Record Details

Catalog Search

1491 : new revelations of the Americas before Columbus / Charles C. Mann.

Mann, Charles C. (Author).

Available copies

  • 33 of 36 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 36 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch 970.011 MAN FOU (Text) 34207001123208 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville 970.011 MANN (Text) 34706000960767 Non-Fiction 900-999 Available -
Brownstown PL - Brownstown 970.01 M281 (Text) 79361000051105 Adult Nonfiction - History Available -
Butler PL - Butler 970.01 MAN (Text) 73174005000311 Adult: Nonfiction Available -
Cambridge City PL - Cambridge City 970.01 (Text) 76893000236352 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola 970.011 MAN (Text) 33118000105411 Adult: Nonfiction Available -
Coatesville-Clay Twp PL - Coatesville 970.01 (Text) 78321000017262 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Eckhart PL - Main 970.015 MAN (Text) 840191002622795 Adult Nonfiction - Upper Level Checked out 03/18/2021
Flora-Monroe Twp PL - Flora 970.01 MAN (Text) 50825010457637 Non-Fiction Available -
Franklin Co PL Dist. - Laurel PL 970.01 MAN (Text) 36241000305027 Non-Fiction Available -
Next 10 »

Record details

  • ISBN: 140004006X
  • ISBN: 9781400040063
  • Physical Description: xii, 465 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2005.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [403]-449) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Holmberg's mistake -- A view from above -- 1: Numbers from nowhere? -- Why Billington survived -- In the land of four quarters -- Frequently asked questions -- 2: Very old bones -- Pleistocene wars -- Cotton (or anchovies) and maize (tales of two civilizations, part I) -- Writing, wheels, and bucket brigades (tales of two civilizations, part II) -- 3: Landscape with figures -- Made in America -- Amazonia -- The artificial wilderness -- The great law of peace.
Summary, etc.:
Mann shows how a new generation of researchers equipped with novel scientific techniques have come to previously unheard-of conclusions about the Americas before the arrival of the Europeans: In 1491 there were probably more people living in the Americas than in Europe. Certain cities--such as Tenochtitlán, the Aztec capital--were greater in population than any European city. Tenochtitlán, unlike any capital in Europe at that time, had running water, beautiful botanical gardens, and immaculately clean streets. The earliest cities in the Western Hemisphere were thriving before the Egyptians built the great pyramids. Native Americans transformed their land so completely that Europeans arrived in a hemisphere already massively "landscaped" by human beings. Pre-Columbian Indians in Mexico developed corn by a breeding process that the journal Science recently described as "man's first, and perhaps the greatest, feat of genetic engineering."--From publisher description.
Subject: Indians > Origin.
Indians > History.
Indians > Antiquities
America > Antiquities.

Additional Resources