Now updated! Your personal tour guide to the history of the world Want to know more about global history? This concise guide explains in clear detail all the major players and events that have made the world what it is today. Covering the entirety of human history, this comprehensive resource highlights important developments in everything from ...Read MoreNow updated! Your personal tour guide to the history of the world Want to know more about global history? This concise guide explains in clear detail all the major players and events that have made the world what it is today. Covering the entirety of human history, this comprehensive resource highlights important developments in everything from religion and science to art and war -- giving you an understanding of how the 21st-century world came to be. Begin to connect with the past -- label the eras as you meet the Neanderthals, home in on Homer, raise Atlantis, and preserve Pharaohs Find strength in numbers -- trace the growth from ancient civilizations to today's global community and discover what makes societies succeed or fail Discover the impact of thought -- explore the rise of religion, the roots of philosophy, and the advance of science -- and how our feelings and beliefs continually redefined us Know the global consequences of war -- ride with the Greeks and the Romans, arm yourself with the cavalry, dig the trenches, and follow the paths humans took to wage modern war Meet the movers and shakers -- from great leaders and courageous revolutionaries to ruthless tyrants and unsung heroes Examine significant events of the 21st century -- from 9/11 and the Afghanistan and Iraq wars to climate change, Hurricane Katrina, and the economic rise of China, India, and Brazil Open the book and find: A detailed overview of history The development of the world's religions Reviews of essential historical documents, from the Bible to the Bill of Rights The invention of writing and art Scientific developments that revolutionized the world Capsule biographies of people who changed history -- and a few who were changed by it Ten unforgettable dates in world historyRead Less
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I love all of these books...for Dummies! I teach World History to all 9th graders and they are very hard to regroup and get excited about History...let alone...World History. This book breaks down the pieces that are easy to understand and a lot of tidbit History things that myself and my students never knew...for example...During the Black Plague when children would become sick and then drop down, eventually die...the song "Ring Around the Posey" is an rhyme that most children readily identify with...they lock hands, dance in a circle, and then at the end they all fall down...this is into reference of the Black Plague. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to all teachers who are looking for the ins and outs of making their unit interesting and satisfying!!!
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