Charles C. Mann (born 1955) is an American journalist and author, specializing in scientific topics. His book  won the 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus National Academies Communication Award for best book of the year. He is the coauthor of four books, and contributing editor for , Science , and The Atlantic Monthly .
Mann has written for
, Fortune , The New York Times , Smithsonian , Technology Review , and Vanity Fair . The Washington Post In 2005 he wrote  , followed in 2011 by 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus . 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created He served as a judge for the  PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award in 2012.
He is a three-time
National Magazine Award finalist and a recipient of writing awards from the American Bar Association, the American Institute of Physics, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the Lannan Foundation. He lives in  Amherst, Massachusetts with his wife and children.
In 2018, Mann published
The Wizard and the Prophet, which details two competing theories about the future of agriculture, population, and the environment.  The titular "wizard" Mann refers to is  Norman Borlaug, the Nobel Peace Prize winner credited with developing the Green Revolution and saving one billion people from starvation. Mann refers to  William Vogt, an early proponent of population control, as the "prophet".
Crease, Robert P.; Mann, Charles C. (1986). . New York: Macmillan. The second creation: makers of the revolution in twentieth-century physics
Mann, Charles C.; Plummer, Mark L. (1991). . New York: Knopf. The aspirin wars: money, medicine, and 100 years of rampant competition (With Mark L. Plummer)
Noah's Choice: The Future of Endangered Species, 1995
Crease, Robert P.; Mann, Charles C. (1996). The second creation: makers of the revolution in twentieth-century physics (Revised ed.). New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. (With David H. Freedman)
@ Large: The Strange Case of the World's Biggest Internet Invasion, 1997
, 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus Knopf, 2005 "Our Good Earth: The future rests on the soil beneath our feet; Can we save it?"
National Geographic, September 2008. 80-107. "
The Birth of Religion", National Geographic, June 2011. 34-59.
, 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created Knopf, 2011 "
State of the Species: Does success spell doom for Homo sapiens?", Orion Magazine, November/December 2012.
1493 for Young People: From Columbus's Voyage to Globalization, Seven Stories Press, 2015.
Mann, Charles C. (January 2018). "The Book That Incited a Worldwide Fear of Overpopulation". . Smithsonian
Mann, Charles C. (January 2018). The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow's World. New York: Knopf. ISBN . 978-0-307-96169-3 Mann, Charles C. (March 2018). Illustrated by Ulises Fariñas. "How will we feed the new global middle class?". The Atlantic. 321 (2): 52-61. 
Critical studies and reviews of Mann's work
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Mann, Charles C. (2011). . New York: Alfred A. Knopf. p. 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created 537: A Note About the Author. ISBN . 978-0-307-26572-2
"The World Columbus Created". RadioWest website . Retrieved 2012.
"Announcing the 2012 PEN Literary Award Recipients". . October 15, 2012 PEN American Center . Retrieved 2013.
"Charles C. Mann: Biography" . Retrieved 2012.
"The Conversation". The Atlantic. May 1, 2018 . Retrieved 2018.
Ragland, Wylheme H. (April 15, 2018). "Book Review: Two scientists' view of progress, pain". The Decatur Daily . Retrieved 2018.
Anderson, M. J. (April 27, 2018). "Recalling the birth of environmentalism". The Boston Globe . Retrieved 2018.
Broby, Taylor (February 5, 2018). ". 'The Wizard and the Prophet' review: Charles C. Mann explores the future of food on our planet" Newsday . Retrieved 2018.
^ Online version is titled "Can Planet Earth feed 10 billion people?".