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  • 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Charles C. Mann
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (667)
    Performance
    (542)
    Story
    (544)

    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 the creation a worldwide trade network....

    Amazon Customer says: "fasinating new perspective on history"
    "Great book!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a fresh view of history and the legacy of European colonialism in the Americas


    What did you like best about this story?

    The global view of the issues with an eye on the current legacy and present effects


    Which character – as performed by Robertson Dean – was your favorite?

    Dean is a great narrator. He well personifies the voice of authority


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    A living legacy of race and class discrimination


    Any additional comments?

    I would greatly recommend this book to students of history and social studies

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