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World History
A World History of Rubber: Empire, Industry, and the Everyday
A World History of Rubber
Empire, Industry, and the Everyday
Paperback      ISBN: 1118934229

A World History of Rubber helps readers understand and gain new insights into the social and cultural contexts of global production and consumption, from the nineteenth century to today, through the fascinating story of one commodity.

  • Divides the coverage into themes of race, migration, and labor; gender on plantations and in factories; demand and everyday consumption; World Wars and nationalism; and resistance and independence
  • Highlights the interrelatedness of our world long before the age of globalization and the global social inequalities that persist today
  • Discusses key concepts of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including imperialism, industrialization, racism, and inequality, through the lens of rubber
  • Provides an engaging and accessible narrative for all levels that is filled with archival research, illustrations, and maps
A World History of Rubber: Empire, Industry, and the Everyday
A World History of Rubber
Empire, Industry, and the Everyday
Hardcover      ISBN: 1118934237

A World History of Rubber helps readers understand and gain new insights into the social and cultural contexts of global production and consumption, from the nineteenth century to today, through the fascinating story of one commodity.

  • Divides the coverage into themes of race, migration, and labor; gender on plantations and in factories; demand and everyday consumption; World Wars and nationalism; and resistance and independence
  • Highlights the interrelatedness of our world long before the age of globalization and the global social inequalities that persist today
  • Discusses key concepts of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including imperialism, industrialization, racism, and inequality, through the lens of rubber
  • Provides an engaging and accessible narrative for all levels that is filled with archival research, illustrations, and maps
The World History Workbook: The Ancient World to the Present
The World History Workbook
The Ancient World to the Present
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1442251948

This innovative and user-friendly workbook, now combined into a single volume organized chronologically, guides students and instructors through the ideas and methods of world history. Designed to be used either as a stand-alone text or as a companion to a more traditional text, this hands-on book provides all the elements necessary to support a world history course, including narrative, projects, primary sources, and a detailed glossary of terms. David Hertzel uses the guiding argument that world history is the heritage of every student's own family, culture, language, and values. He asks students to examine historical "universals" such as language, genealogy, myth, literature, religion, and archetypes. Rather than provide exhaustive coverage of each of these vast topics, the workbook provides judiciously selected historical examples as models that can launch discussions suitable to the needs of a particular class. The projects guide readers to recognize universals in their own lives and societies, allowing instructors and students to pursue historical themes in a constructive and open environment. The thoughtful readings and questions address moral issues involving freedom, equality, and justice, and the projects are designed to be used in a discussion or Socratic method in classes of all sizes. Despite the rigor of the comparative method and the extensive use of primary material, the workbook retains a simple but powerful theme and approach, making it accessible to students from a wide range of educational and social backgrounds.

A World History, 4th Edition
A World History, 4th Edition
Paperback      ISBN: 019511616x

Global in scope, William McNeill's widely acclaimed one-volume history emphasizes the four Old World civilizations of the Middle East, India, China, and Europe, paying particular attention to their interaction across time as well as the impact on historical scholarship in light of the most
recent archaeological discoveries. The engaging and informative narrative touches on all aspects of civilization, including geography, communication, and technological and artistic developments, and provides extensive coverage of the modern era. This new edition includes a thoroughly updated
bibliographic essay and a new discussion of the most significant events in world history and civilization since 1976.

Worlds at War: The 2,500-Year Struggle Between East and West
Worlds at War
The 2,500-Year Struggle Between East and West
Paperback      ISBN: 0812968905

Spanning two and a half millennia, Anthony Pagden's mesmerizing Worlds at War delves deep into the roots of the "clash of civilizations" between East and West that has always been a battle over ideas. It begins with ancient Greece and its epic fight against the Persian Empire, then sweeps to Rome, which created the modern concepts of citizenship and the rule of law. Pagden dramatizes the birth of Christianity in the East and its use in the West as an instrument of government, setting the stage for what would become, and has remained, a global battle of the secular against the sacred. Islam, at first ridiculed in Christian Europe, drives Pope Urban II to launch the Crusades, which transform the relationship between East and West into one of competing religious beliefs.

Modern times bring a first world war, which among other things seeks to redesign the Muslim world by force. In our own era, Muslims now find themselves in unwelcoming Western societies, while the West seeks to enforce democracy and its own secular values through occupation in the East. Pagden ends on a cautionary note, warning that terrorism and war will continue as long as sacred and secular remain confused in the minds of so many.

Eye-opening and compulsively readable, Worlds at War is a stunning work of history and a triumph of modern scholarship.
Writing the Nation: A Global Perspective
Writing the Nation
A Global Perspective
Hardcover      ISBN: 023000802x

This book brings together experts on national history writing from all five continents to discuss the role of history in the making of national identities in a transnational and comparative way. The institutionalization and professionalisation of history writing is analysed in the context of history's increasing nationalization.

Writing the Nation: A Global Perspective
Writing the Nation
A Global Perspective
Paperback      ISBN: 1137428120

This book brings together experts on national history writing from all five continents to discuss the role of history in the making of national identities in a transnational and comparative way. The institutionalization and professionalisation of history writing is analysed in the context of history's increasing nationalization.

You Could Look It Up: The Reference Shelf from Ancient Babylon to Wikipedia
You Could Look It Up
The Reference Shelf from Ancient Babylon to Wikipedia
Hardcover      ISBN: 080277752x

Knowledge is of two kinds, said Samuel Johnson in 1775. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it. Today we think of Wikipedia as the source of all information, the ultimate reference. Yet it is just the latest in a long line of aggregated knowledge--reference works that have shaped the way we've seen the world for centuries.

You Could Look It Up
chronicles the captivating stories behind these great works and their contents, and the way they have influenced each other. From The Code of Hammurabi, the earliest known compendium of laws in ancient Babylon almost two millennia before Christ to Pliny's Natural History; from the 11th-century Domesday Book recording land holdings in England to Abraham Ortelius's first atlas of the world; from Samuel Johnson's A Dictionary of the English Language to The Whole Earth Catalog to Google, Jack Lynch illuminates the human stories and accomplishment behind each, as well as its enduring impact on civilization. In the process, he offers new insight into the value of knowledge.

You Had Better Make Some Noise: Words to Change the World
You Had Better Make Some Noise
Words to Change the World
Paperback      ISBN: 0714876739

Magn fica recopilaci n de citas de los visionarios que han sido motor de cambio en el mundo.

M s te vale hacer ruido compila el mundo de los activistas sociales, los revolucionarios, artistas, fil sofos, escritores, m sicos, o pol ticos. Individuos que han luchado y luchan por la justicia incit ndonos a hacer lo mismo; Octavio Paz, Ai Weiwei, Margaret Mead, Harvey Milk, Pablo Neruda, Susan Sontag, Bertold Bretch, Diego Rivera, o Bertrand Rusell son algunas de las voces inspiradoras recopiladas.

"Cuando la historia de nuestro tiempo sea escrita, ?seremos recordados como la generaci n que dio la espalda en un momento de crisis global o ser escrito que hicimos lo correcto?" Nelson Mandela hizo la pregunta y este libro nos impulsa a responderla.

Young Heroes in World History
Young Heroes in World History
Hardcover      ISBN: 031330257x

This book of biographical profiles and stories chronicles the astonishing courage and imagination of young people. The lives of the seventeen young men and women profiled here, who range in age from twelve to twenty-three at the time of their heroic deeds, spread across oceans and continents, cultures, races, and ethnic groups throughout 250 years. Each of their lives offers testimony to the human capacity to endure, overcome incredible obstacles, and choose honor, integrity, compassion, and service. The stories of many are told here for the first time.

Among the lives depicted here are those of Melba Pattillo Beals, one of the first African American students to attempt to integrate a formerly all-white high school in Little Rock in 1957; Vladimir Bukovsky, a teenager whose activities on behalf of the human rights movement in the Soviet Union landed him in prison; Marianne Cohn, who paid the ultimate price for her courage as a resistance fighter in World War II France; Charles Eastman, raised as a Sioux, who was thrust at age fourteen into an alien white world and who later returned to his people as a physician and saved many lives at Wounded Knee; Olaudah Equino, a West African sold into slavery in the eighteenth century whose autobiography offers an unflinching portrayal of the horrors of the Atlantic slave trade; and Chai Ling, a slip of a girl who assumed leadership of the student rebellion in China's Tiananmen Square. The heroes profiled in this book represent ten nations--Africa, China, Cuba, Denmark, France, Germany, Pakistan, Soviet Union, Thailand, and the United States. Each profile concludes with a bibliography for further reading. These engagingly written stories of young people's courage will inspire and instruct.