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NH188: In 96 concise pages, this book tracks the human adventure from the time of our earliest bipedal ancestors to today. This innovative contribution to the study of world history on a very large scale was authored by Edmund Burke III, Prof. of History at UC Santa Cruz; David Christian, Prof. of History at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia; and Ross E. Dunn, Professor Emeritus of History at San Diego State University.
World History: The Big Eras brings together in a seamless world-scale narrative historical essays that appear in World History for Us All, the model curriculum for world history available on line at http://worldhistoryforusall.sdsu.edu. Published in workbook format, this slim volume will be a valuable companion to all educators who use the electronic resources of World History for Us All. It also stands alone as a brief history of humankind, inviting teachers, students, and all global educators to explore the past on big scales.
Chapter One: Humans in the Universe
Chapter Two: Human Beings Almost Everywhere
Chapter Three: Farming and the Emergence of Complex Societies
Chapter Four: Expanding Networks of Exchange and Encounter
Chapter Five: Patterns of Interregional Unity
Chapter Six: The Great Convergence
Chapter Seven: Industrialization and its Consequences
Chapter Eight: A Half-Century of Crisis
Chapter Nine: Paradoxes of Global Acceleration