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Author Mann, Charles C.

Title Before Columbus : the Americas of 1491 / Charles C. Mann.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 PCMS Non-Fiction  970 MANN    ---  Available
 Pittsburg 1st Fl Juvenile Non-Fiction  J 970.01 Man    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description ix, 117 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 27 cm.
Note "A Downtown Bookworks book."
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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 110) and index.
Study Program Accelerated Reader RL 8.1 5.0 132408
Source NBK 1/10 PPLY
Subject Indians -- Origin -- Juvenile literature.
Indians -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Indians -- Antiquities -- Juvenile literature.
America -- Antiquities -- Juvenile literature.
Indians -- Origin.
Indians -- History.
Indians -- Antiquities.
America -- Antiquities.
ISBN 9781416949008 (lib. bdg.)
1416949003 (lib. bdg.)

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