Download e-book for kindle: 1491: The Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann

By Charles C. Mann

Up till very lately it was once believed that during 1491, the 12 months sooner than Columbus landed, the Americas, one-third of the earth's floor, have been a near-pristine desolate tract inhabited through small roaming bands of indigenous humans. yet lately unforeseen discoveries have dramatically replaced our figuring out of Indian lifestyles. Many students now argue that the Indians have been even more a number of, have been within the Americas for much longer and had way more ecological influence at the land than formerly believed. this data has huge, immense implications for state-of-the-art environmental disputes, but little has filtered into textbooks or even much less into public know-how. Mann brings jointly the entire most modern examine, and the result of his personal travels all through North and South the US, to supply a brand new, attention-grabbing and iconoclastic account of the Americas sooner than Columbus.

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