The 'Columbian Exchange' How Discovering the Americas Transformed the World

Columbus' arrival in the Americas sparked the globalization of animals, plants and microbes. A recent book takes a closer look at how items from the New World, such as potatoes, guano and rubber, quickly and radically transformed the rest of the planet.
Writer Charles C. Mann argues that no other person changed the face of the Earth as radically as Christopher Columbus did.

Writer Charles C. Mann argues that no other person changed the face of the Earth as radically as Christopher Columbus did.

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Translated from the German by Ella Ornstein
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