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New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

Engels | Druk: illustrated ed | Paperback | 9781400032051

charles c. mann
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uitgever Random House Usa Inc
Taal Engels
Bindwijze Paperback
Afmetingen 14,6 x 12,7 x 3,2 cm
Aantal paginas 576 pagina's
Illustraties Met illustraties
Uitgever Random House Usa Inc
Extra groot lettertype Nee
NUR code 242
Oorspronkelijke releasedatum 2006-10-10
Subtitel New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
Thema Qualifier Code 5PB-US-E , 1K
Thema Subject Code NHK , NHTB , JBSL11 , NHTB

Beschrijving product

In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492.

Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a pristine wilderness; rather, there were huge numbers of Indians who actively molded and influenced the land around them. The astonishing Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan had running water and immaculately clean streets, and was larger than any contemporary European city. Mexican cultures created corn in a specialized breeding process that it has been called man's first feat of genetic engineering. Indeed, Indians were not living lightly on the land but were landscaping and manipulating their world in ways that we are only now beginning to understand. Challenging and surprising, this a transformative new look at a rich and fascinating world we only thought we knew.

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