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On the Trail of the Maya Explorer : Tracing the Epic Journey of John Lloyd Stephens.

Author: Steve Glassman
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2003.
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In 1839 John Lloyd Stephens, then 31 years old, and his traveling companion, artist Frederick Catherwood, disappeared into the vast rain forest of eastern Guatemala. They had heard rumors that remains of a civilization of incomparable artistic and cultural merit were moldering in the steamy lowland jungles. They braved Indian uprisings, road agents, heat, and biting insects to eventually encounter what is today  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Glassman, Steve.
On the Trail of the Maya Explorer : Tracing the Epic Journey of John Lloyd Stephens.
Tuscaloosa : The University of Alabama Press, ©2003
Named Person: John Lloyd Stephens; John L Stephens
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Glassman
ISBN: 9780817383220 0817383220
OCLC Number: 650060133
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (298 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Maps; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The John Lloyd Stephens Tour Guide; I. Landfall in Belize; 2. Punta Gorda and the Making of a Maya Explorer; 3. Back on the Trail; 4. The Ro Dulce and the Mico Mountains, through Rain Forest and across Desert to Esquipulas; 5. Finding the Seat of Government or El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Finally Costa Rica; 6. Costa Rica and Passage through Honduras; 7. Copn; 8. The Guatemalan Big Apple and Utatln; 9. Under and on Top of the Volcano; 10. A Market Bus to Wayway; 11. Chiapas; 12. Palenque; 13. Yucatn. NotesBibliography; Index.

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