Doylestown: Nature Lover's Book Club

The Bucks County Audubon Society at the Honey Hollow Educational Environmental Center welcomes you to join us at the Doylestown Bookshop for a fun and engaging discussion about all things nature. We will be meeting the 4th Thursday evening of the month, starting at 6:15 p.m. We welcome your insights and input for future readings. Bring a friend and make a new one and we look forward to seeing you at the next meeting. Visit our blog for more info: http://natureloversbookclub.blogspot.com/
 
Meeting: Thursday, January 24th at 6:15 pm
 
 
1491
In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492.
 
Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a pristine wilderness; rather, there were huge numbers of Indians who actively molded and influenced the land around them. The astonishing Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan had running water and immaculately clean streets, and was larger than any contemporary European city. Mexican cultures created corn in a specialized breeding process that it has been called man’s first feat of genetic engineering. Indeed, Indians were not living lightly on the land but were landscaping and manipulating their world in ways that we are only now beginning to understand. Challenging and surprising, this a transformative new look at a rich and fascinating world we only thought we knew.
 
 
 
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Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 6:15pm
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The Doylestown Bookshop
16 S. Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
1491 (Second Edition): New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781400032051
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - October 10th, 2006

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