History book review
Book: 1491. Charles Mann has a particular vision for how and why Indians in the Americas failed to
advance in ways that Africans, Asians, and Europeans did. What are his notions on why American agricultural, architectural, and environmental advances, many of which
predated or outpaced Old World concepts at the time, were unable to expand to all the
regions of the Americas? How did the Old World evolve into a network of technological innovation and advancement that surpassed the Americas? How did ideas on American Indian development change over time, globally?