1493

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

Explanation of the Book:

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

1493
Author: Charles C. Mann
Pages: 690
ISBN: 1847082459
Available:
Release: 2012-09-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This is an account of history's biggest ecological invasion, when Europe and the Americas collided for the first time in millennia. The book explores how many historians believe that this collision of ecosystems and cultures - the Columbian Exchange - was the most consequential event in human history since the Neolithic Revolution.

1493 for Young People

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

I Columbus

I  Columbus
Author: Peter Roop,Connie Roop
Pages: 50
ISBN: 9781504010139
Available:
Release: 2015-05-05
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People: A firsthand account of Christopher Columbus’s famous voyage to the East, taken directly from his journal entries Christopher Columbus had a dream—to reach the fabled lands of the East, rich with spices, jewels, silver, and especially gold. Having studied the travels of other explorers, Columbus was convinced he could reach his destination by traveling west across the seas. After convincing Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand to fund his expedition, he set sail in August of 1492. In this account, the voyage Columbus undertook is told in his own voice through his journal entries of that year. He tells of excitement, drama, and terror on the high seas, as well as the doubts he faces from his own crew, as together, they weather the path to victory.

Paracelsus Theophrastus Bombastus Von Hohenheim 1493 1541

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Columbus s Outpost Among the Ta nos

Columbus s Outpost Among the Ta  nos
Author: Kathleen A. Deagan,José María Cruxent
Pages: 305
ISBN: 0300133898
Available:
Release: 2008-10-01
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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
Available:
Release: 2019-08-19
Editor: MDPI
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

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

Explanation of the Book:

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

The Columbus Letter 1493 1953

The Columbus Letter  1493 1953
Author: Christopher Columbus
Pages: 12
ISBN: UCAL:$B534764
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Release: 1953
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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
Available:
Release: 1989
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

THE ANNALS OF AMERICA VOLUME I 1493 1754

THE ANNALS OF AMERICA VOLUME I 1493 1754
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN:
Available:
Release: 1968
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Italian Reports on America 1493 1522

Italian Reports on America  1493 1522
Author: Geoffrey Symcox
Pages: 161
ISBN: UOM:39015055817582
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Release: 2001
Editor: Brepols Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a volume which opens with reports of information contained in the famous 'Santangel letter' and closes with the announcements of Cortes's conquests in Mexico and Magellan's circumnavigation, historian Geoffrey Symcox presents in chronological order a collection of original texts, accompanied by English translations, detailing the reactions of Italian diplomats, merchants, and the papacy to the news of Columbus's explorations in America and subsequent events down to the conquest of Mexico. These documents form part of the process by which the news of the lands and people of the Americas spread to the courts, chanceries, and educated public of the Italian states and reveal that news of the Americas - their flora and fauna, their exotic inhabitants, their fabled wealth - spread swiftly to a public hungry for information. But the collection also suggests that at least until the mid-sixteenth century the achievements of Columbus and his successors remained of secondary concern to statesmen and citizens seeking to survive as their stronger neighbours fought for hegemony in the Italian peninsula and in the Mediterranean.

The Philippine Islands 1493 1898

The Philippine Islands  1493 1898
Author: Emma Helen Blair,James Alexander Robertson
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015052367771
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Release: 1973
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Philippine Islands 1493 1803

The Philippine Islands  1493 1803
Author: Emma Helen Blair,James Alexander Robertson
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCAL:$B591407
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Release: 1907
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Biblioteca Hispano americana 1493 1810 1651 1700

Biblioteca Hispano americana  1493 1810  1651 1700
Author: José Toribio Medina
Pages: 329
ISBN: UCSC:32106019849030
Available:
Release: 1968
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The West Indian Sugar Industry 1493 to 1615

The West Indian Sugar Industry  1493 to 1615
Author: Mervyn Adair Ratekin
Pages: 508
ISBN: UCAL:C2920762
Available:
Release: 1952
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

American Culture Series 1493 1875

American Culture Series   1493 1875
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015089064177
Available:
Release: 1941
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Biblioteca Hispano americana 1493 1810

Biblioteca Hispano americana  1493 1810
Author: José Toribio Medina
Pages: 329
ISBN: UOM:39015023465746
Available:
Release: 1962
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Author title Catalog of Americana 1493 1860 in the William L Clements Library

Author title Catalog of Americana  1493 1860  in the William L  Clements Library
Author: William L. Clements Library
Pages: 329
ISBN: IND:30000113099521
Available:
Release: 1970
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Am rica

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

Explanation of the Book:

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.