Charles C. Mann is the author of 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, which won the U. S. National Academy of Sciences’ Keck Award for best book of the year and 1493; Uncovering the World That Columbus Created, a New York Times bestseller. 1491 combines science, history, and archaeology to radically transform our understanding of the Americas before European contact. 1493 looks at the aftermath of exchange—plants, animals and microbes—and the impact of contact on Europe, China and Africa. Mann’s works are thought provoking and inform not just the past, but the future.Mann’s books 1491; 1493 and his latest book, The Wizard and the Prophet (2018) will be available for sale and autographing following the lecture.
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