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Bill strickland, college Board Consultant for AP World History. David christian is both, and this fleeting world: A Short History of Humanity, makes the journey—from the earliest foraging era to the agrarian era to our own modern era—a fascinating one. Ready to help your students give up their preconceptions that anything old is probably boring? Enter This Fleeting World.
A compact, easy-to-read overview recommended by teachers for curriculum development, classroom preparation, and student review. I first became an avid student of david christian by watching his course, on DVD, Big History, and so I am very happy to see his enlightening presentation of the world’s history captured in these essays.
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Late victorian holocausts focuses on three zones of drought and subsequent famine: India, Northern China; and Northeastern Brazil. Bestselling, magisterial melding of global environmental history and global political history. But the effects of drought were magnified in each case because of singularly destructive policies promulgated by different ruling elites.
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