World Civilizations Volume Ii Since 1500

Author by : Philip Adler
Language : en
Publisher by : Cengage Learning
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Description : For an accessible, comprehensive global survey of the world’s major civilizations, Adler and Pouwels’s WORLD CIVILIZATIONS VOLUME II offers a great balance between detail and brevity. This unique student-oriented text offers 32 short chapters accompanied by strong pedagogy and critical thinking tools, giving instructors the flexibility to assign a wide range of major topics in world history in a variety of different ways, plus making learning more manageable for students. Built on the authors’ nearly sixty years of combined teaching experience, the Sixth Edition features increased coverage of Asia and Africa, strengthening the global backbone of the text significantly. The focused treatment of topics throughout history covers every major epoch and follows broad patterns and processes, while illuminating history through specific examples and a particular emphasis on social and cultural topics. Available in the following split options: WORLD CIVILIZATIONS, Sixth Edition (Chapters 1-54), ISBN: 978-0-495-91300-9; Volume I: To 1700 (Chapters 1-28), ISBN: 978-0-495-91301-6. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


World Civilizations

Author by : Philip J. Adler
Language : en
Publisher by : Cengage Learning
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Description : For an accessible, comprehensive global survey of the world's major civilizations, Adler and Pouwels's WORLD CIVILIZATIONS offers a great balance between detail and brevity. This unique student-oriented text offers 53 short chapters accompanied by strong pedagogy and critical thinking tools, giving instructors the flexibility to assign a wide range of major topics in world history in a variety of different ways, while making learning more manageable for students. The focused treatment of topics throughout history covers every major epoch and follows broad patterns and processes, while illuminating history through specific examples and a particular emphasis on social and cultural topics. Among other updates, the eighth edition includes new content that illustrates how the world has become increasingly interdependent, gives more attention to the non-Western world and its peoples, and provides sharper focus on the importance of women in history. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Technology In World Civilization

Author by : Arnold Pacey
Language : en
Publisher by : MIT Press
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Description : In this very different book, Arnold Pacey takes a global view, placing the development of technology squarely in a "world civilization."


The Sea And Civilization

Author by : Lincoln Paine
Language : en
Publisher by : Atlantic Books Ltd
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Description : A monumental, wholly accessible work of scholarship that retells human history through the story of mankind's relationship with the sea. An accomplishment of both great sweep and illuminating detail, The Sea and Civilization is a stunning work of history that reveals in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, and how goods, languages, religions, and entire cultures spread across and along the world's waterways. Lincoln Paine takes us back to the origins of long-distance migration by sea with our ancestors' first forays from Africa and Eurasia to Australia and the Americas. He demonstrates the critical role of maritime trade to the civilizations of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia, and the Indus Valley. He reacquaints us with the great seafaring cultures of antiquity like those of the Phoenicians and Greeks, as well as those of India, Southeast and East Asia who parlayed their navigational skills, shipbuilding techniques, and commercial acumen to establish vibrant overseas colonies and trade routes in the centuries leading up to the age of European overseas expansion. His narrative traces subsequent developments in commercial and naval shipping through the post-Cold War era. Above all, Paine makes clear how the rise and fall of civilizations can be traced to the sea.


Green Energy Economies

Author by : John Byrne
Language : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Green Energy Economies offers insight into the major drivers that are shaping a new future powered by clean energy sources. Assembling cutting-edge researchers as contributors, the book provides a comprehensive account of the shift underway, examining in detail the complexities and intricacies involved with such a transition. The book first details the promises and problems of a green energy transition. Next, it explores the economic benefits that a comprehensive strategy toward a green energy economy might create. Then it investigates how communities will be affected and explores the social, cultural, and other changes that are likely to result. Finally, it explores the shift toward new technologies in-depth. Green Energy Economies concludes with policy options that support a transition to a better energy, environmental, and economic future. The contributors argue that a green energy economy offers great promise, but its realization will require making hard choices, and soon. They argue for investments in renewable energy and economic systems that can deliver a sustainable and equitable future. This book makes a forceful case for a green future.


Global Visioning

Author by : Ahmed Abaddi
Language : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This volume makes the case for global visioning: the collective process of looking at a larger picture and building common ground for the future. The contributors agree that only by such a process will people be able to address mounting problems like global warming, war, terrorism, and poverty, which threaten the Earth's population.This latest volume in the Peace & Policy series addresses three main themes. "On Spirituality and Ethics" advocates an international culture of nonviolence. "International and Transnational Relations" makes a case for global fellowship. "On Education and Culture" argues that educating children is the first step in reforming the world. The contributors seek solutions to the question of how people can start seeing issues from a global point of view, rather than from narrow national perspectives.In keeping with the global nature and scope of the world's problems, the contributions come from very diverse countries, including Japan, Morocco, South Africa, Germany, Italy, Belgium, and the United States. This work will inspire participation in this much-needed exercise of collective global problem solving.


History Of World Civilisation

Author by : Manoj Sharma
Language : en
Publisher by : Anmol Publications PVT. LTD.
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Description : History Of World Civilization As A Paper Is Being Taught At The Graduate And Post Graduate Level In Almost All The Indian Universities And Institutions. This Book Provides Complete Information On Social, Political, Economic And Cultural Aspects Of History Of World Civilization.The Major Topics Dealt In This Book Are-The Indus Valley Civilizations; Later Vedic Civilization (The Epic Age); The Cradle Of Civilization In The Nile Valley; Mesopotamian Civilization; Indian Civilization; Greek Civilization; Alexander And The Hellenistic Civilization; The Roman Civilization; Civilization In China; Feudal Lords And Churchmen; Revision Of Trade In European Nations; The Reformation; The Byzantine Empire In Western Civilization; Renaissance And Age Of Discovery; Civilizations In Asia And America; French Revolution; The American Revolution; Etc.


World Civilizations Volume I To 1700

Author by : Philip J. Adler
Language : en
Publisher by : Cengage Learning
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Total Read : 57
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Description : For an accessible, comprehensive global survey of the world's major civilizations, Adler and Pouwels's WORLD CIVILIZATIONS offers a great balance between detail and brevity. This unique student-oriented text offers 53 short chapters accompanied by strong pedagogy and critical thinking tools, giving instructors the flexibility to assign a wide range of major topics in world history in a variety of different ways, while making learning more manageable for students. The focused treatment of topics throughout history covers every major epoch and follows broad patterns and processes, while illuminating history through specific examples and a particular emphasis on social and cultural topics. Among other updates, the eighth edition includes new content that illustrates how the world has become increasingly interdependent, gives more attention to the non-Western world and its peoples, and provides sharper focus on the importance of women in history. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Civilizations

Author by : Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
Language : en
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : In Civilizations, Felipe Fernández-Armesto once again proves himself a brilliantly original historian, capable of large-minded and comprehensive works; here he redefines the subject that has fascinated historians from Thucydides to Gibbon to Spengler to Fernand Braudel: the nature of civilization. To Fernández-Armesto, a civilization is "civilized in direct proportion to its distance, its difference from the unmodified natural environment"...by its taming and warping of climate, geography, and ecology. The same impersonal forces that put an ocean between Africa and India, a river delta in Mesopotamia, or a 2,000-mile-long mountain range in South America have created the mold from which humanity has fashioned its own wildly differing cultures. In a grand tradition that is certain to evoke comparisons to the great historical taxonomies, each chapter of Civilizations connects the world of the ecologist and geographer to a panorama of cultural history. In Civilizations, the medieval poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is not merely a Christian allegory, but a testament to the thousand-year-long deforestation of the trees that once covered 90 percent of the European mainland. The Indian Ocean has served as the world's greatest trading highway for millennia not merely because of cultural imperatives, but because the regular monsoon winds blow one way in the summer and the other in the winter. In the words of the author, "Unlike previous attempts to write the comparative history of civilizations, it is arranged environment by environment, rather than period by period, or society by society." Thus, seventeen distinct habitats serve as jumping-off points for a series of brilliant set-piece comparisons; thus, tundra civilizations from Ice Age Europe are linked with the Inuit of the Pacific Northwest; and the Mississippi mound-builders and the deforesters of eleventh-century Europe are both understood as civilizations built on woodlands. Here, of course, are the familiar riverine civilizations of Mesopotamia and China, of the Indus and the Nile; but also highland civilizations from the Inca to New Guinea; island cultures from Minoan Crete to Polynesia to Renaissance Venice; maritime civilizations of the Indian Ocean and South China Sea...even the Bushmen of Southern Africa are seen through a lens provided by the desert civilizations of Chaco Canyon. More, here are fascinating stories, brilliantly told -- of the voyages of Chinese admiral Chen Ho and Portuguese commodore Vasco da Gama, of the Great Khan and the Great Zimbabwe. Here are Hesiod's tract on maritime trade in the early Aegean and the most up-to-date genetics of seed crops. Erudite, wide-ranging, a work of dazzling scholarship written with extraordinary flair, Civilizations is a remarkable achievement...a tour de force by a brilliant scholar.