World A Brief History

ISBN-10: 0136009212

ISBN-13: 9780136009214

Edition: 2008

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For introductory courses in world history. The World: A Brief History gives students the whole story. Prentice Hall is proud to offer The World: A Brief History the new brief version of The World: A History adapted by author Felipe Fernndez-Armesto himself. The use of The World: A Brief History offers added flexibility in teaching World History, allowing instructors to supplement the text with additional readers or other material of their choice. And because the brief text was written by Fernndez-Armesto himself, it continues to offer the holistic, narrative approach to history that has made the comprehensive text successful at schools across the nation. Here's what instructors have to say about The World: "My students found Armesto's style readable and entertaining. Several noted that it was unlike any history textbook they had ever seen. The color maps and photos are excellent, and the story at the beginning of each chapter helped draw the students into each period. " Matt Hoper, California Polytech State University "I give The World a solid A for its breadth of coverage, analytical framing and questions format, and its beautiful design." Michael Wolfe, Penn State Altoona "[C]learly written and fluid prose that's easy to understand." Eben Miller, Southern Maine Community College Fernandez-Armesto has chosen maps and pictures that stimulate debate and questions, but which also illuminate the topics at hand." Chad Ross, East Carolina University "the seamless integration of social, cultural, political, economic, and geographic considerations allow for flexible pedagogy and the course emphasis to shift and unfold as desired by the instructor." Karen Kimball, University of Maine Machias
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List price: $155.60
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 11/8/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 796
Size: 8.75" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 4.048
Language: English

Felipe Fern�ndez-Armesto, the William P. Reynolds Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame, is the author of Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration and Our America: A Hispanic History of the United States. He lives in South Bend, Indiana, and London.

Available versions include the following: Combined Volume: Chapters 1-30 (to present) Volume I: Chapters 1-15 (to 1500) Volume II: Chapters 13-30 (from 1300 to present)
Foragers and Farmers, to 5000 B.C.E
Out of the Ice
Peopling the Earth So You Think You re Human
Human Evolution Out of Africa Peopling the Old World Migration, Population, and Social Change The Last Great Ice Age
Ice-Age Hunters
Ice-Age Art
Ice-Age Culture and Society Peopling the New World
Survival of the Foragers In Perspective: After the Ice Age
Out of the Mud
Farming and Herding After the Ice Age
The Problem of Agriculture
A Case in Point: Aboriginal Australians Preagricultural Settlements
The Disadvantages of Farming Husbandry in Different Environments
Herders Environments
Tillers Environments
The Spread of Agriculture Europe Asia
The Americas Africa
The Pacific Islands So Why Did Farming Start? Population Pressure
The Outcome of Abundance
The Power of Politics Cult Agriculture
Climatic Instability Agriculture by Accident
Production as an Outgrowth of Procurement
In Perspective: Seeking Stability
Farmers and Builders, 5000 to 500 B.C.E
The Great River Valleys
Accelerating Change and Developing States Growing Communities, Divergent Cultures
Intensified Settlement and Its Effects
The Ecology of Civilization
The Great Floodplains
The Ecology of Egypt Shifting Rivers of the Indus Valley
Fierce Nature in Early Mesopotamia
The Good Earth of Early China Configurations of Society
Patterns of Settlement and Labor Politics
The Egyptian State Statecraft in Mesopotamia
The First Documented Chinese State Ruling the Harappan World
The Politics of Expansion Literate Culture
In Perspective: What made the Great River Valleys Different?
A Succession of Civilizations
Ambition and Instability
The Case of the Hittite Kingdom
The Importance of Trade Hittite Society and Politics Fragility and Fall
The End of Hatti Instability and Collapse in the Aegean Cretan Civilization Mycenaean Civilization
A General Crisis in the Eastern Mediterranean?
The Egyptian Experience
The Roots of Instability
The Extinction of Harappan Civilization
The Evidence of the Rig Veda
The Environment of Stress Conflict on the Yellow River
The Rise of Zhou
The Zhou Political System State-Building in the Americas Andean Examples
Developments in Mesoamerica Assessing the Damage
The Survival of Egypt In Perspective: Fatal Flaws
Rebuilding the World
Recoveries, New Initiatives, and Their Limits Trade and Recovery in the Middle East
The Phoenician Experience
The Assyrian Empire
The Babylonian Revival Greeceand Beyond
The Greek Environment Greek Colonialism Early Greek Society
The Spread of State-Building and City-Building Empires and Recovery in China and South Asia
The Zhou Decline South Asia: Relocated Centers of Culture
The Ganges Valley Building Anew in Sri Lanka
The Frustrations of Isolation Developments in North America
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