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Author Mann, Charles C.
Title Before Columbus : the Americas of 1491 / Charles C. Mann.
Publication Info. New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2009.
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Location Call No. Status
 Children's Non-Fiction  Juv. 970.1 M    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st ed.
Description ix, 116 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 27 cm.
Note "A Downtown Bookworks book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 110) and index.
Contents 1: How old was the "new world"? -- Cities in the desert -- Genetic engineering -- From Olmec to Maya -- To the land of four quarters -- 2: Why did Europe succeed? -- The great meeting -- Long, long ago -- Extinction -- Disease-free paradise? -- 3: Were the Americas really a wilderness? -- Amazonia -- Land of fire -- The created wilderness.
Summary This study of Native American societies is adapted for younger readers from Charles C. Mann's best-selling 1491. Turning conventional wisdom on its head, the book argues that the people of North and South America lived in enormous cities, raised pyramids hundreds of years before the Egyptians did, engineered corn, and farmed the rainforests.
Subject Indians -- Origin -- Juvenile literature.
Indians -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Indians -- Antiquities -- Juvenile literature.
America -- Antiquities -- Juvenile literature.
Added Author Mann, Charles C. 1491, new revelations of the Americas before Columbus.
Added Title Americas of 1491
Americas of Fourteen ninety-one
ISBN 9781416949008 (reinforced)
1416949003 (reinforced)