OverviewIntroducing world history in a truly global framework, Lockard's SOCIETIES, NETWORKS, AND TRANSITIONS: A GLOBAL HISTORY, Fourth Edition, explores the regions of the world with a strong focus on culture, social change, economic patterns, science, religion and gender issues. The author incorporates profiles of diverse individuals from throughout history as well as interesting notes about cultural artifacts in areas such as music, art and popular culture. Discussions of various historical controversies offer insight into how historians work and debate. Chapter outlines with focus questions -- some of them relating history to today's world -- section summaries, pronunciation guides and marginal key term definitions support you as you examine the interconnectedness of different people, places and periods in the global past. Also available: MindTap digital learning solution.