By Robert Stacey, Judith Coffin, Joshua Cole, Carol Symes
A pedagogically cutting edge re-creation of the most-balanced and best-selling western civilizations textual content of all time.
New to the Western Civilizations group, grasp lecturers and students Joshua Cole (University of Michigan) and Carol Symes (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) have built-in cutting edge pedagogical instruments into the textual content to aid scholars and teachers in attaining their direction targets, whereas incorporating the most recent scholarship into this hugely readable, balanced, and wonderfully written book.
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By Hattie Ellis
Do you know that Abraham Lincoln and Muhammad Ali either ate up bee pollen to spice up power, or that beekeepers in nineteenth-century Europe seen their bees as a part of the family members? Or that when guy, the honeybee, Apis mellifera, is the main studied creature on this planet? And that all through background, honey has been hugely valued via the traditional Egyptians (the first recognized beekeepers), the Greeks, and eu monarchs, in addition to Winnie the Pooh?
In Sweetness and Light, Hattie Ellis leads us into the hive, revealing the attention-grabbing tale of bees and honey from the Stone Age to the current, from Nepalese honey hunters to city hives at the rooftops of latest York urban. Uncovering the secrets and techniques of the honeybee one after the other, Ellis exhibits how this small insect, with a collective importance rather a lot more than its person measurement, can hold us via previous and current to inform us extra approximately ourselves than the other dwelling creature.
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By Russell McGregor
Combining the views of political, social, and cultural background in a coherent narrative, this account is a holistic interpretation of the complicated dating among Indigenous and settler Australians through the center of the 20 th century. because it offers a cogent research of ways the connection replaced, this list specializes in the search for Aboriginal inclusion within the Australian nation—a job that ruled the Aboriginal schedule on the time—and demanding situations current scholarship and assumptions, fairly round assimilation. Arguing that inclusion used to be no longer a functionality of political lobbying and parliamentary choice making, this is often an insightful historical past of the altering nature of race kin in Australia.
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During this attention-grabbing follow-up to his New York instances bestseller Wilderness Warrior, acclaimed historian Douglas Brinkley deals a riveting, expansive examine the previous and current conflict to maintain Alaska’s wasteland. Brinkley explores the colourful range of Alaska’s natural world, arrays the forces that experience wreaked havoc on its primeval arctic refuge—from Klondike Gold Rush prospectors to environmental failures just like the Exxon-Valdez oil spill—and files environmental heroes from Theodore Roosevelt to Dwight Eisenhower and past. no longer purely a list of Alaska’s prior, Quiet international is a compelling call-to-arms for sustainability, conservationism, and conscientious environmental stewardship—a caution that the land as soon as known as Seward’s Folly may match down in background as America’s maximum Mistake.
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By M. I. Finley
"Technical growth, financial development, productiveness, even potency haven't been major ambitions because the starting of time," publicizes M. I. Finley in his vintage paintings. The states of the traditional Mediterranean international had no recognizable real-property marketplace, by no means fought a commercially encouraged struggle, witnessed no force to capital formation, and assigned the administration of many huge organisations to slaves and ex-slaves. briefly, to review the economies of the traditional international, one needs to start by way of discarding many premises that appeared self-evident ahead of Finley confirmed that they have been dead or deceptive. to be had back, with a brand new foreword through Ian Morris, those sagacious, fertile, and infrequently combative essays are only as electrifying this day as whilst Finley first wrote them.
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By Othniel J Seiden
After learning the transcripts of the Nuremburg Trials and interviewing 'The Remnant' or Jewish survivors of the holocaust, many nonetheless dwelling in Israel; Othniel Seiden used to be pressured to jot down their startling and memorable tales of worldwide battle II. during this attractive and compelling ancient novel in regards to the Jews who have been in a position to stay loose and struggle, Seiden files their survival, their discomfort, their missions and their guerrilla battle strategies opposed to the Nazi career forces. additionally, good documented, the tragedy of Kiev and now notorious ravine of Babi Yar the place it truly is inspiration that just about one million humans, Jews and non-Jews alike have been massacred. those courageous few escaped the convinced dying in their co-religionists by means of acts of bravery and sheer decision to stay. the parable that the Jewish humans "went to their deaths like sheep to slaughter. . ." is positioned to leisure ceaselessly within the tales of "The Remnant."
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By Nicholas Daly
During this provocative publication, Nicholas Daly tracks the cultural results of the inhabitants explosion of the 19th century, the 'demographic transition' to the trendy international. because the crowded towns of Paris, London and long island went via comparable ameliorations, a suite of shared narratives and pictures of city lifestyles circulated between them, together with fantasies of city disaster, crime dramas, and stories of haunted public shipping, refracting the hell that's folks. within the visible arts, sentimental style photographs seemed that condensed the city lots right into a handful of weak figures: newsboys and flower-girls. on the finish of the century, proto-ecological tales emerge concerning the sprawling urban as itself a destroyer. This full of life examine excavates the various origins of our personal foreign pop culture, from noir visions of town as a locus of crime, to utopian photographs of power and neighborhood.
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By Andy McSmith
The Nineteen Eighties used to be the progressive decade of the 20 th century. to appear again in 1990 on the Britain of ten years prior was once to appear into one other state. The adjustments weren't superficial, just like the revolution in model and track that enlivened the Sixties; nor have been they rather as unsettling and joyless because the problems of the Seventies. And but they have been irreversible. by means of the tip of the last decade, society as an entire was once wealthier, cash was once more uncomplicated to borrow, there has been much less social upheaval, much less uncertainty concerning the destiny. might be the best transformation of the last decade was once that by means of 1990, the British lived in a brand new ideological universe the place the defining clash of the 20th century, among capitalism and socialism, used to be over. Thatcherism took the politics out of politics and created enormous transformations among wealthy and terrible, yet no expectation that the lifestyles of such gross inequalities was once an issue that society or executive may well clear up - simply because as Mrs Thatcher stated, 'There is not any such factor as society ...people needs to glance to themselves first.' From the Falklands battle and the miners' strike to Bobby Sands and the Guildford 4, from Diana and the recent Romantics to dwell reduction and the 'big bang', from the Rubik's dice to the ZX Spectrum, McSmith's excellent narrative account uncovers the reality in the back of the last decade that modified Britain perpetually.
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By Bob Drury, Tom Clavin
An acclaimed New York occasions bestseller, chosen by way of Salon as a top ebook of the yr, the impressive untold tale of the existence and instances of Sioux warrior crimson Cloud: “a page-turner with amazing immediacy…and the narrative sweep of a superb Western” (The Boston Globe).
Red Cloud was once the single American Indian in heritage to defeat the us military in a warfare, forcing the govt to sue for peace on his phrases. on the height of purple Cloud’s powers the Sioux may perhaps declare keep an eye on of one-fifth of the contiguous usa and the loyalty of hundreds of thousands of fierce warring parties. however the fog of heritage has left crimson Cloud surprisingly obscured. Now, because of the rediscovery of a misplaced autobiography, and painstaking study through award-winning authors, the tale of the 19th century’s strongest and profitable Indian warrior can eventually be told.
In The center of every little thing That Is, Bob Drury and Tom Clavin fix pink Cloud to his rightful position in American historical past in a sweeping and dramatic narrative in line with years of basic learn. As they hint the occasions resulting in purple Cloud’s conflict, they supply intimate pics of the numerous lives crimson Cloud touched—mountain males resembling Jim Bridger; US generals like William Tecumseh Sherman, who have been charged with annihilating the Sioux; fearless explorers, akin to the speeding John Bozeman; and the memorable warriors whom crimson Cloud groomed, just like the mythical loopy Horse. And on the heart of the tale is purple Cloud, scuffling with for the very life of the Indian manner of life.
“Unabashed, impartial, and disturbingly sincere, leaving no razor-sharp arrowhead unturned, no rifle set off unpulled....a compelling and fiery narrative” (USA TODAY), this is often the definitive chronicle of the clash among an increasing white civilization and the Plains Indians who stood in its means.
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By Katherine Ashenburg
The query of cleanliness is one all ages and tradition has spoke back with self belief. For the first-century Roman, being fresh intended a two-hour soak in baths of assorted temperatures, scraping the physique with a miniature rake, and a last software of oil. For the aristocratic Frenchman within the 17th century, it intended altering your blouse as soon as an afternoon and maybe going as far as to dip your palms in a few water. Did Napoleon recognize whatever we didn’t whilst he wrote to Josephine, “I will go back in 5 days. cease washing”? And why is the German time period Warmduscher—a guy who washes in hot or sizzling water—invariably a moderate opposed to his masculinity? Katherine Ashenburg takes on such attention-grabbing questions as those in The airborne dirt and dust on Clean, her fascinating travel of attitudes towards hygiene via time. An engrossing fusion of erudition and anecdote, The dust on fresh considers the unusual prescriptions of history’s medical professionals, the hygienic peccadilloes of significant authors, and the ancient twists and turns that experience introduced us to a spot Ashenburg considers hedonistic but oversanitized.
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