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Jan 26, 2016 | ISBN 9781609806637

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“This book will help students understand the origins and continuing consequences of the globalization that was the almost immediate result of European exploration and exploitation of the New World … An excellent addition to history collections.” —Mary Mueller, Starred Review, School Library Journal 

“Adapted by Stefoff for teen audiences, this riveting account shows how the complex, interconnected economic and environmental consequences of the European ‘discovery’ of the Americas shaped many unexpected aspects of the modern world. The collision of unfamiliar flora, fauna, and microbes produced unforeseen wealth, conflict, exploitation, disease, misery, and social upheaval … All of these fascinating stories are woven together in a clear, compelling narrative. The complex subject matter is impressively handled with deftness and wit. A provocative, gripping account.” Kirkus Reviews

“A fascinating story of how our modern world came to be. Globalization isn’t the recent phenomenon we thought—follow the breadcrumb trail of something as innocent as a potato and discover how it led to colossal change worldwide. Watch with horror the domino effect caused by greed for silver, and find out how something as tiny as a mosquito changed the world. A captivating mosaic of game changers that shaped modernity.” —Jill Rubalcaba, author of Every Bone Tells a Story, Finalist for the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults

“An engrossing history of almost everything—ecology, botany, politics, economics, disease, and anthropology—since Columbus’s arrival in and departure from the Americas, 1493 for Young People will inform and engage its audience. Charles C. Mann’s original acclaimed work has been ably and entertainingly reduced for younger readers, who will appreciate his mind- and world-expanding ideas and knowledge.” —Cynthia Levinson, author of We’ve Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March, Winner of the IRA Young Adult Nonfiction Award

“This is a book of big ideas and grand movements in human history, told through engaging stories about explorers, mountains of silver, deadly mosquitoes, and much more.” —Steve Sheinkin, author of Bomb: The Race to Build—and Steal—the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon, a Newbery Honor Book and Winner of the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults 

Table Of Contents

Introduction: About this Book

PART ONE: One World
o   Chapter 1: Two Monuments
o   Chapter 2: Reversals of Fortune

PART TWO: Atlantic Journeys
o   Chapter 3: The Tobacco Coast
o   Chapter 4: Evil Air

PART THREE: Pacific Journeys
o   Chapter 5: Shiploads of Silver
o   Chapter 6: Lovesick Grass, Foreign Tubers, and Jade Rice

PART FOUR: Europe in the World
o   Chapter 7: Potato Power, Potato Pests
o   Chapter 8: Wealth That Grew on Trees

PART FIVE: Africa in the World
o   Chapter 9: Crazy Soup
o   Chapter 10: Forest of Fugitives

: Currents of Life

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