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  • 1491 [Cd] (Abridged)

    By Charles C. Mann

    Our Price: $34.95
    • Format: Audio/CD
    • ISBN-13: 9781565119789
    • Publisher: HIGHBRIDGE AUDIO
    • Published: August 2005
    In a groundbreaking study, Charles C. Mann challenges traditional assumptions about the Americas prior to the arrival of the Europeans in 1492, revealing how a new generation of researchers equipped with novel scientific techniques have come to surprising conclusions. 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. Presented on 9 CDs, running time approximately 11 1/4 hours.
  • 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

    By Charles C. Mann

    Our Price: $19.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781400040063
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: 2005
    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 in mainly small, nomadic bands; and lived so lightly on the land that the Americas was still a vast wilderness. But as Charles C. Mann now makes clear, archaeologist and anthropologists have spent the last thirty years proving these and manyother 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.
  • 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, Second Edition

    By Charles C. Mann

    Our Price: $8.50 - $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400032051
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: October 2011
    A groundbreaking book that alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of the Europeans in 1492. This widely acclaimed bestseller explores leading archeologists' & anthropologists' most recent discoveries about the Western Hemisphere before Columbus. Charles C. Mann challenges ingrained images of a vast wilderness, showing that the indigenous cultures were far larger, more organized, and more technologically advanced than we have previously understood. Illus., 56 photos; 15 maps. 528p.
  • 1491: Una nueva historia de la Americas antes de Colon (Spanish Edition)

    By Charles C. Mann

    Our Price: $20.65
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781609805159
    • Publisher: Siete Cuentos
    • Published: August 2013
    Tradicionalmente, nos han enseñado que los primeros habitantes de América entraron en el continente atravesando el estrecho de Bering doce mil años antes de la llegada de Colón. Se daba por supuesto que eran bandas reducidas y nómadas, y que vivían sin alterar la tierra. Pero, durante los últimos treinta años, los arqueólogos y antropólogos han demostrado que estas suposiciones, igual que otras que también se sostenían desde hacía tiempo, eran erróneas.En un libro tan asombroso como persuasivo, Charles C. Mann revela conclusiones tan novedosas como que en 1491 había más habitantes en América que en el continente europeo; que algunas ciudades, como Tenochtitlán, tenían una población mayor que cualquier ciudad contemporánea de la época, además de contar con agua corriente, hermosos jardines botánicos y calles de una limpieza inmaculada; que la prosperidad de las primeras ciudades americanas de alcanzó antes de que los egipcios construyeran las pirámides; que los indios precolombinos de México cultivaban el maíz mediante un procedimiento tan sofisticado que la revista Science lo ha calificado recientemente como «la primera hazaña, y tal vez la mayor, en el campo de la ingeniería genética»; o que los nativos americanos transformaron la tierra de forma tan completa que los europeos llegaron a un continente cuyo paisaje ya estaba modelado por los seres humanos.Charles C. Mann arroja nueva luz sobre métodos empleados para llegar a estas nuevas visiones de la América precolombina y sobre el modo en que éstas afectan a nuestra concepción de la historia y a nuestra comprehensión del medio ambiente. 1491 es un relato apasionante de diversas investigaciones y revelaciones científicas de preimera magnitud que cambiarán radicalmente nuestra forma de ver la América precolombina.
  • 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created

    By Charles C. Mann

    Our Price: $17.50 - $27.45
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780307265722
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: August 2011
    "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"--
  • 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created

    By Charles C. Mann

    Our Price: $8.50 - $16.15
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307278241
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: July 2012
    "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"--
  • Before Columbus: The Americans of 1491

    By Charles C. Mann

    Our Price: $24.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781416949008
    • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    • Published: September 2009
    An in-depth look the Americas of 1491 before the arrival of Christopher Columbus. (Ages: 8+).
  • Material World: A Global Family Portrait

    By Peter Menzel

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780871564375
    • Publisher: Sierra Club Books
    • Published: October 1994
    A study of multicultural diversity takes a photographic study of "average" family life in thirty dissimilar cultures--from Samoa to Kuwait to Sarajevo--and examines the potential impact of the new global economy on the distinct cultural heritage of the human community.
  • Noah's Choice: The Future of Endangered Species

    By Charles C. Mann

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780679420026
    • Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE
    • Published: February 1995
    The book illuminates the essential questions that now confront environmentalists, developers, ecologists, and indeed, all Americans. The authors suggest new principles for striking a desperately important balance between human beings and the rest of the world. Notes, index. 302p.
  • Robo sapiens: Evolution of a New Species

    By Peter Menzel

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780262632454
    • Publisher: The MIT Press
    • Published: October 2001
  • The Second Creation: Makers of the Revolution in Twentienth-Century Physics

    By Robert P. Crease

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780025214408
    • Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company
    • Published: January 1986

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