Civilization Past and Present

Civilization Past and Present
Author: Palmira Brummett,Alastair M. Taylor,Neil Hackett,George F. Jewsbury
Pages: 1072
ISBN: 0321423321
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Release: 2005-12-01
Editor: Longman Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Primary Source Edition of Civilization Past and Present weaves the diverse trends of world history into a clear and accessible analysis and includes 2 to 3 primary sources with critical thinking questions per chapter. Civilization Past and Present, well known in the marketplace as a highly readable survey of world history, delivers a strong narrative of world history and a level of detail that is manageable for readers. The book examines all aspects of world history--social, political, economic, religious, cultural, and geographic. With 52 primary source documents, the Primary Source Edition has everything students need to succeed in the course-a highly readable survey text that examines all aspects of world history plus a wealth of original documents that help make the material come alive. "Document Analysis" questions encourage students to delve deeper into the documents and to explore how they relate to the events of the time. Overview of world history, from beginnings to the present day. Readers interested in an overview of world history.

Civilizations Past and Present

Civilizations Past and Present
Author: Robert R. Edgar,George F. Jewsbury,Neil J. Hackett,Barbara Molony,Matthew Gordon
Pages: 512
ISBN: 0135167388
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Release: 2020
Editor: Pearson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This print textbook is available for students to rent for their classes. The Pearson print rental program provides students with affordable access to learning materials, so they come to class ready to succeed. For courses in world history. A narrative exploration of world history and cultures Civilizations Past and Present presents a survey of world history, treating the development and growth of civilization as a global phenomenon involving the interaction of all of the world's cultures. The text includes all the elements of history - social, economic, political, military, religious, aesthetic, legal, and technological - to illustrate this global interaction. The 13th Edition has been substantially revised and made more concise while emphasizing world trends and carefully avoiding placing these trends within a Western conceptual basis.

Civilization Past and Present

Civilization Past and Present
Author: Palmira Brummett,Robert Edgar,Neil J. Hackett,George F. Jewsbury,Alastair M. Taylor,Nels M. Bailkey,Clyde J. Lewis,T. Walter Wallbank
Pages: 672
ISBN: 0321053060
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Release: 2000-07
Editor: Longman Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Civilization Past and Present, Concise Version, is a carefully honed version of the best-selling Civilization Past and Present, Ninth Edition. It treats the development and growth of civilization not as a unique European experience but as a global one through which all the great culture systems have interacted to produce the present-day world. This new text includes all the elements of history-social, economic, political, military, religious, aesthetic, legal, and technological-to illustrate that global interaction.MARKET Appropriate for anyone interested in World History.

Civilizations Past Present

Civilizations Past   Present
Author: Robert R. Edgar,Neil J. Hackett,George F. Jewsbury,Barbara Molony
Pages: 1103
ISBN: 0205573754
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Release: 2007-10-11
Editor: Addison-Wesley Longman
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Civilizations Past and Present , written by specialists in Islamic, African, Asian, Ancient, and East European history— offers a clear and accessible analysis of diverse trends shaping world history. Civilizations Past and Present, now in its Twelfth Edition, is a survey text well known in the marketplace for its readability, offering a strong narrative exploration of world history that examines details at levels appropriate for both students and instructors. The book's narrative–enriched by photographs, maps, primary source documents, timelines, and other pedagogical aids–places great emphasis on the connections between the world's many cultures and regions. The book uses intriguing avenues of historical interpretation and examines all of the major areas of historical study: social, political, economic, religious, cultural, and geographic.

Civilization Past and Present

Civilization Past and Present
Author: Thomas Walter Wallbank
Pages: 528
ISBN: 0673994309
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Release: 1996
Editor: HarperCollins Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

[The book] was the first text to treat the development and growth of world civilization as a global experience, not just a European one. Including all elements of history, social, economic, political, religious, aesthetic, legal and technological, the text shows how all the great cultures have interacted to produce the present-day world.-Back cover.

A Concise Survey of Western Civilization

A Concise Survey of Western Civilization
Author: Brian A. Pavlac
Pages: 358
ISBN: 9781442237742
Available:
Release: 2015-02-20
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This lively text offers a brief, readable description of our common Western heritage after Europe expanded into the rest of the world during the Renaissance, then through revolutions that have created today’s technological global society. Providing a tightly focused narrative and interpretive structure, Brian A. Pavlac covers the basic historical information that all educated adults should know. His joined terms “supremacies and diversities” develop major themes of conflict and creativity throughout history. “Supremacies” centers on the use of power to dominate societies, ranging from warfare to ideologies. Supremacy seeks stability, order, and incorporation. “Diversities” encompasses the creative impulse that produces new ideas, as well as the efforts of groups of people to define themselves as “different.” Diversity creates change, opportunity, and individuality. These themes of historical tension and change—whether applied to political, economic, technological, social, or cultural trends—offer a bridging explanatory organization. The text is also informed by five topical themes: technological innovation, migration and conquest, political and economic decision making, church and state, and disputes about the meaning of life. Throughout, judicious “basic principles” present summaries of historical realities and primary source projects offer students the chance to evaluate differing points of view about the past. Written with flair, this easily accessible yet deeply knowledgeable text provides all the essentials for courses on Western Civilization.

Civilization Past Present

Civilization Past   Present
Author: Palmira Johnson Brummett,Robert R. Edgar,Neil J. Hackett
Pages: 576
ISBN: 0321090977
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Release: 2002
Editor: Longman Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The authors of the Eleventh Edition of "Civilization Past and Present" specialists in Islamic, African, Asian, Ancient, Russian, and East European history weave the diverse trends of world history into a clear and accessible analysis for today's students. "Civilization Past and Present," well known in the marketplace as a highly readable survey text, delivers a strong narrative of world history and a level of detail that is manageable for students and solid for instructors. Using images and documents that enhance the text's content, the narrative traces connections across cultures and introduces intriguing avenues of historical interpretation. The text examines all aspects of world history social, political, economic, religious, cultural, and geographic.

Usborne Book of the Ancient World

Usborne Book of the Ancient World
Author: Jane Chisholm,Anne Millard
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0746012330
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Release: 1992
Editor: Edc Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Examines aspects of everyday life in the world's first civilizations, with emphasis on early Egyptian, Greek and Roman cultures.

The Decline of the West

The Decline of the West
Author: Oswald Spengler,Arthur Helps
Pages: 414
ISBN: 9781400097005
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Release: 2006
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The late German historian considers all forms and movements of human affairs as he predicts the inevitable eclipse of Western civilization, in an abridged edition of the classic study, first published more than eighty years ago. Reprint.

Amazing Facts in World History Grades 5 8

Amazing Facts in World History  Grades 5   8
Author: Don Blattner
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781580372381
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Release: 2003-01-01
Editor: Mark Twain Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This entertaining classroom supplement provides students with an intimate view of the people and events that have shaped the world! Activities will pique students' interest and serve as a springboard for discussion. Topics covered include ancient Egypt, the early Olympic games, life in Rome, the Mongols, ancient China, Vikings, the Middle Ages, the Titanic, and more! Reading passages are accompanied by fun quizzes, puzzles, logic problems, to reinforce learning. An answer key is also included. --Mark Twain Media Publishing Company specializes in providing captivating, supplemental books and decorative resources to complement middle- and upper-grade classrooms. Designed by leading educators, the product line covers a range of subjects including mathematics, sciences, language arts, social studies, history, government, fine arts, and character. Mark Twain Media also provides innovative classroom solutions for bulletin boards and interactive whiteboards. Since 1977, Mark Twain Media has remained a reliable source for a wide variety of engaging classroom resources.

Western Civilizations

Western Civilizations
Author: Joshua Cole,Carol Symes
Pages: 421
ISBN: 0393922162
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Release: 2013-10-02
Editor: W. W. Norton
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A storytelling approach that engages students with features to help them master core content, think critically, and make connections.

Civilization

Civilization
Author: Niall Ferguson
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781101548028
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Release: 2011-11-01
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the bestselling author of The Ascent of Money and The Square and the Tower Western civilization’s rise to global dominance is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five centuries. How did the West overtake its Eastern rivals? And has the zenith of Western power now passed? Acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson argues that beginning in the fifteenth century, the West developed six powerful new concepts, or “killer applications”—competition, science, the rule of law, modern medicine, consumerism, and the work ethic—that the Rest lacked, allowing it to surge past all other competitors. Yet now, Ferguson shows how the Rest have downloaded the killer apps the West once monopolized, while the West has literally lost faith in itself. Chronicling the rise and fall of empires alongside clashes (and fusions) of civilizations, Civilization: The West and the Rest recasts world history with force and wit. Boldly argued and teeming with memorable characters, this is Ferguson at his very best.

Civilization and Its Discontents

Civilization and Its Discontents
Author: Sigmund Freud,SBP Editors
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9789387550131
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Release: 2018-12-29
Editor: Samaira Book Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Civilization and Its Discontents is considered Freud's most brilliant work. In it he states his views on the broad question of man's place in the world. It has been praised, dissected, lambasted, interpreted, and reinterpreted. Originally published in 1930, it seeks to answer several questions fundamental to human society and its organization—What influences led to the creation of civilization? Why and how did it come to be? What determines civilization’s trajectory? This process, argues Freud, is an inherent quality of civilization that instills perpetual feelings of discontent in its citizens. Freud's theme is that what works for civilization doesn't necessarily work for man. Man, by nature aggressive and egotistical, seeks self-satisfaction.

Sapiens A Graphic History Volume 2

Sapiens  A Graphic History  Volume 2
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780771000263
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Release: 2021-11-02
Editor: Signal
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Volume two of Sapiens: A Graphic History: the epic, beautifully illustrated graphic history of humankind, based on Yuval Noah Harari's internationally bestselling phenomenon. Twelve thousand years ago, we humans fell into a trap. Volume II of Sapiens: A Graphic History tells the story of how we took over the world; how an unlikely marriage between a god and a bureaucrat created the first empires; and how war, famine, disease, and inequality became a part of the human condition. Sound sombre? Not with this cast of entertaining characters, returning from Volume I to explore the Agricultural Revolution. Yuval, Zoe, Prof. Saraswati, Cindy and Bill (turned farmers), Detective Lopez, and Dr. Fiction – are all back to travel the length and breadth of human history. The cunning Mephisto shows them how to entrap humans, King Hammurabi lays down the law, and Confucius explains harmonious society. With guest appearances by Thomas Jefferson, Scarlet O’Hara and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. And there’s plenty more genre-bending to enjoy in this book. The origins of modern farming are introduced through Elizabethan tragedy, the changing fortunes of domesticated plants and animals are tracked in the columns of the Daily Business News, the story of urbanization is told as a travel brochure offering discount journeys to ancient Babylon and China, while the history of inequality is scouted out in a superhero detective story.

Energy and Civilization

Energy and Civilization
Author: Vaclav Smil
Pages: 552
ISBN: 9780262536165
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Release: 2018-09-13
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A comprehensive account of how energy has shaped society throughout history, from pre-agricultural foraging societies through today's fossil fuel-driven civilization. "I wait for new Smil books the way some people wait for the next 'Star Wars' movie. In his latest book, Energy and Civilization: A History, he goes deep and broad to explain how innovations in humans' ability to turn energy into heat, light, and motion have been a driving force behind our cultural and economic progress over the past 10,000 years. --Bill Gates, Gates Notes, Best Books of the Year Energy is the only universal currency; it is necessary for getting anything done. The conversion of energy on Earth ranges from terra-forming forces of plate tectonics to cumulative erosive effects of raindrops. Life on Earth depends on the photosynthetic conversion of solar energy into plant biomass. Humans have come to rely on many more energy flows--ranging from fossil fuels to photovoltaic generation of electricity--for their civilized existence. In this monumental history, Vaclav Smil provides a comprehensive account of how energy has shaped society, from pre-agricultural foraging societies through today's fossil fuel-driven civilization. Humans are the only species that can systematically harness energies outside their bodies, using the power of their intellect and an enormous variety of artifacts--from the simplest tools to internal combustion engines and nuclear reactors. The epochal transition to fossil fuels affected everything: agriculture, industry, transportation, weapons, communication, economics, urbanization, quality of life, politics, and the environment. Smil describes humanity's energy eras in panoramic and interdisciplinary fashion, offering readers a magisterial overview. This book is an extensively updated and expanded version of Smil's Energy in World History (1994). Smil has incorporated an enormous amount of new material, reflecting the dramatic developments in energy studies over the last two decades and his own research over that time.

Madness and Civilization

Madness and Civilization
Author: Michel Foucault
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780307833105
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Release: 2013-01-30
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Michel Foucault examines the archeology of madness in the West from 1500 to 1800 - from the late Middle Ages, when insanity was still considered part of everyday life and fools and lunatics walked the streets freely, to the time when such people began to be considered a threat, asylums were first built, and walls were erected between the "insane" and the rest of humanity.

Sapiens

Sapiens
Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780771038525
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Release: 2014-10-28
Editor: Signal
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Destined to become a modern classic in the vein of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Sapiens is a lively, groundbreaking history of humankind told from a unique perspective. 100,000 years ago, at least six species of human inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo Sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come? In Sapiens, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical -- and sometimes devastating -- breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural, and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, palaeontology, and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come? Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power...and our future.

Comparative History Of Civilizations In Asia

Comparative History Of Civilizations In Asia
Author: Chaim Adler
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780429709654
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Release: 2019-03-05
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

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Civilization Past and Present

Civilization Past and Present
Author: Palmira Brummett,Robert Edgar,Neil J. Hackett,Barbara Molony
Pages: 448
ISBN: 0321317769
Available:
Release: 2005-02-01
Editor: Longman Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

/*0321317777, Brummett, Civilization Past and Present, Volume C: 11e*/The authors of the Eleventh Edition of Civilization Past and Present-specialists in Islamic, African, Asian, Ancient, Russian, and East European history-weave the diverse trends of world history into a clear and accessible analysis for today's students. Civilization Past and Present, well known in the marketplace as a highly readable survey text, delivers a strong narrative of world history and a level of detail that is manageable for students and solid for instructors. Using images and documents that enhance the text's content, the narrative traces connections across cultures and introduces intriguing avenues of historical interpretation. The text examines all aspects of world history-social, political, economic, religious, cultural, and geographic.

The Myth of the Free Market

The Myth of the Free Market
Author: Mark Anthony Martinez
Pages: 319
ISBN: 9781565492677
Available:
Release: 2009
Editor: Kumarian Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

* Explains how the 2008 financial meltdown came about and how to revitalize global and domestic economies * Shows how capitalist economies developed and why the state matters in their functioning Free market purists claim that the state is an inefficient institution that does little for society beyond providing stability and protection. The activities related to distributing resources and economic growth, they say, are better left to the invisible hand of the marketplace. These notions now seem tragically misguided in the wake of the 2008 market collapse and bailout. Mark Martinez describes how the flawed myth of the "invisible hand" distorted our understanding of how modern capitalist markets developed and actually work. Martinez draws from history to illustrate that political processes and the state are not only instrumental in making capitalist markets work but that there would be no capitalist markets or wealth creation without state intervention. He brings his story up to the present day to show how the seeds of an unprecedented government intervention in the financial markets were sown in past actions. The Myth of the Free Market is a fascinating and accessible introduction to comparative economic systems as well as an incisive refutation of the standard mantras of neoclassical free market economic theory.