new revelations of the Americas before Columbus

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Describes how recent archaeological research has transformed long-held myths about the Americas, revealing far older and more advanced cultures with a greater ...
Ha scritto il 10/09/11
A must read
This is a marvelous book. Charles Mann is a journalist who writes with extreme care for his subject matter: the emerging histories of north and south American Indians. This is the sort of book everyone will enjoy and would make a very good text for t...Continua
Ha scritto il 11/03/09
A random walk through the Americas
I'm a fan of this subject. Mann's work has some interesting segments, and presents a variety of research that updated my knowledge about pre-Columbian America. On the downside I felt, overall, the work lacked clarity and cohesiveness as a book. Ther...Continua
Ha scritto il 08/05/08
Charles Mann summarises the current (2005) state of our knowledge of pre-Columbian societies in the Americas. He does so very much in the style of Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs, and Steel, including as many items from biology and ecology, as from arche...Continua

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