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    DescriptionA groundbreaking new book that upends our understanding of ancient AmericaConventional history tells us humans migrated on foot across present-day Alaska, populating the Americas far later than other continents.However, emerging new evidence suggests seafarers reached the continents thousands of years earlier and developed far more sophisticated civilizations than previously imagined. . . .From "distinguished historian" (BBC World Service) Gavin Menzies, the author of the blockbuster New York Times bestseller 1421, comes a revolutionary new account of how the first humans came to North and South America. Menzies reveals that ancient peoples used the oceans' natural currents and prevailing winds to make voyages across both the Atlantic and Pacific. What's more, we now must accept that they had time to develop remarkably advanced cultures. Armed with cutting-edge DNA evidence, newly unearthed artifacts, and astonishing linguistic and archaeological discoveries, Menzies shows humans have been making transoceanic voyages as far back as 100,000 years ago, vastly predating the supposed overland migration to the Americas during the last Ice Age; the ancient South American civilizations of the Olmec and Maya in Central and South America may have had direct origins and influences from Asia; ancient maps held in the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., show there must have been sustained and dedicated voyages to the Western Hemisphere by Chinese explorers as early as 2200 B.C.; huge Chinese settlements occupied (and made exploratory journeys from) Nova Scotia; Japanese, Korean, and even earlier European voyages likewise predated the explorations currently recorded by history.A maverick scholar, Menzies has made a riveting new contribution to the story of humanity's earliest explorers, revealing the truth behind one of history's most fascinating questions: Who discovered America?


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    Title
    Who Discovered America?
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gavin Menzies
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 540 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780062236753
    ISBN 10: 006223675X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: RGR, HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43, 01
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1K
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16630
    B&T General Subject: 431
    B&T Approval Code: A19200000
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS038000, HIS051000, HIS029000
    DC22: 970.011
    BIC subject category V2: 1K
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    B&T Approval Code: A15600000
    LC subject heading: , , , , , ,
    DC23: 970.01
    DC22: 970.01/2
    LC classification: E103 .M48 2013
    Thema V1.0: NHK, RGR
    Edition statement
    New.
    Illustrations note
    illustrations (colour), maps (colour)
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    WILLIAM MORROW
    Publication date
    15 October 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Gavin Menzies is the bestselling author of 1421: The Year China Discovered America and 1434: The Year A Magnificent Chinese Fleet Sailed to Italy and Ignited the Renaissance and The Lost Empire of Atlantis. He served in the Royal Navy between 1953 and 1970. He lives in London, England. Ian Hudson graduated from the University of Bristol with a degree in Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies in 2002. Since then he has worked with Gavin Menzies as a researcher and writer. He divides his time between London and rural Bedfordshire, England.