"The misplaced secrets and techniques of Maya Technology finds what a scientifically complicated humans the Maya relatively have been. counting on his historical past as a certified engineer, James O'Kon is ready to learn Maya structure and write approximately it with the medical terminology it really benefits. The booklet locations Maya engineers shoulder to shoulder with the Romans or the other historical tradition you'll examine them opposed to. As an archaeologist with 20+ years of box event, this ebook opened my eyes to Maya clinical achievements that i might formerly now not notion possible."
--Edwin Barnhart, Ph.D., archaeologist and Director of Maya Exploration Center
"James O'Kon's booklet addresses a overlooked box, and his wide-ranging dialogue sheds new mild on many elements of Maya stories. His education as an engineer retains the ebook fascinated about truth. His writing is filled with surprising insights…when he will get to the nitty-gritty of genuine technological know-how, this ebook shines. the ultimate bankruptcy addresses the engineering flaws that ended in their fall…they driven their atmosphere too far."
--Mark Van Stone, Ph.D., writer of 2012: technological know-how and Prophecy of the traditional Maya
"Great creation to the unrecognized technological achievements of the Maya. This used to be my first advent to Maya instrument making. i discovered these chapters very attention-grabbing. Very informative good written and supplied me with new fabric on Maya technology.".
--Thomas L. Sever, Ph.D., NASA Archaeologist
The Maya were an enigma due to the fact that their discovery within the mid- nineteenth century. Maya technological know-how constructed a chic mathematic approach, an exceptionally exact astronomy, and one of many world's 5 unique written languages. This expertise used to be extra complex than comparable eu expertise by way of greater than one thousand years.
In this publication, you will see how James O'Kon, a certified engineer, synergistically utilized box exploration, study, forensic engineering, and three-D digital reconstruction of Maya tasks to find misplaced Maya technological achievements. those misplaced ideas of know-how enabled Maya engineers to build grand towns that towered above the rainforest, water platforms with underground reservoirs for water garage, miles of all-weather paved roads monitoring in the course of the jungle, and the longest bridge within the historical world.
Maya engineers built structural mechanics for multi-story constructions that weren't surpassed in top until eventually the 1st "skyscraper" inbuilt Chicago in 1885, invented the blast furnace 2,000 years ahead of it was once patented in England, and built the vulcanization of rubber greater than 2,600 years prior to Charles Goodyear. find a host of unknown wonders in The misplaced secrets and techniques of Maya Technology.