The World Made New by Marc Aronson audiobook

The World Made New: Why the Age of Exploration Happened and How It Changed the World

By Marc Aronson  and John W. Glenn
Read by Jonathan Hogan

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1.45 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781470354947

Imagine your shock at waking up one morning to a fleet of enormous, otherworldly craft looming over you. And when bizarre aliens begin to emerge-speaking strange gibberish-your heart races even faster. Similar fears may have gripped New World inhabitants when diverse civilizations-separated by a vast ocean-first met. American natives once knew nothing of towering ships, galloping horses, thundering guns, or smallpox. From 1492 onward, however, waves of adventurers would give them a cruel introduction. And yet, ultimately, New World dwellers-together with their Old World counterparts-would become transformed by these global connections. Historian and author Marc Aronson-a Library Journal Best Book honoree and a Robert F. Sibert Award winner for excellence in nonfiction-teams up with John W. Glenn to give kids and their parents a fresh perspective on New World exploration. "Add this to Aronson's growing body of fine historical works that are changing how young readers think about history."-Kirkus Reviews "This splendid, exciting . account of the Age of Exploration relates events so dramatic that they would have been dismissed as implausible fiction if they hadn't actually happened. Don't think of this as 'just' a book for kids: children's parents will find it equally gripping and informative."-Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning UCLA professor

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Imagine your shock at waking up one morning to a fleet of enormous, otherworldly craft looming over you. And when bizarre aliens begin to emerge-speaking strange gibberish-your heart races even faster. Similar fears may have gripped New World inhabitants when diverse civilizations-separated by a vast ocean-first met. American natives once knew nothing of towering ships, galloping horses, thundering guns, or smallpox. From 1492 onward, however, waves of adventurers would give them a cruel introduction. And yet, ultimately, New World dwellers-together with their Old World counterparts-would become transformed by these global connections. Historian and author Marc Aronson-a Library Journal Best Book honoree and a Robert F. Sibert Award winner for excellence in nonfiction-teams up with John W. Glenn to give kids and their parents a fresh perspective on New World exploration. "Add this to Aronson's growing body of fine historical works that are changing how young readers think about history."-Kirkus Reviews "This splendid, exciting . account of the Age of Exploration relates events so dramatic that they would have been dismissed as implausible fiction if they hadn't actually happened. Don't think of this as 'just' a book for kids: children's parents will find it equally gripping and informative."-Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning UCLA professor

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Editorial Reviews

“This splendid, exciting, beautifully illustrated account of the Age of Exploration relates events so dramatic that they would have been dismissed as implausible fiction if they hadn’t actually happened. Don’t think of this as just a book for kids: children’s parents will find it equally gripping and informative.” Jared Diamond, New York Times bestselling author
“Full of fascinating ideas and speculations…Add this to Aronson’s growing body of fine historical works that are changing how young readers think about history.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Marc Aronson

Author Bio: Marc Aronson

Marc Aronson is an editor and author of many award-winning books for young people, including Master of Deceit: J. Edgar Hoover and America in the Age of Lies and Pick-Up Game, which he coedited with Charles R. Smith Jr.

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Author Bio: John W. Glenn

Author Bio: John W. Glenn

John W. Glenn is an editor and producer of illustrated nonfiction reference books for children and adults. He has a BA in history from the University of Chicago.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 1.45
Audience: Adult
Language: English