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

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Category: History - Native American; Science
Imprint: Knopf
Format: Hardcover
Pub Date: August 2005
Price: $37.50
Can. Price: $43.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4006-3 (1-4000-4006-X)
Pages: 480
Also available as a trade paperback.


CONTENTS

 
List of Maps
Preface

INTRODUCTION / Holmberg’s Mistake

1. A View from Above

PART ONE / Numbers from Nowhere?

2. Why Billington Survived
3. In the Land of Four Quarters
4. Frequently Asked Questions

PART TWO / Very Old Bones

5. Pleistocene Wars
6. Cotton (or Anchovies) and Maize (Tales of Two Civilizations, Part I)
7. Writing, Wheels, and Bucket Brigades (Tales of Two Civilizations, Part II)

PART THREE / Landscape with Figures

8. Made in America
9. Amazonia
10. The Artificial Wilderness
11. The Great Law of Peace

Appendixes
A. Loaded Words
B. Talking Knots
C. The Syphilis Exception
D. Calendar Math

Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index





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