Twentieth century World History

Twentieth century World History
Author: William J. Duiker
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0534628117
Available:
Release: 2004-06-08
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A comprehensive and balanced history of the world in the twentieth century, William Duiker's text not only chronicles the key events in this revolutionary century, but also examines the underlying issues that have shaped the times. TWENTIETH-CENTURY WORLD HISTORY takes a global approach to the subject while doing justice to the distinctive character of individual civilizations and regions. Duiker integrates political, economic, social, and cultural history, creating a chronologically ordered synthesis that gives students the true flavor of the most decisive moments in recent world history. In addition, Duiker's own photographs and selection of primary source documents, which illustrate much of the book, are especially effective in illustrating key points in the narrative. TWENTIETH-CENTURY WORLD HISTORY is available in the following volume options: TWENTIETH-CENTURY WORLD HISTORY, Third Edition ISBN: 0-534-62811-7 THE WORLD SINCE WORLD WAR II ISBN: 0-534-62812-5

Contemporary World History

Contemporary World History
Author: William J. Duiker
Pages: 368
ISBN: 0495797359
Available:
Release: 2010
Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Duiker's comprehensive, balanced history of the world in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries provides you with context for interpreting the events that you hear about in the news each day. You'll view history from the broader global perspective, while at the same time gaining insight into the distinct character of individual civilizations and regions. To ensure that you'll have a well-rounded understanding of the most decisive moments in recent times, Duiker integrates political, economic, social, and cultural history into a smoothly written narrative. The Fifth Edition text includes a special insert that guides you in using the text's many detailed maps and helps you learn how to make important connections between geography and the turn of historic events. Additional tools include timelines that highlight and contrast different cultures and nations--giving you an "at-a-glance," holistic perspective on eras and their defining events; photos from William Duiker's own collection for a closer, more personal look at the world we live in; and primary-source documents that illustrate and clarify key points.

Contemporary World History

Contemporary World History
Author: William J. Duiker
Pages: 416
ISBN: 0357364864
Available:
Release: 2020-02
Editor: Cengage Learning
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Comprehensive, balanced and updated with new research, Duiker's CONTEMPORARY WORLD HISTORY, 7th Edition, equips you with the context to interpret the events you hear about every day in the news. You'll view history from the broader global perspective, while also gaining insight into the distinct character of individual civilizations and regions. Integrating political, economic, social and cultural history into a smoothly written narrative, the text illuminates the most decisive moments in recent times. Concluding sections and Reflections essays help you understand the causes of events and place them in a broader context, while insightful timelines highlight and contrast different cultures and nations. In addition, detailed maps, photos from the author's personal collection and numerous primary source documents bring chapter material to life.

Contemporary World History Eng Edn

Contemporary World History  Eng Edn
Author: Arjun Dev
Pages: 275
ISBN: 8125036873
Available:
Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

A Dictionary of Contemporary World History
Author: Jan Palmowski
Pages: 784
ISBN: 9780199295678
Available:
Release: 2008-01-10
Editor: OUP Oxford
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This authoritative dictionary includes country entries for every country in the world (with maps and historical summaries) as well as coverage of military conflict, major world events, and key political and cultural figures. Essential reading for all with an interest in history and current affairs.

The Contemporary Global Economy

The Contemporary Global Economy
Author: Alfred E. Eckes
Pages: 306
ISBN: 9781405183444
Available:
Release: 2011-05-06
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In "The Contemporary Global Economy," Alfred Eckes provides a lively overview of recent turbulence in the world economy for non-specialists. Focusing on the dynamics of globalization since the 1980s, the book views developments historically, explaining how the main motors of economic change work and how we can discern their effects in the world today. Eckes begins with a brief description of economic change since the nineteenth century, the age of the 'first global economy', and indicates how the dramatic change in the world economy since the 1980s led to a new era in global expansion with the rise of China and other emerging powers. He explains how structural imbalances, policy mistakes, and excesses led to the financial crisis of 2007-2010. The book describes the different aspects of the economy from the role of the World Trade Organization to the workings of financial markets, and the actions of the International Monetary Fund and the Group of Twenty nations. It explains the underlying changes that have affected individuals in their various roles as consumers, producers, workers and citizens around the world, and identifies the challenges for sustainable economic growth in the years ahead. It also examines the underside of globalization, including human trafficking, sweatshops, organized crime, unsafe products, and environmental destruction.

Encyclopedia of World History The contemporary world 1950 to the present

Encyclopedia of World History  The contemporary world   1950 to the present
Author: Marsha E. Ackermann
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0816063869
Available:
Release: 2008
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Offers a balanced presentation of human history for a global perspective. Based on the National Standards for World History, this set is arranged in six chronological eras. Each volume era begins with essays that tackle large themes such as agriculture, science and technology, social and class relationships, trade and culture, and warfare.

Historics

Historics
Author: Martin L. Davies
Pages: 287
ISBN: 041526166X
Available:
Release: 2006
Editor: Taylor & Francis
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Martin Davies takes a fresh look at the behaviours and practices that constitute history, challenging and explaining complex ideas on historical thought and its function in society.

Science in the Contemporary World

Science in the Contemporary World
Author: Eric Gottfrid Swedin
Pages: 382
ISBN: 9781851095247
Available:
Release: 2005
Editor: ABC-CLIO
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This work is a unique introductory A–Z resource detailing the scientific achievements of the contemporary world and analyzing the key scientific trends, discoveries, and personalities of the modern age. * Over 200 A–Z entries covering topics ranging from plate tectonics to the first Moon landings * More than 40 stunning photographs providing a unique pictorial chronicle of the achievements of modern science

Conflict and Reconciliation in the Contemporary World

Conflict and Reconciliation in the Contemporary World
Author: David J. Whittaker
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9781134672035
Available:
Release: 2002-03-11
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Conflict and Reconciliation in the Contemporary World gives a concise, original and multi-faceted introduction to the study of modern conflict situations. Using eight case- studies, from four continents: Yugoslavia, Israel, Northern Ireland, South Africa, El Salvador, Cambodia, Cyprus and Afghanistan, it includes discussion on: * threatened regional peace and security * cycles of internal discord, population displacement and violence * controversy over causes, progress and resolution * the value of external mediation, enforcement or intervention such as sanctions or "punishments" * means, timing and permanence of reconciliation.

United Nations in Action

United Nations in Action
Author: David J. Whittaker
Pages: 292
ISBN: 1563247437
Available:
Release: 1995
Editor: M.E. Sharpe
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

These essays consider the implications for Chinese socialism of the repudiation of the Cultural Revolution and the legacy of Mao Zedong as well as the meaning of the new definition and direction Mao's successors have given socialism.

Europe in the Contemporary World 1900 to the Present

Europe in the Contemporary World  1900 to the Present
Author: Bonnie G. Smith
Pages: 624
ISBN: 9781350029569
Available:
Release: 2020-12-10
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This newly updated and improved edition of Bonnie G. Smith's classic textbook provides the most authoritative history available of Europe in a global context during the 20th and 21st centuries. It cleverly incorporates elements of political, social, cultural, economic and intellectual history and presents an integrated history with detailed coverage right across the continent. Including 131 images and 23 maps, Europe in the Contemporary World: 1900 to the Present is organized around key themes within a chronological chapter structure that is easy to follow. Smith's balanced treatment of the subject allows for a comprehensive assessment of the positive and negative developments in European history over the period, as well as the wider impact of this in the world at large. The book also includes picture essays and document sections, which provide variety and foreground the importance of primary sources, and useful end-of-chapter further readings for students who wish to investigate specific topics in greater depth. The enhanced 2nd edition contains: * A new chapter on the 21st-century issues that have challenged and continue to challenge Europe * More material on globalization, the end of the Cold War, European countercultures and various other topics * Historiographic updates throughout Europe in the Contemporary World: 1900 to the Present is the definitive guide to Europe and its place in the world since 1900 for students and scholars alike.

Demilitarization in the Contemporary World

Demilitarization in the Contemporary World
Author: Peter N. Stearns
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780252095153
Available:
Release: 2013-11-16
Editor: University of Illinois Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Contemporary world history has highlighted militarization in many ways, from the global Cold War and numerous regional conflicts to the general assumption that nationhood implies a significant and growing military. Yet the twentieth century also offers notable examples of large-scale demilitarization, both imposed and voluntary. Demilitarization in the Contemporary World fills a key gap in current historical understanding by examining demilitarization programs in Germany, Japan, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Costa Rica. Contributors investigate factors such as military defeat, border security risks, economic pressures, and the development of strong peace cultures among citizenry. Exemplifying the political difficulties of demilitarization in both its failures and successes, Demilitarization in the Contemporary World provides a possible roadmap for future policies and practices.

A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

A Dictionary of Contemporary World History
Author: Christopher Riches,Jan Palmowski
Pages: 784
ISBN: 9780191060762
Available:
Release: 2016-09-15
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This authoritative dictionary provides informative and analytical entries on the most important people, organizations, events, movements, and ideas that have shaped the world we live in. Covering the period from 1900 to the present day, this fully revised and updated new edition presents a global perspective on recent history, with a wide range of new entries from Tony Abbott, the European migration crisis and ISIL to Narendra Modi, Hassan Rouhani, and the Lisbon Treaty. All existing entries have been brought up to date. Handy tables include lists of office-holders for countries and organizations and winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. This accessible dictionary will be revised on a regular basis following the publication of this edition, as will A Guide to Countries of the World, ensuring that coverage of current affairs is up to date. This dictionary is a reliable resource for students of history, politics, and international relations as well as for journalists, policy-makers, and general readers interested in the modern world.

Contemporary World History

Contemporary World History
Author: Indira Arjun Dev,Indien National Council of Educational Research and Training
Pages: 216
ISBN: OCLC:837790785
Available:
Release: 1995
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Terrorists and Terrorism

Terrorists and Terrorism
Author: David J. Whittaker
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781134360048
Available:
Release: 2004-07-31
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A concise and accessible survey of this topical and complex subject, this is the first book of its type to focus on the terrorists, and their psychology, in an historical context. Focusing on a variety of prominent terrorist groups together with a number of less notorious ones, the book encourages readers to think about the mindset, motivation and tactics of terrorists. David J. Whittaker analyzes examples of terrorists working as individuals, such as Timothy McVeigh, and those working in groups, such as Al-Qaida, over the last two or three decades. He goes on to discuss the problems of countering these terrorists and the possible forms terrorism could take in the future. Fascinating reading, this book will prove extremely informative to any student or researcher of this complex modern-day issue.

Global Community

Global Community
Author: Akira Iriye
Pages: 246
ISBN: 9780520231283
Available:
Release: 2002
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author introduces readers to the philosophical underpinnings of the "global community," while illuminating the international institutions that made such a community possible in the real world. (Politics & Government)

The Industrial Revolution in World History

The Industrial Revolution in World History
Author: Peter N Stearns
Pages: 330
ISBN: 9780429974106
Available:
Release: 2018-04-17
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The industrial revolution was the single most important development in human history over the past three centuries, and it continues to shape the contemporary world. With new methods and organizations for producing goods, industrialization altered where people live, how they play, and even how they define political issues. By exploring the ways the industrial revolution reshaped world history, this book offers a unique look into the international factors that started the industrial revolution and its global spread and impact. In the fourth edition, noted historian Peter N. Stearns continues his global analysis of the industrial revolution with new discussions of industrialization outside of the West, including the study of India, the Middle East, and China. In addition, an expanded conclusion contains an examination of the changing contexts of industrialization. The Industrial Revolution in World History is essential for students of world history and economics, as well as for those seeking to know more about the global implications of what is arguably the defining socioeconomic event of modern times.

Internationalism Imperialism and the Formation of the Contemporary World

Internationalism  Imperialism and the Formation of the Contemporary World
Author: Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo,José Pedro Monteiro
Pages: 365
ISBN: 9783319606934
Available:
Release: 2017-10-24
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This volume offers innovative insights into and approaches to the multiple historical intersections between distinct modalities of internationalism and imperialism during the twentieth century, across a range of contexts. Bringing together scholars from diverse theoretical, methodological and geographical backgrounds, the book explores an array of fundamental actors, institutions and processes that have decisively shaped contemporary history and the present. Among other crucial topics, it considers the expansion in the number and scope of activities of international organizations and its impact on formal and informal imperial polities, as well as the propagation of developmentalist ethos and discourses, relating them to major historical processes such as the growing institutionalization of international scrutiny in the interwar years or, later, the emerging global Cold War.

Animation A World History

Animation  A World History
Author: Giannalberto Bendazzi
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781317519874
Available:
Release: 2015-11-06
Editor: CRC Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A continuation of 1994’s groundbreaking Cartoons, Giannalberto Bendazzi’s Animation: A World History is the largest, deepest, most comprehensive text of its kind, based on the idea that animation is an art form that deserves its own place in scholarship. Bendazzi delves beyond just Disney, offering readers glimpses into the animation of Russia, Africa, Latin America, and other often-neglected areas and introducing over fifty previously undiscovered artists. Full of first-hand, never before investigated, and elsewhere unavailable information, Animation: A World History encompasses the history of animation production on every continent over the span of three centuries. Volume III catches you up to speed on the state of animation from 1991 to present. Although characterized by such trends as economic globalization, the expansion of television series, emerging markets in countries like China and India, and the consolidation of elitist auteur animation, the story of contemporary animation is still open to interpretation. With an abundance of first-hand research and topics ranging from Nickelodeon and Pixar to modern Estonian animation, this book is the most complete record of modern animation on the market and is essential reading for all serious students of animation history. Key Features Over 200 high quality head shots and film stills to add visual reference to your research Detailed information on hundreds of never-before researched animators and films Coverage of animation from more than 90 countries and every major region of the world Chronological and geographical organization for quick access to the information you’re looking for