1491 (second Edition): New Revelations Of The Americas Before Columbus

byCharles C. Mann

Paperback | October 10, 2006

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1491 (second Edition): New Revelations Of The Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann
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In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492.
 
Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a pristine wilderness; rather, there were huge numbers of Indians who actively molded and influenced the land around them. The astonishing Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan had running water and immaculately clean streets, and was larger than any contemporary European city. Mexican cultures created corn in a specialized breeding process that it has been called man’s first feat of genetic engineering. Indeed, Indians were not living lightly on the land but were landscaping and manipulating their world in ways that we are only now beginning to understand. Challenging and surprising, this a transformative new look at a rich and fascinating world we only thought we knew.

Charles C. Mann, a correspondent for The Atlantic, Science, and Wired, has written for Fortune, The New York Times, Smithsonian, Technology Review, Vanity Fair, and The Washington Post, as well as for the TV network HBO and the series Law & Order. A three-time National Magazine Award finalist, he is the recipient of writing awards ...
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Title:1491 (second Edition): New Revelations Of The Americas Before ColumbusFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:576 pages, 7.95 X 5.18 X 1.17 inShipping dimensions:576 pages, 7.95 X 5.18 X 1.17 inPublished:October 10, 2006Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1400032059

ISBN - 13:9781400032051

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