The Earth and Its Peoples: A Global History, Volume I: To 1550

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


512 Pages  Paperback 

6th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2005

©2015, Published


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Featuring a beautiful new design, THE EARTH AND ITS PEOPLES, Sixth Edition, presents world history in a balanced, global framework, shifting the focus away from political centers of power. This truly global text for the world history survey course employs fundamental themes of “environment and techn... 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.

Section Reviews summarize the key points of each major section in every chapter and are presented in an easy-to-read bullet point format. C... more

New to this Edition

New topics in the “Material Culture” features-Salt; Four-Wheeled Vehicles; Bells, Gongs, and Drums; and Lamps and Candles-drive home the many ways in which objects and processes of everyday life can play a role in understanding human history on a broad scale.

The “Environment and Technology” featur... more