Summary: A groundbreaking analysis of America prior to the European arrival in 1492 describes how the latest research of archaeologists and anthropologists has transformed long-held myths about the Americas, revealing that not only was the population of the hemisphere greater than previously known but that the cultures were far older and more advanced than was thought.
Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage 2006
Copies Available at East Bay1 available in Adult, Call number: 970.01 MAN
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Summary: Reveals how the voyages of Columbus reintroduced plants and animals that had been separated millions of years earlier, documenting how the ensuing exchange of flora and fauna between Eurasia and the Americas fostered a European rise.
Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2011
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Summary: Charles Mann chronicles the Age of Exploration and its consequences. Here, he looks at how the European presence affected the Americas, China, and Africa.
Format: sound recording-nonmusical
Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2011
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 909.4 MAN
Summary: From the author of 1491-- the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas--a deeply engaging new history of 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 radically different suites of plants and animals. When Christopher...
Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011