NOTE: This book is standalone book and will not include an access code. Based on Bentley and Ziegler's best-selling, comprehensive survey program, Traditions Encounters: A Brief Global Historyprovides a streamlined account of the cultures and interactions that have shaped world history. A focus on the human experience helps frame the broad scope of world history into a clear and concise learning experience for students. Bentleys engaging narrative is available as a digital SmartBoo, a personalized eBook that enhances understanding by asking students to demonstrate comprehension as they read. It is also supported by engaging digital tools, such as interactive maps, that encourage critical thinking and retention of key course concepts.