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The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story

The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story

作者 : Douglas Preston

出版社 : Grand Central Publishing

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定價 : NT 980

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《紐約時報》暢銷冠軍
500年的傳奇 古老的詛咒 驚人的醫學謎團 世界最緻密叢林的冒險之旅


「作者Douglas Preston證明了一句古老的諺語:真實比虛構還怪異...。本書不僅是冒險故事,它還檢視了數個現代議題,如:考古探險的倫理學、人類對雨林的破壞、揮之不去的惱人科技、以及它對原住民族的衝擊。讀者將被這夾雜著新舊神祕的報導所震驚、吸引。」-《書頁》(Bookpage)

從16世紀的西班牙征服者埃爾南.科爾特斯(Hernán Cortés) 時代便開始謠傳,在宏都拉斯內陸,一個叫"白色之城"或是"猴神的遺落之城"埋藏著大量的財富。根據當地原住民的說法,他們的祖先為了躲避西班牙入侵者而避難至此,凡是進入此聖城的人都將因病而亡。1940年,冒險犯難的新聞記者Theodore Morde從雨林中帶回數百件古物以及震撼人心的故事,隨後便自殺身亡,而且沒有透露古城的位置。

經過了四分之三個世紀,暢銷書作者Doug Preston加入了一個科學家團隊,開始新的冒險。2012年,他爬上了一架搖搖晃晃的單引擎飛機,機上載著高科技的光學雷達,可以穿透綿密的雨林樹冠來定位地形。在陡峭群山環繞且未被探險過的山谷中,飛機找到了散布雜亂的城市遺跡,證明了這不僅是一個未被發現的城市,也是一個謎樣、失落的文明。

作者和科學團隊與暴雨、泥流、帶病的昆蟲、美洲豹與致命的毒蛇對抗,深入原始、危險重重但美得讓人屏息的野地,來證明他們的發現。悲劇在他們重返家鄉後爆發了:Preston和其他人發現,他們在廢墟中染上了可怕、甚至致命且無法治癒的疾病。

本書懸疑且刺激,充滿生動的歷史,讓人毛髮直豎的探險以及戲劇般的厄運,是21世紀絕對真實、親眼見證的大發現之一。

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.

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Douglas Preston

Douglas Preston寫了35本包括小說與非小說書籍,其中16本曾登上《紐約時報》暢銷書排行,有好幾本還榮登了冠軍寶座。在成為作家之前,他是紐約的美國自然史博物館編輯,也是《策展人》雜誌(CURATOR)的編輯主任。
他的第一本小說《聖者之物》(RELIC)與Lincoln Child共同撰寫,同時改拍成電影《第三類終結者》,這本小說開啟了知名的"潘德嘉探員"系列。本書之前的非小說《佛羅倫斯人魔 》,也將改編成電影。除了寫書,Preston也為《紐約客》、《國家地理雜誌》以及Smithsonian博物館撰寫考古與古生物學方面的文章,並且在普林斯頓大學教授寫作。
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