1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus By Charles C. Mann
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus is a 2005 non-fiction historical past e book by American creator and science author Charles C. Mann about the pre-Columbian Americas.
On this groundbreaking work of science, historical past, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas earlier than the arrival of Columbus in 1492. Opposite to what so many Individuals study in class, the pre-Columbian Indians weren’t sparsely settled in a pristine wilderness; reasonably, there have been large numbers of Indians who actively molded and influenced the land round them. The astonishing Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan had working water and immaculately clear streets, and was bigger than any modern European metropolis. Mexican cultures created corn in a specialised breeding course of that it has been referred to as man’s first feat of genetic engineering. Certainly, Indians weren’t dwelling flippantly on the land however have been landscaping and manipulating their world in ways in which we’re solely now starting to know. Difficult and stunning, this a transformative new take a look at a wealthy and interesting world we solely thought we knew.