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The Resource 1493 : uncovering the new world Columbus created, Charles C. Mann

1493 : uncovering the new world Columbus created, Charles C. Mann

Label
1493 : uncovering the new world Columbus created
Title
1493
Title remainder
uncovering the new world Columbus created
Statement of responsibility
Charles C. Mann
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 different suites of plants and animals. Columbus's voyages brought them back together--and marked the beginning of an extraordinary exchange of flora and fauna between Eurasia and the Americas. As Charles Mann shows, this global ecological tumult--the "Columbian Exchange"--underlies much of subsequent human history. Presenting the latest generation of research by scientists, Mann shows how the creation of this worldwide network of exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China, convulsed Africa, and for two centuries made Manila and Mexico City-- where Asia, Europe, and the new frontier of the Americas dynamically interacted--the center of the world. In 1493, Charles Mann gives us an eye-opening scientific interpretation of our past, unequaled in its authority and fascination"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
Y2A
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mann, Charles C
Dewey number
909/.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D228
LC item number
.M36 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Columbus, Christopher
  • History, Modern
  • Economic history
  • Commerce
  • Agriculture
  • Ecology
  • Industrial revolution
  • Slave trade
  • America
  • America
Label
1493 : uncovering the new world Columbus created, Charles C. Mann
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=4722AD41-ED86-485E-A698-965EBD53F2E6
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction. In the Homogenocene. Two monuments -- pt. 1. Atlantic journeys. The tobacco coast ; Evil air -- pt. 2. Pacific journeys. Shiploads of money (Silk for silver, part one) ; Lovesick grass, foreign tubers, and jade rice (Silk for silver, part two) -- pt. 3. Europe in the world. The agro-industrial complex ; Black gold -- pt. 4. Africa in the world. Crazy soup ; Forest of fugitives -- Coda. Currents of life. In Bulalacao -- Appendixes. A. Fighting words ; B. Globalization in beta
Control code
ocn770945957
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307596727
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
4722AD41-ED86-485E-A698-965EBD53F2E6
Label
1493 : uncovering the new world Columbus created, Charles C. Mann
Link
http://evpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=4722AD41-ED86-485E-A698-965EBD53F2E6
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction. In the Homogenocene. Two monuments -- pt. 1. Atlantic journeys. The tobacco coast ; Evil air -- pt. 2. Pacific journeys. Shiploads of money (Silk for silver, part one) ; Lovesick grass, foreign tubers, and jade rice (Silk for silver, part two) -- pt. 3. Europe in the world. The agro-industrial complex ; Black gold -- pt. 4. Africa in the world. Crazy soup ; Forest of fugitives -- Coda. Currents of life. In Bulalacao -- Appendixes. A. Fighting words ; B. Globalization in beta
Control code
ocn770945957
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307596727
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
4722AD41-ED86-485E-A698-965EBD53F2E6

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