The Lost World of the Old Ones: Discoveries in the Ancient Southwest


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$17.95  $16.69
W. W. Norton & Company
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5.4 X 8.2 X 0.9 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

David Roberts has illustrated many children's books, including the bestselling Questioneers series. He lives in London. Andrea and David are both executive producers of the Emmy Award-winning show Ada Twist, Scientist on Netflix.


The rare sequel that stands alone yet also takes its rightful place as a classic alongside its predecessor volume.--Mitchell Zuckoff, author of Lost in Shangri-La
Part ethnographer, part archaeologist--with healthy doses of skeptical enquirer, curiosity seeker, and professional mountain climber mixed in--this talented writer navigates the secret canyons and hidden watercourses of the American Southwest in search of a lost civilization.--Alex Beam, author of American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate of the Mormon Church
An utterly fascinating, beautifully written and elegiac exploration.--Douglas Preston, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Cities of Gold and Blue Labyrinth
With the verve of his great mountaineering books, David Roberts takes us inside a lost 'genius climber' civilization and its mysteries, introducing the looters, ruin baggers, warring academics and wary tribal descendants who frame the ethical conflicts of modern archeology--while never losing his own explorer's energy and thirst for the thrill of wilderness discovery. These tales should be told around a campfire.--Tom Kizzia, author of Pilgrim's Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier
Stimulating, provoking, mournful...[Roberts] has a deep and infectious passion for the landscapes, history and people of the Southwest.--Gerard Helferich "Wall Street Journal"
Roberts captivates the reader with the thrill of finding artifacts...Full of insights.-- "Durango Herald"
Engaging...enjoyable reading.--Alex Heard "Pasatiempo"
A funny, witty and highly personal account.--Sandra Dallas "Denver Post"
[H]as the pull and excitement of a suspense novel and appeals to a wide range of readers interested in this region's deep past and great beauty.-- "Booklist (starred review)"
Fascinating...While the book is historical and biographical, it reads more like an intense novel with an invitation to explore the canyons that share the lives of these ancient peoples.--Katrina Lynn Hawkins "Deseret News"