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1493 for young people : from Columbus's voyage to globalization / Charles Mann ; adapted by Rebecca Stefoff.

Mann, Charles C., (author.). Stefoff, Rebecca, 1951- (Added Author).


"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"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781609806309
  • ISBN: 1609806301
  • ISBN: 9781609806637
  • ISBN: 1609806638
  • Physical Description: vi, 407 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 22 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Triangle Square/Seven Stories Press, 2015.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Target Audience Note:
1110L Lexile
Subject: Columbus, Christopher > Influence > Juvenile literature.
History, Modern > Juvenile literature.
Economic history > Juvenile literature.
Commerce > History > Juvenile literature.
Agriculture > History > Juvenile literature.
Ecology > History > Juvenile literature.
Industrial revolution > Juvenile literature.
Slave trade > History > Juvenile literature.
Globalization > Juvenile literature.
JUVENILE NONFICTION > History > Central & South America.
JUVENILE NONFICTION > History > Exploration & Discovery.
JUVENILE NONFICTION > Social Science > Customs, Traditions, Anthropology.
America > Discovery and exploration > Economic aspects > Juvenile literature.
America > Discovery and exploration > Environmental aspects > Juvenile literature.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at La Conner Swinomish Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at La Conner Regional Library.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
La Conner Regional Library 909.08 MANN 62022000000134 TEEN Available -

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