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The Columbian exchange : biological and cultural consequences of 1492

Author: Alfred W Crosby
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 30th anniversary edView all editions and formats
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Thirty years ago, Alfred Crosby published a small work that stressed a simple point - that the most important changes brought on by the voyages of Columbus were not social or political, but biological in nature. This 30th anniversary edition includes a new preface from the author.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred W Crosby
ISBN: 0275980731 9780275980733 0275980928 9780275980924
OCLC Number: 51726873
Description: 283 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The contrasts --
Conquistador y pestilencia --
Old World plants and animals in the New World --
The early history of syphilis : a reappraisal --
New World foods and Old World demography --
The Columbian exchange continues.
Responsibility: Alfred W. Crosby, Jr. ; forewords by J.R. McNeill and Otto von Mering.

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