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What's Out There: Commonly Used Textbooks in AP and Introductory College/University Courses

Editors' Note: The following list does not include every World History textbook on the market. Instead, this list represents some of the most commonly used textbooks in both AP and college classrooms, and provides links to detailed tables of contents, price information, etc. WHC does not endorse the adoption of any particular World History textbook, but rather seeks to make information about what is available accessible. If there is a text you would like to see included on this list, please email  
Philip Adler, et al., World Civilizations, 4th ed. (Thomson Wadsworth: 2006).  
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Jerry Bentley and Herbert Ziegler, Traditions and Encounters: A Global Perspective on the Past, 3rd ed. (McGraw Hill: 2006).  
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Richard Bulliet et al., The Earth and Its People: A Global History, 3rd ed. (Houghton Mifflin: 2006).  
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Albert Craig, et al., Heritage of World Civilizations, 6th ed. (Prentice Hall: 2003).  
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William Duiker, World History, 5th ed. (Thomson Wadsworth: 2007).  
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Jiu-Hwa Upshur, et al., World History, 4th ed. (Thomson Wadsworth: 2002).  
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Howard Spodek, The World's History, 3rd ed. (Pearson Prentice Hall: 2006).  
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Peter Stearns, et al., World Civilizations: The Global Experience, 5th ed. (Pearson Longman: 2007).  
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Robert Tignor, et al., Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: A History of the Modern World from the Mongol Empire to the Present (W. W. Norton: 2002).  
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