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The Resource 1493 : uncovering the new world Columbus created, Charles C. Mann

1493 : uncovering the new world Columbus created, Charles C. Mann

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1493 : uncovering the new world Columbus created
Title
1493
Title remainder
uncovering the new world Columbus created
Statement of responsibility
Charles C. Mann
Title variation
Fourteen ninety-three
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the author of 1491--the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas--a deeply engaging new history that explores the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs. More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed totally different suites of plants and animals. Columbus's voyages brought them back together--and marked the beginning of an extraordinary exchange of flora and fauna between Eurasia and the Americas. As Charles Mann shows, this global ecological tumult--the "Columbian Exchange"--underlies much of subsequent human history. Presenting the latest generation of research by scientists, Mann shows how the creation of this worldwide network of exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China, convulsed Africa, and for two centuries made Manila and Mexico City-- where Asia, Europe, and the new frontier of the Americas dynamically interacted--the center of the world. In 1493, Charles Mann gives us an eye-opening scientific interpretation of our past, unequaled in its authority and fascination"--Provided by publisher
Summary
Reveals how the voyages of Columbus reintroduced plants and animals that had been separated millions of years earlier, documenting how the ensuing exchange of flora and fauna between Eurasia and the Americas fostered a European rise
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Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book 2011
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393422
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
909/.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D228
LC item number
.M36 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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uncovering the new world Columbus created
Label
1493 : uncovering the new world Columbus created, Charles C. Mann
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [413]-509) 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
In the Homogenocene. Two monuments -- Atlantic journeys. The tobacco coast ; Evil air -- Pacific journeys. Shiploads of money (Silk for silver, part one) -- Lovesick grass, foreign tubers, and jade rice (Silk for silver, part two) -- Europe in the world. The agro-industrial complex ; Black gold -- Africa in the world. Crazy soup ; Forest of fugitives -- Currents of life. In Bulalacao -- Appendixes. A, Fighting words ; B, Globalization in beta
Control code
21016796
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 535 pages
Isbn
9780307265722
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011003408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780307265722
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn682893439
  • (OCoLC)682893439
Label
1493 : uncovering the new world Columbus created, Charles C. Mann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [413]-509) 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
In the Homogenocene. Two monuments -- Atlantic journeys. The tobacco coast ; Evil air -- Pacific journeys. Shiploads of money (Silk for silver, part one) -- Lovesick grass, foreign tubers, and jade rice (Silk for silver, part two) -- Europe in the world. The agro-industrial complex ; Black gold -- Africa in the world. Crazy soup ; Forest of fugitives -- Currents of life. In Bulalacao -- Appendixes. A, Fighting words ; B, Globalization in beta
Control code
21016796
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xix, 535 pages
Isbn
9780307265722
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011003408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780307265722
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn682893439
  • (OCoLC)682893439

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