1493 uncovering the new world columbus created is a nonfiction book by charles c mann first published in 2011 it covers the global effects of the columbian exchange following columbus first landing in the americas that led to our current globalized world civilization. After his best selling book 1491 new revelations of the americas before columbus charles mann wrote a sequel 1493 uncovering the new world columbus created 1491 reconstructs what north and south america were like before european contact showing that the americas were among the most densely populated regions of the world. 1493 uncovering the new world columbus created explores what happened when the new world and old world came into contact from an ecological biological and economic perspective the result is history not as made by kings and queens and generals but by the potato tobacco the spice trade and infectious disease. 1493 picks up where manns best seller 1491 new revelations of the americas before columbus left off in 1491 the atlantic and pacific oceans were almost impassable barriers. Notes from charles c manns 1493 uncovering the new world columbus created 1 two monuments the seams of pangaea babies born on the day the admiral columbus founded la isabela january 2 1494 came into a world in which direct trade and communication between western europe and east asia were largely blocked by the islamic nations between and their partners in venice and genoa sub
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