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Contemporary World History (Fifth Edition)

by William J. Duiker

Duiker's comprehensive, balanced history of the world in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries provides you with context for interpreting the events that you hear about in the news each day. You'll view history from the broader global perspective, while at the same time gaining insight into the distinct character of individual civilizations and regions. To ensure that you'll have a well-rounded understanding of the most decisive moments in recent times, Duiker integrates political, economic, social, and cultural history into a smoothly written narrative. The Fifth Edition text includes a special insert that guides you in using the text's many detailed maps and helps you learn how to make important connections between geography and the turn of historic events. Additional tools include timelines that highlight and contrast different cultures and nations--giving you an "at-a-glance," holistic perspective on eras and their defining events; photos from William Duiker's own collection for a closer, more personal look at the world we live in; and primary-source documents that illustrate and clarify key points.

The Essential World History (6th Edition)

by William J. Duiker Jackson J. Spielvogel

Explore common challenges and experiences that unite the human past and identify key global patterns over time with THE ESSENTIAL WORLD HISTORY, 6e. This brief overview of world history covers political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military history integrated into a chronologically ordered synthesis to help you gain an appreciation and understanding of the distinctive character and development of individual cultures in society. You can use the book's global approach and its emphasis on analytical comparisons between cultures to link events together in a broad comparative and global framework that places the contemporary world in a more meaningful historical context.

The Essential World History Volume 2: Since 1500 (6th Edition)

by William J. Duiker Jackson J. Spielvogel

Explore common challenges and experiences that unite the human past and identify key global patterns over time with THE ESSENTIAL WORLD HISTORY, 6e. This brief overview of world history covers political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military history integrated into a chronologically ordered synthesis to help you gain an appreciation and understanding of the distinctive character and development of individual cultures in society. You can use the book's global approach and its emphasis on analytical comparisons between cultures to link events together in a broad comparative and global framework that places the contemporary world in a more meaningful historical context.

Ho Chi Minh

by William J. Duiker

To grasp the complicated causes and consequences of the Vietnam War, one must understand the extraordinary life of Ho Chi Minh, the man generally recognized as the father of modern Vietnam. Duiker provides startling insights into Ho's true motivation, as well as into the Soviet and Chinese roles in the Vietnam War.

Ho Chi Minh

by William J. Duiker

Scholarly biography of the Vietnamese leader.

World History

by William J. Duiker Jackson J. Spielvogel

New edition of a study of world history from the first civilizations to 1800. Cuiker and Spielvogel (both professors emeritus of East Asian studies, The Pennsylvania State U.) balance a global approach with attention to the unique character and development of civilizations in divergent parts of the world. Beginning with the dawn of early civilizations and culminating with the French and American revolutions, they offer a synthesis of political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military history. Attractively formatted with color illustrations and boxed sections containing information on topics of special interest. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

World History

by William J. Duiker Jackson J. Spielvogel

From the dawn of civilization to the modern dilemmas of nation building in Africa and the Middle East, WORLD HISTORY takes a fascinating look at the common challenges and experiences that unite the human past and inform the future. Authors William J. Duiker and Jackson J. Spielvogel's best-selling text uses colorful visuals, maps, and dramatic first-hand historical accounts to give readers a powerful perspective on the human experience over time. The easy-to-read narrative is organized around seven major themes (Science and Technology; Arts and Ideas; Family and Society; Politics and Government; Earth and the Environment; Religion and Philosophy; and, Interaction and Exchange), important to all cultures from all time periods, to help readers understand the course of world history and make connections across chapters.

World History (Comprehensive Volume): 3rd Edition

by William J. Duiker Jackson J. Spielvogel

This comprehensive introduction to world civilizations covers individual civilizations such as China, India, and Europe, and provides points of comparison between and among these civilizations. It provides breadth and accessibility and contains a wealth of primary source documents, beautiful 4-color maps, and many useful supplements.

World History (Fourth Edition)

by William J. Duiker Jackson J. Spielvogel

Noted teachers and scholars William J. Duiker and Jackson J. Spielvogel present a balanced picture of world history, with all respect for the richness and diversity of the tapestry of the human experience. Critically and popularly acclaimed, their comprehensive text balances a global approach with attention to the unique character and development of civilization in divergent parts of the world. The text covers individual civilizations such as China, India, and Europe, with due attention paid to the rise of the West, and provides points of comparison between and among these civilizations. Plus, this extensively revised edition features a more comparative approach, several consolidated chapters, illuminating "spot" maps, a wealth of primary-source documents, maps, and supplements enhance students' experience with the material. WORLD HISTORY is available in the following volume splits: WORLD HISTORY, Fourth Edition (Chapters 1-29) ISBN: 0534603637; WORLD HISTORY, Volume I: To 1800, Fourth Edition (Contains Chapters 1-17) ISBN: 0534603645; WORLD HISTORY, Volume II: Since 1400, Fourth Edition (Contains Chapters 13-29) ISBN: 0534603653; WORLD HISTORY, To 1400, Fourth Edition (Contains Chapters 1-12) ISBN: 0534603661.

World History, Volume II: Since 1500, Sixth Edition

by William J. Duiker Jackson J. Spielvogel

The book is a useful instrument for introducing students to world history. In this sixth edition, a number of new illustrations and maps have been added, and the bibliographies have been reorganized by topic and revised. The chronologies and maps have been fine-tuned to help the reader locate in time and space the multitude of individuals and place names that appear in the book. To keep up with the ever-growing body of historical scholarship, new or revised material has been added throughout the book on many topics.

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