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              Before Columbus: The Americas of 1491

              Before Columbus: The Americas of 1491 (Hardback)

              By Mann, Charles C.; Stefoff, Rebecca

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              A companion book for young readers based on 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, the groundbreaking bestseller by Charles C. Mann.

              ISBN 9781416949008
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2009
              Publisher Simon & Schuster
              Interest Age 8-12 years
              Series Downtown Bookworks Books
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              Material World: A Global Family Portrait
               

              Material World: A Global Family Portrait (Hardback, New edition)

              By Menzel, Peter; Introduction by Kennedy, Paul; Text by Mann, Charles C.

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              Demonstrates the context for the emerging global economy, what it means to be 'statistically average', by displaying families in more than thirty nations outside their homes. This book is a portrait of multicultural diversity and a preview of issues raised by the impact of the gl...obal economy on the cultural heritage of the human community.
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              ISBN 9780871564375
              Released NZ 11 Oct 1994
              Publisher Misc - NewSouth
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Sierra Club Books Publication
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              1491: The Americas Before Columbus

              1491: The Americas Before Columbus (Paperback, New edition)

              By Mann, Charles C.

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              It was believed that in 1491, the year before Columbus landed, the Americas, one-third of the earth's surface, were a near-pristine wilderness inhabited by small, roaming bands of indigenous people. The author brings together the research, and the results of his own travels throu...ghout North and South America.
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              ISBN 9781862078765
              Released NZ 1 Feb 2007
              Publisher Granta Books
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              At Large: The Strange Case of the World's Biggest Internet Invasion
                

              At Large: The Strange Case of the World's Biggest Internet Invasion (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Mann, Charles C.; Freedman, David H.

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              Phantom Dialer was the subject of the first major investigation of the FBI's new computer-crime squad. This tale which reads like a thriller is perhaps the biggest and most disturbing computer breach of security to date showing the ominous indications of the vulnerability of the ...global online network.
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              ISBN 9780684835587
              Publisher Simon & Schuster
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              Material World: A Global Family Portrait
                

              Material World: A Global Family Portrait (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Menzel, Peter; Introduction by Kennedy, Paul; Text by Mann, Charles C.

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              Demonstrates the context for the emerging global economy, what it means to be 'statistically average', by displaying families in more than thirty nations outside their homes. This book is a portrait of multicultural diversity and a preview of issues raised by the impact of the gl...obal economy on the cultural heritage of the human community.
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              ISBN 9780871564306
              Publisher Misc - NewSouth
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Sierra Club Books Publication
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              1493: How Europe's Discovery of the Americas Revolutionized Trade, Ecology and Life on Earth
               

              1493: How Europe's Discovery of the Americas Revolutionized Trade, Ecology and Life on Earth (Paperback)

              By Mann, Charles C.

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              A sweeping, hugely readable account of history's biggest ecological invasion, when Europe and the Americas collided for the first time in millennia.

              ISBN 9781847082459
              Publisher Granta Books
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              1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
                

              1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Mann, Charles C.; Read by Dean, Robertson

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              From the author of 1491-- the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas--a deeply engaging new history of 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 radically different suites of plants and animals. When Christopher Columbus set foot in the Americas, he ended that separation at a stroke. Driven by the economic goal of establishing trade with China, he accidentally set off an ecological convulsion as European vessels carried thousands of species to new homes across the oceans. The Columbian Exchange, as researchers call it, is the reason there are tomatoes in Italy, oranges in Florida, chocolates in Switzerland, and chili peppers in Thailand. More important, creatures the colonists knew nothing about hitched along for the ride. Earthworms, mosquitoes, and cockroaches; honeybees, dandelions, and African grasses; bacteria, fungi, and viruses; rats of every description--all of them rushed like eager tourists into lands that had never seen their like before, changing lives and landscapes across the planet. Eight decades after Columbus, a Spaniard named Legazpi succeeded where Columbus had failed. He sailed west to establish continual trade with China, then the richest, most powerful country in the world. In Manila, a city Legazpi founded, silver from the Americas, mined by African and Indian slaves, was sold to Asians in return for silk for Europeans. It was the first time that goods and people from every corner of the globe were connected in a single worldwide exchange. Much as Columbus created a new world biologically, Legazpi and the Spanish empire he served created a new world economically. As Charles C. Mann shows, the Columbian Exchange underlies much of subsequent human history. Presenting the latest research by ecologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians, Mann shows how the
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              ISBN 9780307913784
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              Man Eating Bugs: The Art and Science of Eating Insects
               

              Man Eating Bugs: The Art and Science of Eating Insects (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Menzel, Peter; D'Aluisio, Faith; Edited by Mann, Charles C.; Contributions by Berenbaum, May R.

              The team behind the critically and popularly acclaimed anthropological photoessays MATERIAL WORLD and WOMEN IN THE MATERIAL WORLD make their debut on our list with this oddly tantalizing book about a subject that's creeping into prominence: insects as food for people. With the di...stinctive blend of thoughtful cultural inquiry, intrepid exploration, and sumptuous photography that has earned them worldwide renown, the authors document the practice and history of entomophagy around the globe, discovering that insects are a nutritious, plentiful, and varied food source. From Mexico, where people celebrate the annual Jumile Festival with bug hunts and beauty queens, to China, where whole families make their livings from scorpion ranches, over a dozen bug-eating countries (including the USA!) are profiled in MAN EATING BUGS. Each chapter examines a culture through a stunning array of location photos, interviews with locals, and highlights from the authors' field journals, as well as carefully photographed indigenous recipes. A colorful, beautiful, and intelligent book. Awards1999 James Beard Award Winner From the Hardcover edition.
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              ISBN 9780984074419
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              1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
               

              1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Mann, Charles C.

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              Presenting the latest research by ecologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians, Mann shows how the creation of the Columbian exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China, convulsed Africa, and for two centuries made Mexico City the center of the ...world.
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              ISBN 9780307278241
              Publisher Random House
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              Series Vintage
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              1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
               

              1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus (Hardback, illustrated edition)

              By Mann, Charles C.

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              In this groundbreaking study, Mann shows how a new generation of anthropologists and archaeologists, using new research techniques, have come to the persuasive conclusion that more people lived in the Americas in 1491 than in Europe.

              ISBN 9781400040063
              Publisher Random House
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