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    • 1491

    • New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
    • By: Charles C. Mann
    • Narrated by: Darrell Dennis
    • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 911
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    Traditionally, Americans learned in school that the ancestors of the people who inhabited the Western Hemisphere at the time of Columbus' landing had crossed the Bering Strait 12,000 years ago; existed mainly in small nomadic bands; and lived so lightly on the land that the Americas were, for all practical purposes, still a vast wilderness. But as Charles C. Mann now makes clear, archaeologists and anthropologists have spent the last 30 years proving these and many other long-held assumptions wrong.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome Historic Accounting Well Told

    • By Calvin Guthrie on 09-29-16
    • New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
    • By: Charles C. Mann
    • Narrated by: Darrell Dennis
    • Length: 16 hrs and 17 mins
    • Release date: 08-29-16
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 911 ratings

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Wizard and the Prophet

    • Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow's World
    • By: Charles C. Mann
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 18 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 188
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    In 40 years, Earth's population will reach 10 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • balanced and deep

    • By C. A. McClaugherty on 02-04-18

    Regular price: $38.50

    • 1493

    • Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
    • By: Charles C. Mann
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 17 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The top history book of the decade

    • By avdefsa on 12-28-11
    • Uncovering the New World Columbus Created
    • By: Charles C. Mann
    • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
    • Length: 17 hrs and 46 mins
    • Release date: 08-09-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,323 ratings

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Before Columbus

    • The Americas of 1491
    • By: Charles C. Mann
    • Narrated by: Stephen McLaughlin
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
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    A companion book for young listeners based on 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, the groundbreaking best seller by Charles C. Mann.

    Regular price: $14.95

    • 1493 for Young People

    • From Columbus's Voyage to Globalization
    • By: Rebecca Stefoff, Charles Mann
    • Narrated by: James Fouhey
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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 16th-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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mind Blowing

    • By Susie on 06-15-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Recipe

    • A Story of Loss, Love, and the Ingredients of Greatness
    • By: Charles M. Carroll, John David Mann
    • Narrated by: John David Mann
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Owen Devon used to have a pretty good life. At least until a few months ago, when disaster struck his family. Now his grades are plunging and his life is spiraling out of control. To make matters worse, he's just been tagged for vandalism - and to repay the damage, he's being put to work for the crusty old owner of the local diner. But there's a lot about the old man that Owen doesn't know - and in this diner's cramped little kitchen, he's going to learn a lot more than how to cook an excellent meal....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Taste Everything, A rule to live by.

    • By Vernon Ross on 12-19-17

    Regular price: $19.95