The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492

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Greenwood Press, 1972 - History - 268 pages
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The best thing about this book is its overarching thesis, the concept of a Columbian exchange. This provocative device permits Crosby to shape a lot of familiar and seemingly unrelated data into a fresh synthesis. . . . The implications of this interplay between novel biological and social forces are fascinating. Journal of American History

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A Seminal book that opened the revival of exo-biology. There's a more recent work, "1493" by Charles C. Mann, that I'm hoping to get to soon. We have opened a Pandora's box of shared plants and ... Read full review

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

A Seminal book that opened the revival of exo-biology. There's a more recent work, "1493" by Charles C. Mann, that I'm hoping to get to soon. We have opened a Pandora's box of shared plants and ... Read full review

Contents

The Contrasts
3
Conquistador y Pestilencia
35
Old World Plants and Animals in the New World
64
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Alfred W. Crosby, Jr., is Professor Emeritus of American Studies, History, and Geography at the University of Texas, Austin

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