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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.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Charles C. Mann
Publisher : Vintage
Release Book : 2006
Download Book : 541 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781400032051


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In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492. Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a pristine wilderness; rather, there were huge numbers of Indians who actively molded and influenced the land around them. The astonishing Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan had running water and immaculately clean streets, and was larger than any contemporary European city. Mexican cultures created corn in a specialized breeding process that it has been called man’s first feat of genetic engineering. Indeed, Indians were not living lightly on the land but were landscaping and manipulating their world in ways that we are only now beginning to understand. Challenging and surprising, this a transformative new look at a rich and fascinating world we only thought we knew. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Charles C. Mann
Publisher : Vintage
Release Book : 2006-10-10
Download Book : 576 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0307278182


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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.

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Genre Book : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author Book : Charles C. Mann
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Book : 2009-09-08
Download Book : 117 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781416949008


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This book presents groundbreaking new research on a fifteenth-century world map by Henricus Martellus, c. 1491, now at Yale. The importance of the map had long been suspected, but it was essentially unstudiable because the texts on it had faded to illegibility. Multispectral imaging of the map, performed with NEH support in 2014, rendered its texts legible for the first time, leading to renewed study of the map by the author. This volume provides transcriptions, translations, and commentary on the Latin texts on the map, particularly their sources, as well as the place names in several regions. This leads to a demonstration of a very close relationship between the Martellus map and Martin Waldseemüller’s famous map of 1507. One of the most exciting discoveries on the map is in the hinterlands of southern Africa. The information there comes from African sources; the map is thus a unique and supremely important document regarding African cartography in the fifteenth century. This book is essential reading for digital humanitarians and historians of cartography.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Chet Van Duzer
Publisher : Springer
Release Book : 2018-08-25
Download Book : 208 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9783319768403


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This present volume aims to stimulate Bucer-research as it brings together a selection of the best of De Kroon's and Van't Spijker's articles some of which appear for the first time in English translation. In the first section Bucer is described as taking his independent stand in the patristic and scholastic tradition. The next five articles go into the close personal and theological relation between Bucer and John Calvin and make clear how much of Bucer works through in Calvin and Calvinism. Bucer's efforts to bridge theological and ecclesiastical gaps brought him often in discussion with catholic as well as protestant theologians. How he dealt with this is the topic of the third section in this volume. The two following articles deal with his view on discipline and on the right of resistance. The next articles deal with Bucer's doctrinal legacy and the last section focuses on sanctification as one of the most important characteristics of his theology.The most important issues of contemporary Bucer-research and the outlines of his theology are convincingly presented in this volume by known experts for this topic.

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Genre Book : Religion
Author Book : Marijn de Kroon
Publisher : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Release Book : 2018-07-16
Download Book : 446 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9783647552729


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Genre Book : Account books
Author Book : Saint Augustine's Abbey (Bristol, England)
Publisher :
Release Book : 1938
Download Book : 324 Pages
ISBN-10 : UVA:X004467693


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Tsunamis are underrated as major hazards, mainly due to the misconceptions that they occur infrequently and happen along some distant shoreline. However, evidence for past great tsunami has recently been discovered along apparently aseismic and protected coastlines, such as those of Australia and Western Europe. This is a comprehensive and well illustrated textbook on all aspects of tsunami. It can be used by a student or layperson to gain encyclopedic knowledge about tsunami.

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Genre Book : Nature
Author Book : Edward Bryant
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Book : 2008-01-29
Download Book : 330 Pages
ISBN-10 : 3540742743


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Genre Book : Assyriology
Author Book : British Museum. Department of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities
Publisher :
Release Book : 1899
Download Book : 2387 Pages
ISBN-10 : PRNC:32101074440338


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Release Book : 1989
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ISBN-10 : UILAW:0000000018764


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Release Book : 1968
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ISBN-10 : STANFORD:24504489738