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1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created | Charles C. Mann
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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.
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Lynnsoprano
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An incredibly interesting and unique take on history. Not at all what I was expecting. This book expounds on the Columbian Exchange, the movement and exchange of commodities and people between Americas and Europe, Asia, and Africa. A huge amount of information, well written. Recommend enthusiastically.

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Lynnsoprano
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We moved #booksandcoffee to Monday, since tomorrow‘s schedule looks crazy. I may finish this #chunkster today😄

Crazeedi Are you liking it? I have this on a tbr list 2mo
vumblereads This looks interesting 😃 2mo
Lcsmcat My mother loved this book, and its companion. (edited) 2mo
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Lynnsoprano @Crazeedi It‘s really good. The section on escaped slave/native communities and tensions was kind of confusing, because the names were so unique and hard to sort out. But overall it‘s excellent and I learned a lot. 2mo
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano good to know, thanks 2mo
Crazeedi @Lcsmcat thanks! Will look up 2mo
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Lynnsoprano
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Back to normal, or as close to normal as my schedule ever gets😂 Glad to be able to do #booksandcoffee with hubby again. Very close to finishing this chunkster.

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Lynnsoprano
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Hubby is off with our son, judging the state science fair. So for a change, I‘m out for #bookandcoffee by myself. A great start to my reading day.

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Lynnsoprano
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It‘s a gray, rainy day, perfect for our weekly #booksandcoffee morning. It‘s supposed to be like this all day. I plan to get a lot of reading done 😎

Mdargusch Sounds like a great day! 🤗 2mo
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Lynnsoprano
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I‘m going to be spending most of the day working with middle school choirs getting ready for performance assessment. But I‘m not missing our #booksandcoffee weekly “date.” It‘s just a little earlier than usual 😄

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Lynnsoprano
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About the Irish potato famine: “...it was one of the deadliest famines in history, in terms of the percentage of population lost. A similar famine in the United States today would kill almost 40 million people.”

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Lynnsoprano
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It‘s supposed to be stormy today and a perfect day for #coffeeandbooks but right now it‘s beautiful. Still, I‘m enjoying our weekly date, and will take my walk when we get home.

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Lynnsoprano
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Back to #coffeeandbooks plus a bagel after missing last week. This book is fascinating. Today I‘ve read about silver mining in South America and trading silver with the Chinese, subjects I‘ve never encountered before.

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Lynnsoprano
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Between my sinus infection and hubby teaching a class yesterday, we missed our weekly #coffeeandbooks date. We decided to stay home this morning do books with tea. I‘m reading a section on Chinese monetary policy in the 16th century, not what I expected, but quite interesting.

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Lynnsoprano
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1. 1493 and The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie.
2. Ravenclaw
3. New Amsterdam
#weekendreads

rachelsbrittain The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie is such a cute book! Thanks for joining in 💙🖤💙 4mo
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Lynnsoprano
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Sitting in the waiting room at the doctor‘s office and thankful that I brought my book. A half hour and counting...

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Lynnsoprano
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If it‘s Tuesday, it must be time for our books and coffee date😊

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Lynnsoprano
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Tuesday coffee and book date with hubby. I‘m so sore from painting the last few days, I need a day off to relax and read.

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Lynnsoprano
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“Newspapers usually describe globalization in purely economic terms, but it is also a biological phenomenon; indeed, from a long-term perspective, it may be PRIMARILY a biological phenomenon.”

I may be highlighting a lot in this book!

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Lynnsoprano
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Starting this as my first #nonfiction of 2019. I‘m hooked already, and I‘m only through the prologue.

Crazeedi Definitely want to read ! 4mo
Lynnsoprano @Crazeedi It‘s so different from what I originally expected, but it‘s wonderful. I‘m learning so much! 4mo
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano I saw it when it came out, and now it's on my list. I enjoy a well written nonfiction book 4mo
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Lynnsoprano
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My bookish gifts from hubby. I know next to nothing about this period, so the history should be fascinating. And I‘ve already found a recipe in the cookbook that I want to make this weekend.

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UrsulaMonarch
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Fascinating and also felt all over the place - I'm not sure how much of that was due to the audiobook format, but I was able to appreciate most of the flow of information, even if it sometimes felt transient.

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Readerann
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Finished my second book for #24in48 (started this one earlier). I got bogged down in a few places, but most of it was very interesting. Not stuff you learned about in school.

Kristy_K Did you read 1491 first or jump right into this one? I wasn‘t sure if they should be read in chronological order. 1y
Readerann @Kristy_K I did read 1491 first and would probably recommend them in order if you want to read both. 1y
Kristy_K @Readerann Ok, thanks! 1y
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