9780837172286

Columbian Exchange Biological and Cultural Consequences

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  • ISBN13:

    9780837172286

  • ISBN10:

    0837172284

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/1/1972
  • Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
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Summary

"The best thing about this book is its overarching thesis, the concept of a Columbian exchange. This provocative device permits Crosby to shape a lot of familiar and seemingly unrelated data into a fresh synthesis. . . . The implications of this interplay between novel biological and social forces are fascinating." Journal of American History

Author Biography

Alfred W. Crosby, Jr., is Professor Emeritus of American Studies, History, and Geography at the University of Texas, Austin

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
ix(2)
Foreword xi(2)
Preface xiii
1 The Contrasts
3(32)
2 Conquistador y Pestilencia
35(29)
3 Old World Plants and Animals in the New World
64(58)
4 The Early History of Syphilis: A Reappraisal
122(43)
5 New World Foods and Old World Demography
165(43)
6 The Columbian Exchange Continues
208(14)
Bibliography 222(39)
Index 261

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