Before Columbus

the Americas of 1491
Charles C Mann
Book - 2009

A companion book for young readers based upon the explorations of the Americas in 1491, before those of Christopher Columbus.

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Main Author: Mann, Charles C.
Format: Book
Published: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2009.
Edition:1st ed.


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520 |a  The title-subtitle combination is somewhat misleading, as this sweeping chronicle of the Americas covers thousands of years before Columbus and a couple hundred years after. Presenting fascinating discoveries and hypotheses of anthropologists, archaeologists, geologists and historians, the author effectively supports his thesis that "Native Americans created societies that were older, bigger, and more highly developed than we used to think." He shows that catastrophic epidemics were most responsible for enabling small parties of European conquerors and colonists to overwhelm much larger Indian societies and demonstrates how Native Americans employed sophisticated agricultural methods that transformed ecosystems and shaped landscapes that Europeans assumed were "wilderness." Attractively designed, the book is abundantly illustrated throughout with maps, photographs and reproductions of art works. Especially appealing is how the author shows young readers that history is not static, but dynamic, organic and ever-changing.   |c Kirkus Reviews (September 1, 2009) 
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