Except for the first two chapters, the book contained a lot of new and interesting information about the Americas. (I almost stopped listening before Chapter 3.)
This book seems to have been a major source of information & insight for the book 1493, but 1493 mellows out the polemic against European conquerors and adds some insight and information to this work.
An elegant and eloguent work of literature. Excellent translation and an excellent reading of the work. It's easy to hear why it's still banned in China after 400 years and it's easy to hear why it has persisted for 400 years.
An engaging probe into the recesses of the brain with extremely interesting findings. A quirky recounting of his brilliant research.
If you know nothing about the end of the Bronze Age, this book sums it up in excruciating detail. Nonetheless, the author never fully develops one or more possible causes that lead to the collapse of bronze into iron.
A book of really interesting and well supported theories, that counter the prevailing theories about what happened to the statue builders of Easter Island. It also provides insight into Polynesian culture and its adaptability in difficult circumstances.
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