Essentials of World History: Third Edition

Essentials of World History: Third Edition

by Frank Zhu


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Essentials of World History, 3rd Edition is intended for college students who are taking an introductory-level world history course. They will love this book because of its simple language and clear structure. Covering only those events essential and relevant to modern times, the book consists of 30 short chapters, which are organized into 7 parts or themes. Every chapter is followed by multiple choice questions to help students review the essential information; and every part is accompanied by essay-type questions to cultivate reflection and encourage writing. Throughout the book, great attention is paid to helping students foster a critical thinking ability. It is well recognized that developing a historical perspective is far more important than acquiring knowledge.

General readers will also find this book helpful to satisfy their desire for an understanding of history without spending too much time. First, it is concise and simple, requiring no special efforts or big blocks of time. Moreover, the useful features of this book, such as Chapter Highlights, Chronology, Multiple Choice Questions, and a full index, plus a comprehensive glossary, all make self-learning very easy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781519173225
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/07/2015
Pages: 454
Product dimensions: 7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.92(d)

About the Author

Frank Zhu, associate professor, and the Assistant Chairperson of the Division of Arts and Sciences at ASA College in New York City. A teacher both by training and inclination, he has been teaching at different colleges and universities for many years. Among the courses he has taught are Comparative Politics, American Political Philosophy, Introduction to Sociology, American History, and World History, to name just a few. Zhu's teaching career has stretched over different countries, including China, Australia, Sweden, Canada, and the U.S. His zealous intellectual and academic passion for world history and international affairs has inspired him to travel widely around the world, exploring, examining, and comparing different societies, cultures, political systems, and their historical backgrounds.

Zhu's other major published works and translations include 222 Sociology Questions and Answers (2012, 2015) and The Uncertain Promise (2003). As a keen observer of current international affairs, Zhu contributes occasionally to news publications in different countries.

Zhu was born in China. In the mid-1990s, he went to Australia to study for a doctoral degree at the University of Sydney. Afterwards, he moved to a number of different countries before settling down in America. He now lives with his family in Westchester, NY.

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