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The Earth and Its Peoples, Brief Volume II: Since 1500: A Global History, 6th 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: 1285445538  |  ISBN-13: 9781285445533
  • 432 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2012, 2009, 2006
  • © 2015 | Published
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Overview

Readable and concise, this Brief Edition of THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES: A GLOBAL HISTORY provides the essential narrative of world history in an abbreviated format. This global world history book employs fundamental themes of “environment and technology” and “diversity and dominance” to explore patterns of humans' interactions with their surroundings and with each other. The authors' approach reveals how humanity continues to shape and be shaped by our environments and how dominant structures and traditions are balanced and challenged by alternate beliefs.

Features and Benefits

  • The Sixth Edition features a comprehensive map program, designed for visual impact and clarity, that today's growing number of visual learners will appreciate.
  • “Environment and Technology” essays reinforce the central theme of the text by highlighting and comparing technological developments over time, such as ancient astronomy, camel saddles, and iron production.
  • “Material Culture” boxed features show students how historians derive meaning from everyday objects and offer comparative perspectives on global topics such as Wine and Beer in the Ancient World and Fast Food.
  • “Diversity and Dominance” primary source features begin 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.
  • “Issues in World History” essays focus on the broad themes that global historians study, such as climate change, famine and disease, and politics.
  • Chapter-opening focus questions are tied to major sections within each chapter.
  • A color-coded pedagogical structure makes it easy to identify and link each chapter-opening Focus Question with the major section with which it corresponds, helping students focus on core concepts as they read. Each Focus Question is then summarized and answered for students at the end of each chapter in a comprehensive Chapter Review section.

Table of Contents

15. The Maritime Revolution, to 1550.
Part V: THE GLOBE ENCOMPASSED, 1500–1800.
16. Transformations in Europe, 1500–1750.
17. The Americas, the Atlantic, and Africa, 1530–1770.
18. Southwest Asia and the Indian Ocean, 1500–1750.
19. East Asia, 1500–1800.
Part VI: REVOLUTIONS RESHAPE THE WORLD, 1750–1870.
20. Industrial Revolution and Global Impact, 1760–1851.
21. Revolutionary Changes in the Atlantic World, 1750–1850.
22. Land Empires in the Age of Imperialism, 1800–1870.
Part VII: GLOBAL DIVERSITY AND DOMINANCE, 1850–1945.
23. Varieties of Imperialism in Africa, India, Southeast Asia, and Latin America, 1750-1914
24. The New Power Balance, 1850–1900.
25. The Crisis of the Imperial Order, 1900–1929.
26. Revolutions in Living, 1900–1950.
27. The Collapse of the Old Order, 1929–1949.
Part VIII: PERILS AND PROMISES OF A GLOBAL COMMUNITY, 1945 TO THE PRESENT.
28. The Cold War and Decolonization, 1945–1991.
29. New Challenges in a New Millennium, 2001–Present.

What's New

  • All chapters have been revised and honed, and some of the material has been re-arranged to improve the flow of topics. Chapter 15 reflects new research on South Asian and Polynesian maritime cultures.
  • Material has been streamlined throughout the latter half of the book to bring the total number of chapters down from 30 to 29.
  • Part VII has been reorganized and updated to showcase global themes. It also includes a brand new Chapter 26, “Revolutions in Living, 1900-1950,” which discusses technology and lifestyle changes during the period with accounts of political movements in India, Latin America, and Africa. This chapter also includes a new “Diversity and Dominance” feature on Gandhi and the Media.
  • The final part includes an updated discussion about the Cold War confrontation between West and East, revised discussion of apartheid and South Africa's struggle for independence, and new material on recent world events.
  • New topics in the “Material Culture” features (e.g. Salt; Bells, Gongs, and Drums) drive home the many ways in which objects and processes of everyday life can play a role in understanding human history on a broad scale.

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Aplia™, 1 term Instant Access, Vol II  (ISBN-10: 1285780663 | ISBN-13: 9781285780665)

Easy to use, affordable, and convenient, Aplia™ helps you learn more and improve your grade in the course. Through interactive assignments you can better understand the essential concepts of history as well as improve your map reading and writing skills. Aplia helps prepare you to be more involved in class by strengthening your critical thinking skills, reinforcing what you need to know, and helping you understand why it all matters. For your studying convenience, Aplia includes an eBook, accessible right next to your assignments. Get instant access via CengageBrain or via a printed access card in your bookstore. Visit www.cengagebrain.com for more information. Aplia should be used only when assigned by your instructor as part of your course.

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MindTap® History, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Bulliet/Crossley/Headrick/Hirsch/Johnson/Northrup's The Earth and Its Peoples, Brief Volume II: Since 1500: A Global History  (ISBN-10: 1285862597 | ISBN-13: 9781285862590)

MindTap™ History for Bulliet/Crossley/Headrick/Hirsch/Johnson/Northrup's The Earth and Its Peoples, Brief Volume II: Since 1500: A Global History, 6th Edition provides you with the tools you need to better manage your limited time -- you can complete assignments whenever and wherever you are ready to learn with course material specially customized for you by your instructor and streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface. With an array of tools and apps -- from note taking to flashcards -- you'll get a true understanding of course concepts, helping you to achieve better grades and setting the groundwork for your future courses.

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This access code will provide you with seamless access to your MindTap™ History resources from within your campus Learning Management System. You will be prompted to enter this access code the first time that you click on a link in your course that includes Cengage content.

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CourseReader 0-30: World History, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111475598 | ISBN-13: 9781111475598)

COURSEREADER: WORLD HISTORY is Cengage Learning’s easy, affordable way to build your own online customizable reader. Through a partnership with Gale, COURSEREADER: WORLD HISTORY searches thousands of primary and secondary sources, readings, and audio and video clips from multiple disciplines. Select exactly and only the material you want your students to work with. Each selection can be listened to (using the “Listen” button), to accommodate varied learning styles. Additionally, an instructor can choose to add her own notes to readings, to direct students’ attention or ask them questions about a particular passage. Each primary source is accompanied by an introduction, and questions to help students understand the reading. COURSEREADER: WORLD HISTORY is the perfect complement to any class.

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The Earth and Its Peoples, Brief Volume I: To 1550: A Global History  (ISBN-10: 128544552X | ISBN-13: 9781285445526)

Readable and concise, this Brief Edition of THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES: A GLOBAL HISTORY provides the essential narrative of world history in an abbreviated format. This global world history book employs fundamental themes of “environment and technology” and “diversity and dominance” to explore patterns of humans' interactions with their surroundings and with each other. The authors' approach reveals how humanity continues to shape and be shaped by our environments and how dominant structures and traditions are balanced and challenged by alternate beliefs.

List Price = $143.95  | CengageBrain Price = $143.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $108.25

Student Supplements

Aplia™, 1 term Instant Access, Vol II  (ISBN-10: 1285780663 | ISBN-13: 9781285780665)

Easy to use, affordable, and convenient, Aplia™ helps you learn more and improve your grade in the course. Through interactive assignments you can better understand the essential concepts of history as well as improve your map reading and writing skills. Aplia helps prepare you to be more involved in class by strengthening your critical thinking skills, reinforcing what you need to know, and helping you understand why it all matters. For your studying convenience, Aplia includes an eBook, accessible right next to your assignments. Get instant access via CengageBrain or via a printed access card in your bookstore. Visit www.cengagebrain.com for more information. Aplia should be used only when assigned by your instructor as part of your course.

List Price = $81.00  | CengageBrain Price = $81.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $81.00

MindTap® History, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Bulliet/Crossley/Headrick/Hirsch/Johnson/Northrup's The Earth and Its Peoples, Brief Volume II: Since 1500: A Global History  (ISBN-10: 1285862597 | ISBN-13: 9781285862590)

MindTap™ History for Bulliet/Crossley/Headrick/Hirsch/Johnson/Northrup's The Earth and Its Peoples, Brief Volume II: Since 1500: A Global History, 6th Edition provides you with the tools you need to better manage your limited time -- you can complete assignments whenever and wherever you are ready to learn with course material specially customized for you by your instructor and streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface. With an array of tools and apps -- from note taking to flashcards -- you'll get a true understanding of course concepts, helping you to achieve better grades and setting the groundwork for your future courses.

List Price = $81.00  | CengageBrain Price = $81.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $81.00

LMS Integrated for MindTap® History, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access, Vol II  (ISBN-10: 1305071123 | ISBN-13: 9781305071124)

This access code will provide you with seamless access to your MindTap™ History resources from within your campus Learning Management System. You will be prompted to enter this access code the first time that you click on a link in your course that includes Cengage content.

List Price = $81.00  | CengageBrain Price = $81.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $81.00

LMS Integrated for Aplia™, 1 term Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305071034 | ISBN-13: 9781305071032)

Cengage Learning provides Learning Management System (LMS) integration with our MindLinks service. This service is designed to deliver an optimal user experience through the learning management system (LMS) already used by the institution – facilitating learning retention and contributing to better learner outcomes. Our collaboration with LMS industry leaders helps drive advanced features like gradebook integration, while the fluid pedagogical design contributes to more teachable moments.

List Price = $81.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $81.00

CourseReader 0-30: World History, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1111475598 | ISBN-13: 9781111475598)

COURSEREADER: WORLD HISTORY is Cengage Learning’s easy, affordable way to build your own online customizable reader. Through a partnership with Gale, COURSEREADER: WORLD HISTORY searches thousands of primary and secondary sources, readings, and audio and video clips from multiple disciplines. Select exactly and only the material you want your students to work with. Each selection can be listened to (using the “Listen” button), to accommodate varied learning styles. Additionally, an instructor can choose to add her own notes to readings, to direct students’ attention or ask them questions about a particular passage. Each primary source is accompanied by an introduction, and questions to help students understand the reading. COURSEREADER: WORLD HISTORY is the perfect complement to any class.

List Price = $67.00  | CengageBrain Price = $67.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $67.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

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.