Less is More.
Without the excessive detail of many textbooks, Ways
focuses on major developments, changes like the Agricultural Revolution, the birth of civilizations, the emergence of universal or world religion, or the Industrial Revolution. Rather than memorize details, students are encouraged to understand the main processes at work in particular eras. Truly Global. Ways
takes a thematic and comparative approach to world history. Organized into six chronological parts, each chapter highlights a significant theme and illustrates it by comparing specific cases and examples from across the globe. Throughout, the narrative revisits what the author terms the 3 C’s of world history, comparison, connection and change. Ways of the World works for students.
Student testers praise the author’s writing style, level of detail and overall clarity. Fully developed pedagogy includes a contemporary vignette
that opens each chapter and links the past and present; "Reflections" sections
that end each chapter and pose thoughtful and intriguing questions; margin questions
guide readers, and end-of-chapter study aids
help students gauge their grasp of the chapter material. The text also features a vibrant illustration program and more than 100 maps to help students learn geography. A distinctive prologue
and powerful part-opening essays
help to emphasize the Big Picture changes that occurred over the course of world history.