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Mann, Charles C.

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Works: 114 works in 452 publications in 9 languages and 21,439 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works  Pictorial works  Cross-cultural studies  Illustrated works  Biography  Biographies  Case studies  Young adult works  Comic books, strips, etc 
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Most widely held works by Charles C Mann
1491 : new revelations of the Americas before Columbus by Charles C Mann( Book )

68 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 4,836 WorldCat member 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
1493 : uncovering the new world Columbus created by Charles C Mann( Book )

34 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 3,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the author of 1491, the study of the pre-Columbian Americas, this new work is a 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 the author shows, this global ecological tumult, the "Columbian Exchange", underlies much of subsequent human history. Presenting the latest generation of research by scientists, he 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, the author presents a scientific interpretation of our past
Before Columbus : the Americas of 1491 by Charles C Mann( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,036 WorldCat member 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 )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 2,009 WorldCat member 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
The second creation : makers of the revolution in twentieth-century physics by Robert P Crease( Book )

28 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,480 WorldCat member 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
Noah's choice : the future of endangered species by Charles C Mann( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors suggest new principles for striking a balance between the needs of human beings and the rest of the world
The wizard and the prophet : two remarkable scientists and their dueling visions to shape tomorrow's world by Charles C Mann( Book )

14 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In forty years, Earth's population will reach ten billion. Can our world support that? What kind of world will it be? Those answering these questions generally fall into two deeply divided groups--Wizards and Prophets, as Charles Mann calls them in this balanced, authoritative, nonpolemical new book. The Prophets, he explains, follow William Vogt, a founding environmentalist who believed that in using more than our planet has to give, our prosperity will lead us to ruin. Cut back! was his mantra. Otherwise everyone will lose! The Wizards are the heirs of Norman Borlaug, whose research, in effect, wrangled the world in service to our species to produce modern high-yield crops that then saved millions from starvation. Innovate! was Borlaug's cry. Only in that way can everyone win! Mann delves into these diverging viewpoints to assess the four great challenges humanity faces--food, water, energy, climate change--grounding each in historical context and weighing the options for the future. With our civilization on the line, the author's insightful analysis is an essential addition to the urgent conversation about how our children will fare on an increasingly crowded Earth.--AMAZON
The aspirin wars : money, medicine, and 100 years of rampant competition by Charles C Mann( Book )

15 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of competition in the aspirin industry
At large : the strange case of the world's biggest Internet invasion by David H Freedman( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the number of victims mounted, Phantom Dialer became the subject of the first major investigation of the FBI's new computer-crime squad and one of the biggest manhunts in the history of electronic crime. But when FBI agents finally burst into Phantom Dialer's house, they were stunned and dismayed by what they found. The decision was made not to prosecute but instead to keep the story quiet. The story of Phantom Dialer demonstrates the vulnerability of the global network: anyone can break in almost anywhere. Indeed, though few recognize it, the massive crime wave has already begun
1493 : [uncovering the new world Columbus created] by Charles C Mann( Recording )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member 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
1491 by Charles C Mann( Recording )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and French and held by 534 WorldCat member 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 for young people : from Columbus's voyage to globalization by Charles C Mann( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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"--
1491 : una nueva historia de las Américas antes de Colón by Charles C Mann( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Up until very recently it was believed that in 1491, the year before Columbus landed, the Americas, one-third of the earth's surface, were a near-pristine wilderness inhabited by small, roaming bands of indigenous people. But recently unexpected discoveries have dramatically changed our understanding of Indian Life. Many scholars now argue that the Indians were much more numerous, were in the Americas for far longer, and had far more ecological impact on the land than previously believed. This knowledge has enormous implications for today's environmental disputes, yet little has filtered into textbooks, and even less into public awareness. Mann brings together all of the latest research, and the results of his own travels throughout North and South America, to provide a new, fascinating and iconoclastic account of the Americas before Columbus."--Publisher's description
The wizard and the prophet : two remarkable scientists and their dueling visions to shape tomorrow's world by Charles C Mann( Recording )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles C. Mann delivers an incisive portrait of the two little-known twentieth-century scientists, Norman Borlaug and William Vogt, whose diametrically opposed views shaped the ideas about the environment, laying the groundwork for how people in the twenty-first century will choose to live in tomorrow's world
1493 : how Europe's discovery of the Americas revolutionized trade, ecology and life on Earth by Charles C Mann( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member 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"-
1493 : comment la découverte de l'Amérique a transformé le monde by Charles C Mann( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the author of 1491-- the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas--a deeply engaging new history of 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 radically different suites of plants and animals. When Christopher Columbus set foot in the Americas, he ended that separation at a stroke. Driven by the economic goal of establishing trade with China, he accidentally set off an ecological convulsion as European vessels carried thousands of species to new homes across the oceans. The Columbian Exchange, as researchers call it, is the reason there are tomatoes in Italy, oranges in Florida, chocolates in Switzerland, and chili peppers in Thailand. More important, creatures the colonists knew nothing about hitched along for the ride. Earthworms, mosquitoes, and cockroaches; honeybees, dandelions, and African grasses; bacteria, fungi, and viruses; rats of every description--all of them rushed like eager tourists into lands that had never seen their like before, changing lives and landscapes across the planet. Eight decades after Columbus, a Spaniard named Legazpi succeeded where Columbus had failed. He sailed west to establish continual trade with China, then the richest, most powerful country in the world. In Manila, a city Legazpi founded, silver from the Americas, mined by African and Indian slaves, was sold to Asians in return for silk for Europeans. It was the first time that goods and people from every corner of the globe were connected in a single worldwide exchange. Much as Columbus created a new world biologically, Legazpi and the Spanish empire he served created a new world economically. As Charles C. Mann shows, the Columbian Exchange underlies much of subsequent human history. Presenting the latest research by ecologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians, Mann shows how the creation of this worldwide network of ecological and economic exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China, convulsed Africa, and for two centuries made Mexico City--where Asia, Europe, and the new frontier of the Americas dynamically interacted--the center of the world. In such encounters, he uncovers the germ of today's fiercest political disputes, from immigration to trade policy to culture wars. In 1493, Charles Mann gives us an eye-opening scientific interpretation of our past, unequaled in its authority and fascination. From the Hardcover edition
Ancient Americans : rewriting the history of the New World by Charles C Mann( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1491 : the Americas before Columbus by Charles C Mann( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cimarronin : the complete graphic novel by Neal Stephenson( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A disgraced outcast samurai living in early seventeenth-century Manila, Kitazume is contemplating ritual suicide when a divine force (of a sort) intervenes: Luis, a rogue Jesuit priest and Kitazume's longtime friend. At Luis' insistence, the samurai agrees to help smuggle a Manchu princess to Mexico. But little does he know that he's really been dragged into an epic struggle for power." --
Aspirin : Wirtschaftskriege der internationalen Pharmaindustrie by Charles C Mann( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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1491 : new revelations of the Americas before Columbus
Alternative Names
Charles C. Mann Amerikaans journalist

Charles C. Mann écrivain américain

Charles C. Mann escritor estadounidense

Charles C. Mann giornalista e saggista statunitense

Charles C. Mann US-amerikanischer Publizist

Mann, Charles, 1955-

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マン, チャールズ・C

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English (270)

Spanish (14)

French (10)

Dutch (10)

German (9)

Chinese (7)

Polish (7)

Japanese (1)

Italian (1)

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1493 : uncovering the new world Columbus createdBefore Columbus : the Americas of 1491Material world : a global family portraitThe second creation : makers of the revolution in twentieth-century physicsNoah's choice : the future of endangered speciesAt large : the strange case of the world's biggest Internet invasion1493 : [uncovering the new world Columbus created]1491