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.
Description : Known for its balanced coverage, strong pedagogy, and thorough treatment of non-Western civilizations, World Civilizations remains a top choice at colleges and universities with over 400 adoptions in its eighth edition.
Description : This monograph explores the dire ecological, social, and economic situations facing mankind through comprehensive analyses of global ecological issues, poverty, environmental stability and regulation, and sustainable development. Drs. Victor Danilov-Danil’yan and Igor Reyf discuss the development of ecology as a science, the increasing concern among scientists and public servants for the unsustainability of current economic and demographic trends, and the dire consequences our planet and civilization are already suffering as a result of the ongoing environmental and social crisis. They also address the philosophical implications of the crisis, and suggest possible solutions. The book conveys complex objects of study, namely the biosphere and the harmful anthropogenic processes it has been experiencing for decades, so that the work is accessible without omitting key components of the subject matter. Readers will learn about the social and economic contributors to a threatened biosphere, the mechanisms that maintain the stability of the global environment, and the scales at which sustainable development and preservation can be applied to initiate environmental regulation. Though intended to appeal to the general public and non-specialists, environmental researchers, organizations involved in sustainable development and conservation, and students engaged in ecology, environment, and sustainability studies will also find this book of interest.
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.
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.
Description : A highly original and readily accessible examination of the cultural dimension of international politics, this book provides a sophisticated and nuanced account of the relevance of cultural categories for the analysis of world politics. The book’s analytical focus is on plural and pluralist civilizations. Civilizations exist in the plural within one civilization of modernity; and they are internally pluralist rather than unitary. The existence of plural and pluralist civilizations is reflected in transcivilizational engagements, intercivilizational encounters and, only occasionally, in civilizational clashes. Drawing on the work of Eisenstadt, Collins and Elias, Katzenstein’s introduction provides a cogent and detailed alternative to Huntington’s. This perspective is then developed and explored through six outstanding case studies written by leading experts in their fields. Combining contemporary and historical perspectives while addressing the civilizational politics of America, Europe, China, Japan, India and Islam, the book draws these discussions together in Patrick Jackson’s theoretically informed, thematic conclusion. Featuring an exceptional line-up and representing a diversity of theoretical views within one integrative perspective, this work will be of interest to all scholars and students of international relations, sociology and political science.
Description : The French historian takes an anti-ethnocentric look at the broad, continuing sweep of the history of civilization since the eighth century. By the author of The Structures of Everyday Life.