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The Resource The lost city of Z : a tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon, David Grann

The lost city of Z : a tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon, David Grann

Label
The lost city of Z : a tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon
Title
The lost city of Z
Title remainder
a tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon
Statement of responsibility
David Grann
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After stumbling upon a hidden trove of diaries, New Yorker writer David Grann set out to solve "the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century": what happened to British explorer Percy Fawcett. In 1925 Fawcett ventured into the Amazon to find an ancient civilization. For centuries Europeans believed the world's largest jungle concealed the glittering El Dorado. Thousands had died looking for it, leaving many convinced that the Amazon was truly inimical to humankind. But Fawcett had spent years building his scientific case. Captivating the imagination of millions, he embarked with his 21-year-old son, determined to prove that this ancient civilization--which he dubbed "Z"--existed. Then he and his expedition vanished. Fawcett's fate--and the clues he left behind--became an obsession for hundreds who followed him. As Grann delved deeper into Fawcett's mystery, and the greater mystery of the Amazon, he found himself irresistibly drawn into the "green hell."--From publisher description
Summary
Interweaves the story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who vanished during a 1925 expedition into the Amazon to find an ancient civilization, with the author's own adventure-filled quest into the uncharted wilderness to uncover the mysteries surrounding Fawcett's final journey and the secrets of what really lies deep in the Amazon jungle
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Indies' Choice Book Awards, Adult Nonfiction, 2010.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2010.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2009
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
286352
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grann, David
Dewey number
918.1/1046
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
F2546
LC item number
.G747 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fawcett, Percy Harrison
  • Fawcett, Percy Harrison
  • Grann, David
  • El Dorado
  • Explorers
  • Amazon River Region
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon
Label
The lost city of Z : a tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon, David Grann
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
We shall return -- The vanishing -- The search begins -- Buried treasure -- Blank spots on the map -- The disciple -- Freeze-dried ice cream and adrenaline socks -- Into the Amazon -- The secret papers -- The green hell -- Dead Horse Camp -- In the hands of the gods -- Ransom -- The case for Z -- El Dorado -- The locked box -- The whole world is mad -- A scientific obsession -- An unexpected clue -- Have no fear -- The last eyewitness -- Dead or alive -- The colonel's bones -- The other world -- Z
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 339 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385513531
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2008017432
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • ocn226038067
  • (OCoLC)226038067
Label
The lost city of Z : a tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon, David Grann
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
We shall return -- The vanishing -- The search begins -- Buried treasure -- Blank spots on the map -- The disciple -- Freeze-dried ice cream and adrenaline socks -- Into the Amazon -- The secret papers -- The green hell -- Dead Horse Camp -- In the hands of the gods -- Ransom -- The case for Z -- El Dorado -- The locked box -- The whole world is mad -- A scientific obsession -- An unexpected clue -- Have no fear -- The last eyewitness -- Dead or alive -- The colonel's bones -- The other world -- Z
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 339 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385513531
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2008017432
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • ocn226038067
  • (OCoLC)226038067

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