Emphasizes the major interactions among different peoples and societies. World History in Brief highlights key events in world history, giving adequate treatment to the major issues, while leaving time for analysis and use of supplemental materials for critical thinking. Part of the Penguin Academics Series, the text takes a truly global approach by balancing coverage of individual societies and focusing on forces that cut across them. Students are encouraged to compare societies, assess changes in interactions, and understand global forces such as migration and technological exchange. The 8th edition is tied closely to MyHistoryLab to help save time and improve results. MyHistoryLab icons connect the main narrative to an array of MyHistoryLab resources, including primary source documents, analytical video segments, and interactive maps. A better teaching and learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience-for you and your students. Here's how: * Personalize Learning - The new MyHistoryLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. * Improve Critical Thinking - Features at the beginning and end of each part help students make connections among the societies examined in the chapters. * Engage Students - Solving Problems, History Debates, and World Profiles features allow students to approach history from different angles. * Support Instructors - MyHistoryLab, an Instructor's Resource Manual, a Test Bank, MyTest, PowerPoint presentations, a detailed timeline for each period covered in the text, and Class Preparation are available. For volume 1 of this text, search ISBN-10: 0205939368 For volume 2 of this text, search ISBN-10: 0205939422 Note: MyHistoryLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyHistoryLab, please visit: www.myhistorylab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MyHistorylab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205896308 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205896301.