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The Resource 1493 : how Europe's discovery of the Americas revolutionized trade, ecology and life on Earth, Charles C. Mann

1493 : how Europe's discovery of the Americas revolutionized trade, ecology and life on Earth, Charles C. Mann

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1493 : how Europe's discovery of the Americas revolutionized trade, ecology and life on Earth
Title
1493
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how Europe's discovery of the Americas revolutionized trade, ecology and life on Earth
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Charles C. Mann
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Fourteen ninety-three
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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"--
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Mann, Charles C
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909.4
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  • Columbus, Christopher
  • Commerce
  • Agriculture
  • Ecology
  • Slave trade
  • History, Modern
  • Industrial revolution
  • Economic history
  • America
  • America
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1493 : how Europe's discovery of the Americas revolutionized trade, ecology and life on Earth, Charles C. Mann
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  • Originally published: New York : Knopf, 2011
  • Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [413]-509) and index
Contents
In the Homogenocene. Two monuments -- Atlantic journeys. The tobacco coast ; Evil air -- Pacific journeys. Shiploads of money (Silk for silver, part one) -- Lovesick grass, foreign tubers, and jade rice (Silk for silver, part two) -- Europe in the world. The agro-industrial complex ; Black gold -- Africa in the world. Crazy soup ; Forest of fugitives -- Currents of life. In Bulalacao -- Appendixes. A, Fighting words ; B, Globalization in beta
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000047975503
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xix, 535 p.
Isbn
9781847080493
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
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  • (Sirsi) 000047975503
  • (Sirsi) 000047975503
  • (OCoLC)748773083
Label
1493 : how Europe's discovery of the Americas revolutionized trade, ecology and life on Earth, Charles C. Mann
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: New York : Knopf, 2011
  • Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [413]-509) and index
Contents
In the Homogenocene. Two monuments -- Atlantic journeys. The tobacco coast ; Evil air -- Pacific journeys. Shiploads of money (Silk for silver, part one) -- Lovesick grass, foreign tubers, and jade rice (Silk for silver, part two) -- Europe in the world. The agro-industrial complex ; Black gold -- Africa in the world. Crazy soup ; Forest of fugitives -- Currents of life. In Bulalacao -- Appendixes. A, Fighting words ; B, Globalization in beta
Control code
000047975503
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xix, 535 p.
Isbn
9781847080493
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000047975503
  • (Sirsi) 000047975503
  • (OCoLC)748773083

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