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1491

Label
1491
Title
1491
Statement of responsibility
Charles C. Mann
Title variation
Fourteen ninety-one
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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.From the Trade Paperback edition
Summary
An analysis of America prior to 1492 describes how the research of archaeologists and anthropologists has transformed myths about the Americas, revealing that the cultures were far older and more advanced than previously known
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2005.
  • National Academies Communication Award, 2006.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2005
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
970.011
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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Target audience
adult
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new revelations of the Americas before Columbus
Label
1491
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:05a36577-9ead-4467-b0ca-49fd2227f2eb
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780307278180
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
1491
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:05a36577-9ead-4467-b0ca-49fd2227f2eb
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780307278180
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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