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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
The author 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 Tenochtitlan, the Aztec capital, were greater in population than any European city. Tenochtitlan, 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."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
FBM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mann, Charles C
Dewey number
970.011 M281f 2011
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E61
LC item number
.M266 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians
  • Indians
  • Indians
  • America
  • America
Label
1491 : new revelations of the Americas before Columbus, Charles C. Mann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction: Holmberg's mistake -- A view from above -- Part 1: Numbers from nowhere? Why Billington survived ; In the land of four quarters ; Frequently asked questions -- Part 2: 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) -- Part 3: Landscape with figures. Made in America ; Amazonia ; The artificial wilderness ; The great law of peace -- Appendixes: A. Loaded words ; B. Talking knots ; C. The syphilis exception ; D. Calendar mark
Control code
ocn748122191
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
2nd Vintage books ed.
Extent
xiv, 553 pages
Isbn
9781400032051
Lccn
2007276604
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • 1256775
  • (Sirsi) o748122191
  • (OCoLC)748122191
Label
1491 : new revelations of the Americas before Columbus, Charles C. Mann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction: Holmberg's mistake -- A view from above -- Part 1: Numbers from nowhere? Why Billington survived ; In the land of four quarters ; Frequently asked questions -- Part 2: 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) -- Part 3: Landscape with figures. Made in America ; Amazonia ; The artificial wilderness ; The great law of peace -- Appendixes: A. Loaded words ; B. Talking knots ; C. The syphilis exception ; D. Calendar mark
Control code
ocn748122191
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
2nd Vintage books ed.
Extent
xiv, 553 pages
Isbn
9781400032051
Lccn
2007276604
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • 1256775
  • (Sirsi) o748122191
  • (OCoLC)748122191

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