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Earth and Its Peoples A Global History

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ISBN-10: 0547149492

ISBN-13: 9780547149493

Edition: 4th 2009

Authors: Richard Bulliet, Pamela Crossley, Daniel Headrick, Steven Hirsch, Lyman Johnson

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THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES was one of the first texts to present 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 a fundamental theme--the interaction of human beings and the environment--to compare different times, places, and societies. Special emphasis is given to technology (in its broadest sense) and how technological development underlies all human activity. Highly acclaimed in their fields of study, the authors bring a wide array of expertise to the program. A combination of strong scholarship and detailed pedagogy gives the book its reputation for rigor and…    
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List price: $49.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 10/13/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

Pamela Kyle Crossley (PhD, Yale University) is Professor of History and Rosenwald Research Professor in the Arts and Sciences at Dartmouth College. Her books include A TRANSLUCENT MIRROR: HISTORY AND IDENTITY IN QING IMPERIAL IDEOLOGY; THE MANCHUS; ORPHAN WARRIORS: THREE MANCHU GENERATIONS AND THE END OF THE QING WORLD; and (with Lynn Hollen Lees and John W. Servos) GLOBAL SOCIETY: THE WORLD SINCE 1900. Her research--which focuses on the cultural history of China, Inner Asia, and Central Asia--has been supported by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Daniel R. Headrick received his Ph.D. in History from Princeton University. Professor of History and Social Science, Emeritus, at Roosevelt University in Chicago, he is the author of several books on the history of technology, imperialism, and international relations, including THE TOOLS OF EMPIRE: TECHNOLOGY AND EUROPEAN IMPERIALISM IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY; THE TENTACLES OF PROGRESS: TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER IN THE AGE OF IMPERIALISM; THE INVISIBLE WEAPON: TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INTERNATIONAL POLITICS; TECHNOLOGY: A WORLD HISTORY; POWER OVER PEOPLES: TECHNOLOGY, ENVIRONMENTS AND WESTERN IMPERIALISM, 1400 TO THE PRESENT; and WHEN INFORMATION CAME OF AGE: TECHNOLOGIES OF KNOWLEDGE IN THE AGE OF…    

Steven W. Hirsch holds a Ph.D. in Classics from Stanford University and is currently Associate Professor of Classics and History at Tufts University. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Massachusetts Foundation for Humanities and Public Policy. His research and publications include THE FRIENDSHIP OF THE BARBARIANS: XENOPHON AND THE PERSIAN EMPIRE, as well as articles and reviews in the CLASSICAL JOURNAL, the AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHILOLOGY, and the JOURNAL OF INTERDISCIPLINARY HISTORY. He is currently working on a comparative study of ancient Mediterranean and Chinese civilizations.

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
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, 300-1200
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