By Leften Stavrianos
Designed for classes in international heritage and international Civilization, this best-selling, vintage exploration of worldwide historical past takes an interdisciplinary worldwide (rather than a local or nationwide) approach—tracing these significant forces, routine, and occasions that experience had a world-wide influence. It stresses connections among the earlier, current and destiny, emphasizing the query “What does it suggest for us today?” The Seventh Edition reevaluates the process human historical past with an eye fixed towards the millennium, reflecting in its insurance the tip of the chilly conflict and the dawning probabilities for a brand new form of international historical past.
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His eyebrows drew together, forming a thick black V over his eyes. The cabbagy smell that clung to him, mixed with the sulfur fumes given off by the statue, made my eyes water. " I'd never seen him this furious before, and it took every speck of willpower to stand my ground. I would not back away, no matter how hard my knees knocked together. Refusing to let my eyes wander over to the rolled papyrus on the table, I gritted my teeth and stared back. " Fagenbush drew in a deep breath and his long nose quivered.
He turned up the gas and flooded the workroom in soft yellow light. Wondering if Father could see him, I glanced over at Fagenbush's hiding spot, only to find he'd disappeared. I craned my neck, trying to see where he had gone, but he was nowhere in sight. Then I glimpsed a flutter of movement near the door as he slipped out of the workroom. Bother! He'd got clean away. But at least he hadn't conked Father over the head or discovered my whereabouts. As I crouched in the crate, I realized I needed to come up with a plan to get my hands on that statue before someone else did.
An omnibus swerved to avoid a pedestrian and nearly plowed into us. Our driver swore as the growler lurched wildly and sent me crashing into the side of the carriage. " the driver called out. As I righted myself, I looked up to find Father scowling at me. " he asked. "You manage to remember your gloves often enough. " Because I don't touch cursed objects with my head, I wanted to say. But of course I didn't. "I hate hats. They feel like they're squishing my head, squeezing and squeezing until my brain feels all mushed up.
A Global History: From Prehistory to the 21st Century by Leften Stavrianos