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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 06:30 PM
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Anyone read "1491" by Charles Mann? Is it any good?
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Richard D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 06:31 PM
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1. I quite liked it.
Quite an eye opener. The stuff that isn't taught in school.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 06:33 PM
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3. Oh good. I'll look forward to it.
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laconicsax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 06:32 PM
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2. zOMG yes!
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saras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 06:53 PM
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4. Yes! Yes! Yes! PROFOUNDLY excellent book!
If you're not familiar with the material, it's one of those books that can literally change your whole worldview.

Two favorite examples:

A South American civilization, with recorded language, about the same time as Sumeria, (i.e. first known).

A civilization that managed to live from the west coast of S. America all the way to the tops of the mountains, and had an elaborate system for manufacturing and distributing food, clothing, etc. WITHOUT TRADE. All family and government welfare...
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UndertheOcean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 06:53 PM
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5. there was this dude who made a movie about it and this guy Vangelis
wrote music for it which I used to like before my brain started to understand classical music.
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 06:55 PM
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6. Very, very good. Some of it controversial, but hey ...
when your premises are shot to Hell, you have to be prepared to alter your conclusions.
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safeinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 07:09 PM
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7. I think he has a new one out 1493
that I'd like to read too.
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-11 07:12 PM
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8. There is, of course, its mate: "1493"
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Yupster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-03-11 01:57 AM
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9. Tremendously good
This old history teacher recommends it.
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