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World Civilizations (Ninth Edition) (Vol. 1) 9th Edition

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ISBN-10: 0393968804
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About the Author

Robert E. Lerner is Professor of History and Peter B. Ritzma Professor in the Humanities at Northwestern University. He is the author or coauthor of many books, including The Age of Adversity: The Fourteenth Century (1968) and Western Civilizations, 13/e (1998).

Meacham is Sheffield Centennial Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin.
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Product Details

  • Series: World Civilizations (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 880 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 9 edition (January 17, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393968804
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393968804
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 1.3 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #114,854 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Wordy and difficult to navigate.
Splits subjects up both chronologically, and by region, and by religion, which makes it unwieldy.
Still, all the information is in there, but it's merely okay.
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This book has 2 volumes. I always love history. I have a 2-volume book titled "A Global History", which is excellent. Actually, it's one of the best books I've ever had.

As for this one (World Civilizations), my purpose is to read about the world history from another angle.

I haven't finished this book yet. I hope it turns out to be a good one.
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By A Customer on September 11, 2015
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This book turns what should be an interesting subject into horrible tedium. The chapters are laid out like a novel that someone would sit down to read instead of as a textbook with bullet points, time-lines, formatting to break up text, etc.. If reading this were optional, I would not read it.

I bought the study guide - hoping for a more concise breakdown of the chapters - nope.
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Awful read, dry and overly wordy. I wish this wasn't the required book in many colleges.
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Just what was needed for class. School bookstore ran out Amazon's delivery was great.
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By Haley on September 19, 2015
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Very dry and boring .. I find it doesn't expand on certain things
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The book is great to have to reference to for information.
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Came quickly and exactly how described! thank you
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