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World Civilizations: The Global Experience, Volume 1 (6th Edition)

World Civilizations: The Global Experience,  Volume 1 (6th Edition)
Author: Peter N. Stearns - Michael B. Adas - Stuart B. Sch
ISBN 13: 9780205659586
ISBN 10: 205659586
Edition: 6
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2010-01-13
Format: Paperback
Pages: 576
List Price: $163.20

Designed for introductory-level survey courses in World History.

The primary goal of World Civilizations is to present a truly global history–from 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 at the same time assessing the development of major societies. Encompassing social and cultural as well as political and economic history, 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.