Cengage Advantage Books: The Earth and Its Peoples, Volume 1, 5th Edition

  • Richard W. Bulliet Columbia University
  • Pamela Kyle Crossley Dartmouth College
  • Daniel R. Headrick Roosevelt University
  • Steven W. Hirsch Tufts University
  • Lyman L. Johnson University of North Carolina, Charlotte
  • David Northrup Boston College
  • ISBN-10: 0495903701
  • ISBN-13: 9780495903703
  • 448 Pages Paperback 
  • Previous Editions: 2009
  • © 2011 | Published
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Developed to meet the demand for a low-cost, high-quality history book, CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES, Fifth Edition, offers readers the complete THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES, Fifth Edition, text in an affordable format. This two-color version of the text includes the complete core text, but with fewer maps, photos, and boxed features for a manageable length in a new smaller trim size for easy portability. THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES, Fifth 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 "environment and technology" and "diversity and dominance" to explore patterns of human interaction with their surroundings and with each other. The authors' 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. Available in the following split options: CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES, Fifth Edition (Chapters 1-34), ISBN: 978-0-495-90226-3; Volume I: To 1550, Fifth Edition (Chapters 1-16), ISBN: 978-0-495-90370-3; Volume II: Since 1500, Fifth Edition (Chapters 16-34), ISBN: 978-0-495-90288-1.


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  • "Environment and Technology" essays in the odd-numbered chapters reinforce the central theme of the text by highlighting and comparing technological developments over time, such as ancient astronomy and gas lighting.
  • "Diversity and Dominance" boxes in the even-numbered chapters offer primary source excerpts. Each feature begins with an introduction that connects the topic to the Diversity and Dominance theme. Students are invited to explore the meaning and significance of the passage or images through a series of focus questions found at the end of the excerpt.
  • HistoryFinder, a searchable online database, lets instructors quickly and easily download thousands of assets, including art, photographs, maps, primary sources, and audio/video clips. Each asset downloads directly into a Microsoft® PowerPoint® slide, letting instructors easily create exciting PowerPoint® presentations for their classrooms.

What's New

  • New "Topic Indicators" within the narrative help students and instructors easily locate key issues, people, and events.
  • New "Issues in World History" essays focus on the broad themes that global historians study, such as climate change, famine and disease, and politics.

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Table of Contents

Each chapter ends with an "Important Events" chronology, and Notes.
Part One: THE EMERGENCE OF HUMAN COMMUNITIES, TO 500 B.C.E.
1. Nature, Humanity, and History, to 3500 B.C.E.
2. The First River-Valley Civilizations, 3500–1500 B.C.E.
3. New Civilizations in the Eastern and Western Hemispheres, 2200–250 B.C.E.
4. The Mediterranean and Middle East, 2000–500 B.C.E.
Part Two: THE FORMATION OF NEW CULTURAL COMMUNITIES, 1000 B.C.E.–400 C.E.
5. Greece and Iran, 1000–30 B.C.E.
6. An Age of Empires: Rome and Han China, 753 B.C.E.–330 C.E.
7. India and Southeast Asia, 1500 B.C.E.–1025 C.E.
Part Three: GROWTH AND INTERACTION OF CULTURAL COMMUNITIES, 300 B.C.E.–1200 C.E.
8. Networks of Communication and Exchange, 300 B.C.E.–1100 C.E..
9. The Sasanid Empire and the Rise of Islam, 200–1200.
10. Christian Societies Emerge in Europe, 600–1200 .
11. Inner and East Asia, 400–1200.
12. Peoples and Civilizations of the Americas, 200–1500.
Part Four: INTERREGIONAL PATTERNS OF CULTURE AND CONTACT, 1200–1550.
13. Mongol Eurasia and Its Aftermath, 1200–1500.
14. Tropical Africa and Asia, 1200–1500.
15. The Latin West, 1200–1500.
16. The Maritime Revolution, to 1550.

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Document Exercise Workbook for World History, Volume I, 3rd  (ISBN-10: 0534571778 | ISBN-13: 9780534571771)

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Rand McNally Historical Atlas of the World  (ISBN-10: 0618841911 | ISBN-13: 9780618841912)

This comprehensive atlas features more than 60 maps, with new content covering the Middle East, the current Islamic world, and population movement of the world during 1900 and 2000. Additional maps document the beginning of civilization and the political development of all major areas of the world, and feature expanded coverage of Africa and Latin America.


The Modern Researcher  (ISBN-10: 0495318701 | ISBN-13: 9780495318705)

This classic introduction to the techniques of research and the art of expression is used widely in history courses, but is also appropriate for writing and research methods courses in other departments. Barzun and Graff thoroughly cover every aspect of research, from the selection of a topic through the gathering, analysis, writing, revision, and publication of findings presenting the process not as a set of rules but through actual cases that put the subtleties of research in a useful context. Part One covers the principles and methods of research; Part Two covers writing, speaking, and getting one's work published.


The History Handbook  (ISBN-10: 0618122850 | ISBN-13: 9780618122851)

Prepared by Carol Berkin of Baruch College, City University of New York and Betty Anderson of Boston University. This book teaches students both basic and history-specific study skills such as how to read primary sources, research historical topics, and correctly cite sources. Substantially less expensive than comparable skill-building texts, The History Handbook also offers tips for Internet research and evaluating online sources.


Doing History: Research and Writing in the Digital Age  (ISBN-10: 0534619533 | ISBN-13: 9780534619534)

DOING HISTORY: RESEARCHING AND WRITING IN THE DIGITAL AGE presents a "soup to nuts" approach to researching and writing about history, with an eye for making the most of current technology. The authors begin their straightforward approach with an overview of the discipline. Then, they lay out a systematic approach to research, cover how to analyze sources and write the paper, and finally offer examples of various citation styles.


Writing for College History: A Short Handbook  (ISBN-10: 061830603X | ISBN-13: 9780618306039)

Prepared by Robert M. Frakes, Clarion University. This brief handbook for survey courses in American history, Western Civilization/European history, and world civilization guides students through the various types of writing assignments they encounter in a history class. Providing examples of student writing and candid assessments of student work, this text focuses on the rules and conventions of writing for the college history course.


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eAudio The History Handbook Podcasts, Complete  (ISBN-10: 084006344X | ISBN-13: 9780840063441)

This eAudio version of THE HISTORY HANDBOOK teaches you both basic and history-specific study skills such as how to take notes, get the most out of lectures and readings, read primary sources, research historical topics, and correctly cite sources. It also offers tips for Internet research and evaluating online sources. You can purchase and download the complete eAudio handbook or any of its eighteen individual units at CengageBrain.com. Each unit contains a separate topic: 1. Taking Notes. 2. Figuring Out the Textbook. 3. Taking Tests. 4. Understanding Maps. 5. Understanding Primary and Secondary Sources. 6. Analyzing Primary and Secondary Sources. 7. Managing Written Assignments. 8. Choosing a Research Paper Topic. 9. Conducting Your Research. 10. Finding Sources for Your Research. 11. Writing a Research Paper. 12. Making a Class Presentation. 13. Role Playing and Debates. 14. Avoiding Plagiarism. 15. Citing Sources. 16. Simple Grammar. 17. Computer Basics. 18. Taking an Online Class.


History CourseMate with eBook, InfoTrac®, and Wadsworth World History Resource Center 2-Semester Instant Access Code, Vol. I  (ISBN-10: 0538487550 | ISBN-13: 9780538487559)

Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, and more, all designed specifically to work with THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES: A GLOBAL HISTORY, 5th Edition.


Document Exercise Workbook for World History, Volume I, 3rd  (ISBN-10: 0534571778 | ISBN-13: 9780534571771)

Prepared by Donna Van Raaphorst of Cuyahoga Community College, this workbook provides a collection of exercises based on primary sources in history.


Rand McNally Historical Atlas of the World  (ISBN-10: 0618841911 | ISBN-13: 9780618841912)

This comprehensive atlas features more than 60 maps, with new content covering the Middle East, the current Islamic world, and population movement of the world during 1900 and 2000. Additional maps document the beginning of civilization and the political development of all major areas of the world, and feature expanded coverage of Africa and Latin America.


The Modern Researcher  (ISBN-10: 0495318701 | ISBN-13: 9780495318705)

This classic introduction to the techniques of research and the art of expression is used widely in history courses, but is also appropriate for writing and research methods courses in other departments. Barzun and Graff thoroughly cover every aspect of research, from the selection of a topic through the gathering, analysis, writing, revision, and publication of findings presenting the process not as a set of rules but through actual cases that put the subtleties of research in a useful context. Part One covers the principles and methods of research; Part Two covers writing, speaking, and getting one's work published.


The History Handbook  (ISBN-10: 0618122850 | ISBN-13: 9780618122851)

Prepared by Carol Berkin of Baruch College, City University of New York and Betty Anderson of Boston University. This book teaches students both basic and history-specific study skills such as how to read primary sources, research historical topics, and correctly cite sources. Substantially less expensive than comparable skill-building texts, The History Handbook also offers tips for Internet research and evaluating online sources.


Doing History: Research and Writing in the Digital Age  (ISBN-10: 0534619533 | ISBN-13: 9780534619534)

Whether you're starting down the path as a history major, or simply looking for a straightforward and systematic guide to writing a successful paper, you'll find this text to be an indispensable handbook to historical research. This text's "soup to nuts" approach to researching and writing about history addresses every step of the process, from locating your sources and gathering information, to writing clearly and making proper use of various citation styles to avoid plagiarism. You'll also learn how to make the most of every tool available to you-especially the technology that helps you conduct the process efficiently and effectively.


Writing for College History: A Short Handbook  (ISBN-10: 061830603X | ISBN-13: 9780618306039)

Prepared by Robert M. Frakes, Clarion University. This brief handbook for survey courses in American history, Western Civilization/European history, and world civilization guides students through the various types of writing assignments they encounter in a history class. Providing examples of student writing and candid assessments of student work, this text focuses on the rules and conventions of writing for the college history course.


Meet the Author

About the Author

Richard W. Bulliet

Richard W. Bulliet (PhD, Harvard University) is Professor of Middle Eastern History at Columbia University. He has written scholarly works on a number of topics: the social and economic history of medieval Iran (THE PATRICIANS OF NISHAPUR and COTTON, CLIMATE, AND CAMELS IN EARLY ISLAMIC IRAN), the history of human-animal relations (THE CAMEL AND THE WHEEL and HUNTERS, HERDERS, AND HAMBURGERS), the process of conversion to Islam (CONVERSION TO ISLAM IN THE MEDIEVAL PERIOD), and the overall course of Islamic social history (ISLAM: THE VIEW FROM THE EDGE and THE CASE FOR ISLAMO-CHRISTIAN CIVILIZATION). He is the editor of the COLUMBIA HISTORY OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. He has published four novels, coedited THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST, and hosted an educational television series on the Middle East. He was awarded a fellowship by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and was named a Carnegie Corporation Scholar.

Pamela Kyle Crossley

Pamela Kyle Crossley received her Ph.D. in Modern Chinese History from Yale University. She is currently the Robert and Barbara Black Professor of History at Dartmouth College. Her books include THE WOBBLING PIVOT: AN INTERPRETIVE HISTORY OF CHINA SINCE 1800; WHAT IS GLOBAL HISTORY?; A TRANSLUCENT MIRROR: HISTORY AND IDENTITY IN QING IMPERIAL IDEOLOGY; THE MANCHUS; ORPHAN WARRIORS: THREE MANCHU GENERATIONS AND THE END OF THE QING WORLD; and (with Lynn Hollen Lees and John W. Servos) GLOBAL SOCIETY: THE WORLD SINCE 1900.

Daniel R. Headrick

Daniel R. Headrick received his Ph.D. in History from Princeton University. Professor of History and Social Science, Emeritus, at Roosevelt University in Chicago, he is the author of several books on the history of technology, imperialism, and international relations, including THE TOOLS OF EMPIRE: TECHNOLOGY AND EUROPEAN IMPERIALISM IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY; THE TENTACLES OF PROGRESS: TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER IN THE AGE OF IMPERIALISM; THE INVISIBLE WEAPON: TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND INTERNATIONAL POLITICS; TECHNOLOGY: A WORLD HISTORY; POWER OVER PEOPLES: TECHNOLOGY, ENVIRONMENTS AND WESTERN IMPERIALISM, 1400 TO THE PRESENT; and WHEN INFORMATION CAME OF AGE: TECHNOLOGIES OF KNOWLEDGE IN THE AGE OF REASON AND REVOLUTION, 1700–1850. His articles have appeared in the JOURNAL OF WORLD HISTORY and the JOURNAL OF MODERN HISTORY, and he has been awarded fellowships by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Steven W. Hirsch

Steven W. Hirsch holds a Ph.D. in Classics from Stanford University and is currently Associate Professor of Classics and History at Tufts University. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Massachusetts Foundation for Humanities and Public Policy. His research and publications include THE FRIENDSHIP OF THE BARBARIANS: XENOPHON AND THE PERSIAN EMPIRE, as well as articles and reviews in the CLASSICAL JOURNAL, the AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHILOLOGY, and the JOURNAL OF INTERDISCIPLINARY HISTORY. He is currently working on a comparative study of ancient Mediterranean and Chinese civilizations.

Lyman L. Johnson

Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Lyman L. Johnson earned his Ph.D. in Latin American History from the University of Connecticut. A two-time Senior Fulbright-Hays Lecturer, he also has received fellowships from the Tinker Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Philosophical Society. His recent books include DEATH, DISMEMBERMENT, AND MEMORY; THE FACES OF HONOR (with Sonya Lipsett-Rivera); THE PROBLEM OF ORDER IN CHANGING SOCIETIES; ESSAYS ON THE PRICE HISTORY OF EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY LATIN AMERICA (with Enrique Tandeter); and COLONIAL LATIN AMERICA (with Mark A. Burkholder). He also has published in journals, including the HISPANIC AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW, the JOURNAL OF LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES, the INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF SOCIAL HISTORY, SOCIAL HISTORY, and DESARROLLO ECONOMICO. He recently served as president of the Conference on Latin American History.

David Northrup

Professor of History at Boston College, David Northrup earned his Ph.D. in African and European History from the University of California at Los Angeles. He earlier taught in Nigeria with the Peace Corps and at Tuskegee Institute. Research supported by the Fulbright-Hays Commission, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Social Science Research Council led to publications concerning pre-colonial Nigeria, the Congo (1870–1940), the Atlantic slave trade, and Asian, African, and Pacific islander indentured labor in the nineteenth century. A contributor to the OXFORD HISTORY OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE and BLACKS IN THE BRITISH EMPIRE, his latest book is AFRICA’S DISCOVERY OF EUROPE, 1450–1850. In 2004 and 2005 he served as president of the World History Association.