The Lost City of the Monkey God

By Douglas Preston,

Book cover of The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story

Book description



The #1 New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, named one of the best books of the year by The Boston Globe and National Geographic: acclaimed journalist Douglas Preston takes readers on a true adventure deep into the Honduran rainforest in this riveting narrative about the discovery of a…


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Why read it?

2 authors picked The Lost City of the Monkey God as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This is a different type of inspiration, one rooted in exploration and going to places that no man has gone before. The author himself goes on a journey to find a lost city in the Honduran rainforest, and while sexy on the outside, discovers the stark challenges that exist in the world’s densest jungle. If you’re an adventure seeker, you’ll really enjoy this book.

From John's list on inspiration.

Here’s another famous writer joining an expensive sponsored expedition in the name of science. I often feel that real adventurers don’t get enough of the spotlight; instead, we’re served dull (and often fake) epic adventures just because they’re backed by huge funds and a celebrity. 

I probably wouldn’t have read The Lost City of the Monkey God if it weren’t for my Canadian friend and cartographer Derek Parent, who was a consultant on the book and advisor for my own expedition. He highly recommended me to read it, and I’m so pleased I did. 

Of course, you’d expect beautiful prose…

From Jean-Philippe's list on exploration, endurance, and world expeditions.

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