Known for its balanced coverage, strong pedagogy, and thorough treatment of non-Western civilizations, World Civilizations remains a top choice at colleges and universities with over 400 adoptions in its eighth edition. The new Ninth Edition maintains the qualities that have made it a success, while incorporating new material that enriches the text's global coverage and comparative approach. The text also boasts an elegant new design that features full-color illustrations and maps throughout. World Civilizations offers one of the premier learning resources with its new Homepage. Students and faculty can access a vast array of electronic sources on the World Wide Web. Thomas Pearcy offers students a media-laden review pedagogy, integrated with an investigative method that opens the textbook onto the Web. A good map is essential when traveling the World Wide Web.