Monday, October 02, 2006

2006 Communication Awards: 1491

The National Academies announced the winners of the 2006 Communication Awards. The selection for the Best Book category is 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles Mann. According to the press release, "these prestigious awards recognize excellence in reporting and communicating science, engineering, and medicine to the general public." This book presents new evidence that will shed light on the reality of life in the Americas before European explorers reached these shores. It's not what you learned in school!

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