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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

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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
  • "A study that radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of the Europeans in 1492." "Traditionally, Americans learned in school that the ancestors of the people who inhabited the Western Hemisphere at the time of Columbus's landing had crossed the Bering Strait twelve thousand years ago; existed mainly in small, nomadic bands; and lived so lightly on the land that the Americas was, for all practical purposes, still a vast wilderness. But as Charles C. Mann now makes clear, archaeologists and anthropologists have spent the last thirty years proving these and many other long-held assumptions wrong." "In a book that startles and persuades, Mann reveals how a new generation of researchers equipped with novel scientific techniques came to previously unheard-of conclusions."--BOOK JACKET
  • 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."--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
970.011
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E61
LC item number
.M266 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
1491 : new revelations of the Americas before Columbus, Charles C. Mann
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [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
  • Frequently asked questions
  • 5.
  • Pleistocene wars
  • 6.
  • Cotton (or anchovies) and maize (tales of two civilizations, part I)
  • 7.
  • Writing, wheels, and bucket brigades (tales of two civilizations, part II)
  • 8.
  • Made in America
  • 9.
  • Introduction : Holmberg's mistake
  • Amazonia
  • 10.
  • The artificial wilderness
  • 11.
  • The great law of peace
  • App. A.
  • Loaded words
  • App. B.
  • Talking knots
  • App. C.
  • 1.
  • The syphilis exception
  • App. D.
  • Calendar math
  • A view from above
  • 2.
  • Why Billington survived
  • 3.
  • In the land of four quarters
  • 4.
  • Introduction: Holmberg's mistake: View from above -- Numbers from nowhere?: Why Billington survived -- In the land of four quarters -- Frequently asked questions -- 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) -- Landscape with figures: Made in America -- Amazonia -- Artificial wilderness -- Great law of peace
Control code
8871964
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Edition
First edition
Extent
xii, 465 pages
Isbn
9781400032051
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004061547
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) NE26591
  • (DLC) 2004061547
  • (BNAtoc) 2004061547
  • (NLNZils)1175210
  • (Nz)8871964
  • (OCoLC)56632601

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