World History, Volume II: Since 1500

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Authors : William J. Duiker; Jackson J. Spielvogel


608 Pages  Paperback 

7th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2010, 2007, 2004

©2013 , Published


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Noted teachers and scholars William J. Duiker and Jackson J. Spielvogel present a balanced, highly readable overview of world history that explores common challenges and experiences of the human past and identifies key patterns over time. Thorough coverage of political, economic, social, religious, ... more


Seven central themes make the narrative more cohesive while helping students make connections and comparisons across chapters. These themes are: Science and Technology; Arts and Ideas; Family and Society; Politics and Government; Earth and the Environment; Religion and Philosophy; and, Interaction a... more

New to this Edition

New historiographical subsections examine how and why historians differ in their interpretation of specific topics. To keep up with the ever-growing body of historical scholarship, new or revised material has been added throughout the book on many topics such as "Did Industrialization Bring an Impro... more

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