1493: How Europe's Discovery of the Americas Revolutionized Trade, Ecology and Life on Earth (Paperback)Charles C. Mann (author)
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Publisher: Granta Books
Number of pages: 720
Weight: 493 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 44 mm
A "New York Times" Notable Book
A "TIME" Magazine Best Book of the Year
A "Washington Post "Notable Book
"Fascinating. . . . Lively. . . . A convincing explanation of why our world is the way it is."
--"The New York Times Book Review"
"Even the wisest readers will find many surprises here. . . . Like "1491," Mann's sequel will change worldviews."
--"San Francisco Chronicle"
"Exemplary in its union of meaningful fact with good storytelling, "1493" ranges across continents and centuries to explain how the world we inhabit came to be."
--"The Washington Post "
"Engaging . . . Mann deftly illuminates contradictions on a human scale: the blind violence and terror at Jamestown, the cruel exploitation of labor in the silver mines of Bolivia, the awe felt by Europeans upon first seeing a rubber ball bounce."
--"The New Yorker"
--Lev Grossman, "Time" Magazine
"Compelling and eye-opening."
--"Publishers Weekly" Top 100 Books of 2011
"A book to celebrate. . . A bracingly persuasive counternarrative to the prevailing mythology about the historical significance of the 'discovery' of America. . . "1493" is rich in detail, analytically expansive and impossible to summarize. . . [Mann's book] deserves a prominent place among that very rare class of books that can make a difference in how we see the world, although it is neither a polemic nor a work of advocacy. Thoughtful, learned and respectful of its subject matter, "1493" is a splendid achievement."
"Despite his scope, Mann remains grounded in fascinating details. . . . Such technical insights enhance a very human story, told in lively and accessible prose."
"Mann's excitement never flags as he tells his breathtaking story. . . There is grandeur in this view of the past that looks afresh at the different parts of the world and the parts each played in shaping