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Writing History in the Global Era
Lynn Hunt

W. W. Norton & Company, 2014

Leading historian Lynn Hunt rethinks why history matters in today’s global world and how it should be written. George Orwell wrote that “history is written by the winners.” Even if that seems a bit too cut-and-dried, we can say that history is always written from a viewpoint but that viewpoints change, sometimes radically. The history of workers, women, and minorities challenged the once-unquestioned dominance of the tales of great ...


What Does It Mean To Be Global?
Rana DiOrio

Little Pickle Press, 2009

In this whimsically-drawn and thoughtfully told story, children learn what it means to be global by visiting the pyramids, eating sushi, celebrating Kwanzaa, and learning how to say ""hello"" in Swahili. The book is a conversation starter for parents and educators to teach children about the goodness in exploring, appreciating, and respecting other children's traditions, religions, and values the world over.


Global Baby Boys
Maya Ajmera

Charlesbridge, 2014


Moving Toward Global Compassion, 2014

Why isn’t everyone concerned about the welfare of all people, everywhere? Is global compassion a gift, like musical talent, a virtue of the few? Or might we all have the potential for global compassion within us, dormant? Moving Toward Global Compassion explores these possibilities, and offers a new take on empathy and altruism. In the closing chapter the Dalai Lama discusses these ideas with the author.


Mike W. Peng

Cengage Learning, 2009

Created through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process with feedback from both students and faculty, GLOBAL is an engaging and accessible solution designed to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners. GLOBAL takes a strategic and truly global approach as it answers the pressing question, "What determines the success and failure of firms around the globe?" This up-to-date presentation from renowned international ...


The Global Republic: America's Inadvertent Rise to World Power
Frank Ninkovich

University Of Chicago Press, 2014

For decades the United States has been the most dominant player on the world’s stage. The country’s economic authority, its globally forceful foreign policy, and its leading position in international institutions tend to be seen as the result of a long-standing, deliberate drive to become a major global force. Furthermore, it has become widely accepted that American exceptionalism—the belief that America is a country like no other in ...


Global Health 101 (Essential Public Health)
Richard Skolnik

Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2011

Global Health 101, Second Edition (formerly titled Essentials of Global Health) is a clear, concise, and user-friendly introduction to the most critical issues in global health. It illustrates key themes with an extensive set of case studies, examples, and the latest evidence. While the book offers a global perspective, particular attention is given to the health-development link, to developing countries, and to the health needs of poor and ...


Global 2, Student Edition
Mike W. Peng

Cengage Learning, 2012

Created through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process, *GLOBAL, 2E* is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners. Introduce students to success in global business today with strategic approach and unique coverage found in *GLOBAL, 2E*. Written by renowned international instructor, author, and consultant Mike Peng, *GLOBAL, 2E* is the first truly global business book to answer the ...


Riding the Waves of Culture: Understanding Diversity in Global Business 3/E
Fons Trompenaars, Charles Hampden-Turner

McGraw-Hill, 2012

The bestselling guide to cross-cultural leadership Since its original publication, Riding the Waves of Culture has been considered the definitive guide to one of the 21st century’s most pressing management concerns—effectively leading people and organizations in an increasingly global business environment. Today’s business landscape is barely a shadow of what it was only a few years ago, when managers’ main concerns were being ...


Global Business Today
Charles W. L. Hill

McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2013

Charles Hill's Global Business Today, 8e has become the most widely used text in the International Business market because its: Current –it is comprehensive and up-to-date. Application Rich –it goes beyond an uncritical presentation and shallow explanation of the body of knowledge. Relevant –it focuses on managerial implications. Integrated –it maintains a tight, integrated flow between chapters, and incorporates ancillary ...


Get Smart about Global Warming: How Climate Change Might Change our Earth and Our Civilization, 2014

Global warming or climate change, is one of the most talked about and controversial subjects in our modern age. This book provides a quick read primer on the subject, to get you up to speed to be conversant on the topic with family, friends, and co-workers. This book will teach you how global warming came about, what the current political situation regarding global warming is, how individuals can prevent global warming, and the environmental ...


Exploring Art: A Global, Thematic Approach (with CourseMate Printed Access Card)
Margaret Lazzari, Dona Schlesier

Cengage Learning, 2011

EXPLORING ART uses art examples from around the world to discuss art in the context of religion, politics, family structure, sexuality, entertainment and visual culture.


Ways of the World: A Brief Global History with Sources, Volume 2
Robert W. Strayer

Bedford/St. Martin's, 2012

The source for world history - narrative and primary sources in one book Ways of the World is one of the most successful and innovative new textbooks for world history in recent years. This 2-in-1 textbook and reader includes a brief-by-design narrative that is truly global and focuses on significant historical trends, themes, and developments in world history. Author Robert W. Strayer, a pioneer in the world history movement with years of ...


The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power and Politics of the ...
Pietra Rivoli

Wiley, 2009

The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy has been lauded by the New York Times, Financial Times, and reviewers worldwide. Translated into fourteen languages, Travels has received numerous awards for its frank and nuanced discussion of global economic realities.  Now updated and revised--including a discussion of environmental issues--this fascinating book illustrates crucial lessons in economics, politics, and globalization. The major ...


About Face!: Why the World Needs More Carbon Dioxide; The Failed Science of Global
Arthur Middleton Hughes, Madhav Khandekar, ...

Two Harbors Press, 2014

About Face! Why the World Needs More Carbon Dioxide is easy reading from two scientists and an economist. It will change your understanding of climate science and explain how we can save millions of lives and billions of dollars per year. ''If you are in the slightest doubt about what the climate change alarmists are trying to get us to do --and pay for -- you should read this book.'' --Dr. Peter Walsh, Geologist, London, England ''This book ...


Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty
Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo

PublicAffairs, 2012

Why do the poor borrow to save? Why do they miss out on free life-saving immunizations, but pay for unnecessary drugs? In Poor Economics , Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo, two practical visionaries working toward ending world poverty, answer these questions from the ground. In a book the Wall Street Journal called “marvelous, rewarding,” the authors tell how the stress of living on less than 99 cents per day encourages the poor to ...


China Goes Global: The Partial Power
David Shambaugh

Oxford University Press, 2014

Most global citizens are well aware of the explosive growth of the Chinese economy. Indeed, China has famously become the "workshop of the world." Yet, while China watchers have shed much light on the country's internal dynamics--China's politics, its vast social changes, and its economic development--few have focused on how this increasingly powerful nation has become more active and assertive throughout the world. In China Goes Global , ...


Where Am I Eating An Adventure Through the Global Food Economy
Kelsey Timmerman

Wiley, 2014

A deeply human-centered perspective on the origins of America's food Where Am I Eating? bridges the gap between global food producers and the American consumer, providing an insightful look at how our eating habits affect farmers and fishermen around the world. Follow the author on his global quest to meet the workers that nurture, harvest, and hunt our food, as he works alongside them—loading lobster diving boats in Nicaragua, harvesting ...


Traditions & Encounters, Volume 2 From 1500 to the Present.
Jerry Bentley, Herbert Ziegler

McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages, 2010

Connect students to the stories of history. Connect students to the experience of history. Connect students to success in history. At McGraw-Hill, we have dedicated the past few years to deepening our understanding of student and instructor experience. Employing a wide array of research tools including surveys, focus groups, and ethnographic studies, we've identified areas in need of improvement to provide an opportunity for greater learning and ...


The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care
T. R. Reid

Penguin Books, 2010

A New York Times Bestseller With an Explanation of the 2010 Health Reform Bill Bringing to bear his talent for explaining complex issues in a clear, engaging way, New York Times bestselling author T. R. Reid visits industrialized democracies around the world--France, Britain, Germany, Japan, and beyond--to provide a revelatory tour of successful, affordable universal health care systems. Now updated with new statistics and a ...



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