`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'
About the Author
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.