Featuring a beautiful new design, THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES, Sixth Edition, presents world history in a balanced, global framework, shifting the focus away from political centers of power. This truly global text for the world history survey course employs fundamental themes of aenvironment and technologya and adiversity and dominancea to explore patterns of humansa interactions with their surroundings and with each other. The authorsa approach reveals how humanity continues to shape and be shaped by the environment and how dominant structures and traditions are balanced and challenged by alternate beliefs. Special emphasis is given to technological development and how it underlies all human activity. Highly acclaimed in their fields of study, the authors bring a wide array of expertise to the program. A combination of strong scholarship and detailed pedagogy gives the book its reputation for rigor and student accessibility. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.... of small laptop computers, cellular phones, and MP3 players to provide new business and professional applications and entertainment. Hand-held a convergence devicesa evolving from the cellular telephone allow users to make phone calls, send e-mail, ... No corporation has played a more central role in this stage ofthe computer revolution than Apple, a computer ... chat rooms that transcend or supplement older forms of community based on ethnic, regional, or economic identities.
|Title||:||The Earth and Its Peoples: A Global History, Volume C: Since 1750|
|Author||:||Richard Bulliet, Pamela Crossley, Daniel Headrick, Steven Hirsch, Lyman Johnson|
|Publisher||:||Cengage Learning - 2014-01-01|