The Earth and Its Peoples: A Global History, Volume I: To 1550
by by Richard Bulliet (Author), Pamela Crossley (Author), Daniel Headrick (Author), Steven Hirsch (Author), Lyman Johnson (Author) & 2 more
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 world history book employs a fundamental theme-the interaction of human beings and the environment-to compare different times, places, and societies. Special emphasis is given to technology (in its broadest sense) and how technological development underlies all human activity.