The Fourth Turning
Score: 4
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The Fourth Turning


  • Author: William Strauss & Neil Howe
  • Release Date : 1996-12-27
  • Genre: United States
  • File Size: 9610226 Bytes


NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “A startling vision of what the cycles of history predict for the future.”—USA Weekend William Strauss and Neil Howe will change the way you see the world—and your place in it. With blazing originality, The Fourth Turning illuminates the past, explains the present, and reimagines the future. Most remarkably, it offers an utterly persuasive prophecy about how America’s past will predict its future. Strauss and Howe base this vision on a provocative theory of American history. The authors look back five hundred years and uncover a distinct pattern: Modern history moves in cycles, each one lasting about the length of a long human life, each composed of four eras—or "turnings"—that last ...

Why the West Rules--for Now
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From 43 Ratings

Why the West Rules--for Now


  • Author: Ian Morris
  • Release Date : 2010-10-12
  • Genre: World
  • File Size: 41556426 Bytes


A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 Sometime around 1750, English entrepreneurs unleashed the astounding energies of steam and coal, and the world was forever changed. The emergence of factories, railroads, and gunboats propelled the West's rise to power in the nineteenth century, and the development of computers and nuclear weapons in the twentieth century secured its global supremacy. Now, at the beginning of the twenty-first century, many worry that the emerging economic power of China and India spells the end of the West as a superpower. In order to understand this possibility, we need to look back in time. Why has the West dominated the globe for the past two hundred years, and will its power last?Describing the patterns of human history, the...

Patterns of World History

Patterns of World History


  • Author : Peter Von Sivers
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015090497879


Patterns of World History Book Description :

Patterns of World History offers a distinct framework for understanding the global past through the study of origins, interactions, and adaptations. Authors Peter von Sivers, Charles A. Desnoyers, and George Stow--each specialists in their respective fields--examine the full range of human ingenuity over time and space in a comprehensive, even-handed, and critical fashion. The book helps students to see and understand patterns through: ORIGINS - INTERACTIONS - ADAPTATIONS These key features show the O-I-A framework in action: * Seeing Patterns, a list of key questions at the beginning of each chapter, focuses students on the 3-5 over-arching patterns, which are revisited, considered, and synthesized at the end of the chapter in Thinking Through Patte...

Patterns of World History  with Sources

Patterns of World History with Sources


  • Author : Peter Von Sivers
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0190693606


Patterns of World History with Sources Book Description :

Encouraging a broad understanding of continuity, change, and innovation in human history, Patterns in World History presents the global past in a comprehensive, even-handed, and open-ended fashion. Instead of focusing on the memorization of people, places, and events, this text strives topresent important facts in context and draw meaningful connections by examining patterns that have emerged throughout global history....

Patterns of World History  Brief Third Edition  Volume Two from 1400

Patterns of World History Brief Third Edition Volume Two from 1400


  • Author : Peter Von Sivers
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0190697326


Patterns of World History Brief Third Edition Volume Two from 1400 Book Description :

Patterns of World History, Brief Third Edition, offers a distinct framework for understanding the global past through the study of origins, interactions, and adaptations. Authors Peter von Sivers, Charles A. Desnoyers, and George B. Stow examine the full range of human ingenuity over time and space in a comprehensive, even-handed, and critical fashion. Approximately twenty-five percent shorter than the highly acclaimed comprehensive text, this Brief Third Edition features a streamlined and tightened narrative. With prices starting at $24.95 per split volume, the Brief Third Edition is one of the least expensive full-color world history textbooks available. It is also available as an embedded eBook with OUP's online learning and assessment platform, D...

Patterns of World History with Sources

Patterns of World History with Sources


  • Author : Peter Von Sivers
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2014-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0199399794


Patterns of World History with Sources Book Description :

"Patterns of World History with Sources seeks to help the beginning world history teacher in discerning patterns of political, economic, and cultural evolution shared by the various regions of the world, from prehistory to the present. It includes primary sources to enhance this experience"--Provided by publisher....

Sources in Patterns of World History  Since 1400

Sources in Patterns of World History Since 1400


  • Author : Candace R. Gregory
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0199846189


Sources in Patterns of World History Since 1400 Book Description :

Patterns of World History comes to the teaching of world history from the perspective of innovations the engine of historical change. Innovation is nothing new; so what we advocate in this book is a distinct intellectual framework for understanding innovation through its patterns of origin, interaction, and adaptation. Each small or large technical or cultural innovation originated in one geographical center, or independently in several different centers. As people in the centers interacted with their neighbors, the neighbors adapted to - and in many cases were transformed by - the innovations. By adaptation we include the entire spectrum of human responses, ranging from outright rejection to creative borrowing and, at times, forced acceptance. What ...

Patterns of World History  Volume One  to 1600  with Sources

Patterns of World History Volume One to 1600 with Sources


  • Author : Peter von Sivers
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020-09-25
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0197517013


Patterns of World History Volume One to 1600 with Sources Book Description :

Presented in two volumes for maximum flexibility, Patterns of World History with Sources, Fourth Edition, offers a distinct framework for understanding the global past through the study of origins, interactions, and adaptations. The authors examine the full range of human ingenuity over time and space in a comprehensive, evenhanded, and critical fashion. They offer a distinct intellectual framework for the role of innovation and historical change through patterns of origins, interactions, and adaptations. Each chapter ends with four to six primary sources, both textual and visual. DIGITAL RESOURCES Visit www.oup.com/he/vonsivers4e for a wealth of digital resources for students and instructors, including an enhanced eBook with embedded learning tools ...

Patterns of World History  Volume Two  from 1400  with Sources

Patterns of World History Volume Two from 1400 with Sources


  • Author : Peter von Sivers
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020-09-25
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0197517021


Patterns of World History Volume Two from 1400 with Sources Book Description :

Presented in two volumes for maximum flexibility, Patterns of World History with Sources, Fourth Edition, offers a distinct framework for understanding the global past through the study of origins, interactions, and adaptations. The authors examine the full range of human ingenuity over time and space in a comprehensive, evenhanded, and critical fashion. They offer a distinct intellectual framework for the role of innovation and historical change through patterns of origins, interactions, and adaptations. Each chapter ends with four to six primary sources, both textual and visual. DIGITAL RESOURCES Visit www.oup.com/he/vonsivers4e for a wealth of digital resources for students and instructors, including an enhanced eBook with embedded learning tools ...

To 1750

To 1750


  • Author : Stephen Morillo
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0199856389


To 1750 Book Description :

"Designed to accompany Patterns of World History by Peter von Sivers, ... Mapping Patterns of World History takes advantage of the power of maps to reveal deep patterns, by tracing network connections--of trade, migration, and cultural exchange--as well as the geographic contexts of individual societies."--P. [4] of cover....

Patterns of World History  Volume One  To 1600

Patterns of World History Volume One To 1600


  • Author : Peter von Sivers
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020-09-25
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 019751703X


Patterns of World History Volume One To 1600 Book Description :

Presented in two volumes for maximum flexibility, Patterns of World History, Brief Fourth Edition, offers a distinct framework for understanding the global past through the study of origins, interactions, and adaptations. The authors examine the full range of human ingenuity over time and space in a comprehensive, evenhanded, and critical fashion. They offer a distinct intellectual framework for the role of innovation and historical change through patterns of origins, interactions, and adaptations. The Brief Edition offers a streamlined narrative and the lowest price points of any full-color world history textbook currently available. DIGITAL RESOURCES Visit www.oup.com/he/vonsivers4e for a wealth of digital resources for students and instructors, in...