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The Lost Secrets of Maya Technology By James A. O'Kon,

  • Title: The Lost Secrets of Maya Technology
  • Author: James A. O'Kon
  • ISBN: 9781601632074
  • Page: 120
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Maya have been an enigma since their discovery in the mid 19th century Maya science developed an elegant mathematic system, an incredibly accurate astronomy, and one of the world s five original written languages This technology was advanced than similar European technology by than a thousand years All of this was unknown until James O Kon, a professionalThe Maya have been an enigma since their discovery in the mid 19th century Maya science developed an elegant mathematic system, an incredibly accurate astronomy, and one of the world s five original written languages This technology was advanced than similar European technology by than a thousand years All of this was unknown until James O Kon, a professional engineer, synergistically applied field exploration, research, forensic engineering, and 3 D virtual reconstruction of Maya projects to discover lost Maya technological achievements These lost principles of technology enabled Maya engineers to construct grand cities that towered above the rainforest, water systems with underground reservoirs for water storage, miles of all weather paved roads tracking through the jungle, and the longest bridge in the ancient world.Maya engineers developed structural mechanics for multi story buildings that were not exceeded in height until the first skyscraper built in Chicago in 1885, invented the blast furnace 2,000 years before it was patented in England, and developed the vulcanization of rubber than 2,600 years before Charles Goodyear Discover a host of unknown wonders in The Lost Secrets of Maya Technology.
    The Lost Secrets of Maya Technology The Maya have been an enigma since their discovery in the mid th century Maya science developed an elegant mathematic system an incredibly accurate astronomy and one of the world s five original w

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    1. A fascinating read Extremely informative, really well written, with a lot of photo material, quotes, huge bibliography and very trustworthy As a history nerd for me this was a pure gem and as an eastern European there were truly a lot of things that I ve never heard of, nor suspected I was literally embarrassed by myself after reading it for not knowing so much of its content.The book speaks of the history of the area, the geological challenges the Maya faced, all the stages of their staggering [...]

    2. The book starts with an overview of Mayan history Pre Classic Period 1200 BC 250 AD, Classic Period 250 AD 900 AD and the Post Classic Period to 1200 AD Even after the cities were abandoned, Mayan scribes maintained numerous books into the 16th century The Spanish felt the books were the work of the devil, and the fanatical Catholic bishop, Diego de Landa, had them destroyed a terrible loss A good review of early travelers and their representations of Mayan is provided O Kon makes the point that [...]

    3. After reading The Lost Secrets of Maya Technology , I came away with a much better understanding of the Maya and their buildings, technology, and culture The book has a nice Bibliography and Index It s 319 pages are packed with great interior art and diagrams.The color photos are simply incredible and I hope that New Page sticks with the style The diagrams are large enough for my 53 year old eyes and I appreciate the easy to view size I was a little less impressed with the charts and topics like [...]

    4. Brilliant book The author is a professional engineer who investigates and describes Maya technology everything from Maya writing, astronomy, mathematics, tool fabrication, hydraulic cement, concrete, bridges, towers, pyramids, other buildings, water management systems, and highway systems The author also provides a synthesis of local climate and geology to explain why the Maya built what they did using the tools they did e.g obsidian tools instead of metal tools because the geology of the area h [...]

    5. Originally published at Beth s Book Reviews.Received for review.You know I m a big ancient history fan so this was right up my alley With the whole Mayan end of the world thing this is an intriguing entry in the library of Maya information that has been published lately Some of the terminology could be a bit heavy at times but it was well worth the brain power investment since the material is genuinely interesting And, while the text is on the small side and rather tightly packed, there are simp [...]

    6. This book is quite technical and not the easiest or most interesting read but it is very informative of the technology of the time.

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