Incidents of Travel in Yucatan Volumes 1 and 2 (Annotated, Illustrated)
What does it take to explore the ancient Yucatán?
How many diseases can one survive?
The definitive edition
• Features an extended biography of the life and experiences of John Lloyd Stephens
Discover the hardships of travel of the 19th century.
The two years John Lloyd Stephens spent in central America were filled with adventures through jungle and wilderness. Searching for the ruins of ancient civilizations and describing in great, clear detail their stunning beauty and glory, he retells all the perils of his journey. Incidents of Travel in Yucatan is a great American exploration work of archaeological discovery for anyone interested in the amazing civilizations of the ancient past.
“Disease had stalked all around us, but it was the first time it had knocked at our door.”
Stephens account also provides a unique and insightful view of the culture and life of the people living in Central America at the time. He documents the turbulent years of mid-nineteenth century civil war and the sweeping political changes that grew out of it.
Follow an American explorer in this Central American classic.
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Incidents of Travel in Yucatan Book Information
Imprint: Sastrugi Press Classics
Author: John L. Stephens
ISBN: 978-1-944986-86-5 (hardback), 978-1-944986-87-2 (paperback), 978-1-944986-90-2 (eBook)
Market price: $29.95 (hardback), $22.95 (paperback)
Formats: Hardback, Paperback, eBook
Page count: 680
Title code: Book181
Available in these countries: United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, United Kingdom
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About the Author
John L. Stephens became one of the most influential and historied explorers and politicians of his era. He would play an important role in furthering the understanding of the world of Mayan culture and history through his exploration of Central America. He would also be responsible for much of the planning and political development behind the creation of the Panama Canal.