Columbus and his effect on the world continues to be discussed more than 500 years after he landed in the Americas. 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created by Charles C. Mann [909.4 MAN] was recently published and now resides on our shelves. Ian Morris's New York Times review in August tells us
"1493" picks up where Mann’s best seller, "1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus," left off. In 1491, the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans were almost impassable barriers. America might as well have been on another planet from Europe and Asia. But Columbus’s arrival in the Caribbean the following year changed everything. Plants, animals, microbes and cultures began washing around the world, taking tomatoes to Massachusetts, corn to the Philippines and slaves, markets and malaria almost everywhere. It was one world, ready or not.1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus [970.011 MAN], which came out in 2006, is also in our collection.