From the Publisher:
With its brief, global (rather than West-centered) approach, World History in Brief, Seventh Edition, shows how different civilizations developed in a global context.
Rather than overwhelm students with minutia, the primary goal of World History in Brief is to present the big picture by highlighting the major developments in world history. The text emphasizes the global interactions among major civilizations, enabling students to compare and assess changes in the patterns of interaction and the impact of global forces, such as migration and technological exchange. The compact size of this text allows instructors to take advantage of supplementary readings in their courses.