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ISBN-10 0205032664ISBN-13 9780205032662
ISBN-10 0-205-75930-0ISBN-13 978-0-205-75930-9
Author(s): Felipe Fernández-Armesto
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2011 Pages: 1056

For an undergraduate course in World History.

This text, based on the bestselling The World: A History, is presented in a highly affordable Penguin Academic format.

The World: A History interweaves two stories: the story of our interactions with nature and the story of our interactions with each other. The environment-centered story is about humans distancing themselves from the rest of nature and searching for a relationship that strikes a balance between constructive and destructive exploitation. The culture-centered story is about how human cultures have become mutually influential and yet mutually differentiating. Both stories have been going on for thousands of years.


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