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Charles C. Mann
Writer of 1491, 1493, and The Wizard and the Prophet
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Charles C. Mann 5h
Replying to @lucia_destefani
Ccmann, gmail
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Charles C. Mann 12h
Oh, c'mon, tell us what you **really** think:
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Charles C. Mann 12h
New evidence that native fire shaped eastern North American forests even more than previously thought, backing idea of bringing back controlled burning: News coverage:
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Charles C. Mann May 23
New indictment charges Julian Assange w/ publishing classified information, a significant escalation of Washington's attack on traditional press liberties:
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Charles C. Mann May 23
15,600-yr-old human footprint--oldest known in Americas--found in southern Chile: Good news coverage: Moral: when native people say they've lived in an area forever, they aren't kidding.
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Charles C. Mann May 23
. highlights and expands on a terrific, 2-yr-old article on the former Soviet Union's vast, illegal, and utterly pointless slaughter of whales:
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Charles C. Mann May 22
Two weeks after ransomware attack, Baltimore's city gov't networks continue to be shut down. How many other cities are equally vulnerable? I'm guessing the answer isn't a small number.
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Charles C. Mann May 22
Coming soon--a documentary* about Claude Shannon** * I guess maybe except the parts where they use reenactors? ** If the name doesn't ring a bell, you really should see this preview.
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Charles C. Mann May 21
SCOTUSblog: In the recent SupCt decision, Herrera v Wyoming, "Gorsuch’s willingness to break with the other conservative justices and join the court’s more liberal wing ... may signal an emerging coalition in favor of the rights of Native nations"
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BIG NEWS FROM SUPREME COURT: By a vote 5 to 4, the court has affirmed the off-reservation treaty rights of the Crow Tribe! PDF here:
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Charles C. Mann May 20
Replying to @CharlesCMann
A pal points out that you are probably paying $15/hour for the privilege of letting them vacuum up and resell data from your phone.
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Charles C. Mann May 20
After relentless email badgering, I downloaded 's app to get on-flight wifi. It is interesting to contemplate who the target audience is for this pricing and how much it overlaps with the cheapskate frequent flyer demographic.
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Charles C. Mann May 20
Replying to @TamarHaspel
Thanks for sharing this. You and your family were lucky to have someone like that in your life.
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Charles C. Mann May 19
My son said this was an amazing story, well told, with the acts that are apparently legal (or unprosecutable, anyway) being almost as appalling as the actual murders, illicit arms deals, etc. He's right:
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Charles C. Mann May 19
At least they've stopped calling writers "copyright hoarders." I heard that a few times in the '90s. Progress!
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Charles C. Mann May 18
Replying to @pkedrosky
Have you read Duffy's "World as I Found It"? Its fictional portrait of Russell is heartbreakingly funny and rueful--better in some ways than any of the biographies I have come across.
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Charles C. Mann May 17
I have to wonder if J Diamond knows how many readers will grit their teeth when they read this in his new book:
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Charles C. Mann May 17
Klamath River valley, northern California. Even in the rain, it's amazingly beautiful country.
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Charles C. Mann May 17
My excellent sister-in-law in front of the building-facade butterfly farm she helped design, now on display at the Cooper Hewitt in NYC.
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Charles C. Mann May 16
I have to admit, until I read this article it had not occurred to me that my garage-door opener might be sending a record of every time the door opens and closes. Still less, that the firm then might share this info with Amazon.
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