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Earth and Its Peoples : A Complete Global History

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ISBN-10: 0618214631

ISBN-13: 9780618214631

Edition: 2nd 2003 (Brief Edition)

Authors: Richard W. Bulliet, Pamela Kyle Crossley, Daniel R. Headrick, Steven Hirsch, David Northrup

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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 where instructors want to supplement their textbook with many primary sources, this text has been carefully abbreviated to maintain the essential…    
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Book details

List price: $97.56
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Binding: Book, Other 
Pages: 661
Size: 7.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

Richard W. Bulliet is professor of history at Columbia University. A former Guggenheim fellow, he is the editor of The Columbia History of the Twentieth Centuryand author of The Camel and the Wheel. He is also the author of four novels of mystery and intrigue.

Contents I. The Emergence of Human Communities, to 1500 B.C.E. 1. From the Origins of Agriculture to the First River-Valley Civilizations, 8000 to 1500 B.C.E. Before Civilization Mesopotamia Egypt The Indus Valley Civilization 2. The Late Bronze Age in the Eastern Hemisphere, 2200–500 B.C.E. Early China The Cosmopolitan Middle East Nubia The Aegean World The Fall of Late Bronze Age Civilizations II. The Formation of New Cultural Communities, 1000 B.C.E.–550 C.E. 3. New Civilizations in the Americas and Western Eurasia, 1200–250 B.C.E. First Civilizations of the Americas Celtic Europe The Assyrian Empire Israel Phoenicia and the Mediterranean Failure and Transformation 4. Greece and Iran,…