The Columbian Exchange Term Paper by Top Papers

The Columbian Exchange
A discussion on the Columbian exchange and its significance in world history.
# 136884 | 1,250 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Biology (Ecology) , History (General)

$19.95 Buy and instantly download this paper now


The paper relates that many people consider the Columbian exchange, which began with Columbus and others "discovering" the New World, as the single greatest event in world history. The reason, as explained here, is that there began an exchange of plants and animals that had been found only in specific local areas.

From the Paper:

"Nature is strange. Here is one reason why that statement makes sense. For millions of years, the plants and flowers and animals in one region of the world remained there forever. Why? Because there was no travel. Even when Man appeared, he seldom went more than a few miles from his cave or home. What this localized nature developed, however, was some species of flower of plant that could not be found in other places. Even when the climate was the same, animals and plants were different. All that changed, as we will see, because of what is known as The Columbian Exchange. Here are some of the details:..."

Cite this Term Paper:

APA Format

The Columbian Exchange (2008, December 01) Retrieved February 06, 2023, from

MLA Format

"The Columbian Exchange" 01 December 2008. Web. 06 February. 2023. <>