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Author Mann, Charles C.

Title Before Columbus : the Americas of 1491 / Charles C. Mann ; [adapted by Rebecca Stefoff].

Publication Info. New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2009]


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Edition First edition.
Description ix, 117 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "A Downtown Bookworks book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 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.
NC 1080 Lexile.
Study Program Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.1 5.0 132408.
Reading Counts RC 6-8 9.2 9 Quiz: 47287.
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.
Added 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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