Christian Mission

Christian Mission
Author: Edward L. Smither
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-03-06
ISBN 10: 9781683592402
ISBN 13: 1683592409
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christian Mission Book Review:

A deeper understanding of the grand history of mission leads to a faithful expression of God's mission today. From the beginning, God's mission has been carried out by people sent around the world. From Abraham to Jesus, the thread that weaves its way throughout Scripture is a God who sends his people across the world, proclaiming his kingdom. As the world has evolved, Christian mission continues to be a foundational tradition in the church. In this one-volume textbook, Edward Smither weaves together a comprehensive history of Christian mission, from the apostles to the modern church. In each era, he focuses on the people sent by God to the ends of the earth, while also describing the cultural context they encountered. Smither highlights the continuity and development across thousands of years of global mission.

The First World War

The First World War
Author: William Kelleher Storey
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2010-09-16
ISBN 10: 9780742567245
ISBN 13: 0742567249
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The First World War Book Review:

A second edition of this book is now available. In a compact but comprehensive and clear narrative, this book explores the First World War from a genuinely global perspective. Putting a human face on the war, William Kelleher Storey brings to life individual decisions and experiences as well as environmental and technological factors such as food, geography, manpower, and weapons. Without neglecting traditional themes, the author's deft interweaving of the role of environment and technology enriches our understanding of the social, political, and military history of the war, not only in Europe, but throughout the world.

Gardner s Art through the Ages A Concise Global History

Gardner s Art through the Ages  A Concise Global History
Author: Fred S. Kleiner
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2016-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781305577800
ISBN 13: 1305577809
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gardner s Art through the Ages A Concise Global History Book Review:

GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE GLOBAL HISTORY, 4th Edition has been written from the ground up to create a one-semester, student-friendly introduction to art history while retaining the impeccable reliability and scholarship of GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES. This beautifully illustrated fourth edition has been updated to make it easier than ever for students to master the material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Concise History of the World

A Concise History of the World
Author: Merry Wiesner-Hanks
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2015-10-31
ISBN 10: 110702837X
ISBN 13: 9781107028371
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Concise History of the World Book Review:

A concise history of the world from the Paleolithic to the present, telling the story of humans as producers and reproducers.

A Concise History of History

A Concise History of History
Author: Daniel Woolf
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2019-01-31
ISBN 10: 1108426190
ISBN 13: 9781108426190
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Concise History of History Book Review:

An incisive account of the entire history of historical writing worldwide by one of the leading intellects in the field.

A Concise History of the Modern World

A Concise History of the Modern World
Author: William Woodruff
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 297
Release: 1993-07-20
ISBN 10: 1349133337
ISBN 13: 9781349133338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Concise History of the Modern World Book Review:

In an ever-shrinking world, the need for a global perspective in dealing with the modern world has become acute. This book attempts to provide such a perspective by investigating the major changes in geopolitics and world economy during the past 500 years. However compact, it enables us to understand the present unravelling of Communism and the growing challenge from Asia to Western Superiority. It is shown that in so many ways the problems of the contemporary world spring from the unprecedented era of western domination, which the non-western world is now trying to unlive.

The Global Economy

The Global Economy
Author: Franco Amatori,Andrea Colli
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2019-07-23
ISBN 10: 1000606511
ISBN 13: 9781000606515
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Global Economy Book Review:

The Global Economy: A Concise History traces the history of the global economy over the past thousand years. In doing so, it explores all the main waves of globalization, from the trade revolution of the Middle Ages, to the Great and Little Divergence between the West and the East, as well as the North and the South of the world. This book examines the Industrial Revolution and the World Wars, and their respective consequences, as well as the interaction between technological shifts and the transition in geopolitical equilibria. The last chapters are dedicated to an in-depth examination of the transformation which occurred in the global economy after 1989. The chronological structure of the book is designed to help students memorize and understand key events. This book also discusses broader themes, such as convergence–divergence, growth and decline, development, and industrial revolutions. This will make it of interest not only to students and academics, but to all readers wishing to gain a deeper understanding of the history and current state of the global economy.

The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War
Author: Mark Atwood Lawrence
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2008-08-04
ISBN 10: 0199718121
ISBN 13: 9780199718122
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vietnam War Book Review:

The Vietnam War remains a topic of extraordinary interest, not least because of striking parallels between that conflict and more recent fighting in the Middle East. In The Vietnam War, Mark Atwood Lawrence draws upon the latest research in archives around the world to offer readers a superb account of a key moment in U.S. as well as global history. While focusing on American involvement between 1965 and 1975, Lawrence offers an unprecedentedly complete picture of all sides of the war, notably by examining the motives that drove the Vietnamese communists and their foreign allies. Moreover, the book carefully considers both the long- and short-term origins of the war. Lawrence examines the rise of Vietnamese communism in the early twentieth century and reveals how Cold War anxieties of the 1940s and 1950s set the United States on the road to intervention. Of course, the heart of the book covers the "American war," ranging from the overthrow of South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem to the impact of the Tet Offensive on American public opinion, Lyndon Johnson's withdrawal from the 1968 presidential race, Richard Nixon's expansion of the war into Cambodia and Laos, and the problematic peace agreement of 1973, which ended American military involvement. Finally, the book explores the complex aftermath of the war--its enduring legacy in American books, film, and political debate, as well as Vietnam's struggles with severe social and economic problems. A compact and authoritative primer on an intensely relevant topic, this well-researched and engaging volume offers an invaluable overview of the Vietnam War.

A Concise History of Canada

A Concise History of Canada
Author: Margaret Conrad
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2012-05-28
ISBN 10: 052176193X
ISBN 13: 9780521761932
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Concise History of Canada Book Review:

Margaret Conrad's history of Canada begins with a challenge to its readers. What is Canada? What makes up this diverse, complex and often contested nation-state? What was its founding moment? And who are its people? Drawing on her many years of experience as a scholar, writer and teacher of Canadian history, Conrad offers astute answers to these difficult questions. Beginning in Canada's deep past with the arrival of its Aboriginal peoples, she traces its history through the conquest by Europeans, the American Revolutionary War and the industrialization of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to its prosperous present. Despite its successes and its popularity as a destination for immigrants from across the world, Canada remains a curiously reluctant player on the international stage. This intelligent, concise and lucid book explains just why that is.

Art Through the Ages

Art Through the Ages
Author: Kleiner,Mamiya,Kathleen Cohen
Publsiher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2004-08-01
ISBN 10: 9780534640927
ISBN 13: 0534640923
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art Through the Ages Book Review:

Now split so as to better pair with the textbook volumes, the Study Guide will help the students not only remember the information presented in each chapter but also process it on a higher level. It focuses on critical analysis of the subject through a workbook section and self-quizzes along with prompts to explore the chapter's images and topics through the ArtStudy 2.0 CD-ROM, Web Site, and WebTutor? supplements.

Construction Drawings and Details for Interiors

Construction Drawings and Details for Interiors
Author: W. Otie Kilmer,Rosemary Kilmer
Publsiher: Wiley
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2006-12-26
ISBN 10: 0470148632
ISBN 13: 9780470148631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Drawings and Details for Interiors Book Review:

Get a realisitic guide to producing construction documents that clearly communicate the interior space of new construction, remodeling, or installation projects with Construction Drawings and Details for Interiors. This highly visual book: includes such details as furniture, finishes, lighting, and others. features authors? drawings as well as those from practicing professionals. covers drafting fundamentals and conventions; drawing types, plans, and schedules; and computer-aided design. addresses graphic language as a communication tool. details the process of creating construction documents, the use of computers, and various reproduction systems and standards. includes examples of both residential and commercial interiors. is an essential reference for NCIDQ examination. Order your copy today.

National Geographic Concise History of the World

National Geographic Concise History of the World
Author: Neil Kagan
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1426211783
ISBN 13: 9781426211782
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

National Geographic Concise History of the World Book Review:

A chronology of world history ranges from the dawn of humankind to the present day, examining important events, milestones, ideas, and personalities that occurred simultaneously in different regions of the world.

The Human Journey

The Human Journey
Author: Kevin Reilly
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2012-11-10
ISBN 10: 144221354X
ISBN 13: 9781442213548
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Human Journey Book Review:

The Human Journey offers a truly concise yet satisfyingly full history of the world from ancient times to the present. The book’s scope, as the title implies, is the whole story of humanity, in planetary context. Its themes include not only the great questions of the humanities—nature versus nurture, the history and meaning of human variation, the sources of wealth and causes of revolution—but also the major transformations in human history: agriculture, cities, iron, writing, universal religions, global trade, industrialization, popular government, justice, and equality. In each conceptually rich chapter, leading historian Kevin Reilly concentrates on a single important period and theme, sustaining a focused narrative and analytical perspective. Chapter 2, for example, discusses the significance of bronze-age urbanization and the advent of the Iron Age. Chapter 3 examines the meaning and significance of the age of “classical” civilizations. Chapter 4 explains the spread of universal religions and new technologies in the postclassical age of Eurasian integration. But these examples also reveal a range of approaches to world history. The first chapter is an example of current “Big History,” the second of history as technological transformations, the third of comparative history, the fourth the history of connections that dominates, and thus narrows, so many texts. Free of either a confined, limiting focus or a mandatory laundry list of topics, this book begins with our most important questions and searches all of our past for answers. Well-grounded in the latest scholarship, this is not a fill-in-the-blanks text, but world history in a grand humanistic tradition.

A Global History of History

A Global History of History
Author: Daniel Woolf,Professor of History Daniel Woolf
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2011-02-17
ISBN 10: 0521875757
ISBN 13: 9780521875752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Global History of History Book Review:

An illustrated survey of global historical scholarship from the ancient world to the present, for courses in theory and historiography.

The Student s Friend Concise World History

The Student s Friend Concise World History
Author: Mike Maxwell
Publsiher: Maxwell Learning
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2018-07
ISBN 10: 9781732120129
ISBN 13: 1732120129
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Student s Friend Concise World History Book Review:

UNLIKE TRADITIONAL TEXTBOOKS that can overwhelm the reader with countless facts to absorb, the Student's Friend Concise World History highlights the most important developments of world history in a clear and concise manner that is capable of being comprehended by the human mind. Teachers have successfully used The Student's Friend in homeschool, middle school, high school, and college in the United States and abroad. Part 1 covers the period from prehistory to the year 1500; Part 2, the period from 1500 to the present. In contrast to other concise histories that may focus on impersonal historical processes, the Student's Friend includes men and women who helped to shape history and who illustrate timeless aspects of human nature. WHY A CONCISE HISTORICAL NARRATIVE? The Student's Friend is designed to be consistent with findings from cognitive science that emphasize learning the most important principles and concepts of a school discipline, rather than learning large quantities of superficial facts that are likely to be forgotten shortly after the exam is over. The respected Bradley Commission on History in Schools has said, "The amount of time required to achieve student engagement and genuine comprehension of significant issues will necessitate leaving out much that is 'covered' by the usual text." CONCISENESS CAN BRING CLARITY. Cognitive psychologist Frank N. Dempster has written, "Many texts are so packed with facts, names, and details that the real point of the lesson is often obscured." One of the greatest benefits of a concise historical narrative is the clarity it can bring to a student's understanding of history by focusing on essential knowledge rather than on extensive, sometimes confusing, and often-trivial detail. ELIMINATES GAPS AND DISCONTINUITIES. Teachers can't adequately cover all the information contained in standard thousand-page textbooks, so they commonly skip around in the textbook, which can leave big holes in the historical narrative. The Student's Friend is designed to include no more information than students can realistically cover during a standard high school course. Because the picking and choosing has been carefully done and logically sequenced, continuity is maintained and gaps eliminated. BALANCES BREADTH AND DEPTH. The concise historical narrative leaves time in the curriculum for additional learning activities such as research papers, multimedia presentations, source-analysis activities, and simulations, a practice sometimes called "postholing." The narrative performs a unifying function like a fence that gives shape to the landscape and provides the connecting fabric between events, while postholes are occasions to dig more deeply into the human dimensions of history-to explore how events of the past affected people's lives then and now. The subject matter of world history is so vast that it can be a difficult subject to grasp and to teach. Teachers and students alike can benefit from the understandable picture of history provided by the Student's Friend Concise World History.

The Greeks

The Greeks
Author: Roderick Beaton
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2021-11-02
ISBN 10: 0571353584
ISBN 13: 9780571353583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Greeks Book Review:

'Monumental . . . A wonderful book.' Peter Frankopan 'Magisterial . . . remarkable.' Guardian 'Erudite and highly readable . . . An authoritative guide to the countless ways in which Greek words and ideas have shaped the modern world.' Financial Times The Greeks is a story which takes us from the archaeological treasures of the Bronze Age Aegean and myths of gods and heroes, to the politics of the European Union today. It is a story of inventions, such as the alphabet, philosophy and science, but also of reinvention: of cultures which merged and multiplied, and adapted to catastrophic change. It is the epic, revelatory history of the Greek-speaking people and their global impact told as never before.

The Book

The Book
Author: Michael F. Suarez, S.J.,H. R. Woudhuysen
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 748
Release: 2013-10
ISBN 10: 019967941X
ISBN 13: 9780199679416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book Book Review:

"This volume seeks to delineate the history of the production, dissemination, and reception of texts from the earliest pictograms of the mid-4th millennium to recent developments in electronic books."--P. xi.

A Concise History of Hong Kong

A Concise History of Hong Kong
Author: John M. Carroll
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2007-06-07
ISBN 10: 0742574695
ISBN 13: 9780742574694
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Concise History of Hong Kong Book Review:

When the British occupied the tiny island of Hong Kong during the First Opium War, the Chinese empire was well into its decline, while Great Britain was already in the second decade of its legendary "Imperial Century." From this collision of empires arose a city that continues to intrigue observers. Melding Chinese and Western influences, Hong Kong has long defied easy categorization. John M. Carroll's engrossing and accessible narrative explores the remarkable history of Hong Kong from the early 1800s through the post-1997 handover, when this former colony became a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. The book explores Hong Kong as a place with a unique identity, yet also a crossroads where Chinese history, British colonial history, and world history intersect. Carroll concludes by exploring the legacies of colonial rule, the consequences of Hong Kong's reintegration with China, and significant developments and challenges since 1997.

Mao Zedong and China in the Twentieth Century World

Mao Zedong and China in the Twentieth Century World
Author: Rebecca E. Karl
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2010-07-23
ISBN 10: 0822393026
ISBN 13: 9780822393023
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mao Zedong and China in the Twentieth Century World Book Review:

Throughout this lively and concise historical account of Mao Zedong’s life and thought, Rebecca E. Karl places the revolutionary leader’s personal experiences, social visions and theory, military strategies, and developmental and foreign policies in a dynamic narrative of the Chinese revolution. She situates Mao and the revolution in a global setting informed by imperialism, decolonization, and third worldism, and discusses worldwide trends in politics, the economy, military power, and territorial sovereignty. Karl begins with Mao’s early life in a small village in Hunan province, documenting his relationships with his parents, passion for education, and political awakening during the fall of the Qing dynasty in late 1911. She traces his transition from liberal to Communist over the course of the next decade, his early critiques of the subjugation of women, and the gathering force of the May 4th movement for reform and radical change. Describing Mao’s rise to power, she delves into the dynamics of Communist organizing in an overwhelmingly agrarian society, and Mao’s confrontations with Chiang Kaishek and other nationalist conservatives. She also considers his marriages and romantic liaisons and their relation to Mao as the revolutionary founder of Communism in China. After analyzing Mao’s stormy tenure as chairman of the People’s Republic of China, Karl concludes by examining his legacy in China from his death in 1976 through the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

Smoke

Smoke
Author: Goldwin Smith Professor of Humane Studies Sander L Gilman,Sander L. Gilman,Sander I. Gilman,Xun Zhou,Zhou Xun
Publsiher: Reaktion Books
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9781861892003
ISBN 13: 1861892004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smoke Book Review:

An incisive collection of essays and more than three hundred illustrations examines the global history and culture of smoking in various traditions and places, from opium dens in Victorian England to Havana cigars, documenting smokers of many substances, the changing role of smoking, tobacco advertising, the moral issues of smoking, and more.