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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
by Jared Diamond
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In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food... (read more)

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Ways of the World: a Brief Global History, Volume I (09 - Old Edition)
Ways of the World: a Brief Global History, Volume I (09 - Old Edition)
by Robert Strayer
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Ways of the World offers a genuine alternative for world history survey courses. Designed from the beginning as a brief text, Ways of the World focuses on the "big picture" of significant historical developments and is thoroughly global in its thematic... (read more)

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Passion of the Western Mind
Passion of the Western Mind
by Richard Tarnas
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"[This] magnificent critical survey, with its inherent respect for both the 'Westt's mainstream high culture' and the 'radically changing world' of the 1990s, offers a new breakthrough for lay and scholarly readers alike....Allows readers to grasp... (read more)

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The Proud Tower: A Protrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914
The Proud Tower: A Protrait of the World Before the War, 1890-1914
by Barbara W. Tuchman
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The Proud Tower, the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Guns of August, and The Zimmerman Telegram comprise Barbara W. Tuchman’s classic histories of the First World War era During the fateful quarter century leading up to World War I, the climax of a... (read more)

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Age of Extremes : a History of the World, 1914-1991 (94 Edition)
Age of Extremes : a History of the World, 1914-1991 (94 Edition)
by Eric Hobsbawm
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Dividing the century into the Age of Catastrophe, 1914-1950, the Golden Age, 1950-1973, and the Landslide, 1973-1991, Hobsbawm marshals a vast array of data into a volume of unparalleled inclusiveness, vibrancy, and insight, a work that ranks with his... (read more)

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Copernican Revolution : Planetary Astronomy in the Development of Western Thought - 7TH Printing ((Rev)57 Edition)
Copernican Revolution : Planetary Astronomy in the Development of Western Thought - 7TH Printing ((Rev)57 Edition)
by Thomas S. Kuhn
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For scientist and layman alike this book provides vivid evidence that the Copernican Revolution has by no means lost its significance today. Few episodes in the development of scientific theory show so clearly how the solution to a highly technical... (read more)

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The Western Heritage: Teaching and Learning Classroom Edition, Volume 2 (Since 1648)
The Western Heritage: Teaching and Learning Classroom Edition, Volume 2 (Since 1648)
by Donald M. Kagan
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This package contains the following components: -0205728936: Western Heritage, The: Teaching and Learning Classroom Edition, Volume 2 (Since 1648) -0131344072: Prentice Hall Primary Source: Documents in Western Civilization... (read more)

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Culture and Values: A Survey of the Humanities, Comprehensive Edition (with Resource Center Printed Access Card)
Culture and Values: A Survey of the Humanities, Comprehensive Edition (with Resource Center Printed Access Card)
by Lawrence S. Cunningham
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Large course taught nationwide, but especially large in Florida, Texas, and California. Usually a popular elective but required of all incoming students at some schools. Annual enrollments in the course and current TL market share.... (read more)

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The West: Encounters & Transformations, Combined Volume
The West: Encounters & Transformations, Combined Volume
by Brian Levack
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History Through the Eyes of Faith (89 Edition)
History Through the Eyes of Faith (89 Edition)
by Ronald A. Wells
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Integrating faith with introductory Western history, this text provides a Christian perspective on the major epochs, issues, and events of Western Civilization. It details the role of the Greeks and Hebrews, Jesus in history, the Renaissance, and more.... (read more)

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Eastern Origins of Western Civilization (04 Edition)
Eastern Origins of Western Civilization (04 Edition)
by John M. Hobson
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John Hobson challenges the ethnocentric bias of mainstream accounts of the Rise of the West. It is often assumed that since Ancient Greek times Europeans have pioneered their own development, and that the East has been a passive by-stander in the story... (read more)

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Why the West Rules--for Now: the Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future (10 Edition)
Why the West Rules--for Now: the Patterns of History, and What They Reveal About the Future (10 Edition)
by Ian Morris
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A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 Sometime around 1750, English entrepreneurs unleashed the astounding energies of steam and coal, and the world was forever changed. The emergence of factories, railroads, and gunboats propelled the Wests rise to... (read more)

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Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: A Companion Reader
Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: A Companion Reader
by Kenneth L Pomeranz
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The three editors of this new reader are experienced world history teachers, respected scholars, and longtime users of Worlds Together, Worlds Apart. The reader's table of contents matches that of the main text. Documents range in length from 400 to 1... (read more)

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World Civilizations : the Global Experience, Volume II, Atlas Edition (5TH 08 Edition)
World Civilizations : the Global Experience, Volume II, Atlas Edition (5TH 08 Edition)
by Peter N. Stearns
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With 83 additional outline and four-color maps, World Civilizations: The Global Experience, Fifth Edition, Atlas Edition, helps students with geography, one of the most difficult aspects of World history courses for many. The maps are accompanied by... (read more)

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Essential World History: Volume II (6TH 11 - Old Edition)
Essential World History: Volume II (6TH 11 - Old Edition)
by William J. Duiker
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THE ESSENTIAL WORLD HISTORY, Enhanced Third Edition, shows you how to use the maps, images, and documents in the book to give you an edge in your study of history. A brief introduction to the text -- "Studying from Primary Source Materials" -- reveals... (read more)

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Bollingen Series #0026: Philosophies of India
Bollingen Series #0026: Philosophies of India
by Heinrich Zimmer
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"Indian philosophy was at the heart of Zimmer's interest in oriental studies, and this volume therefore represents his major contribution to our understanding of Asia. It is both the most complete and most intelligent account of this extraordinarily rich... (read more)

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Ascent of Money (08 Edition)
Ascent of Money (08 Edition)
by Niall Ferguson
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A Financial Times Best Book of the Year Winner of the 2013 Lionel Gelber Prize There has always been some gap between rich and poor in this country, but in the last few decades what it means to be rich has changed dramatically. Alarmingly, the greatest... (read more)

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Patterns in Prehistory : Humankind's First Three Million Years (5TH 07 Edition)
Patterns in Prehistory : Humankind's First Three Million Years (5TH 07 Edition)
by Robert J. Wenke
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Generations after generations have been living and dying on this planet for millions and millions of years. These ancestors have built societies, created cultures, and produced technologies. Yet many questions still remain about our ancestry and what... (read more)

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The Many-Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners, and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic
The Many-Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners, and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic
by Peter Linebaugh
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Winner of the International Labor History Award Long before the American Revolution and the Declaration of the Rights of Man, a motley crew of sailors, slaves, pirates, laborers, market women, and indentured servants had ideas about freedom and equality... (read more)

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The Italian Renaissance (Essential Readings in History)
The Italian Renaissance (Essential Readings in History)
by Paula Findlen
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Thirteen of the most important critical essays on the Italian Renaissance are brought together in this volume.... (read more)

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