World Civilizations: The Global Experience, Volume I (5th Edition) (MyHistoryLab Series)

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9780321409843: World Civilizations: The Global Experience, Volume I (5th Edition) (MyHistoryLab Series)

The primary goal of World Civilizations is to present a truly global history—since the development of agriculture and herding to the present. Using a unique periodization, this book divides the main periods of human history according to changes in the nature and extent of global contacts.


This global world history text emphasizes the major stages in the interactions among different peoples and societies, while also assessing the development of major societies.  Presenting social and cultural as well as political and economic aspects, the book examines key civilizations in world history.  World Civilizations balances this discussion of independent developments in the world's major civilizations with comparative analysis of the results of global contact.

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World Civilizations: The Global Experience,
Volume I, Fifth Edition, Atlas Edition
Peter N. Stearns, Michael Adas, Stuart Schwartz, and Marc J. Gilbert

With 45 outline maps and four-color maps, World Civilizations: The Global Experience, Fifth Edition, Atlas Edition, helps students with geography, one of the most difficult aspects of World history courses for many. Four-color and outline maps accompanied by review questions call on students to identify important geographical areas and think critically about the connection between geography and historical events. The maps are on perforated pages and organized by chapter so that they can be easily assigned and collected.

Here is a sample of the maps included:

The Spread of Human Populations
Greek and Phoenician Colonies and Trade
The Spread of Polynesian Peoples
Expansion of Islam
Trade Routes in Africa
The Mongol Empire as a Bridge between Civilizations
World Boundaries 1453 and 1700

A complete listing of the maps appears at the beginning the book.

Do you want more maps? All of the maps in this text — plus many more at no additional cost–can be found on Longman’s exclusive website, www.MyHistoryLab.com.

MyHistoryLab is free when bundled with this text.

MyHistoryLab also contains a myriad of other resources such as images, an electronic version of the textbook, student assessment tests, fifty of the most commonly assigned books in history, and much more.

Available versions of the Atlas Edition
Single Volume Edition (Chapters 1-41) ISBN 0-205-55690-6
Volume I (Chapters 1-22) ISBN 0-205-55691-4
Volume II (Chapters 21-41) ISBN 0-205-55692-2

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