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Lost Cities of North and Central America
     

Lost Cities of North and Central America

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by David Childress
 
From the jungles of Central America to the deserts of the southwest down the back roads from coast to coast, maverick archaeologist and adventurer David Hatcher Childress takes the reader deep into unknown America. In this incredible book, search for lost Mayan cities and books of gold, discover an ancient canal system in Arizona, climb gigantic pyramids in the

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From the jungles of Central America to the deserts of the southwest down the back roads from coast to coast, maverick archaeologist and adventurer David Hatcher Childress takes the reader deep into unknown America. In this incredible book, search for lost Mayan cities and books of gold, discover an ancient canal system in Arizona, climb gigantic pyramids in the Midwest, explore megalithic monuments in New England, and join the astonishing quest for the lost cities throughout North America. From the war-torn jungles of Guatemala, Nicaragua and Honduras to the deserts, mountains and fields of Mexico, Canada, and the U.S.A. Childress takes the reader in search of sunken ruins, Viking forts, strange tunnel systems, living dinosaurs, Thunderbirds, the Egyptian City in the Grand Canyon, early Chinese explorers, and fantastic lost treasure. Packed with both early and current maps, photos and illustrations. Chapters include: Marbles of the Gods; Chinese Taoists & the International Jade Trade; Ancient Megaliths of the Pacific Coast; Lost Cities of the Maya; Alien Gods & the Crystal Skull; Pyramids of t he Gods; Lost Golden Books of the Maya; Quetzalcoatl & the Pyramids of the Sun; El Dorado & the Seven Gold Cities of Cibola; Diving at the Sunken Pyramids of Aztlatlan; The Search For Atlantis; The Megaliths of Norombega; Exploring Ancient Nevada Seas; The Mysteries of Mount Shasta; Lost Cities of the Evergreens; more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780932813091
Publisher:
Adventures Unlimited Press
Publication date:
07/28/1992
Series:
Lost Cities Series
Pages:
586
Sales rank:
513,903
Product dimensions:
5.53(w) x 8.51(h) x 1.16(d)

Meet the Author

David Hatcher Childress, known as the real-life Indiana Jones to the many fans of his books, is a captivating speaker and the author or coauthor of over 25 books. He has traveled the world several times over, seeking adventure and the answers to the mysteries of mankind’s past.

Born in France in 1957 and raised in the mountains of Colorado and Montana, David’s curiosity about the world was piqued at a young age. He attended the University of Montana where his studies in oriental culture and philosophy led him to a job teaching English in Taiwan. In 1976, David left the United States on what would become a six-year research and adventure odyssey. During this time, he studied first-hand the ancient civilizations of Africa, the Middle East and China, sometimes journeying into dangerous territory along the way (like Uganda during the overthrow of Idi Amin).

After more than 40 years of investigating these arcane subjects, David finds his unique views and ideas gaining popularity. He is currently a co-star on the History Channel show Ancient Aliens. This popular show is now in its eleventh season and David journeys to Peru, Bolivia and Mexico for episodes of the show. He has appeared on Fox-TV’s Sightings and Encounters, two NBC-TV specials, The Conspiracy Zone, and segments for the Discovery Channel, A&E, the Sci-Fi Channel, the Disney Channel, The Travel Channel and others. David also appeared on the Canadian television show Weird or What?, hosted by William Shatner, in its 2011-2012 season. He is also a frequent guest on nationally syndicated radio shows. He continues to explore, write and excite people about discovery through his magazine, World Explorer, and his publishing company, Adventures Unlimited Press. When not traveling, he divides his time between his homes in Illinois and Arizona. He has bookstores open to the public in both locations.

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Lost Cities of North and Central America 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I have used this book as a 'guide' of sorts and have visited quite a few of the sites that DHC discusses. I have not been disappointed. The reason I don't give it 5 stars is because there are some factual errors, not-the-best editing and some things DHC talks about are so strange that you have to take them with a grain a salt. Bottom line, though, I find it extremely difficult to accept the established idea that there were no humans/humanoids living in the Americas before some nomads supposedly came across the Bering Strait 12,000 years ago and populated the continent. To think otherwise, despite evidence to the contrary, isn't politically-correct. Everyone knows that the White Man stole this land from the Indians, but if it ever came to light that the Indians stole the land from someone else first, with they themsleves being the 'invaders', then that would tend to lessen any claims they have on it. Don't be fooled by the PC crowd, the Americas have been fought over again and again down through the ages of tens of thousands of years.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sorry, but I just couldn't swallow many of the things put forth by the author. While it is an entertaining read I find many of the 'facts' just a little too bizarre, if not downright error and poor editing. Examples: the author said he was going to head east from Sedona, Arizona and had the setting sun in his sights. Last time I checked the sun set in the west. In one story he mentioned the 'Calvary' several times, meaning the army. There is a huge difference in 'Calvary', the place where Christ was crucified, and the 'cavalry', a branch of the army. Mistakes like these make me wonder about the credibility of the whole book. While I do agree that there are many unexplained things and lost cities on earth that have fantastic explanations I find that this book borders more on science fiction or fantasy than fact.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In a world where the misteries of the past has gone ignored and scoffed at, this is the one glimmer of hope that I see. Being a young acheologist in the making, I'm love this book! Ciudad Blanca is the city I wish find, and know I have many others to ponder about!!!!!!!! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!