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    DescriptionOn March 8, 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China to "proceed all the way to the ends of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas." When the fleet returned home in October 1423, the emperor had fallen, leaving China in political and economic chaos. The great ships were left to rot at their moorings and the records of their journeys were destroyed. Lost in the long, self-imposed isolation that followed was the knowledge that Chinese ships had reached America seventy years before Columbus and had circumnavigated the globe a century before Magellan. And they colonized America before the Europeans, transplanting the principal economic crops that have since fed and clothed the world.


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    Title
    1421
    Subtitle
    The Year China Discovered America
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gavin Menzies
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 650
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 41 mm
    Weight: 839 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780061564895
    ISBN 10: 0061564893
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: GEO
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPC
    BIC subject category V2: RGR
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1K
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HBTP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: D
    DC22: 910.41
    B&T Approval Code: A19200000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS008000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES
    DC21: 910.41
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 46
    Abridged Dewey: 909
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/15CNTY
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027150
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS038000, HIS051000
    Thema V1.0: NHB, NHF, NHK, RGR
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1K, 1FPC
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, maps, colour plates
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Publication date
    03 June 2008
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "What you've done, brilliantly, is to raise many questions that people are debating."--Diane Rehm, The Diane Rehm Show