Ways of the World Volume 1

Ways of the World  Volume 1
Author: Robert W. Strayer,Eric W. Nelson
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781319030025
Available:
Release: 2015-09-18
Editor: Macmillan Higher Education
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ways of the World is one of the most successful and innovative textbooks for world history. The brief-by-design narrative is truly global and focuses on significant historical trends, themes, and developments in world history. Authors Robert W. Strayer, a pioneer in the world history movement with years of classroom experience, along with new co-author Eric W. Nelson, a popular and skilled teacher, provide a thoughtful and insightful synthesis that helps students see the big picture while teaching students to consider the evidence the way historians do.

Ways of the World

Ways of the World
Author: M. G. Lay
Pages: 401
ISBN: 0813526914
Available:
Release: 1992
Editor: Rutgers University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is the first comprehensive history of the world's roads, highways, bridges, and the people and vehicles that traverse them, from prehistoric times to the present. Encyclopedic in its scope, fascinating in its details, Ways of the World is a unique work for reference and browsing. Maxwell Lay considers the myriad aspects of roads and their users: the earliest pathways, the rise of wheeled vehicles and animals to pull them, the development of surfaced roads, the motives for road and bridge building, and the rise of cars and their influence on roads, cities, and society. The work is amply illustrated, well indexed and cross-referenced, and includes a chronology of road history and a full bibliography. It is indispensable for anyone interested in travel, history, geography, transportation, cars, or the history of technology.

Ways of the World with Sources for AP

Ways of the World with Sources for AP
Author: Robert W. Strayer,Eric W. Nelson
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781319129750
Available:
Release: 2016-01-22
Editor: Macmillan Higher Education
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ways of the World is the ideal textbook for your redesigned AP® World History classroom. Like the AP® course it supports, Ways of the World focuses on significant historical trends, themes, and developments in world history. Authors Robert Strayer and Eric Nelson provide a thoughtful and insightful synthesis that helps students see the big picture. Each chapter then culminates with collections of primary sources organized around a particular theme, issue, or question, allowing students to consider the evidence the way historians do.?

The Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Fourth Industrial Revolution
Author: Klaus Schwab
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781524758868
Available:
Release: 2017
Editor: Currency
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

World-renowned economist Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, explains that we have an opportunity to shape the fourth industrial revolu­tion, which will fundamentally alter how we live and work. Schwab argues that this revolution is different in scale, scope and complexity from any that have come before. Characterized by a range of new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, the developments are affecting all disciplines, economies, industries and governments, and even challenging ideas about what it means to be human. Artificial intelligence is already all around us, from supercomputers, drones and virtual assistants to 3D printing, DNA sequencing, smart thermostats, wear­able sensors and microchips smaller than a grain of sand. But this is just the beginning: nanomaterials 200 times stronger than steel and a million times thinner than a strand of hair and the first transplant of a 3D printed liver are already in development. Imagine "smart factories" in which global systems of manu­facturing are coordinated virtually, or implantable mobile phones made of biosynthetic materials. The fourth industrial revolution, says Schwab, is more significant, and its ramifications more profound, than in any prior period of human history. He outlines the key technologies driving this revolution and discusses the major impacts expected on government, business, civil society and individu­als. Schwab also offers bold ideas on how to harness these changes and shape a better future--one in which technology empowers people rather than replaces them; progress serves society rather than disrupts it; and in which innovators respect moral and ethical boundaries rather than cross them. We all have the opportunity to contribute to developing new frame­works that advance progress.

The Ways of the World

The Ways of the World
Author: David Harvey
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780190469467
Available:
Release: 2016-02-05
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

David Harvey is one of most famous Marxist intellectuals in the past half century, as well as one of the world's most cited social scientists. Beginning in the early 1970s with his trenchant and still-relevant book Social Justice and the City and through this day, Harvey has written numerous books and dozens of influential essays and articles on topics across issues in politics, culture, economics, and social justice. In The Ways of the World, Harvey has gathered his most important essays from the past four decades. They form a career-spanning collection that tracks not only the development of Harvey over time as an intellectual, but also a dialectical vision that gradually expanded its reach from the slums of Baltimore to global environmental degradation to the American imperium. While Harvey's coverage is wide-ranging, all of the pieces tackle the core concerns that have always animated his work: capitalism past and present, social change, freedom, class, imperialism, the city, nature, social justice, postmodernity, globalization, and the crises that inhere in capitalism. A career-defining volume, The Ways of the World will stand as a comprehensive work that presents the trajectory of Harvey's lifelong project in full.

Ways of the World A Brief Global History with Sources Combined Volume

Ways of the World  A Brief Global History with Sources  Combined Volume
Author: Robert W. Strayer
Pages: 1312
ISBN: 031258346X
Available:
Release: 2012-10-26
Editor: Bedford/St. Martin's
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The source for world history - narrative and primary sources in one book Ways of the World is one of the most successful and innovative new textbooks for world history in recent years. This 2-in-1 textbook and reader includes a brief-by-design narrative that is truly global and focuses on significant historical trends, themes, and developments in world history. Author Robert W. Strayer, a pioneer in the world history movement with years of classroom experience, provides a thoughtful and insightful synthesis that helps students see the big picture. Following each chapter's narrative are collections of primary written and visual sources organized around a particular theme, issue, or question so that students can consider the evidence the way historians do. The second edition rolls out Bedford/St. Martin's new digital history tools, including LearningCurve, an adaptive quizzing engine that garners over a 90% student satisfaction rate, and LaunchPad, the all new interactive e-book and course space that puts high quality easy-to-use assessment at your fingertips. Easy to integrate into your campus LMS, and featuring video, additional primary sources, a wealth of adaptive and summative quizzing, and more, LaunchPad cements student understanding of the text while helping them make progress toward learning outcomes. It's the best content joined up with the best technology. Also available in number of affordable print and digital editions, including an edition without sources.

The World Set Free

The World Set Free
Author: H. G. Wells
Pages: 152
ISBN: 9781585092918
Available:
Release: 2007-03
Editor: Book Tree
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This chilling, futuristic novel, written in 1913 and first published the following year, was incredibly prophetic on a major scale. Wells was a genius and visionary, as demonstrated by many of his other works, but this book is clearly one of his best. He predicts nuclear warfare years before research began and describes the chain reactions involved and the resulting radiation. He describes a weapon of enormous destructive power, used from the air that would wipe out everything for miles, and actually used the term "atomic bombs." This book may have been at least part of the original inspiration for the development of atomic weapons, as well as presenting many other ideas that would ultimately come to pass. Some ideas may still be coming, including a one-world government referred to as The World Republic, that will attempt to end all wars.

Drawdown

Drawdown
Author: Paul Hawken
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781524704650
Available:
Release: 2017-04-18
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

• New York Times bestseller • The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the world “At this point in time, the Drawdown book is exactly what is needed; a credible, conservative solution-by-solution narrative that we can do it. Reading it is an effective inoculation against the widespread perception of doom that humanity cannot and will not solve the climate crisis. Reported by-effects include increased determination and a sense of grounded hope.” —Per Espen Stoknes, Author, What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming “There’s been no real way for ordinary people to get an understanding of what they can do and what impact it can have. There remains no single, comprehensive, reliable compendium of carbon-reduction solutions across sectors. At least until now. . . . The public is hungry for this kind of practical wisdom.” —David Roberts, Vox “This is the ideal environmental sciences textbook—only it is too interesting and inspiring to be called a textbook.” —Peter Kareiva, Director of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA In the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and scientists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. One hundred techniques and practices are described here—some are well known; some you may have never heard of. They range from clean energy to educating girls in lower-income countries to land use practices that pull carbon out of the air. The solutions exist, are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are currently enacting them with skill and determination. If deployed collectively on a global scale over the next thirty years, they represent a credible path forward, not just to slow the earth’s warming but to reach drawdown, that point in time when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere peak and begin to decline. These measures promise cascading benefits to human health, security, prosperity, and well-being—giving us every reason to see this planetary crisis as an opportunity to create a just and livable world.

Lord of the World

Lord of the World
Author: Robert Hugh Benson
Pages: 302
ISBN: 9783842499461
Available:
Release: 2012-02-06
Editor: tredition
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

Ways of the World with Sources Combined Volume

Ways of the World with Sources  Combined Volume
Author: Robert W. Strayer,Eric W. Nelson
Pages: 1232
ISBN: 9781319109745
Available:
Release: 2018-08-21
Editor: Macmillan Higher Education
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ways of the World is one of the most successful and innovative textbooks for world history. This 2-in-1 textbook and reader includes a brief-by-design narrative that focuses on significant historical developments and broad themes in world history. With keen consideration of the needs of their student audience, authors Robert W. Strayer and Eric W. Nelson provide an insightful, big picture synthesis that helps students discern what matters most in world history--patterns and variations on both global and regional levels and continuity and change over time. With the same personal touch, the authors guide students to consider primary and secondary source evidence the way historians do. Available for free when packaged with the print book, the popular digital assignment options for this text bring skill building and assessment to a highly effective level. The active learning options come in LaunchPad, which combines an accessible e-book with LearningCurve, an adaptive and automatically graded learning tool that--when assigned--helps ensure students read the book; the complete companion reader with Thinking through Sources digital exercises that help students build arguments from those sources; and many other study and assessment tools. For instructors who want the easiest and most affordable way to ensure students come to class prepared, Achieve Read & Practice pairs LearningCurve adaptive quizzing and our mobile, accessible Value Edition e-book, in one easy-to-use product.

The Fourth Way

The Fourth Way
Author: Petr Damianovich Uspensky
Pages: 446
ISBN: 9781465505866
Available:
Release: 1957
Editor: Library of Alexandria
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ways of the World A Brief Global History with Sources

Ways of the World  A Brief Global History with Sources
Author: Robert W. Strayer
Pages: 704
ISBN: 0312583486
Available:
Release: 2012-10-26
Editor: Bedford/St. Martin's
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The source for world history - narrative and primary sources in one book Ways of the World is one of the most successful and innovative new textbooks for world history in recent years. This 2-in-1 textbook and reader includes a brief-by-design narrative that is truly global and focuses on significant historical trends, themes, and developments in world history. Author Robert W. Strayer, a pioneer in the world history movement with years of classroom experience, provides a thoughtful and insightful synthesis that helps students see the big picture. Following each chapter's narrative are collections of primary written and visual sources organized around a particular theme, issue, or question so that students can consider the evidence the way historians do. The second edition rolls out Bedford/St. Martin's new digital history tools, including LearningCurve, an adaptive quizzing engine that garners over a 90% student satisfaction rate, and LaunchPad, the all new interactive e-book and course space that puts high quality easy-to-use assessment at your fingertips. Easy to integrate into your campus LMS, and featuring video, additional primary sources, a wealth of adaptive and summative quizzing, and more, LaunchPad cements student understanding of the text while helping them make progress toward learning outcomes. It's the best content joined up with the best technology. Also available in number of affordable print and digital editions, including an edition without sources.

Ways of the World Volume 2

Ways of the World  Volume 2
Author: Robert W. Strayer,Eric W. Nelson
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9781319030551
Available:
Release: 2015-09-25
Editor: Macmillan Higher Education
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ways of the World is one of the most successful and innovative textbooks for world history. The brief-by-design narrative is truly global and focuses on significant historical trends, themes, and developments in world history. Authors Robert W. Strayer, a pioneer in the world history movement with years of classroom experience, along with new co-author Eric W. Nelson, a popular and skilled teacher, provide a thoughtful and insightful synthesis that helps students see the big picture while teaching students to consider the evidence the way historians do.

Sand Talk

Sand Talk
Author: Tyson Yunkaporta
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780062975638
Available:
Release: 2020-05-12
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A paradigm-shifting book in the vein of Sapiens that brings a crucial Indigenous perspective to historical and cultural issues of history, education, money, power, and sustainability—and offers a new template for living. As an indigenous person, Tyson Yunkaporta looks at global systems from a unique perspective, one tied to the natural and spiritual world. In considering how contemporary life diverges from the pattern of creation, he raises important questions. How does this affect us? How can we do things differently? In this thoughtful, culturally rich, mind-expanding book, he provides answers. Yunkaporta’s writing process begins with images. Honoring indigenous traditions, he makes carvings of what he wants to say, channeling his thoughts through symbols and diagrams rather than words. He yarns with people, looking for ways to connect images and stories with place and relationship to create a coherent world view, and he uses sand talk, the Aboriginal custom of drawing images on the ground to convey knowledge. In Sand Talk, he provides a new model for our everyday lives. Rich in ideas and inspiration, it explains how lines and symbols and shapes can help us make sense of the world. It’s about how we learn and how we remember. It’s about talking to everyone and listening carefully. It’s about finding different ways to look at things. Most of all it’s about a very special way of thinking, of learning to see from a native perspective, one that is spiritually and physically tied to the earth around us, and how it can save our world. Sand Talk include 22 black-and-white illustrations that add depth to the text.

Plans for World Domination

Plans for World Domination
Author: Randal Um
Pages: 136
ISBN: 149615259X
Available:
Release: 2014-03-05
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

130 lined pages to write down all your plans for world domination.

God s Ways with the World

God s Ways with the World
Author: Daniel Hardy
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780567190109
Available:
Release: 2005-01-01
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is devoted to recovering the truth and vitality of Christian faith by attempting to trace the ways of God with the modern world. Professor Hardy contends that the profundity of God's interaction with the world, despite centuries of valuable contemplation, can best be understood by addressing those aspects of human thought which often give modern life its vitality. These are the very features with which theology has tended to lose touch, but which here are explored as areas in which the character and purposes of God may be manifest. Following the example of the great eras of theological understanding in the past, this book seeks a new and deeper synthesis of faith, theology and other disciplined forms of life and thought to recover the dynamic of God's life and work in and from them. As it does so, it concentrates on the heartlands of Christian faith: worship; the Triune God; and the activity of God in the world, in language and cultures, in cosmology and the human being, in society and the form of the Church, and in the forms of human understanding - scientific, historical, cultural, religious and theological. The result is an uncompromising study which attempts to show the possibilities for a theology which becomes more fully realised by discovering and following the ways of God with the modern world.

Death from the Skies

Death from the Skies
Author: Philip C. Plait
Pages: 326
ISBN: 0670019976
Available:
Release: 2008
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It's only a matter of time before a cosmic disaster spells the end of the Earth. But how concerned should we about about any of these catastrophic scenarios? And if they do post a danger, can anything be done to stop them?

Perspective Affects Everything

Perspective Affects Everything
Author: Keith Eble
Pages: 184
ISBN: 1541170466
Available:
Release: 2016-12-16
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Did you know that you have been looking through "funny-colored glasses" your whole life? What? Who? Me? Yes, all of us! We have been viewing the world around us through our own unique perspective, which colors and flavors everything we see. It is more than a "viewpoint." because it directly effects all that we feel, do, and say.This book is about perspective. Over the many years of his practice, Dr. Keith Eble discovered he was repeating key ideas about perspective to his clients in brief, powerful statements, which served as reminders for the ideas he was addressing. When he began to collect these "one-liners," he found other relevant wise sayings, and, his clients contributed their own gems of wisdom, while he also created ones of his own. As the list grew, the thought of making these ideas available to others grew, too.Dr. Eble firmly believes anyone who reads this book will immediately gain an understanding of how perspective effects us - even unknowingly. He also believes anyone can begin to identify and challenge harmful perspectives. He further believes these ideas can be used as part of an amazing, life-llong endeavor, providing a powerful means to improve emotional health and relationships.

Frederick Wilding or the Ways of the World A novel

Frederick Wilding  or the Ways of the World  A novel
Author: Frederick WILDING
Pages: 329
ISBN: BL:A0023970794
Available:
Release: 1832
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Whispers Of A Warrior

Whispers Of A Warrior
Author: Emry Kale Owens
Pages: 116
ISBN: 148261569X
Available:
Release: 2013-02-22
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

There are never enough words to describe the trials that are endured as we travel through this life. As we sit within a moment of reflection, at times, our past stares back at us through eyes of regret. All too often we fail to realize that our strength is not destroyed by the wicked ways of the world, but rather, it is intensified, amplified, justified.One girl saw the world through the innocent eyes of a child until one day that innocence was savagely ripped from her hands. Refusing to succumb to the illusion that 'we are reflections of our past', she sought to discover a world unlike any she had ever known. Through the eyes of the horse, she became reborn into a life of purpose, and discovered that within her tiny hands, she held the spirit of a warrior.