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Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World - Jack Weatherford
Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World
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"As entertaining as it is thoughtful....Few contemporary writers have Weatherford's talent for making the deep sweep of history seem vital and immediate."THE WASHINGTON POSTAfter 500 years, the world's huge debt to the wisdom of the Indians of the Americas has finally been explored in all its... show more
"As entertaining as it is thoughtful....Few contemporary writers have Weatherford's talent for making the deep sweep of history seem vital and immediate."THE WASHINGTON POSTAfter 500 years, the world's huge debt to the wisdom of the Indians of the Americas has finally been explored in all its vivid drama by anthropologist Jack Weatherford. He traces the crucial contributions made by the Indians to our federal system of government, our democratic institutions, modern medicine, agriculture, architecture, and ecology, and in this astonishing, ground-breaking book takes a giant step toward recovering a true American history.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780449904961 (0449904962)
ASIN: 449904962
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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4.0 Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World
My favorite part is the calories-invested vs. calories-returned analysis of different crops. Northern European societies struggled along for centuries trying to emulate the Romans' wheat-based economy. Wheat has a very poor calories-invested-vs.-returned profile in Northern locales, so Mediterranean...
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