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Author Mann, Charles C

Title 1493 : uncovering the new world Columbus created / Charles C. Mann

Publ Info New York [N.Y.] : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011
Edition [First edition]
 Bryant Reserve  D228 .M36 2011    AVAILABLE  Professor Lokken
 CCRI-Lincoln  D228 .M36 2011    AVAILABLE
 CCRI-Warwick  D228 .M36 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  D228 .M36 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  D228 .M36 2011    DUE 01-02-15
Descript xix, 535 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
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
Note "A 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 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"-- Provided by publisher
LC subject History, Modern
Economic history
Commerce -- History
Agriculture -- History
Ecology -- History
Industrial revolution
Slave trade -- History
America -- Discovery and exploration -- Economic aspects
America -- Discovery and exploration -- Environmental aspects
Columbus, Christopher -- Influence
Alt Title Fourteen ninety-three
ISBN 9780307265722 (hbk.) :
0307265722 (hbk.)