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From the dawn of civilization to the modern dilemmas of nation building in Africa and the Middle East, WORLD HISTORY takes a fascinating look at the common challenges and experiences that unite the human past and inform the future. Authors William J. Duiker and Jackson J. Spielvogel's best-selling text uses colorful visuals, maps, and dramatic first-hand historical accounts to give you a powerful perspective on the human experience over time. The easy-to-read narrative is organized around seven major themes that are important to all cultures from all time periods to further help you understand the course of world history and make connections across chapters.