For introductory level courses in World History.A true exploration of world history, The World's History links chronology, themes, and geography in eight units, or parts of study, each emphasizing a single theme-origins, cities, empires, religion, trade, migrations, revolutions, and technology. Geographically, each part covers the entire globe, though specific topics place greater emphasis on specific regions. Rich in primary sources-both written and visual-and in data and interpretation, the new edition addresses how historians form, debate, and revise our historical understanding of the world, shows the value of other disciplines in understanding history, and helps students begin to assess their own place in the ongoing history of the world.NEWUpdated and revised pedagogical aidsGlossary, bibliography, timelines, spotlights, maps illustrations.Provides students with more detailed and extensive presentation of material.NEWPedagogical features1) key topics at the beginning of each chapter; 2) review questions at the end of each chapter; 3) one or two interactive maps per chapter; 4) a running glossary of items highlighted in the text, and appearing in the margins and in the back of the book; 5) Turning Point essays at the end of each partEach is designed to make the text more accessible.Provides a rich, comprehensive, and challenging introduction to the study of world history and the methods and key interpretations of its historians.NEWConsolidated and streamlined designMuch of the boxed content of earlier editions has been incorporated into the narrative text, and the text is set in single-column format.Provides a more aesthetically pleasing, spacious layout.NEWTwo-Page chapter-opening illustrations.Features an illustration embodying the core theme of each chapter.NEWReorganized, divided final unitThe first part looks at the technology of the twentieth century until about 1980, the second analyzes technology since 1980 as it relates to human Identityreligious, national, gender, and ageand how these identities have affected and been affected by new technologies, especially communication.NEWSeparate, color coded How Do We Know? boxed features.Demonstrate how historians sift through source materials and debate their interpretation.NEWQuestionsAccompanying How Do We Know? features.Encourage students to appreciate the work of the historians in producing the records we have today.NEWAdditional color-coded boxed featuresIn each chapter.Introduce relevant primary sources for further analysis.Thematic organizationContinued emphasis on themes without neglecting chronology.Helps students make sense of human historical experiences by keeping the theme and chronology clear. Interpretive approachStressing historical method and historiography.Introduces students to how the past is understood and interpreted by historians.Primary and secondary sources.Provides students with historical perspective that illuminates the experience of age and place.Abundance of illustrations.Exposes students to culture of world societies and adds visual enhancement.Sidebars, spotlights, maps, time lines, charts.Provides students with visual reinforcement of material.