exposed to the elements and the unrelenting smell of petrol fumes. They travel by steamboat, on horseback, by rickshaw, motorbike, train, swim with piranhas, embark into black nothingness in new spacecraft, explore by Jeep, yachts, tea boats and elephants, disguise themselves as men, take canoes and use innovative, advanced technological scuba equipment. Going where in many cases, no man or woman had ever gone before, some women featured in this books were often denied respect, acknowledgment, or recognition and they determined to break the ‘men's club’ mentality of global exploration from which they were excluded.

Going Places A Reader s Guide to Travel Narrative

Going Places  A Reader s Guide to Travel Narrative
Author: Robert Burgin
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 572
Release: 2013-01-08
ISBN: 161069385X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Going Places A Reader s Guide to Travel Narrative Book Excerpt:

Successfully navigate the rich world of travel narratives and identify fiction and nonfiction read-alikes with this detailed and expertly constructed guide.

Benedict Cumberbatch Transition Completed Films Fame Fans

Benedict Cumberbatch  Transition Completed  Films  Fame  Fans
Author: Lynnette Porter
Publsiher: Andrews UK Limited
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2014-11-21
ISBN: 1780926170
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Benedict Cumberbatch Transition Completed Films Fame Fans Book Excerpt:

Star Trek: Into Darkness, The Fifth Estate, 12 Years a Slave, August: Osage County, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug—these would be milestones in most actors’ entire career. For Benedict Cumberbatch, roles in these films are merely a year’s additions to his already-vast resume. 2013 proved to be the final step in Cumberbatch’s transition from respected working actor to bona fide worldwide celebrity and recipient of BAFTA Los Angeles’ Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year. Like its predecessor, Benedict Cumberbatch, In Transition (MX Publishing, 2013), Benedict Cumberbatch, Transition Completed: Films, Fame, Fans explores the nature of Cumberbatch’s fame and fandom while analysing his most recent roles. This in-depth performance biography does more than critique the actor’s radio, stage, film, and television performances—especially his star turn in the long-awaited yet controversial third series of Sherlock. It also analyses how and why the actor’s work is so memorable in each role, a perspective unique to this performance biography. Cumberbatch’s role in popular culture, as much as his acting in multiple media, is well worth such scrutiny to illustrate that Benedict Cumberbatch represents both the best of acting and of the power of celebrity.

The One Year Book of Amazing Stories

The One Year Book of Amazing Stories
Author: Robert Petterson
Publsiher: NavPress
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2018-10-09
ISBN: 1496424034
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The One Year Book of Amazing Stories Book Excerpt:

ECPA 2020 Christian Book Award Finalist! You wouldn’t believe it, but . . . James Earl Jones, the voice of Darth Vader, grew up mute. Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team. Albert Einstein was bullied mercilessly in school. Beethoven’s mom almost aborted him. Life takes the strangest sharp turns—and sometimes, U-turns. Robert Petterson—popular speaker, storyteller, and author—has been a student for his entire life of what God is teaching us through those real-life U-turns. In this book, he compiles 365 amazing stories that teach lessons you won’t easily forget. Each entry is written in the rest-of-the-story style popularized by Paul Harvey. With The One Year Book of Amazing Stories, you’ll marvel at how God has used the lives of these ordinary people to change the course of human history.

Expeditions Unpacked

Expeditions Unpacked
Author: Ed Stafford
Publsiher: White Lion Publishing
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2019-09-17
ISBN: 1781318786
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Expeditions Unpacked Book Excerpt:

“A fascinating and unique look at these celebrated expeditions. Ed Stafford knows all too well how important an explorer’s kit can be and this brilliant book gives great insight into the role it plays.” —Sir Ranulph Fiennes In this unique and enthralling book, explorer and survivalist Ed Stafford curates 25 great expeditions through the lens of the kit these remarkable explorers took with them. In an environment where lack of preparation could mean certain death, the equipment carried, ridden and sailed into uncharted territories could mean the success or failure of an expedition. Was it simply a case of better provisions and preparation that helped Amundsen beat Scott to the South Pole? And how has the equipment taken to Everest changed since Hillary’s first ascent? Through carefully curated photographs and specially commissioned illustrations we can see at a glance the scale, style and complexity of the items taken into the unknown by the greatest explorers of all time, and the impact each item had on their journey. How it potentially saved a life, or was purely for comfort or entertainment, and how these objects of survival have evolved and adapted as science advances, and we plunge further into the extremes. Conquering fears and mountains, adversity and wild jungles, each item these explorers flew, pulled or hauled played a crucial role in their ambitious and dangerous missions to find out a little more about our world. Through each of these objects, we can gain a better understanding ourselves. Get an intimate view of these and more amazing expeditions: Roald Amundsen, race to the Pole: Norwegian expedition (snowshoes, Primus stove, piano, violin, gramophone…) Amelia Earhart, first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean (Bendix radio direction finder, parachutes, emergency life raft, rouge…) Tim Slessor, first overland from London to Singapore (machetes, crowbar, typewriter, Remington dry shaver, tea…) Nellie Bly, around the world in 72 days (Mumm champagne, accordion, silk waterproof wrap, dark gloves…)