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Overview

Created through a “student-tested, faculty-approved” review process with hundreds of students and faculty, WORLD is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today’s learners at a value-based price. WORLD employs a readable magazine-like presentation plus a variety of useful pedagogical tools such as chapter review cards, critical-thinking questions, section chronologies, marginal key-term definitions, and a wealth of links to online learning materials. The innovative structure of WORLD combines the accessibility of a regional approach with the rigor of “big history” ideas to present world history in a truly global framework. WORLD’s “Societies, Networks, and Transitions” feature brings a comparative end to each Part in the book and helps students see the connections between places, times, and peoples. WORLD also has a primary source feature, “Witness to the Past,” in every chapter that helps students understand and analyze historical events from a first-hand perspective. The text has a strong focus on culture and religion. Online assets include a static and an interactive eBook, self-test quizzing, interactive maps, primary source readings with questions, profile essays, historical character simulations, MP3 chapter summaries, and much more. Available in the following split options: WORLD (Chapters 1-31), ISBN: 978-0-495-80205-1; Volume 1: To 1500 (Chapters 1-14), ISBN: 978-1-439-084120; Volume 2: Since 1450 (Chapters 15-31), ISBN: 978-1-439-084137.

Craig A. Lockard, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay

Craig A. Lockard is Ben and Joyce Rosenberg Professor of History in the Social Change and Development Department at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay, where since 1975 he has taught courses on Asian, African, comparative, and world history. He has also taught at SUNY-Buffalo, SUNY-Stony Brook, and the University of Bridgeport, and twice served as a Fulbright-Hays professor at the University of Malaya in Malaysia. After undergraduate studies in Austria, Hong Kong, and the University of Redlands, he earned an M.A. in Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii and a Ph.D. in Comparative World and Southeast Asian History at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His published books, articles, essays, and reviews range over a wide spectrum of topics: world history; Southeast Asian history, politics, and society; Asian emigration; the Vietnam War; and folk, popular, and world music. Among his major books are Lands of Green, Waters of Blue: Southeast Asia in World History (forthcoming); Dance of Life: Popular Music and Politics in Modern Southeast Asia (1998); and From Kampung to City: A Social History of Kuching, Malaysia, 1820–1970 (1987). He was also part of the task force that prepared revisions to the U.S. National Standards in World History (1996). Professor Lockard has served on various editorial advisory boards, including the Journal of World History and The History Teacher, and as book review editor for the Journal of Asian Studies and the World History Bulletin. He was one of the founders of the World History Association and served as the organization's first secretary. He has lived and traveled widely in Asia, Africa, and Europe.
  • An innovative combination of content delivery both in print and online provides a core text and a wealth of multimedia teaching and learning assets based on input from hundreds of students and instructors.
  • Shorter, visually appealing chapters and a modern design present world history in a more engaging and accessible format, keeping students engaged with and connected to the course.
  • "Societies, Networks, and Transitions" part-ending essays bring a comparative end to each Part in the book and help students see the connections between places, times, and peoples. WORLD's primary source feature, "Witness to the Past," helps students understand and analyze historical events from a first-hand perspective.
  • Chapter in Review Cards at the back of the Student Edition provide students a portable study tool containing all of the pertinent information for class preparation. Instructor Prep Cards at the back of the Instructor's Edition make preparation simple with detachable cards for each chapter, offering a quick map of chapter content, a list of corresponding PowerPoint and video resources, additional examples, and suggested assignments and discussion questions to help you organize chapter content efficiently.
  • A full suite of unique learning tools that appeal to different learning styles is available to students with the purchase of a new book. An interactive eBook, quizzes, audio downloads, interactive maps, historical simulations, flashcards, and more are only a click away. For instructors, HistoryFinder, a searchable online database, allows instructors to quickly and easily download through thousands of assets, including art, photographs, maps, primary sources, and audio/video clips directly into a Microsoft(R) PowerPoint(R) slide.
Part I: FOUNDATIONS: ANCIENT SOCIETIES TO 600 B.C.E.
1. The Origins of Human Societies, to ca. 2000 B.C.E.
2. Ancient Societies in Mesopotamia, India, and Central Asia, 5000–600 B.C.E.
3. Ancient Societies in Africa and the Mediterranean, 5000–600 B.C.E.
4. Around the Pacific Rim: Eastern Eurasia and the Americas, 5000–600 B.C.E.
Societies, Networks, Transitions: Ancient Foundations of World History, 4000–600 B.C.E.
Part II: BLOSSOMING: THE CLASSICAL SOCIETIES AND THEIR LEGACIES, ca. 600 B.C.E.–ca. 600 C.E.
5. Eurasian Connections and New Traditions in East Asia, 600 B.C.E.–600 C.E.
6. Western Asia, the Eastern Mediterranean, and Regional Systems, 600–200 B.C.E.
7. Classical Societies in Southern and Central Asia, 600 B.C.E.–600 C.E.
8. Empires, Networks, and the Remaking of Europe, North Africa, and Western Asia, 500 B.C.E.–600 C.E.
9. Classical Societies and Regional Networks in Africa, the Americas, and Oceania, 600 B.C.E.–600 C.E.
Societies, Networks, Transitions: Classical Blossomings in World History, 600 B.C.E.–600 C.E.
Part III: EXPANDING HORIZONS: ENCOUNTERS AND TRANSFORMATIONS IN THE INTERMEDIATE ERA, ca. 600–1500.
10. The Rise, Power, and Connections of the Islamic World, 600–1500.
11. East Asian Traditions, Transformations, and Eurasian Encounters, 600–1500.
12. Expanding Horizons in Africa and the Americas, 600–1500.
13. South Asia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, and Afro-Eurasian Connections, 600–1500.
14. Christian Societies in Medieval Europe, Byzantium, and Russia, 600–1500.
Societies, Networks, Transitions: Expanding Horizons in the Intermediate Era, ca. 600–1500.

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  • ISBN-10: 1439084122
  • ISBN-13: 9781439084120
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $46.50
  • RETAIL $61.95

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.

FOR INSTRUCTORS

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9780495911135
With WebTutor's text-specific, pre-formatted content and total flexibility, instructors can easily create and manage their own custom course website. WebTutor's course management tool gives instructors the ability to provide virtual office hours, post syllabi, set up threaded discussions, track student progress with the quizzing material, and much more. For students, WebTutor offers real-time access to a full array of study tools, including animations and videos that bring the book's topics to life, plus chapter outlines, summaries, learning objectives, glossary flashcards (with audio), and practice quizzes.

PowerLecture with ExamView® and JoinIn™ Student Response System

ISBN: 9781439084687
This dual platform, all-in-one multimedia resource includes the Instructor's Resource Manual; Test Bank (includes multiple-choice, short answer and essay questions); Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides of both lecture outlines and images and maps from the text that can be used as offered, or customized by importing personal lecture slides or other material; and JoinIn® PowerPoint® slides with clicker content. Also included is ExamView, an easy-to-use assessment and tutorial system that allows instructors to create, deliver, and customize tests in minutes. Instructors can build tests with as many as 250 questions using up to 12 question types and, using ExamView's complete word-processing capabilities, they can enter an unlimited number of new questions or edit existing ones.

Online Instructor's Manual with Test Bank

ISBN: 9781439084694

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9780495911142
With WebTutor's text-specific, pre-formatted content and total flexibility, instructors can easily create and manage their own custom course website. WebTutor's course management tool gives instructors the ability to provide virtual office hours, post syllabi, set up threaded discussions, track student progress with the quizzing material, and much more. For students, WebTutor offers real-time access to a full array of study tools, including animations and videos that bring the book's topics to life, plus chapter outlines, summaries, learning objectives, glossary flashcards (with audio), and practice quizzes.

FOR STUDENTS

WebTutor™ on Blackboard® Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9780495911135
WebTutor offers real-time access to a full array of study tools, including animations and videos that bring the book's topics to life, plus chapter outlines, summaries, learning objectives, glossary flashcards (with audio), and practice quizzes.

WebTutor™ on WebCT™ Instant Access Code

ISBN: 9780495911142
WebTutor offers real-time access to a full array of study tools, including animations and videos that bring the book's topics to life, plus chapter outlines, summaries, learning objectives, glossary flashcards (with audio), and practice quizzes.