World History For Dummies

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-06-02
  • Publisher: For Dummies
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Now updatedthe one-stop guide to significant events in world historyWritten for students and lifelong learners, this detailed overview of human history takes readers from the discovery of fire to the birth of the Internet. It features new coverage of significant events that have reshaped our world view: the events of September 11, 2001; the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; recent responses climate change; the rise of China, India, and Brazil as world economic powers; and the natural disasters of Hurricane Katrina and the tsunami that devastated Sri Lanka and Indonesia. It also explores the current trends in historical research and how researchers are re-examining everything from the writings of Marco Polo to the arrival of humans in the Americas.

Author Biography

Peter Haugen is a prolific history writer. In addition to authoring and contributing to several books, his work has appeared in publications including History Magazine, mental_floss, and Psychology Today. Haugen has served on the staffs of such newspapers as the St. Petersburg Times and the Sacramento Bee.

Table of Contents

Getting into History
Tracing a Path to the Present
Digging Up Reality
Putting History into Perspective
Finding Strength in Numbers
Getting Civilized
The Rise and Fall of Many Empires
Histor's Mid-Life Crisis: The Middle Ages
The Struggle for World Domination
Grabbing the Globe
Clashing All Around the World
Seeking Answers
Religion through the Ages
Loving Wisdom: The Rise and Reach of Philosophy
Being Christian, Thinking Greek
Awakening to the Renaissance
Making a Break: The Reformation
Opening Up to Science and Enlightenment
Fighting, Fighting, Fighting
Sticks and Stones: Waging War the Old-Fashioned Way
The War Machine Gets Some Upgrades
Modernized Mayhem
Meeting the Movers and Shakers
Starting Something Legendary
Battling Toward Immortality
Explorers and Discoverers: Places to Go, People to See
Turning Tables: Rebels and Revolutionaries
The Part of Tens
Ten Unforgettable Dates in History
Ten Essential Historical Documents
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