Seeds of Change: A Quincentennial Commemoration

By: Viola, Herman J. & Carolyn Margolis (editors)

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Chronicles the revolutionary effects of Columbus's discovery of America on the cultures of the New and Old worlds. Included are essays on how American food crops--maize, potatoes and tomatoes--changed the agricultural patterns and dietary habits of Europe; how the importation of cattle, horses and sheep from Spain transformed the ecology of the American hemisphere; "the human liking for the taste of sweetness" and its implications for sugar production in the New World; and the decimation of pre-Columbian societies by diseases introduced by their European conquerors. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" ; 278 pp

Title: Seeds of Change: A Quincentennial Commemoration

Author Name: Viola, Herman J. & Carolyn Margolis (editors)

Categories: Exploration, US History,

Edition: 1st Printing

Publisher: Washington, Smithsonian Institution: 1991

ISBN Number: 1560980362

ISBN Number 13: 9781560980360

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: VG+; Light shelf wear; tight and clean copy

Seller ID: 7476

Keywords: America Discovery & Exploration Christopher Columbus