1493 Uncovering the New World Columbus Created by Charles C. Mann

1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created

by Charles C. Mann

From the bestselling author of 1491, this is a deeply engaging new history of how European settlements in the post-Colombian Americas shaped the world.

Presenting the latest research of biologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians, Mann shows how the post-Columbian network of ecological and economic exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China, convulsed Africa, and, for two centuries, made Mexico City—where Asia, Europe, and the Americas dynamically interacted—the center of the world.

In this history, Mann uncovers the germ of today's fiercest political disputes, from immigration to trade policy to culture wars. In 1493, Mann has again given readers an eye-opening scientific interpretation of our past which is unequaled in its authority and fascination.