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Charles C. Mann
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Charles C. Mann, a correspondent for The Atlantic, Science, and Wired, has written for Fortune, The New York Times, Smithsonian, Technology Review, Vanity Fair, and The Washington Post, as well as for the TV network HBO and the series Law & Order. A three-time National Magazine Award finalist, he is the recipient of writing awards from the American Bar Association, the American Institute of Physics, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the Lannan Foundation. His 1491 won the National Academies Communication Award for the best book of the year.

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1491
New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
Written by Charles C. Mann


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 9, 2005
Price: $37.50

In the last twenty years, archeologists and anthropologists equipped with a battery of new scientific techniques have made far-reaching discoveries that have completely changed their understanding of what the Americas were like before Columbus's arrival. Most of us learned in school that Indians crossed the Bering Strait 12,000 years ago, that... Read more >
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1491 (Second Edition)
New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
Written by Charles C. Mann


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $16.95

In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492.

In the last twenty years, archeologists and anthropologists equipped with a battery of new scientific techniques have made far-reaching discoveries that have completely changed their understanding... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

1491 (Second Edition)
New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
Written by Charles C. Mann


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $12.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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1493
Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
Written by Charles C. Mann


Format: Trade Paperback, 720 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $16.95

A deeply engaging new history of how European settlements in the post-Colombian Americas shaped the world, from the bestselling author of 1491. Presenting the latest research by biologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians, Mann shows how the post-Columbian network of ecological and economic exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China... Read more >

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1493
Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
Written by Charles C. Mann


Format: Hardcover, 560 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 9, 2011
Price: $30.50

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... Read more >

1493
Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
Written by Charles C. Mann


Format: eBook, 544 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 9, 2011
Price: $12.99

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