Contemporary World History Book

Contemporary World History

  • Author : William J. Duiker
  • Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: History, Modern
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 0495797359

Contemporary World History Excerpt :

Duiker's comprehensive, balanced history of the world in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries provides you with context for interpreting the events that you hear about in the news each day. You'll view history from the broader global perspective, while at the same time gaining insight into the distinct character of individual civilizations and regions. To ensure that you'll have a well-rounded understanding of the most decisive moments in recent times, Duiker integrates political, economic, social, and cultural history into a smoothly written narrative. The Fifth Edition text includes a special insert that guides you in using the text's many detailed maps and helps you learn how to make important connections between geography and the turn of historic events. Additional tools include timelines that highlight and contrast different cultures and nations--giving you an "at-a-glance," holistic perspective on eras and their defining events; photos from William Duiker's own collection for a closer, more personal look at the world we live in; and primary-source documents that illustrate and clarify key points.

Twentieth century World History Book

Twentieth century World History

  • Author : William J. Duiker
  • Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2004-06-08
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 0534628117

Twentieth century World History Excerpt :

A comprehensive and balanced history of the world in the twentieth century, William Duiker's text not only chronicles the key events in this revolutionary century, but also examines the underlying issues that have shaped the times. TWENTIETH-CENTURY WORLD HISTORY takes a global approach to the subject while doing justice to the distinctive character of individual civilizations and regions. Duiker integrates political, economic, social, and cultural history, creating a chronologically ordered synthesis that gives students the true flavor of the most decisive moments in recent world history. In addition, Duiker's own photographs and selection of primary source documents, which illustrate much of the book, are especially effective in illustrating key points in the narrative. TWENTIETH-CENTURY WORLD HISTORY is available in the following volume options: TWENTIETH-CENTURY WORLD HISTORY, Third Edition ISBN: 0-534-62811-7 THE WORLD SINCE WORLD WAR II ISBN: 0-534-62812-5

Teaching History for the Contemporary World Book

Teaching History for the Contemporary World

  • Author : Adele Nye
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-05-19
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811602474

Teaching History for the Contemporary World Excerpt :

This book brings together history educators from Australia and around the world to tell their own personal stories and how they approach teaching history in the context of contemporary tensions in the classroom. It encourages historians to think actively about how history in the classroom can play a role in helping students to make sense of their world and to act honourably within it. The contributors come from diverse backgrounds and include experienced history educators and early career academics. They showcase both a mix of approaches and democratize and decolonize the academy. The book blends theory and practice. It reflects on what is happening in the classroom and supports the discipline to understanding itself better, to improve upon its practices and to engage in academic discussion about the responsibility of teaching in the contemporary world.

Science in the Contemporary World Book

Science in the Contemporary World

  • Author : Eric Gottfrid Swedin
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 382
  • ISBN 10 : 9781851095247

Science in the Contemporary World Excerpt :

This work is a unique introductory A–Z resource detailing the scientific achievements of the contemporary world and analyzing the key scientific trends, discoveries, and personalities of the modern age. * Over 200 A–Z entries covering topics ranging from plate tectonics to the first Moon landings * More than 40 stunning photographs providing a unique pictorial chronicle of the achievements of modern science

The United Nations In Action Book

The United Nations In Action

  • Author : David J. Whittaker
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2002-11-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135370398

The United Nations In Action Excerpt :

This is a clear survey of the role played by the United Nations in the major political crises of the post-war world. In covering its high-profile, peace-keeping role, its support of new nations, and its involvement in new initiatives such as famine relief and drug control, the author presents an introduction to the UN in action.

Demilitarization in the Contemporary World Book

Demilitarization in the Contemporary World

  • Author : Peter N. Stearns
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release Date : 2013-11-16
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9780252095153

Demilitarization in the Contemporary World Excerpt :

Contemporary world history has highlighted militarization in many ways, from the global Cold War and numerous regional conflicts to the general assumption that nationhood implies a significant and growing military. Yet the twentieth century also offers notable examples of large-scale demilitarization, both imposed and voluntary. Demilitarization in the Contemporary World fills a key gap in current historical understanding by examining demilitarization programs in Germany, Japan, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Costa Rica. Contributors investigate factors such as military defeat, border security risks, economic pressures, and the development of strong peace cultures among citizenry. Exemplifying the political difficulties of demilitarization in both its failures and successes, Demilitarization in the Contemporary World provides a possible roadmap for future policies and practices.

Historics Book


  • Author : Martin L. Davies
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 287
  • ISBN 10 : 9780415261661

Historics Excerpt :

Martin Davies takes a fresh look at the behaviours and practices that constitute history, challenging and explaining complex ideas on historical thought and its function in society.

The Contemporary Global Economy Book

The Contemporary Global Economy

  • Author : Alfred E. Eckes
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-05-06
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN 10 : 9781405183444

The Contemporary Global Economy Excerpt :

In "The Contemporary Global Economy," Alfred Eckes provides a lively overview of recent turbulence in the world economy for non-specialists. Focusing on the dynamics of globalization since the 1980s, the book views developments historically, explaining how the main motors of economic change work and how we can discern their effects in the world today. Eckes begins with a brief description of economic change since the nineteenth century, the age of the 'first global economy', and indicates how the dramatic change in the world economy since the 1980s led to a new era in global expansion with the rise of China and other emerging powers. He explains how structural imbalances, policy mistakes, and excesses led to the financial crisis of 2007-2010. The book describes the different aspects of the economy from the role of the World Trade Organization to the workings of financial markets, and the actions of the International Monetary Fund and the Group of Twenty nations. It explains the underlying changes that have affected individuals in their various roles as consumers, producers, workers and citizens around the world, and identifies the challenges for sustainable economic growth in the years ahead. It also examines the underside of globalization, including human trafficking, sweatshops, organized crime, unsafe products, and environmental destruction.

A History of Book Publishing in Contemporary Latin America Book

A History of Book Publishing in Contemporary Latin America

  • Author : Gustavo Sorá
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-03-08
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000353013

A History of Book Publishing in Contemporary Latin America Excerpt :

This book presents a cultural history of Latin America as seen through a symbolic good and a practice – the book, and the act of publication – two elements that have had an irrefutable power in shaping the modern world. The volume combines multiple theoretical approaches and empirical landscapes with the aim to comprehend how Latin American publishers became the protagonists of a symbolic unification of their continent from the 1930s through the 1970s. The Latin American focus responds to a central point in its history: the effective interdependence of the national cultures of the continent. Americanism, until the 1950s, or Latin Americanism, from the onset of the Cold War, were moral frameworks that guided publishers’ thinking and actions and had concrete effects on the process of regional integration. The illustration of how Latin American publishing markets were articulated opens up broader and comparative questions regarding the ways in which the ideas embodied in books also sought to unify other cultural areas. The intersection of cultural, political and economic themes, as well as the style of writing, makes this book an interest to a wide reading public with historical and sociological sensitivity and global cultural curiosity.

Internationalism  Imperialism and the Formation of the Contemporary World Book

Internationalism Imperialism and the Formation of the Contemporary World

  • Author : Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-10-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 365
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319606934

Internationalism Imperialism and the Formation of the Contemporary World Excerpt :

This volume offers innovative insights into and approaches to the multiple historical intersections between distinct modalities of internationalism and imperialism during the twentieth century, across a range of contexts. Bringing together scholars from diverse theoretical, methodological and geographical backgrounds, the book explores an array of fundamental actors, institutions and processes that have decisively shaped contemporary history and the present. Among other crucial topics, it considers the expansion in the number and scope of activities of international organizations and its impact on formal and informal imperial polities, as well as the propagation of developmentalist ethos and discourses, relating them to major historical processes such as the growing institutionalization of international scrutiny in the interwar years or, later, the emerging global Cold War.

World History   Softcover Student Text Only Book
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World History Softcover Student Text Only

  • Author : Matthew Downey
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • Release Date : 2005-12-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 475
  • ISBN 10 : 0077044479

World History Softcover Student Text Only Excerpt :

Contemporary's World History begins with prehistory and continues into the 21st century, offering a broad-reaching examination of the events that led to the world of today. Case studies provide teachers an opportunity to expand chapter topics and incorporate issues that face citizens around the world. Highlights: Incorporates the NCSS high school thematic strands Audio and Interactive activities – On the student CD-ROM, full audio and interactive activities help the student better comprehend the material, improving their ability to read in the content areas. Reading support – There is extensive attention paid to helping students improve their reading ability. The readability is controlled throughout the program. ELL support – Specific activities target the needs of the second language student Usability – The program is designed to be simple for teachers and students to use. The PDF format of all Teacher CD-ROM content makes it easy to print materials as needed. Engaging content - Our series is replete with illustrations, maps, photos and timelines. Value – The program offers a complete, four color social studies curriculum at a very competitive price! Flexibility – the program can be used by a variety of student types, including Adult Ed students.

Terrorists and Terrorism in the Contemporary World Book

Terrorists and Terrorism in the Contemporary World

  • Author : David J. Whittaker
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN 10 : 0415320860

Terrorists and Terrorism in the Contemporary World Excerpt :

The first introductory book to focus on terrorists themselves, looking at the mindset, motivation and tactics of a variety of terrorist groupd.

Europe in the Contemporary World  1900 to the Present Book

Europe in the Contemporary World 1900 to the Present

  • Author : Bonnie G. Smith
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-12-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN 10 : 9781350029569

Europe in the Contemporary World 1900 to the Present Excerpt :

This newly updated and improved edition of Bonnie G. Smith's classic textbook provides the most authoritative history available of Europe in a global context during the 20th and 21st centuries. It cleverly incorporates elements of political, social, cultural, economic and intellectual history and presents an integrated history with detailed coverage right across the continent. Including 131 images and 23 maps, Europe in the Contemporary World: 1900 to the Present is organized around key themes within a chronological chapter structure that is easy to follow. Smith's balanced treatment of the subject allows for a comprehensive assessment of the positive and negative developments in European history over the period, as well as the wider impact of this in the world at large. The book also includes picture essays and document sections, which provide variety and foreground the importance of primary sources, and useful end-of-chapter further readings for students who wish to investigate specific topics in greater depth. The enhanced 2nd edition contains: * A new chapter on the 21st-century issues that have challenged and continue to challenge Europe * More material on globalization, the end of the Cold War, European countercultures and various other topics * Historiographic updates throughout Europe in the Contemporary World: 1900 to the Present is the definitive guide to Europe and its place in the world since 1900 for students and scholars alike.

The Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry Book

The Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry

  • Author : J. D. McClatchy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 1996-06-25
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 690
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679741152

The Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry Excerpt :

This groundbreaking volume may well be the poetry anthology for the global village. As selected by J.D. McClatchy, this collection includes masterpieces from four continents and more than two dozen languages in translations by such distinguished poets as Elizabeth Bishop, W.S. Merwin, Ted Hughes, and Seamus Heaney. Among the countries and writers represented are: Bangladesh--Taslima Nasrin Chile--Pablo Neruda China--Bei Dao, Shu Ting El Salvador--Claribel Alegria France--Yves Bonnefoy Greece--Odysseus Elytis, Yannis Ritsos India--A.K. Ramanujan Israel--Yehuda Amichai Japan--Shuntaro Tanikawa Mexico--Octavio Paz Nicaragua--Ernesto Cardenal Nigeria--Wole Soyinka Norway--Tomas Transtromer Palestine--Mahmoud Darwish Poland--Zbigniew Herbert, Czeslaw Milosz Russia--Joseph Brodsky, Yevgeny Yevtushenko Senegal--Leopold Sedar Senghor South Africa--Breyten Breytenbach St. Lucia, West Indies--Derek Walcott