Cover of: 1493 | Charles C. Mann

1493

uncovering the new world Columbus created

1st Vintage Books ed.

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Published by Vintage Books in New York .
Written in English.

About the Edition

"From the author of 1491--the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas--a deeply engaging new history that explores the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs. More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed totally different suites of plants and animals. Columbus's voyages brought them back together--and marked the beginning of an extraordinary exchange of flora and fauna between Eurasia and the Americas. As Charles Mann shows, this global ecological tumult--the "Columbian Exchange"--underlies much of subsequent human history. Presenting the latest generation of research by scientists, Mann shows how the creation of this worldwide network of exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China, convulsed Africa, and for two centuries made Manila and Mexico City-- where Asia, Europe, and the new frontier of the Americas dynamically interacted--the center of the world. In 1493, Charles Mann gives us an eye-opening scientific interpretation of our past, unequaled in its authority and fascination"--

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Other Titles
Fourteen ninety-three, Fourteen hundred ninety-three

Classifications

Library of Congress
D228 .M36 2012

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxx, 690 p. :
Number of pages
690

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25405923M
Internet Archive
1493uncoveringne00mann_0
ISBN 13
9780307278241
LC Control Number
2012372262
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