1493

1493
Author: Charles C. Mann
Pages: 690
ISBN: 9780307278241
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Release: 2012
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

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Reveals how the voyages of Columbus reintroduced plants and animals that had been separated millions of years earlier, documenting how the ensuing exchange of flora and fauna between Eurasia and the Americas fostered a European rise, decimated imperial China and rendered Manila and Mexico City the center of the world for two centuries. Reprint.

1493 for Young People

1493 for Young People
Author: Charles Mann
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781609806637
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Release: 2016-01-26
Editor: Seven Stories Press
Language: en

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1493 for Young People by Charles C. Mann tells the gripping story of globalization through travel, trade, colonization, and migration from its beginnings in the fifteenth century to the present. How did the lowly potato plant feed the poor across Europe and then cause the deaths of millions? How did the rubber plant enable industrialization? What is the connection between malaria, slavery, and the outcome of the American Revolution? How did the fabled silver mountain of sixteenth-century Bolivia fund economic development in the flood-prone plains of rural China and the wars of the Spanish Empire? Here is the story of how sometimes the greatest leaps also posed the greatest threats to human advancement. Mann's language is as plainspoken and clear as it is provocative, his research and erudition vast, his conclusions ones that will stimulate the critical thinking of young people. 1493 for Young People provides tools for wrestling with the most pressing issues of today, and will empower young people as they struggle with a changing world.

1493 for Young People

1493 for Young People
Author: Charles Mann
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781609806316
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Release: 2016-01-26
Editor: Seven Stories Press
Language: en

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1493 for Young People by Charles C. Mann tells the gripping story of globalization through travel, trade, colonization, and migration from its beginnings in the fifteenth century to the present. How did the lowly potato plant feed the poor across Europe and then cause the deaths of millions? How did the rubber plant enable industrialization? What is the connection between malaria, slavery, and the outcome of the American Revolution? How did the fabled silver mountain of sixteenth-century Bolivia fund economic development in the flood-prone plains of rural China and the wars of the Spanish Empire? Here is the story of how sometimes the greatest leaps also posed the greatest threats to human advancement. Mann's language is as plainspoken and clear as it is provocative, his research and erudition vast, his conclusions ones that will stimulate the critical thinking of young people. 1493 for Young People provides tools for wrestling with the most pressing issues of today, and will empower young people as they struggle with a changing world.

History of the Western Highlands and Isles of Scotland from 1493 to 1625 with an introductory sketch from A D 80 to 1493

History of the Western Highlands and Isles of Scotland  from     1493 to     1625  with an introductory sketch  from A D  80 to     1493
Author: Donald Gregory
Pages: 80
ISBN: OXFORD:590439962
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Release: 1836
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Diario of Christopher Columbus s First Voyage to America 1492 1493

The Diario of Christopher Columbus s First Voyage to America  1492 1493
Author: Anonim
Pages: 491
ISBN: 0806123842
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Release: 1989
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
Language: en

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This definitive edition of Columbus's account of the voyage presents the most accurate printed version of his journal available to date. Unfortunately both Columbus's original manuscript, presented to Ferdinand and Isabella along with other evidence of his discoveries, and a single complete copy have been lost for centuries. The primary surviving record of the voyage-part quotation, part summary of the complete copy-is a transcription made by Bartolome de las Casas in the 1530s. This new edition of the Las Casas manuscript presents its entire contents-including notes, insertions, and canceled text-more accurately, completely, and graphically than any other Spanish text published so far. In addition, the new translation, which strives for readability and accuracy, appears on pages facing the Spanish, encouraging on-the- spot comparisons of the translation with the original. Study of the work is further facilitated by extensive notes, documenting differences between the editors' transcription and translation and those of other transcribers and translators and summarizing current research and debates on unanswered current research and debates on unanswered questions concerning the voyage. In addition to being the only edition in which Spanish and English are presented side by side, this edition includes the only concordance ever prepared for the Diario. Awaited by scholars, this new edition will help reduce the guesswork that has long plagued the study of Columbus's voyage. It may shed light on a number of issues related to Columbus's navigational methods and the identity of his landing places, issues whose resolution depend, at least in part, on an accurate transcription of the Diario. Containing day-by-day accounts of the voyage and the first sighting of land, of the first encounters with the native populations and the first appraisals of his islands explored, and of a suspenseful return voyage to Spain, the Diario provides a fascinating and useful account to historians, geographers, anthropologists, sailors, students, and anyone else interested in the discovery-or in a very good sea story. Oliver Dunn received the PH.D. degree from Cornell University. He is Professor Emeritus in Purdue University and a longtime student of Spanish and early history of Spanish America. James E. Kelley, Jr., received the M.A. degree from American University. A mathematician and computer and management consultant by vocation, for the past twenty years he has studied the history of European cartography and navigation in late-medieval times. Both are members of the Society for the History of Discoveries and have written extensively on the history of navigation and on Columbus's first voyage, Although they remain unconvinced of its conclusions, both were consultants to the National geographic Society's 1986 effort to establish Samana Cay as the site of Columbus's first landing.

Columbus s Outpost Among the Ta nos

Columbus s Outpost Among the Ta  nos
Author: Kathleen A. Deagan,José María Cruxent
Pages: 305
ISBN: 9780300133899
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Release: 2008-10-01
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

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In 1493 Christopher Columbus led a fleet of 17 ships and more than 1200 men to found a royal trading colony in America. Columbus had high hopes for his settlement, which he named La Isabela after the queen of Spain, but just five years later it was in ruins. It remains important, however, as the first site of European settlement in America and the first place of sustained interaction between Europeans and the indigenous Tainos. Kathleen Deagan and Jose Maria Cruxent tell the story of this historic enterprise. Drawing on their ten-year archaeological investigation of the site of La Isabela, along with research into Columbus-era documents, they contrast Spanish expectations of America with the actual events and living conditions at America's first European town. Deagan and Cruxent argue that La Isabela failed not because Columbus was a poor planner but because his vision of America was grounded in European experience and could not be sustained in the face of the realities of American life. Explaining that the original Spanish economic and social frameworks for colonization had to be altered in America in response to the American landscape and the non-elite Spanish and Taino people who occupied it, they shed light on larger questions of American colonialism and the development of Euro-American cultural identity.

Arid Land Systems Sciences and Societies

Arid Land Systems  Sciences and Societies
Author: Troy Sternberg,Ariell Ahearn
Pages: 380
ISBN: 9783039213474
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Release: 2019-08-19
Editor: MDPI
Language: en

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Understanding deserts and drylands is essential, as arid landscapes cover >40% of the Earth and are home to two billion people. Today's problematic environment–human interaction needs contemporary knowledge to address dryland complexity. Physical dimensions in arid zones—land systems, climate and hazards, ecology—are linked with social processes that directly impact drylands, such as land management, livelihoods, and development. The challenges require integrated research that identifies systemic drivers across global arid regions. Measurement and monitoring, field investigation, remote sensing, and data analysis are effective tools to investigate natural dynamics. Equally, inquiry into how policy and practice affect landscape sustainability is key to mitigating detrimental activity in deserts. Relations between socio-economic forces and degradation, agro-pastoral rangeland use, drought and disaster and resource extraction reflect land interactions. Contemporary themes of food security, conflict, and conservation are interlinked in arid environments. This book unifies desert science, arid environments, and dryland development. The chapters identify land dynamics, address system risks and delineate human functions through original research in arid zones. Mixed methodologies highlight the vital links between social and environmental science in global deserts. The book engages with today's topical themes and presents novel analyses of arid land systems and societies.

1491

1491
Author: Charles C. Mann
Pages: 541
ISBN: 9781400032051
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Release: 2006
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

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Describes how recent archaeological research has transformed long-held myths about the Americas, revealing far older and more advanced cultures with a greater population than were previously thought to have existed.

Paracelsus Theophrastus Bombastus Von Hohenheim 1493 1541

Paracelsus  Theophrastus Bombastus Von Hohenheim  1493 1541
Author: Paracelsus
Pages: 975
ISBN: 9789004157569
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Release: 2008
Editor: BRILL
Language: en

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Drawing upon Huser's 1589 publication of Paracelsus' works, this dual-language volume combines a critical edition of Essential Theoretical Writings on philosophy, medicine, nature, and the supernatural, with new English translations and extensive commentary on the second largest sixteenth-century German-language corpus.

Letter of Christopher Columbus to Rafael Sanchez

Letter of Christopher Columbus to Rafael Sanchez
Author: Christopher Columbus
Pages: 14
ISBN: PSU:000012952243
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Release: 1893
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Niccol di Lorenzo della Magna and the Social World of Florentine Printing ca 1470 1493

Niccol   di Lorenzo della Magna and the Social World of Florentine Printing  ca  1470   1493
Author: Lorenz Böninger
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780674258730
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Release: 2021-04-06
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

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A new history of one of the foremost printers of the Renaissance explores how the Age of Print came to Italy. Lorenz Böninger offers a fresh history of the birth of print in Italy through the story of one of its most important figures, Niccolò di Lorenzo della Magna. After having worked for several years for a judicial court in Florence, Niccolò established his business there and published a number of influential books. Among these were Marsilio Ficino’s De christiana religione, Leon Battista Alberti’s De re aedificatoria, Cristoforo Landino’s commentaries on Dante’s Commedia, and Francesco Berlinghieri’s Septe giornate della geographia. Many of these books were printed in vernacular Italian. Despite his prominence, Niccolò has remained an enigma. A meticulous historical detective, Böninger pieces together the thorough portrait that scholars have been missing. In doing so, he illuminates not only Niccolò’s life but also the Italian printing revolution generally. Combining Renaissance studies’ traditional attention to bibliographic and textual concerns with a broader social and economic history of printing in Renaissance Italy, Böninger provides an unparalleled view of the business of printing in its earliest years. The story of Niccolò di Lorenzo furnishes a host of new insights into the legal issues that printers confronted, the working conditions in printshops, and the political forces that both encouraged and constrained the publication and dissemination of texts.

Official Report

Official Report
Author: Saint Louis (Mo.). Board of Education
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015076533853
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Release: 1915
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Greek Papyri in the British Museum The Aphrodito papyri

Greek Papyri in the British Museum  The Aphrodito papyri
Author: British Museum. Department of Manuscripts
Pages: 329
ISBN: IOWA:31858003750597
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Release: 1910
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Calendar of Pre reformation Wills Testaments Probates Administrations

Calendar of Pre reformation Wills  Testaments  Probates  Administrations
Author: Bury St. Edmunds (England). Probate Office
Pages: 246
ISBN: UCAL:$B467711
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Release: 1907
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Am rica

Am  rica
Author: Robert Goodwin
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781632867247
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Release: 2019-03-05
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: en

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An epic history of the Spanish empire in North America from 1493 to 1898 by Robert Goodwin, author of Spain: The Centre of the World. At the conclusion of the American Revolution, half the modern United States was part of the vast Spanish Empire. The year after Columbus's great voyage of discovery, in 1492, he claimed Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands for Spain. For the next three hundred years, thousands of proud Spanish conquistadors and their largely forgotten Mexican allies went in search of glory and riches from Florida to California. Many died, few triumphed. Some were cruel, some were curious, some were kind. Missionaries and priests yearned to harvest Indian souls for God through baptism and Christian teaching. Theirs was a frontier world which Spain struggled to control in the face of Indian resistance and competition from France, Britain, and finally the United States. In the 1800s, Spain lost it all. Goodwin tells this history through the lives of the people who made it happen and the literature and art with which they celebrated their successes and mourned their failures. He weaves an epic tapestry from these intimate biographies of explorers and conquerors, like Columbus and Coronado, but also lesser known characters, like the powerful Gálvez family who gave invaluable and largely forgotten support to the American Patriots during the Revolutionary War; the great Pueblo leader Popay; and Esteban, the first documented African American. Like characters in a great play or a novel, Goodwin's protagonists walk the stage of history with heroism and brio and much tragedy.

America in European Consciousness 1493 1750

America in European Consciousness  1493 1750
Author: Karen Ordahl Kupperman
Pages: 428
ISBN: 0807845108
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Release: 1995
Editor: UNC Press Books
Language: en

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For review see: Stephen J. Homick, in The Hispanic Historical Review (HAHR), vol. 77, no. 1 (February 1997); p. 78-80.

History of the Western Highlands and Isles of Scotland from A D 1493 to A D 1625

History of the Western Highlands and Isles of Scotland  from A D  1493 to A D  1625
Author: Donald Gregory
Pages: 453
ISBN: NYPL:33433075882153
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Release: 1836
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Before Columbus

Before Columbus
Author: Charles C. Mann
Pages: 117
ISBN: 9781416949008
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Release: 2009-09-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

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Based on the startling revelations that the author presented in his adult-level 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, this book for young readers is a fascinating full-color journey into the world of the many advanced cultures that populated the Americas before the arrival of European explorers.

The Wizard and the Prophet

The Wizard and the Prophet
Author: Charles C. Mann
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9780307961709
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Release: 2018-01-23
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

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From the best-selling, award-winning author of 1491 and 1493--an incisive portrait of the two little-known twentieth-century scientists, Norman Borlaug and William Vogt, whose diametrically opposed views shaped our ideas about the environment, laying the groundwork for how people in the twenty-first century will choose to live in tomorrow's world. In forty years, Earth's population will reach ten billion. Can our world support that? What kind of world will it be? Those answering these questions generally fall into two deeply divided groups--Wizards and Prophets, as Charles Mann calls them in this balanced, authoritative, nonpolemical new book. The Prophets, he explains, follow William Vogt, a founding environmentalist who believed that in using more than our planet has to give, our prosperity will lead us to ruin. Cut back! was his mantra. Otherwise everyone will lose! The Wizards are the heirs of Norman Borlaug, whose research, in effect, wrangled the world in service to our species to produce modern high-yield crops that then saved millions from starvation. Innovate! was Borlaug's cry. Only in that way can everyone win! Mann delves into these diverging viewpoints to assess the four great challenges humanity faces--food, water, energy, climate change--grounding each in historical context and weighing the options for the future. With our civilization on the line, the author's insightful analysis is an essential addition to the urgent conversation about how our children will fare on an increasingly crowded Earth.

Supplement to Hain s Repertorium Bibliographicum

Supplement to Hain s Repertorium Bibliographicum
Author: Walter Arthur Copinger
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCLA:L0052367935
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Release: 1950
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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