This CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS low-cost COMPACT EDITION of WORLD HISTORY examines world civilizations in a comparative context and helps you recognize and analyze trends and interconnections across history and civilizations. Five four-page full-color map inserts bring regional events to life. You have free access to the activity- and information-packed Book Companion Web Site that features quizzing, interactive maps and timelines, simulations, and links to readings and primary source materials.