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World Civilizations: The Global Experience

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Examines all the world's civilizations, including those in the Western tradition but also those civilizations sometimes neglected in world history texts. Maintaining a focus on social history explores gender, class, economic, and intellectual issues, while examining patterns of inequality and human agency throughout world history. Instructors of World Civilization surveys...more
Hardcover, Combined Fourth Edition
Published 2004 by Longman Publishing Group (first published January 1st 1996)
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This was my textbook in sophomore year for AP World History. I loved it! Everything was so interesting and easily understood and the graphics were nice too :D I didn't even mind outlining every chapter. Having a great teacher helped too.
I was forced to read this book in Freshman year, and I did so--complete with Advil to ward off the migraines and eye drops for my red eyes after all-nighters before tests. Suffice to say that it was miserable, in the process of learning the material.

Afterwards, though, I gained a great apprecation for this book. I just graduated from High School and went back to a Freshman classroom and bought the book off some grateful kid for ten bucks. I've begun to read it again, this time with a much more l...more
Nov 06, 2011 Sarah rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one for *fun*, unless you're a great nerd
Recommended to Sarah by: Required for AP World History
It was very informative, but so. long. That in addition to its (sometimes needlessly) advanced vocabulary and small script made it hell to slog through, even though it was an interesting hell. I read the entire thing, did a review book and got a 5 on the AP exam, so mission accomplished, I suppose.

For what it's intended to be, it deserves 4-5 stars. But it IS a textbook. Don't expect it to be fun, especially since it's one of the major reasons I don't read as much for fun anymore.
What did I think? Well, everyone out there probably doesn't want to read everything I have thought about this book. But now that I am finished I am ecstatic and want to have a party and will never take another AP history class again. Through this book I have discovered that history is definitely not my calling. I just don't enjoy it. Props to people who do; its just not for me. CONGRATULATIONS to anyone who has ever read this textbook, I am glad to join your rankings.
My AP World History textbook taught me that being ignorant is very easy if you don't truly understand what has happened before us. The class definitely enlightened me (lol curriculum joke), and I believe that in order to be a civilized representative of planet Earth, you need to know all of the history in this textbook.
I took World History in my freshman year of High-School and I absolutely loved it. Sometimes outlining this book seemed tedious but after I was done with the course, I'd really grown to love this book.
Holly (Holly's Reading Hollow)
I'm adding this to my "read" list because after taking notes from every page in this book for my A.P. World History class this year, I think of it as an accomplishment :) Haha.
Barbara Sun
This book was the death of me, I never want to see it again. BURN PARTY WOOHOO
Cassandrah Zenk
Have to admit to falling asleep while reading.
I hate this Fugging book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
John Tosin
An interesting book and very easy to read.
Sep 14, 2011 Ivory rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: NOBODY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Recommended to Ivory by: My history teacher (ugh!)
Shelves: boring
It sucked MAJORLY! Sorry Snips!
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