Author: William J. Duiker, Genre: History, Modern, Total Page: 368, Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company, ISBN: 0495797359

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.

Author: Arjun Dev, Genre: World history, Total Page: 275, Publisher: , ISBN: 8125036873

Author: William J. Duiker, Genre: History, Total Page: 352, Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company, ISBN: 0534628117

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

Author: Adele Nye, Genre: Education, Total Page: 254, Publisher: Springer Nature, ISBN: 9789811602474

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.

Author: Alfred E. Eckes, Genre: Business & Economics, Total Page: 306, Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, ISBN: 9781405183444

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.

Author: David J. Whittaker, Genre: History, Total Page: 172, Publisher: Psychology Press, ISBN: 0415320860

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

Author: Peter N. Stearns, Genre: Political Science, Total Page: 264, Publisher: University of Illinois Press, ISBN: 9780252095153

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.

Author: David J. Whittaker, Genre: Political Science, Total Page: 303, Publisher: Routledge, ISBN: 9781135370398

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.

Author: Willibald Steinmetz, Genre: History, Total Page: 354, Publisher: Berghahn Books, ISBN: 9781789203363

In an era defined by daily polls, institutional rankings, and other forms of social quantification, it can be easy to forget that comparison has a long historical lineage. Presenting a range of multidisciplinary perspectives, this volume investigates the concepts and practices of comparison from the early modern period to the present. Each chapter demonstrates how comparison has helped to drive the seemingly irresistible dynamism of the modern world, exploring how comparatively minded assessors determine their units of analysis, the criteria they select or ignore, and just who it is that makes use of these comparisons—and to what ends.

Author: Matthew Downey, Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction, Total Page: 475, Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education, ISBN: 0077044479

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.