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1491
1491: New Revelations Of The Americas Before Columbus | Charles C. Mann
An analysis of America prior to 1492 describes how the research of archaeologists and anthropologists has transformed myths about the Americas, revealing that the cultures were far older and more advanced than previously known.
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Ingridelaine82
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I cannot recommend this enough- it gives you all the perspective you might not have had in school, but sorely needed. Life in the Americas before colonizers showed up.
Additionally love the information about plant cultivation and environmental shaping.

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This book blew my mind 🤯 It‘s an extremely well-researched and narrative account of the pre-colonial history of the Americas. It illuminates in layman‘s terms the scholarly consensus (and dissenting opinions) on the political, economic & cultural development of Indian societies. All point to the fact were advanced, diverse civilizations in the Americas whose monumental contributions to world heritage should be acknowledged & celebrated. 🌟 5/5🌟

SRWCF Sounds interesting! 9mo
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I feel like there might need to be an update, and I got bored in the middle, but still a great book I would recommend.

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Grrlbrarian
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Meticulously researched, even-handed exposition of many cultures in North, South, and Central America prior to the arrival of Columbus, Pizarro, Cortes, and others. Fascinating and dense enough to require careful reading. So so worth it: an outstanding antidote to the oversimplified, incorrect BS I was taught in school. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Most informative

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GAustin
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Just getting into 1491 - it‘s been on my shelf staring at me since 2007? Can‘t be sure. It‘s been long enough that‘s for certain.

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Auntynanny
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I listened to this on audio and it was really good. Although, I did cringe at his use of the word “Indian“ to describe Native Americans. He explained that he used the term that most Indigenous people he spoke to preferred.

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HotMessJess
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Highlight of my momming career today, y‘all #raisereaders

vkois88 So sweet!! Side note... I LOVE the app. My daughter goes to the same daycare company, and it‘s so nice to receive updates like that ❤️ 2y
HotMessJess @vkois88 ABSOLUTELY! My parents live in another state and they love the updates. We have both sets of grandparents AND a great grandparent on there!! 2y
vkois88 @HotMessJess that‘s so awesome! 2y
Bookzombie So cute! 2y
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Crazeedi
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#WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer @StayCurious @Clwojick #TBRRead
For anyone who has interest in the Americas before the west came, this is a fascinating, well researched and intriguing account of North America , South America and Mesoamerica civilizations. We know so little and imprint our own biases on what these civilizations were. I highly recommend, your ideas of culture and the Americas will be forever enhanced

mrsmarch I was given this as a Thanksgiving hostess gift; I‘m looking forward to it. 3y
Crazeedi @mrsmarch I thought this book should be required reading, excellent, cant wait to hear your thoughts 3y
StayCurious Looks interesting! +16 3y
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Crazeedi
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@Lynnsoprano hey there! I'm reading this(as ebook) on your recommendation! It is fascinating! Thanks for sharing
#impulseread #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer @StayCurious @Clwojick

Bookwormjillk That sounds really good 3y
Leftcoastzen It‘s been on my TBR for a long time! 3y
Lynnsoprano I‘m glad you like it. It definitely is my top nonfiction read this year. 3y
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Crazeedi @Bookwormjillk @Leftcoastzen it's well worth reading, so fascinating! 3y
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano it may end up being mine, I'm being blown away by what I didnt know, and how the history of the Americas is probably nothing we ever thought 3y
StayCurious Looks like a great read! Let me know when you finish for those extra Impulse Read points! +1 3y
Lynnsoprano @Crazeedi I just realized that this is the one I haven‘t read. 1493 is the one I‘ve been raving about. 3y
Crazeedi @Lynnsoprano I thought you read both of them? I had this one and 1493 down , really? Well you led me to it anyway! And read it cause its great 3y
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Bertha_Mason

This is the second book I've read this month that characterizes Spanish colonial priest Bartolomé de las Casas as a (misinformed and paternalistically racist but) basically anti-colonial-cruelty, humanitarian-reforming sort. But, like, when he said Spain should stop enslaving Indigenous people in South and Central America, he notoriously said that they should instead enslave Africans, so, like 😞

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Lynnsoprano
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#gratefulreads #nonfiction Probably the biggest influence Litsy has had on my reading is the increased amount of nonfiction that I‘ve read in the past three years. This is one from my TBR. I‘ve read the author‘s 1493 and learned so much. @Alisnazzy transferred this one from her shelf to mine.

OriginalCyn620 🙌🏼📚❤️ 3y
Crazeedi Ok so now I just realized there's a 1491 AND a 1493, I thought I had something mixed up!! Both are on my tbr now!! 3y
ValerieAndBooks Hmm, I‘ll have to pick this or 1493 up (whichever pops up first) next time I see either title! 3y
Lynnsoprano @ValerieAndBooks 1493 is hands down the best nonfiction I‘ve read this year. Ken gave it to me last Christmas, and I flew through it. (edited) 3y
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FINALLY!
Informative and interesting. The different theories are interesting to read. I got frustrated with the repetition f information. My biggest issue is that many of the dates and information is from after 1492. I know that a lot of the written record is from after but several references and discussion is of events that occur long after.
It‘s very dense and informative though. 3.7 ⭐️

charl08 Cute cat! This one is on my wishlist, but I haven't picked it up yet! 3y
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My wonderful Powell‘s bag (Swap gift) is now my work bag because after looking for what feels like ever I FINALLY HAVE A JOB! Yay book money! It is at one of the most non-Moose places too, a tool store LOL
So far it hasn‘t been too bad and the people are mostly ok and agreeable.
I‘m still plugging away at the tagged book. I‘m “this” close to finishing.

AmyG Great tote! ❤️ 3y
Lcsmcat Congratulations on the job! 3y
Jas16 Congratulations! 3y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Congratulations 🎈🎊🎉 3y
marleed Congrats! 3y
LeahBergen Congrats!! 👏🏻 3y
CarolynM Congratulations 🎉 3y
charl08 That is a beautiful bag! 3y
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OrangeMooseReads
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Soccer and still plugging away at this book. It‘s interesting in the way a textbook is interesting.

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Taking a break from the tagged book tonight to read something really light and humorous. I picked up this one for $1 today at the library sale.

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This is a slow going read. It‘s good, but dense.

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BeansPage
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Let's play a game....

Name a book with a number in the title 😃
#NameABookGame

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OrangeMooseReads
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1. Anything sugary. 🍦🥧🍰🍩🍪 and so on
2. I don‘t know ... my new Fitbit maybe 🤷🏻‍♀️
3. The tagged book.
4. I tag you all
@Eggs #wonderouswednesday

Eggs #1-I hear ya 3y
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Lynnsoprano
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I love having adult kids who are readers with libraries. I mentioned to @Ambrosnazzy that I had finished 1493 and would like to read 1491 sometime. The next thing I know, it‘s moved from her library to mine😍

Dragon 👍😀🐉 3y
Izai.Amorim You did a good job raising them! 3y
Lynnsoprano @Izai.Amorim I like to think so 😊 3y
Lcsmcat My Mom and sisterand I do this too! 3y
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kristenmaggie

I am only 1/4 of the way through this book but my mind is blown. I genuinely look forward to reading this every day when I get home from work

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Jedi_Bruno
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Mcroft2552
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Interesting, but kind of a personal walking tour verses a scientific account that I was looking for.

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OrangeMooseReads
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This fantastic bag was also in my box
Thank you again @MarthaG for the wonderful gifts and generosity

CoverToCoverGirl Oh wow! 😍❤️ 4y
Tanzy13 Powell‘s is amazing 🙂 4y
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CaseyMoore

‪Coffee, classical music, and 1491 by Charles C. Mann. Nice way to start a day.‬

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Current stack of books I am reading.

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MrCoachU
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Just added to my currently reading list. #MrRogers #BobRoss

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Kimberlone
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Spent Saturday/Sunday at a friend‘s family‘s cabin near Talkeetna, AK. They have tons of books around the house - here‘s just one shelf I took a snap of.

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UrsulaMonarch
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Incredibly informative and interesting. I learned a lot and haven't been able to stop thinking about this book. I really liked how balanced it seemed, at least to a lay reader. However, I also felt like it was too broad-ranging and jumbled together - I would have preferred a narrower scope or a little less detail in some areas.

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Readerann
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Interesting stuff. To think I hated history in high school. Go figure! 🤔

alisiakae Me too! And now I read historical nonfiction by choice. 😂 5y
BookMaven407 🐶💕 5y
UwannaPublishme 😁👍🏻 5y
Readerann @4thhouseontheleft Isn‘t it funny how much more you might enjoy a book if you don‘t HAVE to read it?! 5y
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GoneFishing

In the Amazon, the turn to swidden was unfortunate. Slash-and-burn cultivation has become one of the driving forces behind the loss of tropical forest. Although swidden does permit the forest to regrow, it is wildly inefficient and environmentally unsound...the very existence of so much healthy forest after 12 thousand years of use by large populations suggests that whatever Indians did before swidden must have been ecologically more sustainable.

GFB Still one of my favourite non fiction books! 5y
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Maize had an equivalent impact on much of the rest of the world after Columbus introduced it to Europe. Central Europeans became especially hooked on it; by the nineteenth century, maize was the daily bread of Serbia, Romania, and Moldavia