Although this brief edition is two-thirds the length of its full-length counterpart, it retains coverage of all major themes and provides a truly global perspective on world history, without over-emphasizing Europe or the U.S. The Earth and Its Peoples focuses on the interaction of human beings and the environment, using this central theme to compare different times, places, and societies. Special emphasis is given to technology and how technological development underlies all human activity.
Ideal for one-semester survey courses or courses where instructors want to supplement their textbook with many primary sources, this text has been carefully abbreviated to maintain the essential narrative of world history. Specific areas of improved coverage are the early Americas, Russia, the Enlightenment, the Renaissance, and the Industrial Revolution. Structural updates include earlier coverage of the Americas and a chronologically organized section on the period from 1945 to the present.
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Richard Bulliet received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1967. He has published Islam: The View from the Edge, four novels, and edited The Columbia History of the 20th Century and The Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East.
Pamela Kyle Crossley received her Ph.D. in modern Chinese history from Yale University. She is professor of History, Rosenwald Research Professor in the Arts and Sciences, and chair of Asian and Middle Eastern studies at Dartmouth College. Her books also include A Translucent Mirror: History and Identity in Qing Imperial Ideology, The Manchus, and Orphan Warriors: Three Manchu Generations and the End of the Qing Empire. She is a co-author on the Houghton Mifflin world history text, The Earth and Its Peoples, 2/e. Her research—which concentrates on the cultural history of China, Inner Asia, and Central Asia—has most recently been supported by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Daniel R. Headrick received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1971. He has published The Tools of Empire, The Tentacles of Progress, and The Invisible Weapon. His articles have appeared in The Journal of World History and The Journal of Modern History.
Steven Hirsch received his Ph.D. from Stanford University. He has published The Friendship of the Barbarians: Xenophon and the Persian Empire, as well as articles and reviews in the Classical Journal and the American Journal of Philology.
Lyman L. Johnson received his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in 1974. His books include The Problem of Order in Changing Societies, Essays on the Proce History of 18th-century Latin America, and Colonial Latin America.
David Northrup is professor of History at Boston College. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California-Los Angeles in 1974. His areas of expertise are sub-Saharan Africa, African and Asian migration, and world history. At Boston College he regularly teaches the course on the Atlantic slave trade and a survey course on African history. Northrup is co-author of The Earth and Its Peoples, 2/e. His other publications include "Tropical Migrations" in the Oxford History of the British Empire (1998) and Indentured Labor in the Age of Imperialism (1995).
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