Before Columbus

Before Columbus

The Americas Of 1491

Book - 2009
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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.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781416949008
Characteristics: ix, 117 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Stefoff, Rebecca 1951-
Mann, Charles C.

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We often think of America when Columbus “discovered” it as a vast wilderness, but at that time, central Mexico may have been the most populous place on earth. This is just one of the many things you have learned that you’ll need to unlearn!

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