Who discovered America? : the untold history of the peopling of the Americas / Gavin Menzies, Ian Hudson.
Contributor(s): Hudson, Ian [author.].Material type: BookPublisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, Edition: First edition.Description: viii, 308 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780062236753 (hardcover); 006223675X (hardcover); 9780062236784 (paperback); 0062236784 (paperback).Subject(s): Explorers -- America -- History | Ocean travel -- History | Explorers -- North America -- History | Entdeckungsreise | Siedlung | Chinesen | Geography | America -- Discovery and exploration -- Pre-Columbian | America -- Discovery and exploration -- Chinese | Bering Land Bridge | America -- Antiquities | North America -- Discovery and exploration | AmerikaDDC classification: 970.01/2
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Greatly expanding on his blockbuster 1421, distinguished historian Gavin Menzies uncovers the complete untold history of how mankind came to the Americas--offering new revelations and a radical rethinking of the accepted historical record in Who Discovered America?
The iconoclastic historian's magnum opus, Who Discovered America? calls into question our understanding of how the American continents were settled, shedding new light on the well-known "discoveries" of European explorers, including Christopher Columbus. In Who Discovered America? he combines meticulous research and an adventurer's spirit to reveal astounding new evidence of an ancient Asian seagoing tradition--most notably the Chinese--that dates as far back as 130,000 years ago.
Menzies offers a revolutionary new alternative to the "Beringia" theory of how humans crossed a land bridge connecting Asia and North America during the last Ice Age, and provides a wealth of staggering claims, that hold fascinating and astonishing implications for the history of mankind.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-281) and index.
Timeline of world civilizations -- Across oceans before Columbus. Prologue: Life at sea ; A land bridge too far ; Along the Silk Road ; Plants between continents ; European seafaring, 100,000 B.C. ; Mastery of the oceans before Columbus -- China in the Americas. The genetic evidence ; In search of lost civilizations ; The Olmec : the foundation culture of Central America ; Pyramids in Mexico and Central America ; Pyramid builders of South America -- China's explorations to the north. Kublai Khan's lost fleets ; The 1418 Chinese map of the world ; North Carolina and the Virginias ; The Eastern Seaboard ; Nova Cataia : the island of seven cities ; The Pacific Coast of North America ; Stone Age sailors : the "Windover Bog" people of Florida -- Conclusion: Who discovered America?
Combining in-depth research with an adventurer's spirit to present a radical rethinking and new revelations relating to the Beringia theory of how humans discovered, explored, and settled the American continent.
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