The Earth and Its Peoplesis a truly global text that employs a fundamental theme--the interaction of human beings and the environment--as a point of comparison for different times, places, and societies. Special emphasis is given to technology and how technological development underlies all human activity. The text has been rewritten to improve coverage of the early Americas, Russia, the Enlightenment, the Renaissance, and the Industrial Revolution. The Second Edition is full color, which provides more effective maps and a colorful new part opener design. The part opener includes a brief narrative overview with a relief map and timeline that outline major historic events.Lyman Johnson is the author of 'The Earth and Its Peoples: A Global History (Chs.1-35)' with ISBN 9780618000739 and ISBN 0618000739.