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“1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus” tells the story of indigenous Americans before Columbus. The main thesis of the book is that populations and civilizations in pre-Columbian America were much larger than most people are aware. It emphasizes that the land that Europeans thought was wilderness had actually been molded by generations of indigenous Americans; it talks in length about how scientists are now discovering that the richness of the rainforest was created by sustainable indigenous land management.The book is quite long (480 pages), but it didn’t feel long because it was so fascinating. The one complaint I have about the book was that it was written from a European perspective and rarely discusses the Native peoples living in America today.*(History/Environment)*The above review contributed by Matthew Byrnes of Nawayee Center School

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