Journals Higher Education



Published: 05 December 2014

176 Pages | 22 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195176766

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A World History

Temma Kaplan

New Oxford World History

  • A wildly optimistic book, this study looks forward to the ability of ordinary people to solve the political, social, sexual, and environmental problems that seem to threaten human life as we know it.
  • A subtheme of this book is the regulation, control, and replenishment of water and the ways democratic thinkers and organizers have tried for a millennium to distribute resources in more egalitarian ways.
  • By recording the struggles of men and women of all races and ethnicities to survive and triumph in forming creative and fulfilling lives, this book has held governments and social movements to a high standard and considered how ideas and criticism could reduce relations between so-called rulers and the ruled to levels of conversation about how to solve the world's problems and equitably distribute the world's resources.
  • Placing its hopes in the way ordinary people have organized and can potentially organize life to promote the common good, this book regards politics and government as a creative enterprise capable of eliciting untold benefits for everyone on earth to enjoy.