Mann, Charles C.
Most widely held works by Charles C Mann
1491 : new revelations of the Americas before Columbus by Charles C Mann ( Book )
23 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 3,479 libraries worldwide
Mann shows how a new generation of researchers equipped with novel scientific techniques have come to previously unheard-of conclusions about the Americas before the arrival of the Europeans: In 1491 there were probably more people living in the Americas than in Europe. Certain cities--such as Tenochtitlán, the Aztec capital--were greater in population than any European city. Tenochtitlán, unlike any capital in Europe at that time, had running water, beautiful botanical gardens, and immaculately clean streets. The earliest cities in the Western Hemisphere were thriving before the Egyptians built the great pyramids. Native Americans transformed their land so completely that Europeans arrived in a hemisphere already massively "landscaped" by human beings. Pre-Columbian Indians in Mexico developed corn by a breeding process that the journal Science recently described as "man's first, and perhaps the greatest, feat of genetic engineering."--From publisher description.
Before Columbus : the Americas of 1491 by Charles C Mann ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2,799 libraries worldwide
This study of Native American societies is adapted for younger readers from Charles C. Mann's best-selling 1491. Turning conventional wisdom on its head, the book argues that the people of North and South America lived in enormous cities, raised pyramids hundreds of years before the Egyptians did, engineered corn, and farmed the rainforests.
Material world : a global family portrait by Peter Menzel ( Book )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 1,875 libraries worldwide
Photo spreads, with brief commentaries, of possessions of families in more than 50 countries. Awards: SLJ Best Book. Annotation. A fascinating project--sponsored by a number of international organizations--resulting in this richly intriguing book (it will get well-deserved promotion and distribution via all sorts of media). Sixteen photographers traveled to 30 nations to live for a week with families that are "statistically average" for that nation. At the end of each visit, photographer and subjects collaborated on a portrait of the family, outside of its home, surrounded by all of its material possessions--a few jars and jugs for some, an abundance of electronic gadgetry for others. The 360 color photos are accompanied by information about the standard of living in each country, notes by the photographers about their experiences, and profiles of family members and their lives. We are witnessing the emergence of a unified world economy, as exemplified by NAFTA and GATT, that will, in theory, make goods available at cheaper prices, create new jobs throughout the world, raise standards of living, and benefit the average family. However, population growth and resource exploitation will also affect these potential benefits as patterns of consumption change. In stunning photographs and text, Material World demonstrates the present context for the emerging global economy, what it means to be "statistically average," by displaying families in more than thirty nations outside their homes - with all their possessions in view. Among the 350 stunning images are those of a family in lush Samoa juxtaposed with a Kuwaiti family and the two Mercedes-Benzes parked outside their desert home a family in Iceland posing with their treasured string instruments while a family in Sarajevo huddles outside their bullet-ridden apartment. The text describes what it means to be "average" in each of thirty very dissimilar cultures and the impact of each way of life on the local environment. Statistical information about each country accompanies the photo-essays so that readers can easily compare one culture with another.
Noah's choice : the future of endangered species by Charles C Mann ( Book )
6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,648 libraries worldwide
The authors suggest new principles for striking a balance between the needs of human beings and the rest of the world.
The second creation : makers of the revolution in twentieth-century physics by Robert P Crease ( Book )
9 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 1,522 libraries worldwide
Now back in print, The Second Creation is the intimate story of the decades-long scientific quest for "unification," a theory that draws together all matter and energy, from the hottest supernovas to the whirring fragments of the atom. Based on scores of in-depth interviews with such brilliant scientists as Max Planck, Erwin Schrodinger, Richard Feynman, Murray Gell-Mann, Sheldon Glashow, and Steven Weinberg, Robert Crease and Charles Mann vividly portray the tense, exciting world of investigators at the last frontier of knowledge. In telling the richly human story of the two generations of scientists who set out to find the "theory of everything," the authors recount a sweeping saga that moves from the early days of Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr arguing in a Copenhagen park to the vast, mile-long atom smashers of today. The Second Creation is a definitive group portrait of twentieth-century physics.
The aspirin wars : money, medicine, and 100 years of rampant competition by Charles C Mann ( Book )
7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,053 libraries worldwide
1493 : uncovering the new world Columbus created by Charles C Mann ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,006 libraries worldwide
"From the author of 1491--the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas--a deeply engaging new history that explores the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs. More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed totally different suites of plants and animals. Columbus's voyages brought them back together--and marked the beginning of an extraordinary exchange of flora and fauna between Eurasia and the Americas. As Charles Mann shows, this global ecological tumult--the "Columbian Exchange"--underlies much of subsequent human history. Presenting the latest generation of research by scientists, Mann shows how the creation of this worldwide network of exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China, convulsed Africa, and for two centuries made Manila and Mexico City-- where Asia, Europe, and the new frontier of the Americas dynamically interacted--the center of the world. In 1493, Charles Mann gives us an eye-opening scientific interpretation of our past, unequaled in its authority and fascination"--
At large : the strange case of the world's biggest Internet invasion by David H Freedman ( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 896 libraries worldwide
Describes how one computer hacker was able to access hundreds of business and government files and explains why the Internet is becoming less secure.
1491 by Charles C Mann ( Recording )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 385 libraries worldwide
Charles Mann takes us on a journey of scientific exploration. We learn that the Indian development of modern corn was one of the most complex feats of genetic engineering ever performed. That the Great Plains are a third smaller today than they were in 1700 because the Indians who maintained them by burning died. And that the Amazon rain forest may be largely a human artifact.
1493 [uncovering the new world Columbus created by Charles C Mann ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 218 libraries worldwide
Charles Mann chronicles the Age of Exploration and its consequences. Here, he looks at how the European presence affected the Americas, China, and Africa.
Ancient Americans : rewriting the history of the New World by Charles C Mann ( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
1491 : the Americas before Columbus by Charles C Mann ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
At large : the strange case of the world's biggest Internet invasion by David H Freedman ( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Aspirin : Wirtschaftskriege der internationalen Pharmaindustrie by Charles C Mann ( Book )
2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in Spanish and German and held by 32 libraries worldwide
The second creation : makers of the revolution in twentieth-century physics by Robert Crease ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
1491 : de ontdekking van precolumbiaans Amerika by Charles C Mann ( Book )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Dutch and held by 19 libraries worldwide
In vogelvlucht wordt een kleurrijk beeld gegeven van de veelheid aan rijke, oude culturen die op het Amerikaanse continent tot ontwikkeling waren gekomen voor de ontmoeting met de Europese ontdekkingsreizigers.
Robo sapiens : de evolutie van een nieuwe soort by Peter Menzel ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in Dutch and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Overzicht van de nieuwe generatie intelligente robots en hun scheppers..
1491 : una nueva historia de las Américas antes de Colón by Charles C Mann ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 7 libraries worldwide
The aspirin wars : money, medicine, and one hundred years of rampant competition by Charles C Mann ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
1491 : new revelations of the Americas before Columbus ( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Charles Mann talked about his book 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, published by Alfred A. Knopf. In his book Charles Mann reached the conclusion that in the year before Christopher Columbus landed in 1492, there were more people in the Americas than in Europe. In the book, the author described the cultures of the Aztec and Native American peoples of the Americas as well as the technological innovations of their respective cultures. He refuted the commonly taught version of the Americas before Columbus, saying it wasn't a sparsely populated wilderness but a cultivated land populated by advanced peoples. Mr. Mann used pictures during his presentation. Following his remarks, he responded to questions and comments from members of the audience.
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