Description : Built on the principles of Understanding by Design, the streamlined student text includes core world history standards in a concise, accessible format.
Description : A world history emphasizing the period from the beginning of the Renaissance in Europe to the present day. First 26 pages contain a brief review of the period from prehistory through the development of regional civilizations prior to the modern era of global interaction.
Description : Drawing on the features of Glencoe World History, this program motivates students, helps them understand the connections between recent world events and issues, and gives them an appreciation for the interconnectedness of the world's regions and peoples.
Description : The ancient trade routes that made up the Silk Road were some of the great conduits of cultural and material exchange in world history. In this intriguing book, Xinru Liu reveals both why and how this long-distance trade in luxury goods emerged in the late third century BCE, following its story through to the Mongol conquest. Liu starts with China's desperate need for what the Chinese called "the heavenly horses" of Central Asia, and describes how the traders who brought these horses also brought other exotic products, some all the way from the Mediterranean. Likewise, the Roman Empire, as a result of its imperial ambition as well as the desire of its citizens for Chinese silk, responded with easterly explorations for trade. The book shows how the middle men, the Kushan Empire, spread Buddhism to China. Missionaries and pilgrims facilitated cave temples along the mountainous routes and monasteries in various oases and urban centers, forming the backbone of the Silk Road. The author also explains how Islamic and Mongol conquerors in turn controlled the various routes until the rise of sea travel diminished their importance.
Description : Evaluate students' progress with the printed booklet of Chapter Tests and Lesson Quizzes. Preview online test questions or print for paper and pencil tests. Chapter tests include traditional and document-based question tests.
Description : This book presents scientific evidence about epilepsy along with straightforward guidance and recommendations. Responses to frequently asked questions and clarification of uncertainties are provided to empower patients to optimize their medical, psychological and social care. This book helps mediate between patients and health care professionals and can assist both sides to understand the condition of epilepsy at all levels. The information provided in the book empowers patients to share decision making with their carers and clinicians and enables them to make informed decisions, by taking into account the best scientific evidence, as well as the patients’ values and preferences. The Epilepsy Book: A Companion for Patients is ideal for patients with epilepsy and their carers, and will also be of interest to health care professionals, medical students and teachers. Thalia Valeta’s approach to epilepsy facilitates deeper understanding of the unmet needs and expectations of patients.
Description : The twentieth century was the most extraordinary era in human history. It can be described as the most populated, most inventive, most communicative and most murderous century. It saw colossal events like the two World Wars, the rise of Fascism, the Great