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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
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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"--
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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New York Times Notable Book 2011
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393422
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Mann, Charles C
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
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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OverDrive, Inc
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  • Columbus, Christopher
  • History, Modern
  • Economic history
  • Commerce
  • Agriculture
  • Ecology
  • Industrial revolution
  • Slave trade
  • America
  • America
  • America
  • Electronic books
Target audience
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
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. In the Homogenocene. Two monuments -- pt. 1. Atlantic journeys. The tobacco coast ; Evil air -- pt. 2. Pacific journeys. Shiploads of money (Silk for silver, part one) ; Lovesick grass, foreign tubers, and jade rice (Silk for silver, part two) -- pt. 3. Europe in the world. The agro-industrial complex ; Black gold -- pt. 4. Africa in the world. Crazy soup ; Forest of fugitives -- Coda. Currents of life. In Bulalacao -- Appendixes. A. Fighting words ; B. Globalization in beta
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other
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1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307596727
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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unknown
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unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn770945957
  • (OCoLC)770945957
System details
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
1493 : uncovering the new world Columbus created, Charles C. Mann
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. In the Homogenocene. Two monuments -- pt. 1. Atlantic journeys. The tobacco coast ; Evil air -- pt. 2. Pacific journeys. Shiploads of money (Silk for silver, part one) ; Lovesick grass, foreign tubers, and jade rice (Silk for silver, part two) -- pt. 3. Europe in the world. The agro-industrial complex ; Black gold -- pt. 4. Africa in the world. Crazy soup ; Forest of fugitives -- Coda. Currents of life. In Bulalacao -- Appendixes. A. Fighting words ; B. Globalization in beta
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307596727
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn770945957
  • (OCoLC)770945957
System details
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
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