THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES was one of the first texts to present 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 a fundamental theme--the interaction of human beings and the environment--to compare different times, places, and societies. Special emphasis is given to technology (in its broadest sense) and how technological development 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. The Fourth Edition features extensive new coverage of world events, including globalization in the new millennium. Coverage of China has also been extensively reorganized and rewritten. The Dolphin Edition is available in the following split options: THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES Complete (Chapters 1-34), ISBN 0547149484; Volume I: To 1550 (Chapters 1-15), ISBN 0547149492; Volume II: Since 1500 (Chapters 16-34), ISBN 0547149522.
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Table of Contents
Each chapter ends with an "Important Events" chronology, and Notes" and chapters 16-34 with the corresponding "Part" headings. 16. The Maritime Revolution, to 1550. 17. Transformations in Europe, 1500-1750. 18. The Diversity of American Colonial Societies, 1530-1770. 19. The Atlantic System and Africa, 1550-1800. 20. Southwest Asia and the Indian Ocean, 1500-1750. 21. Northern Eurasia, 1500-1800. Part VI: REVOLUTIONS RESHAPE THE WORLD, 1750-1870. 22. Revolutionary Changes in the Atlantic World, 1750-1850. 23. The Early Industrial Revolution, 1760-1851. 24. Nation Building and Economic Transformation in the Americas, 1800-1890. 25. Land Empires in the Age of Imperialism, 1800-1870. 26. Africa, India, and the New British Empire, 1750-1870. Part VII: GLOBAL DIVERSITY AND DOMINANCE, 1850-1945. 27. The New Power Balance, 1850-1900. 28. The New Imperialism, 1869-1914. 29. The Crisis of the Imperial Order, 1900-1929. 30. The Collapse of the Old Order, 1929-1949. 31. Striving for Independence: India, Africa, and Latin America, 1900-1949. Part VIII: PERILS AND PROMISES OF A GLOBAL COMMUNITY, 1945 TO THE PRESENT. 32. The Cold War and Decolonization, 1945-1975. 33. The End of the Cold War and the Challenge of Economic Development and Immigration, 1975-2000. 34. Globalization in the New Millennium.