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DK Eyewitness Books: Ancient Civilizations
Joseph Fullman

DK CHILDREN, 2013

The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures. The newest entry in the Eyewitness series, this comprehensive guide introduces young readers to some of the most fascinating ancient civilizations in the world's history. From the intriguing world of pharaohs in Ancient Egypt, to the arts of Greece and Rome, to the ...
  
  











  



  
Western Civilizations: Their History and Their Culture (Brief Third Edition) (Vol. 2)
Joshua Cole, Carol Symes, ...

W. W. Norton & Company, 2011

The best western civilizations text for emphasizing critical thinking, now in a brief edition. Master teachers and scholars, new co-authors Joshua Cole and Carol Symes integrate new and innovative pedagogical tools based on their own teaching experiences into this best-selling brief text to help students think critically, retain key information, and make connections.
  
  











  



  
Civilization: The West and the Rest
Niall Ferguson

Penguin Books, 2012

Western civilization’s rise to global dominance is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five centuries How did the West overtake its Eastern rivals? And has the zenith of Western power now passed? Acclaimed historian Niall Ferguson argues that beginning in the fifteenth century, the West developed six powerful new concepts, or “killer applications”—competition, science, the rule of law, modern medicine, ...
  
  











  



  
Civilization and Its Discontents (Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud)
Sigmund Freud

W. W. Norton & Company, 2010

Freud’s seminal volume of twentieth-century cultural thought grounded in psychoanalytic theory, now with a new introduction by Christopher Hitchens. Written in the decade before Freud’s death, Civilization and Its Discontents may be his most famous and most brilliant work. It has been praised, dissected, lambasted, interpreted, and reinterpreted. Originally published in 1930, it seeks to answer several questions fundamental to human ...
  
  











  



  
Destruction of Black Civilization: Great Issues of a Race from 4500 B.C. to 2000 A.D.
Chancellor Williams

Third World Press, 1992

The Destruction of Black Civilization  took Chancellor Williams sixteen years of research and field study to compile. The book, which was to serve as a reinterpretation of the history of the African race, was intended to be ""a general rebellion against the subtle message from even the most 'liberal' white authors (and their Negro disciples): 'You belong to a race of nobodies. You have no worthwhile history to point to with pride.'"" The book ...
  
  











  



  
Western Civilizations: Their History and Their Culture (Brief Third Edition) (Vol. 1)
Joshua Cole, Carol Symes, ...

W. W. Norton & Company, 2011

The best western civilizations text for emphasizing critical thinking, now in a brief edition. Master teachers and scholars, new co-authors Joshua Cole and Carol Symes integrate new and innovative pedagogical tools based on their own teaching experiences into this best-selling brief text to help students think critically, retain key information, and make connections.
  
  











  



  
The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future
Naomi Oreskes, Erik M. Conway

Columbia University Press, 2014

The year is 2393, and the world is almost unrecognizable. Clear warnings of climate catastrophe went ignored for decades, leading to soaring temperatures, rising sea levels, widespread drought and -- finally -- the disaster now known as the Great Collapse of 2093, when the disintegration of the West Antarctica Ice Sheet led to mass migration and a complete reshuffling of the global order. Writing from the Second People's Republic of China on the ...
  
  











  



  
The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order
Samuel P. Huntington

Simon & Schuster, 2011

The classic study of post-Cold War international relations, more relevant than ever in the post-9/11 world, with a new foreword by Zbigniew Brzezinski. Since its initial publication, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order has become a classic work of international relations and one of the most influential books ever written about foreign affairs. An insightful and powerful analysis of the forces driving global politics, it ...
  
  











  



  
1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed (Turning Points in Ancient History)
Eric H. Cline

Princeton University Press, 2014

In 1177 B.C., marauding groups known only as the "Sea Peoples" invaded Egypt. The pharaoh's army and navy managed to defeat them, but the victory so weakened Egypt that it soon slid into decline, as did most of the surrounding civilizations. After centuries of brilliance, the civilized world of the Bronze Age came to an abrupt and cataclysmic end. Kingdoms fell like dominoes over the course of just a few decades. No more Minoans or Mycenaeans. ...
  
  











  



  
Civilizations: Culture, Ambition, and the Transformation of Nature
Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

Free Press, 2002

Erudite, wide-ranging, a work of dazzling scholarship written with extraordinary flair, Civilizations redefines the subject that has fascinated historians from Thucydides to Gibbon to Spengler to Fernand Braudel: the nature of civilization. To the author, Oxford historian Felipe Fernández-Armesto, a society's relationship to climate, geography, and ecology are paramount in determining its degree of success. "Unlike previous attempts to ...
  
  











  



  
Western Civilizations: Their History & Their Culture (Eighteenth Edition) (Vol. 1)
Joshua Cole, Carol Symes

W. W. Norton & Company, 2013

A storytelling approach that engages students with features to help them master core content, think critically, and make connections. The engaging narrative and carefully crafted, innovative pedagogical tools in Western Civilizations are based on the co-authors’ own teaching experiences. The text provides balanced coverage, places the West in a larger global context, and carefully integrates new research. In the eighteenth edition, the ...
  
  











  



  
Western Civilization: Volume I: To 1715
Jackson J. Spielvogel

Cengage Learning, 2011

Best-selling book WESTERN CIVILIZATION has helped over one million users learn about the present by exploring the past. Jackson Spielvogel's engaging, chronological narrative weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. The clear narrative of a single gifted author makes it easy to follow the story of Western ...
  
  











  



  
Western Civilizations: Their History & Their Culture (Eighteenth Edition) (Vol. 2)
Joshua Cole, Carol Symes

W. W. Norton & Company, 2013

A storytelling approach that engages students with features to help them master core content, think critically, and make connections. The engaging narrative and carefully crafted, innovative pedagogical tools in Western Civilizations are based on the co-authors’ own teaching experiences. The text provides balanced coverage, places the West in a larger global context, and carefully integrates new research. In the eighteenth edition, the ...
  
  











  



  
Civilization and Its Discontents
Sigmund Freud

Rough Draft Printing, 2013

An unabridged edition of the Sigmund Freud classic, Civilization & Its Discontents, with the original, and updated footnotes -
  
  











  



  
Western Civilization: Volume I: To 1715
Jackson J. Spielvogel

Cengage Learning, 2014

Best-selling WESTERN CIVILIZATION has helped more than one million users learn about the present by exploring the past. Jackson Spielvogel's engaging, chronological narrative weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. The clear narrative of a single gifted author makes it easy to follow the story of Western ...
  
  











  



  
Civilization
Kenneth Clark

Harper & Row, 1969

Study of civilization Kenneth Clarke
  
  











  



  
Civilizations Past & Present, Volume 1 (to 1650) (12th Edition)
Robert R. Edgar, Neil J. Hackett, ...

Pearson, 2007

Civilizations Past and Present , written by specialists in Islamic, African, Asian, Ancient, and East European history— offers a clear and accessible analysis of diverse trends shaping world history.   Civilizations Past and Present , now in its Twelfth Edition, is a survey text well known in the marketplace for its readability, offering a strong narrative exploration of world history that examines details at levels ...
  
  











  



  
How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role From the Fall of Rome to the Rise ...
Thomas Cahill

Anchor, 1996

The perfect St. Patrick's Day gift, and a book in the best tradition of popular history -- the untold story of Ireland's role in maintaining Western culture while the Dark Ages settled on Europe. Every year millions of Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but they may not be aware of how great an influence St. Patrick was on the subsequent history of civilization. Not only did he bring Christianity to Ireland, he instilled a sense of literacy ...
  
  











  



  
Western Civilization: Volume II: Since 1500
Jackson J. Spielvogel

Cengage Learning, 2014

Best-selling WESTERN CIVILIZATION has helped more than one million users learn about the present by exploring the past. Jackson Spielvogel's engaging, chronological narrative weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. The clear narrative of a single gifted author makes it easy to follow the story of Western ...
  
  











  



  
Western Civilization: Volume II: Since 1500
Jackson J. Spielvogel

Cengage Learning, 2011

Best-selling book WESTERN CIVILIZATION has helped over one million users learn about the present by exploring the past. Jackson Spielvogel's engaging, chronological narrative weaves the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military aspects of history into a gripping story that is as memorable as it is instructive. The clear narrative of a single gifted author makes it easy to follow the story of Western ...
  
  











  








   



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