Student Achievement Series: The Earth and Its Peoples is an innovative survey text and part of a program developed in partnership with teachers and students to meet the learning, study, and assessment goals necessary for student success. Through extensive research and focus groups conducted with a diverse cross-section of students, Houghton Mifflin presents a groundbreaking solution for skills mastery, understanding, and retention. Feedback from students has been instrumental in all aspects of development, from design and pedagogy to testing and assessment to title and cover. These elements culminate in a textbook program that reflects the way students learn and study best.As with all texts in this series, Student Achievement Series: The Earth and Its Peoples incorporates concise, to-the-point coverage; eliminates extraneous material; integrates pedagogy that reinforces key concepts; features a strong, supporting web component for review, testing, and assessment purposes; and provides students with real value for their educational dollar. Like the corresponding full-length version, Student Achievement Series: The Earth and Its Peoples takes a global approach to the study of world history. With its thematic focus on "environment and technology" and "diversity and dominance," the text offers a balanced perspective and a comparative approach.Bulliet, Richard W. is the author of 'Volume I: To 1550: Volume of ... Bulliet-Student Achievement Series: The Earth and Its Peoples', published 2006 under ISBN 9780618731602 and ISBN 0618731601.