1491

New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

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A groundbreaking study that radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of the Europeans in 1492.Traditionally, Americans learned in school that the ancestors of the people who inhabited the Western Hemisphere at the time of ...Continua
In this book Charles C. Mann, the author, reviews the latest studies on the pre-Columbian American population and culture presenting a new vision, quite different from the one of the traditional of small and nomadic tribes. Mann begins with a “classi...Continua
Leah
Wrote 9/10/11
A must read
This is a marvelous book. Charles Mann is a journalist who writes with extreme care for his subject matter: the emerging histories of north and south American Indians. This is the sort of book everyone will enjoy and would make a very good text for t...Continua
A random walk through the Americas
I'm a fan of this subject. Mann's work has some interesting segments, and presents a variety of research that updated my knowledge about pre-Columbian America. On the downside I felt, overall, the work lacked clarity and cohesiveness as a book. Ther...Continua
Hermes
Wrote 5/8/08
Charles Mann summarises the current (2005) state of our knowledge of pre-Columbian societies in the Americas. He does so very much in the style of Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel, including as many items from biology and ecology, as from arche...Continua

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