The World

The World

  • Author : Richard Haass
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 400
  • ISBN-10 : 0399562400
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New York Times Bestseller An invaluable primer from Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, that will help anyone, expert and non-expert alike, navigate a time in which many of our biggest challenges come from the world beyond our borders. Like it or not, we live in a global era, in which what happens thousands of miles away has the ability to affect our lives. This time, it is a Coronavirus known as Covid-19, which originated in a Chinese city many had never heard of but has spread to the corners of the earth. Next time it could well be another infectious disease from somewhere else. Twenty years ago it was a group of terrorists trained in Afghanistan and armed with box-cutters who commandeered four airplanes and flew them into buildings (and in one case a field) and claimed nearly three thousand lives. Next time it could be terrorists who use a truck bomb or gain access to a weapon of mass destruction. In 2016 hackers in a nondescript office building in Russia traveled virtually in cyberspace to manipulate America's elections. Now they have burrowed into our political life. In recent years, severe hurricanes and large fires linked to climate change have ravaged parts of the earth; in the future we can anticipate even more serious natural disasters. In 2008, it was a global financial crisis caused by mortgage-backed securities in America, but one day it could well be a financial contagion originating in Europe, Asia, or Africa. This is the new normal of the 21st century. The World is designed to provide readers of any age and experience with the essential background and building blocks they need to make sense of this complicated and interconnected world. It will empower them to manage the flood of daily news. Readers will become more informed, discerning citizens, better able to arrive at sound, independent judgments. While it is impossible to predict what the next crisis will be or where it will originate, those who read The World will have what they need to understand its basics and the principal choices for how to respond. In short, this book will make readers more globally literate and put them in a position to make sense of this era. Global literacy--knowing how the world works--is a must, as what goes on outside a country matters enormously to what happens inside. Although the United States is bordered by two oceans, those oceans are not moats. And the so-called Vegas rule--what happens there stays there--does not apply in today's world to anyone anywhere. U.S. foreign policy is uniquely American, but the world Americans seek to shape is not. Globalization can be both good and bad, but it is not something that individuals or countries can opt out of. Even if we want to ignore the world, it will not ignore us. The choice we face is how to respond. We are connected to this world in all sorts of ways. We need to better understand it, both its promise and its threats, in order to make informed choices, be it as students, citizens, voters, parents, employees, or investors. To help readers do just that, The World focuses on essential history, what makes each region of the world tick, the many challenges globalization presents, and the most influential countries, events, and ideas. Explaining complex ideas with wisdom and clarity, Richard Haass's The World is an evergreen book that will remain relevant and useful as history continues to unfold.

The New Class War

The New Class War [Michael Lind]

  • Author : Michael Lind
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 224
  • ISBN-10 : 0593083709
In both Europe and North America, populist movements have shattered existing party systems and thrown governments into turmoil. The embattled establishment … GET BOOK
A World in Disarray

A World in Disarray [Richard Haass]

  • Author : Richard Haass
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 0399562370
"A valuable primer on foreign policy: a primer that concerned citizens of all political persuasions—not to mention the president and his advisers—could … GET BOOK
South Asia in the World: An Introduction

South Asia in the World: An Introduction [Susan S Wadley]

  • Author : Susan S Wadley
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 312
  • ISBN-10 : 131745958X
This first book in the new Foundations in Global Studies series offers a fresh, comprehensive, multidisciplinary introduction to South Asia. The variations … GET BOOK
Foreign Policy Begins at Home

Foreign Policy Begins at Home [Richard N. Haass]

  • Author : Richard N. Haass
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 224
  • ISBN-10 : 0465038646
A rising China, climate change, terrorism, a nuclear Iran, a turbulent Middle East, and a reckless North Korea all present serious challenges to America's … GET BOOK
A Political History of the World

A Political History of the World [Jonathan Holslag]

  • Author : Jonathan Holslag
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 640
  • ISBN-10 : 0241352053
A three-thousand year history of the world that examines the causes of war and the search for peace In three thousand years of history, China has spent at … GET BOOK
A Brief Introduction to Social Work Theory

A Brief Introduction to Social Work Theory [David Howe]

  • Author : David Howe
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 240
  • ISBN-10 : 1350313750
This textbook offers the perfect introduction to the complex world of social work theory, giving a concise yet comprehensive overview of how practice is in … GET BOOK
The Teacher and the World

The Teacher and the World [David T. Hansen]

  • Author : David T. Hansen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Education
  • Total Pages : 160
  • ISBN-10 : 1136632972
Winner of the 2013 American Educational Studies Association's 2013 Critics Choice Award! Teachers the world over are seeking creative ways to respond to th … GET BOOK
Brief Introduction to Fisheries

Brief Introduction to Fisheries [Xinjun Chen,Yingqi Zhou]

  • Author : Xinjun Chen,Yingqi Zhou
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 249
  • ISBN-10 : 9811533369
This book offers an introduction to aquaculture sciences and fisheries, discussing the concepts and basic characteristics of fisheries, fishery resources a … GET BOOK
Sophie's World

Sophie's World [Jostein Gaarder]

  • Author : Jostein Gaarder
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 544
  • ISBN-10 : 1466804270
One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is en … GET BOOK
The Transformation of the World

The Transformation of the World [Jürgen Osterhammel]

  • Author : Jürgen Osterhammel
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 1192
  • ISBN-10 : 1400849942
A panoramic global history of the nineteenth century A monumental history of the nineteenth century, The Transformation of the World offers a panoramic and … GET BOOK
Campaign of the Century

Campaign of the Century [Irwin F. Gellman]

  • Author : Irwin F. Gellman
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 480
  • ISBN-10 : 0300245033
Based on massive new research, a compelling and surprising account of the twentieth century's closest election The 1960 presidential election between John … GET BOOK
Lines

Lines [Tim Ingold]

  • Author : Tim Ingold
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 208
  • ISBN-10 : 1317231651
What do walking, weaving, observing, storytelling, singing, drawing and writing have in common? The answer is that they all proceed along lines. In this ex … GET BOOK
A Brief History of Neoliberalism

A Brief History of Neoliberalism [David Harvey]

  • Author : David Harvey
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 019162294X
Neoliberalism - the doctrine that market exchange is an ethic in itself, capable of acting as a guide for all human action - has become dominant in both th … GET BOOK
The Haves and the Have-Nots

The Haves and the Have-Nots [Branko Milanovic]

  • Author : Branko Milanovic
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Total Pages : 272
  • ISBN-10 : 0465022308
Who is the richest person in the world, ever? Does where you were born affect how much money you’ll earn over a lifetime? How would we know? Why—beyond … GET BOOK
Homo Deus

Homo Deus [Yuval Noah Harari]

  • Author : Yuval Noah Harari
  • Publisher : Signal
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 450
  • ISBN-10 : 0771038690
International Bestseller From the author of the international bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind comes an extraordinary new book that explore … GET BOOK
Religion in the Contemporary World

Religion in the Contemporary World [Alan Aldridge]

  • Author : Alan Aldridge
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 0745665144
In the new edition of this widely praised text, Alan Aldridge examines the complex realities of religious belief, practice and institutions. Religion is a … GET BOOK
Around the World in Eighty Days

Around the World in Eighty Days [Jules Verne]

  • Author : Jules Verne
  • Publisher : Feedbooks
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: N.a
  • Total Pages : N.A
  • ISBN-10 : 2291018558
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The Dawn of Everything

The Dawn of Everything [David Graeber,David Wengrow]

  • Author : David Graeber,David Wengrow
  • Publisher : Signal
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 704
  • ISBN-10 : 0771049838
NATIONAL BESTSELLER Renowned activist and public intellectual David Graeber teams up with professor of comparative archaeology David Wengrow to deliver a t … GET BOOK
Between the World and Me

Between the World and Me [Ta-Nehisi Coates]

  • Author : Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • Publisher : One World
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 176
  • ISBN-10 : 0679645985
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST … GET BOOK
A Brief Introduction to Buddhism

A Brief Introduction to Buddhism [Tim Dowley]

  • Author : Tim Dowley
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Religion
  • Total Pages : 108
  • ISBN-10 : 1506450318
This brief introduction to Buddhism is designed to help readers understand this important religious tradition. With both nuance and balance, this text prov … GET BOOK
The Giver

The Giver [Lois Lowry]

  • Author : Lois Lowry
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Total Pages : 208
  • ISBN-10 : 0547946961
In Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal–winning classic, twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the … GET BOOK
A Brief History of Time

A Brief History of Time [Stephen Hawking]

  • Author : Stephen Hawking
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 224
  • ISBN-10 : 055389692X
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking’s book explores such profound qu … GET BOOK
A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time [Madeleine L'Engle,General Press]

  • Author : Madeleine L'Engle,General Press
  • Publisher : GENERAL PRESS
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 9389157722
A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal. It was a dark and stormy night—Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother ha … GET BOOK
Empires of the Word

Empires of the Word [Nicholas Ostler]

  • Author : Nicholas Ostler
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Education
  • Total Pages : 640
  • ISBN-10 : 0062047353
Nicholas Ostler's Empires of the Word is the first history of the world's great tongues, gloriously celebrating the wonder of words that binds communities … GET BOOK
East Asia in the World

East Asia in the World [Anne Prescott]

  • Author : Anne Prescott
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 291
  • ISBN-10 : 1317509706
From the Foundations in Global Studies series, this text offers students a fresh, comprehensive, multidisciplinary entry point to East Asia. After a brief … GET BOOK
East Asia in the World

East Asia in the World [Anne Prescott]

  • Author : Anne Prescott
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 291
  • ISBN-10 : 1317509714
From the Foundations in Global Studies series, this text offers students a fresh, comprehensive, multidisciplinary entry point to East Asia. After a brief … GET BOOK
A Brief Introduction to Islam

A Brief Introduction to Islam [Tim Dowley]

  • Author : Tim Dowley
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Religion
  • Total Pages : 124
  • ISBN-10 : 1506450377
This brief introduction to Islam is designed to help readers understand this important religious tradition. With both nuance and balance, this text provide … GET BOOK
A Brief Introduction to Astronomy in the Middle East

A Brief Introduction to Astronomy in the Middle East [John M. Steele]

  • Author : John M. Steele
  • Publisher : Saqi
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 153
  • ISBN-10 : 0863568963
The Middle East is the birthplace of astronomy and the centre for its development during the medieval period. In this brief introduction John Steele offers … GET BOOK
The World as Idea

The World as Idea [Charles P. Webel]

  • Author : Charles P. Webel
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 354
  • ISBN-10 : 1317746716
In The World as Idea Charles P. Webel presents an intellectual history of one of the most influential concepts known to humanity—that of "the world." Web … GET BOOK
The Middle East in the World

The Middle East in the World [Lucia Volk]

  • Author : Lucia Volk
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 368
  • ISBN-10 : 1317501748
The Middle East in the World offers students a fresh, comprehensive, multidisciplinary entry point to the broader Middle East. After a brief introduction t … GET BOOK
Educating Students to Improve the World

Educating Students to Improve the World [Fernando M. Reimers]

  • Author : Fernando M. Reimers
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Education
  • Total Pages : 131
  • ISBN-10 : 9811538875
This open access book addresses how to help students find purpose in a rapidly changing world. In a probing and visionary analysis of the field of global e … GET BOOK
Latin America in the World

Latin America in the World [Antonia Garcia-Rodriguez,Daniel J. Greenberg]

  • Author : Antonia Garcia-Rodriguez,Daniel J. Greenberg
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 280
  • ISBN-10 : 1317509641
From the Foundations in Global Studies series, this text offers students a fresh, comprehensive, multidisciplinary entry point to Latin America. After a br … GET BOOK
Introduction to Geopolitics

Introduction to Geopolitics [Colin Flint]

  • Author : Colin Flint
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 324
  • ISBN-10 : 1000428141
This new updated edition presents the overarching themes of geopolitical structures and agents in an engaging and accessible manner, which requires no prev … GET BOOK
Introduction to Global Studies

Introduction to Global Studies [John McCormick]

  • Author : John McCormick
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 360
  • ISBN-10 : 1350933287
The second edition of Introduction to Global Studies offers a succinct and authoritative introduction to the important issues and events of our rapidly cha … GET BOOK
Aid and Development

Aid and Development [Myles A. Wickstead]

  • Author : Myles A. Wickstead
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Total Pages : 160
  • ISBN-10 : 0191062367
There are many books about aid and development, but most of them either assume a good deal of prior knowledge about the subject, or are written to make the … GET BOOK
A Brief Introduction to Hinduism

A Brief Introduction to Hinduism [Tim Dowley]

  • Author : Tim Dowley
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Religion
  • Total Pages : 104
  • ISBN-10 : 1506450350
This brief introduction to Hinduism is designed to help readers understand this important religious tradition. With both nuance and balance, this text prov … GET BOOK
A Brief Introduction to Judaism

A Brief Introduction to Judaism [Tim Dowley]

  • Author : Tim Dowley
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Religion
  • Total Pages : 140
  • ISBN-10 : 1506450415
This brief introduction to Judaism is designed to help readers understand this important religious tradition. With both nuance and balance, this text provi … GET BOOK
A Brief Introduction to Christianity

A Brief Introduction to Christianity [Tim Dowley]

  • Author : Tim Dowley
  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Religion
  • Total Pages : 140
  • ISBN-10 : 1506450334
This brief introduction to Christianity is designed to help readers understand this important religious tradition. With both nuance and balance, this text … GET BOOK