1493 1493

1493

Uncovering the New World Columbus Created

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Publisher Description

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A deeply engaging history of how European settlements in the post-Colombian Americas shaped the world—from the highly acclaimed author of 1491. "Fascinating...Lively...A convincing explanation of why our world is the way it is." —The New York Times Book Review

Presenting the latest research by biologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians, Mann shows how the post-Columbian network of ecological and economic exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China, convulsed Africa, and for two centuries made Mexico City—where Asia, Europe, and the new frontier of the Americas dynamically interacted—the center of the world. In this history, Mann uncovers the germ of today's fiercest political disputes, from immigration to trade policy to culture wars. In 1493, Mann has again given readers an eye-opening scientific interpretation of our past, unequaled in its authority and fascination.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2011
August 9
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
560
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
23.7
MB

Customer Reviews

Ferg36 ,

A new view of the story of the Americas and their impact on the world

I have read this book and it's companion 1491. I have an undergraduate degree in history. I read history and biography as my 'relaxing' reading even though my advanced degrees are in theology. I must say these two books have changed how I view the pre- and post-Columbian worlds. This is not the way I learned history in school more than 50 years ago.

'graphix' ,

Definitely Reading for High School Students

The best book ever written on the Columbian exchange.
A significant book for High School and College students.
A rewriting of all American History books should occur as well as discussion that has far-reaching implications concerning slavery ,formal state apologies and the concept of learning from the past in order to create a better future for all of humankind.

Robert Curran ,

1491 1493

Fascinating and extremely we'll researched chronicles of the Americas before Columbus visit and it's subsequent effect on world trade and development!

Two of the best books I have ever read!

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