1493 for young people : from Columbus's voyage to globalization (Book, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
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1493 for young people : from Columbus's voyage to globalization

Author: Charles C Mann
Publisher: New York Random House Inc ; 2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"1493 for Young People by Charles C. Mann tells the gripping story of globalization through travel, trade, colonization, and migration from its beginnings in the fifteenth century to the present. How did the lowly potato plant feed the poor across Europe and then cause the deaths of millions? How did the rubber plant enable industrialization? What is the connection between malaria, slavery, and the outcome of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Christopher Columbus; Christopher Columbus
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles C Mann
ISBN: 9781609806309 1609806301 9781609806637 1609806638
OCLC Number: 1230358429
Description: 405 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: Charles C. Mann.

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"1493 for Young People by Charles C. Mann tells the gripping story of globalization through travel, trade, colonization, and migration from its beginnings in the fifteenth century to the present. How did the lowly potato plant feed the poor across Europe and then cause the deaths of millions? How did the rubber plant enable industrialization? What is the connection between malaria, slavery, and the outcome of the American Revolution? How did the fabled silver mountain of sixteenth-century Bolivia fund economic development in the flood-prone plains of rural China and the wars of the Spanish Empire? Here is the story of how sometimes the greatest leaps also posed the greatest threats to human advancement. "--

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