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1493 : uncovering the new world Columbus created / Charles Mann.

Mann, Charles C. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780307913791 (electronic audio bk.)
  • ISBN: 0307913791 (electronic audio bk.)
  • ISBN: 9780307913777 (electronic audio bk.)
  • ISBN: 0307913775 (electronic audio bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 audio file (17 hr., 46 min.) : digital
  • Publisher: [United States] : Books on Tape, 2011.

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Although it had just finished raining, the air was hot and close. Nobody else was in sight; the only sound other than those from insects and gulls was the staticky low crashing of Caribbean waves. Around me on the sparsely covered red soil was a scatter of rectangles laid out by lines of stones: the outlines of now- vanished buildings, revealed by archaeologists. Cement pathways, steaming faintly from the rain, ran between them. One of the buildings had more imposing walls than the others. The researchers had covered it with a new roof, the only structure they had chosen to protect from the rain. Standing like a sentry by its entrance was a hand- lettered sign: Casa Almirante, Admiral's House. It marked the first American residence of Christopher Columbus, Admiral of the Ocean Sea, the man whom generations of schoolchildren have learned to call the discoverer of the New World.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Require OverDrive Media Console WMA file size: 255504 KB; MP3 file size: 500168 KB).
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Title from title screen (viewed on Jan. 17, 2011).
Subject: America > Discovery and exploration > Spanish.
Columbus, Christopher
Genre: Downloadable audio books.

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