World Civilizations

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Authors : Philip J. Adler; Randall L. Pouwels


800 Pages  Hardcover 

7th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2012, 2008, 2006

©2015 , Published


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For an accessible, comprehensive global survey of the world's major civilizations, Adler and Pouwels's WORLD CIVILIZATIONS offers a great balance between detail and brevity. This unique student-oriented text offers 53 short chapters accompanied by strong pedagogy and critical thinking tools, giving ... more


Fifty-three concise chapters cover key points in manageable “chunks.” This organization is ideal for professors who wish to augment lectures with outside material. Chapters 30 and 31 in the previous edition have been combined to form a new chapter on liberalism.

Color illustrations, many of them ne... more

New to this Edition

Three overarching changes are reflected throughout the seventh edition. It provides additional coverage illustrating how the world has become increasingly globalized and interdependent; includes more material on the non-Western world and the important initiatives of non-Western peoples, even through... more

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