1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus (Paperback)

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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-Columbia...

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    Charles C. Mann is a correspondent for Science and The Atlantic Monthly, and has co-written four previous books including Noah’s Choice: The Future of Endangered Species and The Second Creation. A three-time National Magazine Award finalist, he has won awards from the American Bar Association, the Margaret Sanger Foundation, the American Institute of Physics, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, among others. His writing was twice selected for both The Best American Science Writing and The Best American Science and Nature Writing. He lives with his wife and their children in Amherst, Massachusetts.

    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.

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    Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75
    ISBN 9781400032051
    Genre HISTORY / Native American
    Format Paperback
    Pages 541
    Publisher Date 2006-10-10 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Vintage Books
    Copyright Year 2006
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 1.3 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
    Series Name Vintage
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Mann, Charles C.

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    • Compelling re-write of history

      As we all know, history is written by the victors--in this case the European colonizers of the New World. This book is one of the most compelling documentary works pertaining to the cultures encountered by the Europeans at the dawn of Columbus's incursion and well portrays the dazzling and complex societies which existed here. Those who wish to continue beleiving that the Europeans "civilized" the locals should avoid reading this as their confidence in that assertion will vanish forever.

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