Before Columbus : the Americas of 1491
- Mann, Charles C.
- 1st ed. - New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2009.
- Physical description
- ix, 117 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 27 cm.
E61 .M267 2009
- Unknown E61 .M267 2009
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 110) and index.
- 1: How old was the "new world"?
- Cities in the desert
- Genetic engineering
- From Olmec to Maya
- To the land of four quarters
- 2: Why did Europe succeed?
- The great meeting
- Long, long ago
- Disease-free paradise?
- 3: Were the Americas really a wilderness?
- Land of fire
- The created wilderness.
- 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.
- Supplemental links
- Publisher description
- Indians > Origin > Juvenile literature.
- Indians > History > Juvenile literature.
- Indians > Antiquities > Juvenile literature.
- America > Antiquities > Juvenile literature.
- Indians > Origin.
- Indians > History.
- Indians > Antiquities.
- America > Antiquities.
- American Library Association Best Books for YA 2010.
- School Library Journal Best Books 2009.
- Publication date
- Charles C. Mann.
- Downtown bookworks book
- "A Downtown Bookworks book."
- Ages 8 up.
- A Junior Library Guild selection
- Related Work
- Mann, Charles C. 1491, new revelations of the Americas before Columbus.