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World History Before 1600 - The Development of Early Civilization

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ISBN-10: 0495129240

ISBN-13: 9780495129240

Edition: 4th 2005

Authors: Jiu-Hwa Upshur, George H. Cassar, Richard D. Goff, Jim Holoka, Janice J. Terry

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As a global text, WORLD HISTORY examines world civilizations in a comparative context. Students learn to recognize and analyze trends and interconnections across history and civilizations. The Compact Fourth Edition is part of the Wadsworth Advantage Series--offering comprehensive, texts in price conscious formats equal in quality and scholarship. This one-color version of WORLD HISTORY includes 5 four-page full-color map inserts to bring regional events to life. While the Compact Fourth Edition includes fewer photos than the comprehensive text, it offers plenty of resources to make the course visual and exciting for students. In addition, students have free access to the activity- and information-packed Book Companion Web Site that features quizzing, interactive maps and timelines, simulations, and links to readings and primary source materials. WORLD HISTORY is available in the following volume options: Compact Fourth Edition, Comprehensive Version, ISBN: 0534590233. Compact Fourth Edition, Volume I (To 1600) ISBN: 0495129240 (Ch. 1-9). Compact Fourth Edition, Volume II (Since 1500) ISBN: 0495129259 (Ch. 9-17).
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Book details

List price: $36.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/10/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.914
Language: English

Jiu-Hwa Upshur is Professor of History at Eastern Michigan University. She received her B.A. from the University of Sydney and Ph.D. in Chinese history from the University of Michigan, where she was a Rackham Prize Fellow. She is the author of book reviews and numerous articles on Chinese history and two catalogs on Chinese art. She is coauthor, along with Goff and Terry, of World History, and coeditor of Lives and Times: Readings in World History and (with Moss and Terry) of The Twentieth Century: Readings in Global History. She chaired the World History Committee of the College Board between 1996-1999 and is currently a member of the Praxis II Social Studies National Advisory Committee of the Educational Testing Service and of the Review Board of "Establishing a New Teaching Field: World History for the Twenty-first Century," funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the College Board. She has lived and traveled extensively in East Asia, India, and Australia.

George H. Cassar, who obtained his Ph.D. from McGill University, is a leading authority on the First World War. He has written many books on the subject, including Kitchener's War: British Strategy from 1914-1916, and Lloyd George at War, 1916-1918. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

James P. Holoka received his B.A. from the University of Rochester, his M.A. from SUNY, Binghamton, and his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, where he was a Rackham Prize Fellow. He has taught Greek and Latin, classical humanities, and ancient history since 1974; he received a teaching excellence award in 1980 and a scholarly recognition award in 1991. He is a published translator and the author of three textbooks and over sixty scholarly articles and reviews in such journals as American Historical Review, Classical World, Classical and Modern Literature, and Transactions of the American Philological Association.

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