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作者 Mann, Charles C
書名 1493 : uncovering the new world Columbus created / Charles C. Mann
出版項 New York : Knopf, 2011
國際標準書號 9780307265722 (hardback)
0307265722 (hardback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 歐美所圖書館3F西文書區  909.4 M3152 2011    在架上  -  30500101427717
 人社中心  D228 M36 2011    在架上    30560400607443
版本 1st ed
說明 xix, 535 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
附註 "From the author of 1491--the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas--a deeply engaging new history that explores the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs. More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed totally different suites of plants and animals. Columbus's voyages brought them back together--and marked the beginning of an extraordinary exchange of flora and fauna between Eurasia and the Americas. As Charles Mann shows, this global ecological tumult--the "Columbian Exchange"--underlies much of subsequent human history. Presenting the latest generation of research by scientists, Mann shows how the creation of this worldwide network of exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China, convulsed Africa, and for two centuries made Manila and Mexico City-- where Asia, Europe, and the new frontier of the Americas dynamically interacted--the center of the world. In 1493, Charles Mann gives us an eye-opening scientific interpretation of our past, unequaled in its authority and fascination"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (p. [461]-509) and index
Introduction. In the Homogenocene. Two monuments -- pt. 1. Atlantic journeys. The tobacco coast ; Evil air -- pt. 2. Pacific journeys. Shiploads of money (Silk for silver, part one) ; Lovesick grass, foreign tubers, and jade rice (Silk for silver, part two) -- pt. 3. Europe in the world. The agro-industrial complex ; Black gold -- pt. 4. Africa in the world. Crazy soup ; Forest of fugitives -- Coda. Currents of life. In Bulalacao -- Appendixes. A. Fighting words ; B. Globalization in beta
主題 History, Modern
Economic history
Commerce -- History
Agriculture -- History
Ecology -- History
Industrial revolution
Slave trade -- History
America -- Discovery and exploration -- Economic aspects
America -- Discovery and exploration -- Environmental aspects
Columbus, Christopher -- Influence
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