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

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  • New! The most consistently novel feature of this sixth edition involves the enhanced focus on the evolution of interregional and ultimately global contacts. Each Part Opener clearly discusses the nature of contacts in the time period involved, and from the postclassical period onward this involves also the assessment of basic systems of interaction and exchange. This theme is recaptured in chapters on individual societies but also in the Part Retrospective.
  • New! Each Part Opener clearly identifies leading themes and Big Concepts, and chapters on the major regions allow the concepts to be explored more fully and compared across regional lines.
  • New! Chapter Updates: 20th century materials have been substantially revised, with particular attention to greater clarity and emphasis on the end of the Cold War and ensuing developments. The emergence of globalization, and resistance to globalization, have also been reexamined. All of the other chapters have been reviewed and updated as necessary.
  • New! In-text Pronunciation Guide: New to the sixth edition is a pronunciation guide, which is intended to help familiarize students with new terminology by providing in-text pronunciations of key words and phrases that will help students become comfortable when discussing text passages. Pronunciations are also included in the glossary at the end of the text.
  • New! Complete Redesign: The sixth edition of World Civilizations: The Global Experience has been thoroughly redesigned. The student-friendly text, maps, and global orientation help students easily recognize and distinguish geographical features and areas. Maps in the part introductions highlight major developments during each period and familiarize students with all areas of the world. Full-color photos help bring history to life.

About the Author

Peter N. Stearns

Peter N. Stearns is provost and professor of history

at George Mason University. He received his Ph.D.

from Harvard University. Before moving to George

Mason University, he taught at Rutgers University,

the University of Chicago, and Carnegie Mellon,

where he won the Robert Doherty Educational

Leadership Award and the Elliott Dunlap Smith Teaching Award. He has

taught world history for more than 15 years. He currently serves as chair

of the Advanced Placement World History Committee and also founded

and is the editor of the Journal of Social History. In addition to textbooks

and readers, he has written studies of gender and consumerism in a world

history context. Other books address modern social and cultural history

and include studies on gender, old age, work, dieting, and emotion. His

most recent book in this area is American Fear: Causes and Consequences

of High Anxiety.

 

 

 

 

Michael Adas

Michael Adas is the Abraham Voorhees Professor of

History and a board of governor’s chair at Rutgers

University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Over the

past couple of decades his teaching has focused on

patterns and processes of global and comparative

history. His courses on race and empire in the early

modern and industrial eras and on world history in the 20th century have

earned him a number of teaching prizes. In addition to texts on world

history, Adas has written mainly on the comparative history of colonialism

and its impact on the peoples and societies of Asia and Africa. His

books include Machines as the Measure of Men: Science, Technology, and

Ideologies of Western Dominance, which won the Dexter Prize, and the recently

published Dominance by Design: Technological Imperatives and

America’s Civilizing Mission. He is currently writing a global history of the

First World War.

 

 

 

Stuart B. Schwartz

Stuart B. Schwartz was born and educated in Springfield,

Massachusetts, and then attended Middlebury

College and the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico.

He has an M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University

in Latin American history. He taught for many

years at the University of Minnesota and joined the

faculty at Yale University in 1996. He has also taught in Brazil, Puerto

Rico, Spain, France, and Portugal. He is a specialist on the history of colonial

Latin America, especially Brazil, and is the author of numerous

books, notably Sugar Plantations in the Formation of Brazilian Society

(1985), which won the Bolton Prize for the best book in Latin American

History. He is also the author of Slaves, Peasants, and Rebels (1992), Early

Latin America(1983), and Victors and Vanquished (1999). He has held fellowships

from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Institute for Advanced

Study (Princeton). For his work on Brazil he was recently

decorated by the Brazilian government. He continues to read widely in

the history and anthropology of Latin America, Africa, and early modern

Europe.

 

 

 

Marc Jason Gilbert

Marc Jason Gilbert is the holder of an NEHsupported

Chair in World History at Hawaii Pacific

University in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is a former University

System of Georgia Distinguished Professor of

Teaching and Learning. He received his Ph.D in history

in 1978 at UCLA, where he built his own program

in world history out of a mixture of more traditional fields. He is a

founding member of the World History Association and one of its initial

elected officers.More than a decade ago, he founded and served as executive

director of the Southeastern World History Association. He has codirected

two Summer Institutes for Teaching Advanced Placement World

History. He has attempted to bring a global dimension to the study of

south and southeast Asian history in numerous articles and books, such

as Why the North Won the Vietnam War.

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  • Hardcover: 1080 pages
  • Publisher: Pearson; 6 edition (January 13, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 020565956X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205659562
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 1.6 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.2 pounds
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By history lover on October 23, 2011
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Although concise, Stearns completely ignores the civilizations of the Americas, and has little information on the civilizations of Africa and the pacific islands. Textbooks like this are the reason American students know nothing of native American history. Stearns also is shaky on explaining trade and the connections and influences between civilizations. His visuals and primary sources are few and uninteresting and mislabeled. If this is your class textbook, don't be satisfied! Find other sources to give you a more complete education on world history.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By G. Mendola on September 12, 2013
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A absolutely terrible book! Completely biased and incorrect. Multiple facts wrong or just omitted all together. Not to mention the terrible quality of the book itself. This is only the second year my school has used it and already massive chunks of pages fall out. Meanwhile the book seems to be trying to counter the euro-centrism of the past with absolutely, hopelessly biased Islam-centrism. They went to the complete other end of the scale, and in doing so have lost tons of facts and warped the ones that are left. If your school makes you use this book, walk out in disgust that they would make you learn from such a monstrosity! To think that this is being used tho educate the youth of our nation!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Veronique Bishop on November 8, 2014
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Clearly written by committee, this book is surprisingly short on facts (it's a history book!) and long on unsubstantiated opinions. Sample para: "China's politics and culture meshed readily, especially around the emergence of a Confucian bureaucracy. Economic innovation did not disrupt the emphasis on order and stability, and family structures were closely linked to political and cultural goals." No explanation of Confucian bureaucracy or substantiation of viepoint.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By student on November 10, 2010
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This book listed all the needed information for a high school/college
class at a great price. Just what we needed!
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By natraps on June 16, 2011
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I used this book for a my World Civ. class online. If you have taken any online class before you know that it requires reading. I found this book very easy to read compared to my other books for Geography and History.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lee Davis on September 8, 2014
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The book arrived in great condition. Thanks so much!
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