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History books are often filled with long descriptions, complex facts, and stories that can bore even the most enthusiastic history buffs. In World History 101 you’ll skip those tedious details and focus on engaging lessons that will impress any kind of historian.
From Julius Caesar and Genghis Khan to the Cold War and globalization, each section takes you on an adventure through time to discover the most important moments in history and how they shaped civilization today.
With hundreds of absorbing facts and trivia throughout, World History 101 can help you learn more about the civilizations of the past and help bring history to life.
Six types of execution are practiced in the industrialized world, torture is openly sanctioned by America, and infringements of people’s civil liberties occur daily. Yet in 2005 only 61% of the British voting public chose to stand up for their rights.
Explaining what civil liberties are and why they’re worth defending, Tom Head shows how you can make a difference.
There's been plenty of hype about the "netroots," and online activism on both the right and left. But most of it's been celebratory, not practical. This is a practical, start to finish guide to promoting any cause and participating in any social movement on the social Web. Long-time activist and online community expert Tom Head covers everything you need to know about e-activism, including:
- Using the Web to find activism jobs and volunteer opportunities
- Using Google Alerts, RSS feeds, and other tools to stay informed
- Building cause-related web sites - even if you have practically no money or web experience
- Engaging effectively on social networking sites
- Promoting causes, events, or organizations without spamming
- Getting more attention and links for a cause
- Keeping allies informed via email, blogs, text messaging, and Twitter
- Organizing local activists using global media, and using online activism to support on-the-ground work
- Blogging to promote a cause: when it works, and when it's not worth it
- Avoiding the common mistakes e-activists make