Just finishing The Lost City of the Monkey God, a recently published non fiction work by novelist and archeology writer for National Geographic and The New Yorker, Douglas Preston. An excellent and detailed account of the discovery of the mythical Cuidad Blanca in Honduras. Protected by a very real curse, a hideous disease that many of the expedition contracted, Cuidad Blanca or, in it's dramatic 1930s incarnation, "The Lost City of the Monkey God" was rumored to be hiding in the Mosquitia Highlands for the last 500 years. Searched for by intrepid explorers, used to manipulate investors by charlatans, and finally revealed to the world through the use of a classified apparatus borrowed from military intelligence, Cuidad Blanca is the archeological discovery of the century, a complete and unlooted Mayan-era city, protected from the elements and mankind since before the Spanish Conquest. Great stuff! Some similar titles -- The Road to Ubar, Nicholas Clapp; a lost desert trading center, swallowed by the sands, referred to in legend, history and fiction (HP Lovecraft!) is finally discovered using an earlier generation of surveillance technology and then explored by contemporary men and women. The Lost Oasis, Saul Kelly; another hunt for a vanished "white city," this time in the Sahara. This book contains the prehistory of the Long Range Desert Group and some of the research behind the novel The English Patient. The Lost City of Z, David Gramm; the author traces the mysterious disappearance of one of the greatest explorers of the 20th Century PH Fawcett and the mythical city he searched for in the Amazon. Lost Trails Lost Cities, PH Fawcett; the man in his own words ... at least until he vanished. Lords of Sipan, Sidney Kirkpatrick; following the trail of stolen, pre Inca artifacts. Rivers Ran East, Leonard Clark; in the late 1940s Clark treked to South America following rumors of an El Dorado in the Amazon.