Charles C. Mann: 1491 Fifteen Years Later

Razib Khan’s Unsupervised Learning | 9 December 2021 | 1h 19m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
Interview with Charles C. Mann discussing his books 1491, 1493 and The Wizard and the Prophet. Describes the advanced societies and biological technologies used in the New World before the arrival of Columbus; the conditions that caused the downfall of those societies; and the global exchange of crops, slaves and goods that developed thereafter. Contrasts considerations of environmental carrying capacity versus applying science to enable our adaptive ingenuity in the face of ecological constraints.

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