"The misplaced secrets and techniques of Maya Technology unearths what a scientifically complex humans the Maya relatively have been. hoping on his heritage as a qualified engineer, James O'Kon is ready to research Maya structure and write approximately it with the medical terminology it actually advantages. The ebook locations Maya engineers shoulder to shoulder with the Romans or the other historic tradition one can evaluate them opposed to. As an archaeologist with 20+ years of box event, this ebook opened my eyes to Maya medical achievements that i might formerly no longer notion possible."
--Edwin Barnhart, Ph.D., archaeologist and Director of Maya Exploration Center
"James O'Kon's booklet addresses a ignored box, and his wide-ranging dialogue sheds new mild on many elements of Maya stories. His education as an engineer retains the publication involved in fact. His writing is filled with surprising insights…when he will get to the nitty-gritty of genuine technological know-how, this e-book shines. the ultimate bankruptcy addresses the engineering flaws that resulted 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 was once my first advent to Maya instrument making. i discovered these chapters very fascinating. 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 considering that their discovery within the mid- nineteenth century. Maya technology built a sublime mathematic procedure, an exceptionally actual astronomy, and one of many world's 5 unique written languages. This know-how used to be extra complicated than related eu know-how via greater than one thousand years.
In this booklet, you will see how James O'Kon, a certified engineer, synergistically utilized box exploration, study, forensic engineering, and 3-D digital reconstruction of Maya initiatives to find misplaced Maya technological achievements. those misplaced rules of expertise enabled Maya engineers to build grand towns that towered above the rainforest, water structures with underground reservoirs for water garage, miles of all-weather paved roads monitoring during the jungle, and the longest bridge within the historical world.
Maya engineers built structural mechanics for multi-story structures that weren't passed in peak till the 1st "skyscraper" inbuilt Chicago in 1885, invented the blast furnace 2,000 years ahead of it used to be patented in England, and constructed 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.