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Earth and Its Peoples : A Global History

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780618471140

ISBN10:
0618471146
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
5/9/2005
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing

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Summary

Although this brief edition is two-thirds the length of its full-length counterpart, it retains coverage of all major themes and provides a truly global perspective on world history, without over-emphasizing Europe or the U.S. The Earth and Its Peoples focuses on the interaction of human beings and the environment, using this central theme to compare different times, places, and societies. Special emphasis is given to technology and how technological development underlies all human activity. Ideal for one-semester survey courses or courses for which instructors want to supplement their textbook with many primary sources, this text has been carefully abbreviated to maintain the essential narrative of world history. Key pedagogical elements have also been retained. Specific areas of improved coverage include the steam engine in Chapter 20, as well as the inclusion of recent events and developments throughout the world. Structural updates include the reorganization of Chapters 2 and 3, and a new Chapter 11, "Mongol Eurasia and Its Aftermath," which combines the chapters on Western and Eastern Eurasia. New and Updated! Specific areas of improved coverage include the steam engine in Chapter 20, as well as the inclusion of recent events and developments throughout the world. New! Structural updates include the reorganization of Chapters 2 and 3, and a new Chapter 11, "Mongol Eurasia and Its Aftermath," which combines the chapters on Western and Eastern Eurasia. New! Now, in addition to the interaction of human beings and their environment, the text also examines "Diversity and Dominance." These boxed excerpts include primary sources that explore the structures of domination in every society, as well as the many ways in which human diversity has continued to express itself regardless of these forms of dominance. "Environment and Technology" boxes appear in one-half of the chapters. These boxed features reinforce the central theme of the text by highlighting and comparing technological developments over time. New! A new feature called "Issues in World History" has been added at the end of each part. Each of these seven essays explores cutting-edge areas of research in global history. Topics include animal domestication, processes of religious conversion, famine and disease, and climate change. Enhanced! Blackboard/WebCT course cartridges offer text-specific content to help instructors save time creating assignments and exams. New to this edition, customizable online homework features essay and multiple-choice questions based on chapter concepts. Other resources include a test bank and content for lectures/discussions, map exercises for practice and reinforcement of geography skills, and additional questions related to in-text features.

Table of Contents

The Emergence of Human Communities, to 500 B.C.E.
From the Origins of Agriculture to the First River-Valley Civilizations, 8000 to 1500 B.C.E.
New Civilizations in the Eastern and Western Hemispheres, 2200250 B.C.E.
The Mediterranean and Middle East, 2000500 B.C.E
The Formation of New Cultural Communities, 1000 B.C.E.600 C.E.
Greece and Iran, 100030 B.C.E / India, 1500 B.C.E550 C.E
An Age of Empires: Rome and Han China, 753 B.C.E.330 C.E.
Networks of Communication and Exchange, 300 B.C.E.1100 C.E
Growth and Interaction of Cultural Communities, 600 B.C.E.1500 C.E.
The Rise of Islam, 2001200
Christian Europe Emerges, 3001200
Central and Eastern Asia, 4001200
Peoples and Civilizations of the Americas, 2001500 C.E
Interregional Patterns of Culture and Contact, 12001550
Mongol Eurasia and Its Aftermath, 12001500
Tropical Africa and Asia, 12001500
The Latin West, 12001500
The Maritime Revolution, to 1550
The Globe Encompassed, 15001800
Transformation of Europe, 15001750
Americas, the Atlantic and Africa, 15301770
So west Asia and the Indian Ocean, 15001750
Eastern Eurasia, 15001800
Revolutions Reshape the World, 17501870
Revolutionary Changes in the Atlantic World, 17501870
The Early Industrial Revolution, 17601851
Africa, India, and China, 17501870
Land Empires in the Age of Imperialism, 18001870
Global Dominance and Diversity, 18501949
Th. New Power Balance, 18501900
Th. New Imperialism, 18691914
Th. Crisis of the Imperial Order, 19001929
The Collapse of the Old Order, 19291949
Striving for Independence: Africa, India, and Latin America, 19001949
The Perils and Promises of a Global Community, 1945 to the Present
The Cold War and Decolonization, 19451975
Crisis, Realignment, and the Dawn of the Post-Cold War World, 19751991
Globalization at the Turn of the Millennium
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