» » World Civilizations: The Global Experience, Volume 1 (6th Edition)

Download World Civilizations: The Global Experience, Volume 1 (6th Edition) epub

by Michael B. Adas,Stuart B. Schwartz,Marc Jason Gilbert,Peter N. Stearns

Designed for introductory-level survey courses in World History.

The primary goal of World Civilizations is to present a truly global history–from the development of agriculture and herding to the present. Using a unique periodization, this book divides the main periods of human history according to changes in the nature and extent of global contacts.

This global world history text emphasizes the major stages in the interactions among different peoples and societies, while at the same time assessing the development of major societies. Encompassing social and cultural as well as political and economic history, the book examines key civilizations in world history. World Civilizations balances this discussion of independent developments in the world's major civilizations with comparative analysis of the results of global contact.

Download World Civilizations: The Global Experience,  Volume 1 (6th Edition) epub
ISBN: 0205659586
ISBN13: 978-0205659586
Category: History
Subcategory: World
Author: Michael B. Adas,Stuart B. Schwartz,Marc Jason Gilbert,Peter N. Stearns
Language: English
Publisher: Pearson; 6 edition (January 13, 2010)
Pages: 576 pages
ePUB size: 1677 kb
FB2 size: 1655 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 904
Other Formats: mbr azw lrf lrf

I give it 4 stars because it tortured me for my summer semester. About 4 chapters a week for 5 weeks broke me. I know the info was interesting but I have nightmares about this book. Its got history folks and lots of it. If you have a normal paced class this book is solid but for the love of god if this book is assigned for a brief class RUN AWAY. Overall though I could imagine in a regular semester class that the "I wanna learn" part of my brain would say nice textbook very informative, however my summer student side is still in a corner hugging my adventure time plush sucking my thumb. Enjoy.
I am a World History AP teacher (10th grade) that is forced to use this book. I teach sophomore's and this book makes a lot of assumptions that students should know certain things, which sometimes they do- but not all of them. And it's a very confusing read. We've just finished Ch 4 over Greece & Rome. And in one chapter he covers Greece, Persia, Hellenistic culture and Rome and of course it's not in order he writes it by theme and flips between cultures. It's been very confusing for my students to read all on one page about the Roman Republic, Greece, Persia, Roman Empire, Persia, Greece, etc. It's rotten!! After reading it some of my kids (even the smart ones) weren't sure which was first historically the Roman Republic or Roman Empire. This book is a difficult read, I have to supplement a lot of the reading with other resources because they don't understand what Stearns is talking about. I would not recommend anyone willingly read this on their own- only if you're forced to in class, and then pray that you can have someone explain the main ideas! Maybe later versions are easier, but version 3 is NOT good.
Good Luck!!
This book's authors cover the span of the world and it's history with an eye for detail while keeping the big-picture in mind. Different regions are compared side by side in chapters that are grouped by time. This allows for a careful examination of specific times and places without losing sight of what is happening elsewhere in the world. The pictures capture one's attention and the narration holds it. I read a variety of history books and this book exceeded my expectations. Well done!
the sections are not ordered in a good way: they move from one subject to another, and then back again, without any good transitions whatsoever. the author also seems to think that we already know a lot about what we're reading, so he doesn't explain it as much as i would have liked. if you're getting this for school, good luck.
The book is very well written, wish it wasn't so general about certain subjects though. Sometimes it'll cover 100-200 years of history in a line or single paragraph.
arrived as expected.
Ordered this for my daughter, should have gotten an multi pack of highlighters with it. She loves it. Her grandmother even tried to sneak off with it.
40 chapters. Not enough time in the school year for an AP World history class to finish this book. More of a difficult read.