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Before Columbus : the Americas of 1491

Author: Charles C Mann; Rebecca Stefoff; Downtown Bookworks Inc.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, ©2009.
Series: A downtown bookworks book
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Literature
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mann, Charles C.
Before Columbus.
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, ©2009
(OCoLC)741868804
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles C Mann; Rebecca Stefoff; Downtown Bookworks Inc.
ISBN: 1416949003 9781416949008
OCLC Number: 276335321
Notes: "A Downtown Bookworks book."
Includes glossary.
Awards: A Junior Library Guild selection
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2010
Target Audience: Ages 8 up.; Middle School.; 1080
Description: ix, 117 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm
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.
Series Title: A downtown bookworks book
Responsibility: Charles C. Mann ; [adapted by Rebecca Stefoff].
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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.

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