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

By: Charles C Mann(Author)
560 pages, illustrations, maps
Publisher: Granta
1493: How Europe's Discovery of the Americas Revolutionized Trade, Ecology and Life on Earth
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Two hundred million years ago the earth consisted of a single vast continent, Pangea, surrounded by a great planetary sea. Continental drift tore apart Pangaea, and for millennia the hemispheres were separate, evolving almost entirely different suites of plants and animals. Columbus's arrival in the Americas brought together these long-separate worlds. Many historians believe that this collision of ecosystems and cultures – the Columbian Exchange – was the most consequential event in human history since the Neolithic Revolution. And it was the most consequential event in biological history since the extinction of the dinosaurs. Beginning with the world of microbes and moving up the species ladder to mankind, Mann rivetingly describes the profound effect this exchanging of species had on the culture of both continents.

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Charles Mann is the co-author of four books, including The Second Creation: Makers of the Revolution in 20th Century Physics and the bestselling 1491 (2005/6). He is the correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly and Science magazines, and editorial co-ordinator for the internationally best-selling Material World books. He lives in Massachusetts.

By: Charles C Mann(Author)
560 pages, illustrations, maps
Publisher: Granta
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