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The author of the book: Jack Weatherford
Edition: Turtleback Books
Date of issue: November 1st 1989
ISBN: 0833552902
ISBN 13: 9780833552907
Language: English
Format files: PDF
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Overall, "Indian Givers" was a good book and seemingly well researched. Some of it drags, but some chapters read well. He gives many, many examples of the contributions of food, medicine, and philosophy that have contributed to world culture, but sometimes fails to acknowledge the parallels that developed in the rest of the world. For example, Mr. Weatherford extols the design and construction of the Inca roads, but fails to recognize that the Romans created an equally intricate paved road system much earlier. Ingenuity is world-wide, but is geared towards the problems at hand. The primary criticism I have of this book is when he makes broad, over-reaching statements such as on page 58 when he says, "...without American precious metals and methods of processing, the industrial revolution would never have spread to Europe." The Industrial Revolution would eventually have come as society progressed. It may have originated in Europe or been imported from Asia (where the Chinese considered the Europeans as barbarians", or from Africa. It may have evolved differently or on a different time scale, but I believe it would have happened.

All in all, I recommend "Indian Givers" as a good book to read, consider, and draw your own conclusion.


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Ebook Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World read Online! Jack McIver Weatherford is the former DeWitt Wallace Professor of anthropology at Macalester College in Minnesota. He is best known for his 2004 book, Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World. His other books include The History of Money; Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World; and The Secret History of the Mongol Queens: How the Daughters of Genghis Khan Rescued His Empire.





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