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Author Mann, Charles C.
Title Before Columbus : the Americas of 1491 / Charles C. Mann ; [adapted by Rebecca Stefoff].
Pub Info New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2009.
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Edition 1st ed.
Descript ix, 117 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 27 cm.
Note Accelerated Reader MG 8.1 5 5 132408
"A Downtown Bookworks book."
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 110) and index.
Contents 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 -- Extinction -- Disease-free paradise? -- 3: Were the Americas really a wilderness? -- Amazonia -- Land of fire -- The created wilderness.
Summary 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.
Audience Ages 8 up.
Awards A Junior Library Guild selection
Subject Indians -- Origin -- Juvenile literature.
Indians -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Indians -- Antiquities -- Juvenile literature.
Indians -- Origin.
Indians -- History.
Indians -- Antiquities.
America -- Antiquities -- Juvenile literature.
America -- Antiquities.
Add Author Mann, Charles C. 1491, new revelations of the Americas before Columbus.
Stefoff, Rebecca, 1951-
Downtown Bookworks Inc.
ISBN 1416949003 (reinforced)
9781416949008 (reinforced)
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