All library locations are closed Monday, Jan 21 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

1421: the year China discovered America

Book Cover
Average Rating
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
This New York Times bestseller makes the fascinating argument that the Chinese discovered the Americas a full 70 years before Columbus.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 9322426c-9722-b0f0-38bc-c7d1946ba918
Grouping Title 1421 the year china discovered america
Grouping Author menzies gavin
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-01-18 22:45:10PM
Last Indexed 2019-01-19 00:41:54AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Menzies, Gavin.
author_display Menzies, Gavin
available_at_catalog Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Madison, Madison Kids
collection_catalog Non-Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Hermitage - Adult Non-Fiction, Madison - Adult Non-Fiction, Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction

On March 8, 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China. Its mission was "to proceed all the way to the ends of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas" and unite the whole world in Confucian harmony.

When it returned in October 1423, the emperor had fallen, leaving China in political and economic chaos. The great ships were left to rot at their moorings and the records of their journeys were destroyed. Lost in China's long, self-imposed isolation that followed was the knowledge that Chinese ships had reached America seventy years before Columbus and had circumnavigated the globe a century before Magellan. Also concealed was how the Chinese colonized America before the Europeans and transplanted in America and other countries the principal economic crops that have fed and clothed the world.

Unveiling incontrovertible evidence of these astonishing voyages, 1421 rewrites our understanding of history. Our knowledge of world exploration as it has been commonly accepted for centuries must now be reconceived due to this landmark work of historical investigation.

format_catalog Book, eAudiobook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
id 9322426c-9722-b0f0-38bc-c7d1946ba918
isbn 9780060537630, 9780061564895, 9780062343680
item_details ils:CARL0000197372|35192029384249|Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction|910.41 M5515f|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||MN||, ils:CARL0000197372|35192029384280|Hermitage - Adult Non-Fiction|910.41 M5515f|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||HM||, ils:CARL0000197372|35192029384298|Madison - Adult Non-Fiction|910.41 M5515f|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MA||, ils:CARL0000580417|B00621911|Hillsboro High - Teen Non-Fiction|910 MEN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||66435||, ils:CARL0000580417|B00621912|Hillwood High - Teen Non-Fiction|910 MEN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||67440||, ils:CARL0000580417|B00621913|Pearl-Cohn High - Teen Non-Fiction|NF 910 MEN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||6G632||, ils:CARL0000580417|V00025120|Cane Ridge High - Teen Non-Fiction|910 MEN|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||61182||, overdrive:02a60b16-8176-4e32-af13-36bd6da703a1|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Checked Out||||
itype_catalog , Book
last_indexed 2019-01-19T06:41:54.263Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog 910.41 M5515f
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Hermitage, Hermitage Kids, Madison, Madison Kids, Main Kids, Main Library
primary_isbn 9780061564895
publishDate 2003, 2008, 2014
record_details ils:CARL0000197372|Book|Books|1st U.S. ed.|English|William Morrow,|2003.|xix, 552 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm., ils:CARL0000580417|Book|Books||English|Harper Perennial,|2008.|649 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 23 cm., overdrive:02a60b16-8176-4e32-af13-36bd6da703a1|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|HarperAudio|2014|
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000197372 35192029384298 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000197372 35192029384280 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
ils:CARL0000197372 35192029384249 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
overdrive:02a60b16-8176-4e32-af13-36bd6da703a1 -1 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false false
subject_facet America -- Discovery and exploration -- Chinese, China -- History -- Ming dynasty, 1368-1644, Discoveries in geography -- Chinese, Voyages around the world
title_display 1421 : the year China discovered America
title_full 1421 : the year China discovered America / Gavin Menzies, 1421 The Year China Discovered America
title_short 1421 :
title_sub the year China discovered America
topic_facet Chinese, Discoveries in geography, Discovery and exploration, History, Nonfiction, Voyages around the world