9780495903703

Cengage Advantage Books: The Earth and Its Peoples, Volume 1

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    9780495903703

  • ISBN10:

    0495903701

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/1/2010
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Developed to meet the demand for a low-cost, high-quality history book, CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES, Fifth Edition, offers readers the complete THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES, Fifth Edition, text in an affordable format. This two-color version of the text includes the complete core text, but with fewer maps, photos, and boxed features for a manageable length in a new smaller trim size for easy portability. THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES, Fifth Edition, presents world history in a balanced, global framework, shifting the focus away from political centers of power. This truly global text for the world history survey course employs fundamental themes of "environment and technology" and "diversity and dominance" to explore patterns of human interaction with their surroundings and with each other. The authors' approach reveals how humanity continues to shape and be shaped by the environment and how dominant structures and traditions are balanced and challenged by alternate beliefs. Special emphasis is given to technological development and how it underlies all human activity.

Table of Contents

The Emergence of Human Communities, to 500 B.C.E.
Nature, Humanity, and History, to 3500 B.C.E.
The First River-Valley Civilizations, 3500-1500 B.C.E.
New Civilizations in the Eastern and Western Hemispheres, 2200-250 B.C.E.
The Mediterranean and Middle East, 2000-500 B.C.E.
The Formation of New Cultural Communities, 1000 B.C.E.-400 C.E.
Greece and Iran, 1000-30 B.C.E.
An Age of Empires: Rome and Han China, 753 B.C.E.-330 C.E.
India and Southeast Asia, 1500 B.C.E.-1025 C.E.
Growth and Interaction of Cultural Communities, 300 B.C.E.-1200 C.E.
Networks of Communication and Exchange, 300 B.C.E.-1100 C.E.
The Sasanid Empire and the Rise of Islam, 200-1200
Christian Societies Emerge in Europe, 600-1200
Inner and East Asia, 400-1200
Peoples and Civilizations of the Americas, 200-1500
Interregional Patterns of Culture and Contact, 1200-1550
Mongol Eurasia and Its Aftermath, 1200-1500
Tropical Africa and Asia, 1200-1500
The Latin West, 1200-1500
The Maritime Revolution, to 1550
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