"The misplaced secrets and techniques of Maya Technology finds what a scientifically complex humans the Maya rather have been. hoping on his historical past as a qualified engineer, James O'Kon is ready to examine Maya structure and write approximately it with the clinical terminology it really advantages. The publication locations Maya engineers shoulder to shoulder with the Romans or the other historical tradition you possibly can examine them opposed to. As an archaeologist with 20+ years of box adventure, this e-book opened my eyes to Maya medical achievements that i might formerly now not concept possible."
--Edwin Barnhart, Ph.D., archaeologist and Director of Maya Exploration Center
"James O'Kon's e-book addresses a ignored box, and his wide-ranging dialogue sheds new gentle on many features of Maya experiences. His education as an engineer retains the publication all in favour of truth. His writing is stuffed with unexpected insights…when he will get to the nitty-gritty of genuine technology, this publication shines. the ultimate bankruptcy addresses the engineering flaws that ended in their fall…they driven their setting too far."
--Mark Van Stone, Ph.D., writer of 2012: technology and Prophecy of the traditional Maya
"Great advent to the unrecognized technological achievements of the Maya. This used to be my first creation to Maya device 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 their discovery within the mid- nineteenth century. Maya technological know-how built a sublime mathematic process, a very actual astronomy, and one of many world's 5 unique written languages. This know-how used to be extra complex than related eu know-how via greater than one thousand years.
In this ebook, you will see how James O'Kon, a certified engineer, synergistically utilized box exploration, learn, forensic engineering, and 3D 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 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 constructed structural mechanics for multi-story structures that weren't surpassed in peak until eventually the 1st "skyscraper" in-built Chicago in 1885, invented the blast furnace 2,000 years earlier than it used to be patented in England, and constructed the vulcanization of rubber greater than 2,600 years sooner than Charles Goodyear. find a host of unknown wonders in The misplaced secrets and techniques of Maya Technology.