The Earth and Its Peoples, Brief: A Global History

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Authors : Richard W. Bulliet; Pamela Kyle Crossley; Daniel R. Headrick; Steven W. Hirsch; Lyman L. Johnson; David Northrup


800 Pages  Paperback 

6th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2012, 2009, 2006

©2015 , Published


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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 text employs the fundamental themes of “environment and technology” and “diversity and dominance” to explore patterns of hum... more


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 t... more

New to this Edition

All chapters have been revised and honed, and some of the material has been re-arranged to improve the flow of topics. For instance, Part IV, “Interregional Patterns of Culture and Contact, 1200–1550,” includes expanded coverage of eastern Europe and the Ottoman empire in Chapter 13 (formerly Chapte... more