America's Gift: What the World Owes to the Americas and Its First Inhabitants is a handy reference guide to the contributions of Indigenous Peoples of the Americas to the world. First issued in French as L'Indien gÚnÚreux. Ce que le monde doit aux AmÚriques, this 2009 edition is its first English printing. Organized in dictionary format, the book includes lists of food items, borrowed terms, place names, sports, transportation methods, clothing, and agricultural methods. Each basic description provides a definition that ranges from a few sentences to a full-page explanation. Useful for school or public library reference sections.