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1493 by Charles C. Mann.. Fascinating followup to Mann’s 1491, named for the year before Columbus complicated matters in the “New” World. Balanced examination of the seeds of globalization, social and ecological costs. Engaging.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"A spellbinding account of how an unplanned collision of unfamiliar animals, vegetables, minerals and diseases produced unforeseen wealth, misery, social upheaval and the modern world."

Kirkus Reviews

"Voltaire would have loved Charles C. Mann’s outstanding new book, “1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created.” In more than 500 lively pages, it not only explains the chain of events that produced those candied fruits, nuts and gardens, but also weaves their stories together into a convincing explanation of why our world is the way it is."

The New York Times

Author bio: Charles C. Mann is the author of 1493, a New York Times best-seller, and 1491, which won the U.S. National Academy of Sciences' Keck award for the best book of the year. A correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, Science, and Wired, he has covered the intersection of science, technology, and commerce for many newspapers and magazines here and abroad, including National Geographic, the New York Times, Vanity Fair, and the Washington Post. In addition to 1491 and 1493, he is the co-author of five other books, one of which is a young person's version of 1491 called Before Columbus. His website is www.charlesmann.org. More information can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/Charles-C.-Mann/e/B000AP9N94/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

Book Details: General Nonfiction; (535 pp. Ecolocutionary: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

Publisher Website: http://knopfdoubleday.com/

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