"The misplaced secrets and techniques of Maya Technology finds what a scientifically complicated humans the Maya quite have been. counting on his historical past as a qualified engineer, James O'Kon is ready to study Maya structure and write approximately it with the clinical terminology it really benefits. The ebook areas Maya engineers shoulder to shoulder with the Romans or the other historic tradition you can evaluate them opposed to. As an archaeologist with 20+ years of box event, this publication opened my eyes to Maya clinical achievements that i might formerly no longer concept possible."
--Edwin Barnhart, Ph.D., archaeologist and Director of Maya Exploration Center
"James O'Kon's publication addresses a ignored box, and his wide-ranging dialogue sheds new gentle on many facets of Maya reports. His education as an engineer retains the ebook inquisitive about fact. His writing is filled with surprising insights…when he will get to the nitty-gritty of genuine technology, this booklet 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: technological know-how and Prophecy of the traditional Maya
"Great creation to the unrecognized technological achievements of the Maya. This was once my first creation to Maya software 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 on account that their discovery within the mid- nineteenth century. Maya technology constructed a chic mathematic process, an exceptionally actual astronomy, and one of many world's 5 unique written languages. This know-how used to be extra complex than comparable ecu know-how through greater than one thousand years.
In this booklet, you will see how James O'Kon, a qualified engineer, synergistically utilized box exploration, study, forensic engineering, and three-D digital reconstruction of Maya tasks 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 throughout the jungle, and the longest bridge within the historical world.
Maya engineers built structural mechanics for multi-story constructions that weren't handed in top until eventually the 1st "skyscraper" inbuilt 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 ahead of Charles Goodyear. find a host of unknown wonders in The misplaced secrets and techniques of Maya Technology.