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    1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus (CD-Audio) By (author) Charles C Mann

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    DescriptionBased on the latest scientific findings, this breakthrough book argues that most of what we thought we knew about the Americas before Columbus was wrong. In the last 20 years, archaeologists and anthropologists equipped with new scientific techniques have made far-reaching discoveries about the Americas. For example, Indians did not cross the Bering Strait 12,000 years ago, as most of us learned in school. They were already here. Their numbers were vast, not few. And instead of living lightly on the land, they managed it beautifully and left behind an enormous ecological legacy. In this riveting, accessible work of science, Charles Mann takes us on an enthralling journey of scientific exploration. We learn that the Indian development of modern corn was one of the most complex feats of genetic engineering ever performed. That the Great Plains are a third smaller today than they were in 1700 because the Indians who maintained them by burning died. And that the Amazon rain forest may be largely a human artifact. Compelling and eye-opening, this book has the potential to vastly alter our understanding of our history and change the course of today's environmental disputes.


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    Title
    1491
    Subtitle
    New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charles C Mann
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 9
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 150 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781565119789
    ISBN 10: 1565119789
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    BIC subject category V2: JFSL9
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET150
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/NATAMR
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 50
    BISAC V2.8: HIS028000
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/15CNTY
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55590
    Ingram Subject Code: KV
    Libri: I-KV
    BISAC V2.8: HIS038000
    B&T Approval Code: A15601800
    DC22: 970.01
    DC21: 970.01
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 970.01/1
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: E61 .M266 2005B
    Thema V1.0: NHTB, NHK, JBSL11
    Edition
    Abridged
    Edition statement
    abridged edition
    Publisher
    HIGHBRIDGE AUDIO
    Imprint name
    HIGHBRIDGE AUDIO
    Publication date
    01 September 2005
    Review quote
    If you haven't read [it] because the book form seems too weighty, don't miss the audio edition. . . . [It] is even more gripping as an audio listen, allowing listeners to absorb more of the many facts than printed word seems to readily offer.