"Patterns of World History is an excellent introduction for students into the vast subject of world history. The text's strength is its use of the overlaying theme of 'patterns.' For students, these patterns help them understand global history in a meaningful way. It gives them tools to understand how societies came about, how they interacted and what caused change in them. For instructors, the text provides an effective and flexible framework for engaging students to read, think, and write about world history--students will be 'seeing patterns'in no time."--Robert Bond, San Diego Mesa College
"Patterns of World History has set a new high benchmark for world history textbooks."--Candace Gregory, Sacramento State University
About the Author
Peter von Sivers is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Utah.
Charles A. Desnoyers is an Associate Professor of History at La Salle University
George B. Stow is a Professor of History and the Director of the Graduate Program in History at La Salle University.