Comprehensive, balanced and updated with new research, Duiker's CONTEMPORARY WORLD HISTORY, 7th Edition, equips you with the context to interpret the events you hear about every day in the news. You'll view history from the broader global perspective, while also gaining insight into the distinct character of individual civilizations and regions. Integrating political, economic, social and cultural history into a smoothly written narrative, the text illuminates the most decisive moments in recent times. Concluding sections and Reflections essays help you understand the causes of events and place them in a broader context, while insightful timelines highlight and contrast different cultures and nations. In addition, detailed maps, photos from the author's personal collection and numerous primary source documents bring chapter material to life.