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`Almost mind-boggling in its scope, enthusiasm and erudition ... a tremendously provocative, learned and surprising read' --Sunday Times
`A wonderfully entertaining and subtly balanced book' --New Scientist
'Drawing on new research, Mann reframes the past 500 years to riveting effect' --Nature
`Charles Mann gives us the version of the Columbian outcome that our era calls for'
CHARLES MANN is the co-author of four books, including The Second Creation: Makers of the Revolution in 20th Century Physics and the bestselling 1491 (2005/6). He is the correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly and Science magazines, and editorial co-ordinator for the internationally best-selling Material World books. He lives in Massachusetts.
Columbus' discovery of the New World in 1492 was the catalyst for change across the world. Suddenly navigation made trade easier and conquest became a priority, with the European... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Plucked Highbrow
This is The single best book that I have ever read about the impact of the first voyages of the Spanish, on the New Work and on Asia and the related repercussions for Africa and... Read morePublished 16 months ago by IMU
I have enjoyed this book tremendously. It is apparently an amplification of an earlier book on the same subject. Much of the information is mind blowing.Published 19 months ago by John Dew
Amazing, enlightening and enthralling. Only trouble is I now have to read more! What an eye opening historically accurate factually based journey. Read morePublished 23 months ago by roger knowles
Pretty simple, one of the best books that I have read in a very long time. Interesting insight covering numerous subject areas.Published on 24 July 2013 by Marcus
A very interesting and well-written book on an important subject. The writing is pleasant to follow and the facts are presented with clarity. Read morePublished on 16 Sept. 2012 by J. Archibald