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The Resource 1491 : new revelations of the Americas before Columbus, Charles C. Mann

1491 : new revelations of the Americas before Columbus, Charles C. Mann

Label
1491 : new revelations of the Americas before Columbus
Title
1491
Title remainder
new revelations of the Americas before Columbus
Statement of responsibility
Charles C. Mann
Title variation
Fourteen ninety-one
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Mann shows how a new generation of researchers equipped with novel scientific techniques have come to previously unheard-of conclusions about the Americas before the arrival of the Europeans: In 1491 there were probably more people living in the Americas than in Europe. Certain cities--such as Tenochtitlán, the Aztec capital--were greater in population than any European city. Tenochtitlán, unlike any capital in Europe at that time, had running water, beautiful botanical gardens, and immaculately clean streets. The earliest cities in the Western Hemisphere were thriving before the Egyptians built the great pyramids. Native Americans transformed their land so completely that Europeans arrived in a hemisphere already massively "landscaped" by human beings. Pre-Columbian Indians in Mexico developed corn by a breeding process that the journal Science recently described as "man's first, and perhaps the greatest, feat of genetic engineering."--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
970.011/MANN
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E61
LC item number
.M266 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
1491 : new revelations of the Americas before Columbus, Charles C. Mann
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"With new afterword"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: Holmberg's mistake: View from above -- Numbers from nowhere?: Why Billington survived -- In the land of four quarters -- Frequently asked questions -- Very old bones: Pleistocene wars -- Cotton (or anchovies) and maize (tales of two civilizations, part I) -- Writing, wheels, and bucket brigades (tales of two civilizations, part II) -- Landscape with figures: Made in America -- Amazonia -- Artificial wilderness -- Great law of peace
Control code
ocm72680543
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage Books ed.
Extent
xiii, 541 p.
Isbn
9781400032051
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004061547
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)72680543
Label
1491 : new revelations of the Americas before Columbus, Charles C. Mann
Publication
Note
"With new afterword"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: Holmberg's mistake: View from above -- Numbers from nowhere?: Why Billington survived -- In the land of four quarters -- Frequently asked questions -- Very old bones: Pleistocene wars -- Cotton (or anchovies) and maize (tales of two civilizations, part I) -- Writing, wheels, and bucket brigades (tales of two civilizations, part II) -- Landscape with figures: Made in America -- Amazonia -- Artificial wilderness -- Great law of peace
Control code
ocm72680543
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage Books ed.
Extent
xiii, 541 p.
Isbn
9781400032051
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004061547
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)72680543

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