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Earth and Its Peoples A Global History

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ISBN-10: 061873158X

ISBN-13: 9780618731589

Edition: 2007

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

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Student Achievement Series (SAS): The Earth and Its Peoplesis an innovative survey text and part of a program developed in partnership with teachers and students to meet the learning, study, and assessment goals necessary for student success. Through extensive research and focus groups conducted with a diverse cross-section of students, Houghton Mifflin presents a groundbreaking solution for skills mastery, understanding, and retention. Feedback from students has been instrumental in all aspects of developmentfrom design and pedagogy to testing and assessment to title and cover. These elements culminate in a textbook program that reflects the way students learn and study best. As with all texts in theStudent Achievement Series, The Earth and Its Peoplesincorporates concise, to-the-point coverage; eliminates extraneous material; integrates pedagogy that reinforces key concepts; features a strong, supporting web component for review, testing, and assessment purposes; and provides students with real value for their educational dollar. Like the corresponding full-length version,SAS: The Earth and Its Peoplestakes a global approach to the study of world history. With its thematic focus on "environment and technology" and "diversity and dominance," the text offers a balanced perspective and a comparative approach. Each chapter opens with a set ofFocus Questionsthat correspond to a designated section of the chapter. These questions provide a framework for the material to follow and promote active reading. Where appropriate, key informationsuch as section-endingChecking Insummariesappears in bulleted format for quick and clear presentation and ample opportunity for students to check their understanding. Tying It Togetherchapter summaries provide a brief response to each chapter-openingFocus Question,helping students synthesize chapter themes and directing them to areas that may require further study. Key terms are highlighted and defined throughout the text, and appear as a group at the end of each chapter with page references that direct students to the definitions. Pronunciation guides, which immediately follow difficult or unfamiliar words, give students the confidence they need to discuss what they've read in the chapter. The fully integratedSAStechnology program promotes review, retention, and skills assessment. Icons in the margins of the text link students to web site material such as online quizzing, audio pronunciation guides, and chapter summaries. A range of course management tools further enhances learning and instruction. Titles in theStudent Achievement Seriesare affordably priced, making them ideal for student learningand student budgets. The Earth and Its Peoplesis also available in comprehensive and brief versions.
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List price: $210.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 10/27/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 832
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.696
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 REASON AND REVOLUTION, 1700-1850. His articles have appeared in the JOURNAL OF WORLD HISTORY and the JOURNAL OF MODERN HISTORY, and he has been awarded fellowships by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

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.

Note: Each chapter includes a Conclusion, Key Terms, Suggested Reading, and Notes
From the Origins of Agriculture to the First River-Valley Civilizations, 80001500 B.C.E.
Before Civilization Mesopotamia Egypt
The Indus Valley Civilization Diversity and Dominance: Violence and Order in the Babylonian New Year's Festival
New Civilizations in the Eastern and Western Hemispheres, 2200250 B.C.E.
Early China, 2000221 B.C.E.
Nubia, 3100 B.C.E.350 C.E.
Celtic Europe, 100050 B.C.E.
First Civilizations of the Americas
The Olmec and Chaviacute;n, 1200250 B.C.E.
Diversity and Dominance: Hierarchy and Conduct in the Analects of Confucius
The Mediterranean and Middle East, 2000500 B.C.E.
The Cosmopolitan Middle East, 17001100 B.C.E.
The Aegean World, 20001100 B.C.E.
The Assyrian Empire, 911612 B.C.E.
Israel, 2000500 B.C.E.
Phoenicia and the Mediterranean, 1200500 B.C.E.
Failure and Transformation, 750550 B.C.E.
Part Two
Greece and Iran, 100030 B.C.E. /
India, 1500 B.C.E.550 C.E.
Ancient Iran The Rise of the Greeks
The Struggle of Persia and Greece
The Hellenistic Synthesis Foundations of Indian Civilization Imperial Expansion and Collapse Diversity and Dominance: The Persian Idea of Kingship
Age of Empires: Rome and Han China, 753 B.C.E.330 C.E.
Rome's Creation of a Mediterranean Empire, 753 B.C.E.330 C.E.
The Origins of Imperial China, 221 B.C.E.220 C.E.
Imperial Parallels
Networks of Communication and Exchange, 300 B.C.E.600 C.E.
The Silk Road The Sasanid Empire, 224600
The Indian Ocean Maritime System Routes Across the Sahara Sub-Saharan Africa
The Spread of Ideas Diversity and Dominance: The Indian Ocean Trading World
Part Three
The Rise of Islam, 6001200
The Origins of Islam
The Rise and Fall of the Caliphate, 6321258
Islamic Civilization Diversity and Dominance: Beggars, Con Men, and Singing-Girls
Christian Europe Emerges, 6001200
The Byzantine Empire, 6001200
The Western Church Kievan Russia, 9001200
The Crusades, 10951204
Central and Eastern Asia, 4001200
The Sui and Tang Empires, 581755
Fractured Power in Central Asia and China, to 907
The Emergence of East Asia, to 1200
Peoples and Civilizations of the Americas, 2001500
Classic-Era Culture and Society in Mesoamerica, 200900
The Postclassic Period in Mesoamerica, 9001500
Northern Peoples Andean Civilizations, 2001500
Diversity and Dominance: Burials as Historical Texts
Mongol Eurasia and Its Aftermath, 12001500
The Rise of the Mongols, 12001260
The Mongols and Islam, 12601500
Regional Responses in Western Eurasia Mongol Domination in China, 12711368
The Early Ming Empire, 13681500
Centralization and Militarism in East Asia, 12001500
Tropical Africa and Asia, 12001500
Tropical Lands and Peoples New Islamic Empires Indian Ocean Trade Social and Cultural Change
The Latin West, 12001500
Rural Growth and Crisis Urban Revival Learning, Literature, and the Renaissance Political and Military Transformations Diversity and Dominance: Persecution and Protection of Jews, 12721349
The Maritime Revolution, to 1550 Global Maritime Expansion Before 1450 Iberian Expansion, 14001550
Encounters with Europe, 14501550 Diversi