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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
New revelations of the Americas before Columbus
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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
Cataloging source
DLC
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Mann, Charles C
Dewey number
970.01/1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E61
LC item number
.M266 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians
  • Indians
  • Indians
  • America
  • America
  • Indians of South America
  • Antiquities
  • Indians
  • Indians
  • Indians
  • America
  • Altamerika
  • Altamerika
Label
1491 : new revelations of the Americas before Columbus, Charles C. Mann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-449) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A view from above -- Why Billington survived -- In the land of four quarters -- Frequently asked questions -- Pleistocene wars -- Cotton (or anchovies) and maize (Tales of two civilizations, part I) -- Writing, wheels, and bucket brigades (Tales of two civilizations, part II) -- Made in America -- Amazonia -- The artificial wilderness -- The great law of peace
Control code
ocm56632601
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 465 pages
Isbn
9781400032051
Lccn
2004061547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781400040063
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
1491 : new revelations of the Americas before Columbus, Charles C. Mann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 403-449) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A view from above -- Why Billington survived -- In the land of four quarters -- Frequently asked questions -- Pleistocene wars -- Cotton (or anchovies) and maize (Tales of two civilizations, part I) -- Writing, wheels, and bucket brigades (Tales of two civilizations, part II) -- Made in America -- Amazonia -- The artificial wilderness -- The great law of peace
Control code
ocm56632601
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 465 pages
Isbn
9781400032051
Lccn
2004061547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781400040063
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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