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April 2-4, 2013

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"Where we were, Where we are, and Where we should be"



Charles C. Mann


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

7:00 pm

UK Student Center 

Free and Open to the public. Reception and book signing following.
Tickets are required and are available at the UK Student Center Ticket Office, Room 253
and 200 B Kentucky Tobacco Research Development Center, 1401 University Drive.


Charles C. Mann has altered our understanding of the Americas prior to European influence. Author of '1491' and '1493,' Mann will set the stage by providing an overview of pre-Columbus Americas.


1491 by Charles Mann Charles C. Mann

Mr. Mann won the U.S. Academy of National Sciences' Keck Award for Best Book of the Year for '1491.' A correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly, Science, and Wired, he has covered the intersection of science, technology and commerce for many newspapers and magazines here and abroad. In addition to '1491' and '1493,' he has co-written 4 other books: The Second Creation: Makers of the Revolution in 20th-Century Physics (1986; rev. ed., 1995), The Aspirin Wars: Money, Medicine and 100 Years of Rampant Competition (1991), Noah's Choice: The Future of Endangered Species (1995), and @ Large: The Stange Case of the Internet's Biggest Invasion (1998). He has also written for CD-ROMS, HBO, and the television show Law & Order, and was the text editorial coordinator for the internationally best-selling photographic projects Material World (1994), and Hungry Planet (2005). A three-time National Magazine Award finalist, he has received writing awards from the American Bar Association, The American Institute of Physics, The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, The Margaret Sanger Foundation and the Lannan Foundation (a 2006 Literary Fellowship). Mann currently lives in Massachusetts with his family.