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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
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Charles C. Mann
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eng
Summary
A groundbreaking 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. Among them: - In 1491 there were probably more people living in the Americas than in Europe. - Certain cities-such as TenochtitlAn, the Aztec capital--were far greater in population than any contemporary European city. Furthermore, TenochtitlAn, 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. - Pre-Columbian Indians in Mexico developed corn by a breeding process so sophisticated that the journal Science recently described it as "man's first, and perhaps the greatest, feat of genetic engineering." - Amazonian Indians learned how to farm the rain forest without destroying it-a process scientists are studying today in the hope of regaining this lost knowledge. - Native Americans transformed their land so completely that Europeans arrived in a hemisphere already massively "landscaped" by human beings. Mann sheds clarifying light on the methods used to arrive at these new visions of the pre-Columbian Americas and how they have affected our understanding of our history and our thinking about the environment. His book is an exciting and learned account of scientific inquiry and revelation
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technical information on music
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Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
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Mann, Charles C
Dewey number
970.011
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LC call number
E61
LC item number
.M366 2016
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other
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Narrated by Darrell Dennis
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  • Indians
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adult
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Label
1491 : new revelations of the Americas before Columbus, Charles C. Mann
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  • Downloadable audio file
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (16 hr., 17 min.))
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
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9781524733919
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Z100116810
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other
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System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
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Label
1491 : new revelations of the Americas before Columbus, Charles C. Mann
Link
http://digitalmedia.forsythpl.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=2670555
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from title screen
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (16 hr., 17 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781524733919
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • computer
  • audio
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • s
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
Z100116810
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • (MdPfRBL)rbdZ100116810
  • (OCoLC)958087583
System details
System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
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not applicable
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