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1493: uncovering the new world Columbus created

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display_description"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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subject_facetAgriculture -- History
America -- Discovery and exploration -- Economic aspects
America -- Discovery and exploration -- Environmental aspects
Columbus, Christopher -- Influence
Commerce -- History
Ecology -- History
Economic history
HISTORY / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies)
HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries
HISTORY / United States / Colonial Period (1600-1775)
History, Modern
Industrial revolution
Slave trade -- History
title_display1493 : uncovering the new world Columbus created
title_full1493 : uncovering the new world Columbus created / Charles C. Mann
1493 Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
title_short1493
title_subuncovering the new world Columbus created
topic_facetAgriculture
Columbus, Christopher
Commerce
Discovery and exploration
Ecology
Economic aspects
Economic history
Environmental aspects
HISTORY / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies)
HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries
HISTORY / United States / Colonial Period (1600-1775)
History
History, Modern
Industrial revolution
Influence
Nonfiction
Slave trade