At a glance:
- Author: Charles C. Mann
- First Published: 2005
- Type of Work: Anthropology and history
- Time of Work: Prehistoric times to 1492
- Setting: North, Central, and South America
- Genres: Nonfiction
- Subjects: North America or North Americans, Colonies or colonization, Europe or Europeans, Native Americans or American Indians, Conquest, Central America or Central Americans, Amazon, South America or South Americans, Latin America or Latin Americans, Middle Ages, Exploration or explorers, Ice Age, Prehistoric times, Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age
- Locales: North America
Journalist Charles C. Mann’s interest in the pre-Columbian people of the Americas began in 1983 while he was on an assignment in Mexico covering a National Aeronautics and Space Administration program to monitor atmospheric ozone. On the scientists’ day off, Mann tagged along with them to the ancient Mayan ruins of Chichén Itzá. His interest developed over the subsequent decades, as he visited various other Mesoamerican ruins, both on vacation and on assignment. This curiosity and examination of facts and theories, past and present, has led to a remarkable book about what...
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