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The Earth and Its People: A Global History, Volume I: To 1550

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This text provides a truly global approach to the world history survey. Its fundamental theme, the interaction of human beings and the environment, serves as a point of comparison for different times, places, and societies. Special emphasis is given to technology and how technological development underlies all human activity. The Third Edition combines strong scholarship ...more
Paperback, 512 pages
Published February 1st 2004 by Wadsworth Publishing Company
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I really can't see how anyone would find the motivation outside of class to read this, but overall it was a good book.
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Richard W. Bulliet is a professor emeritus of history at Columbia University who specializes in the history of Islamic society and institutions, the history of technology, and the history of the role of animals in human society.

Richard grew up in Illinois. He attended Harvard University, from which he received a BA in 1962 and a PhD in 1967.

Several of his books focus on Iran but deal also with the
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