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Chang, Chemistry, AP Edition, ©2023, 14e

Fully updated for lock-step alignment to the AP Chemistry Framework, this new edition retains a beloved traditional approach that balances rigorous college-level content with accessible and inspiring instruction designed for today's students. The program boasts a straightforward writing style, a strong focus on problem-solving strategies, and stunning artwork that grants students visual insight into topics and applications.

New Features for AP Success

  • The program launches with a rigorous introduction to AP Units and Science Practices, providing key context for upcoming material.
  • AP Chapter Openers, Chapter Summaries, and AP Chapter Reviews distill the most important content and concepts.
  • A unique program design provides visually links each chapters to the AP Chemistry Curriculum Framework. 
  • Thinking Critically prompts accompany boxed features to provide opportunities for students to demonstrate their reasoning skills. 
  • Step-by-step example questions and guided practice problems highlight intermediate steps in problem solving.
  • An AP Teacher Manual, available in print and online, includes classroom activities, pacing guides, lab activities, AP test banks, practice exams, and directives for using the AP Chemistry Laboratory Manual.
  • A robust digital platform includes SmartBook, an AP Unit Review eBooks, AP test prep, and practice exams.
  1. Introduction to AP Chemistry
  2. Atoms, Ions, and Molecules
  3. Mass Relationships in Chemical Reactions
  4. Reactions in Aqueous Solutions
  5. Gases
  6. Thermochemistry
  7. Quantum Theory and the Electronic Structure of Atoms
  8. Periodic Relationships Among the Elements
  9. Compounds and Bonding
  10. Structure and Bonding Theories
  11. Intermolecular Forces and Liquids and Solids
  12. Physical Properties of Solutions
  13. Chemical Kinetics
  14. Chemical Equilibrium
  15. Acids and Bases
  16. Acid-Base Equilibria and Solubility Equilibria
  17. Entropy, Gibbs Energy, and Equilibrium
  18. Electrochemistry
  19. Nuclear Chemistry
  20. Chemistry in the Atmosphere
  21. Metallurgy and the Chemistry of Metals
  22. Nonmetallic Elements and Their Compounds
  23. Coordination Chemistry
  24. Organic Chemistry
  25. Synthetic and Natural Organic Polymers

Raymond Chang was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Shanghai and Hong Kong. He received his B.Sc. degree in chemistry from London University, and his PhD in chemistry from Yale University. After doing postdoctoral research at Washington University and teaching for a year at Hunter College of the City University of New York, he joined the chemistry department at Williams College. Professor Chang served on the American Chemical Society Examination Committee, the National Chemistry Olympiad Examination, and the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Committee. Chang has written books on physical chemistry, industrial chemistry, and physical science. He has also coauthored books on the Chinese language, children’s picture books, and a novel for young readers.

Jason Overby was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and was raised in Clarksville, Tennessee. He received his BS in chemistry and political science from the University of Tennessee at Martin. After obtaining his PhD in inorganic chemistry from Vanderbilt University, Overby conducted postdoctoral research at Dartmouth College. Since joining the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the College of Charleston, South Carolina, Overby has taught a variety of courses, ranging from general chemistry to advanced inorganic chemistry. He is also interested in the integration of technology into the classroom, with a particular focus on adaptive learning. Additionally, he conducts research with undergraduates in inorganic and organic synthetic chemistry, as well as computational organometallic chemistry. In his free time, he enjoys boating, bowling, and cooking. He is also involved with USA Swimming as a nationally certified starter and stroke-and-turn official. He lives in South Carolina with his wife, Robin, and two daughters, Emma and Sarah.

Bentley, Traditions & Encounters: A Global Perspective on the Past, AP Edition, ©2023, 7e

The 7th edition of Traditions & Encounters: A Global Perspective on the Past fully aligns with the AP World History: Modern Framework and supports mastery of knowledge and skills students require for success in the course and on the AP Exam. Accessible to students at all levels, the narrative is brought to life through compelling features, rich visuals, images, and graphics.

Retaining the text's thematic perspective and informed by the most recent scholarship, Traditions & Encounters has been organized to reflect the chronological time periods, historical thinking skills, and reasoning processes in the AP Framework.

  • A new introductory chapter presents a thematic overview of world history before 1200 to provide>
  • Connections are presented to illustrate continuities and changes across time periods.
  • Students are led to analyze historical sources and evidence as they interpret, draw inferences from, and evaluate a variety of primary and secondary sources, and gain an understanding of the context and connections among events.
  • End of Part document-based questions presents 7 text and visual sources from the Part time frame that represent multiple contexts and perspectives for students to analyze and synthesize.
  • AP-style practice and AP test prep match the question type, style, and rigor of the Exam.
  • The AP Teacher Manual, available in print and online, supports teaching the themes and skills within the Modern time span.

Powerful Digital Resources and AP-Aligned Instruction

  • Online study tools engage students and personalize the learning for AP success. The dynamic digital resources include:
  • An eBook and SmartBook® with instruction and assessments that reflect the Framework’s timespan and themes.
  • Targeted recommendations that focus students on concepts and content that require additional study.
  • Coverage and activities that focus on pre-1200 time periods to prepare students for the start date of the World History: Modern curriculum.
  • A Primary Source Library, organized by chapter, for in-depth analysis and interpretation.
  • AP-style test practice that reflects the actual Exam and real-time progress reports to help students monitor their own progress.

Part 1: The Global Tapestry and Networks of Exchange (1200-1450)

Chapter 1: The Resurgence of Empire in East Asia
Chapter 2: The Expansive Realm of Islam
Chapter 3: India and the Indian Ocean Basin
Chapter 4: Eastern and Western Europe in the Early Medieval Period
Chapter 5: Nomadic Empires and Eurasian Integration
Chapter 6: States and Societies of Sub-Saharan Africa
Chapter 7: The Increasing Integration of Europe with the Wider World
Chapter 8: Worlds Apart: The Americas and Oceania

Part 2: Land-Based Empires and Transoceanic Empires (1450-1750)

Chapter 9: Expanding Horizons of Cross-Cultural Interaction
Chapter 10: Transoceanic Encounters and Global Connections
Chapter 11: The Transformation of Europe
Chapter 12: The Integration of the Americas and Oceania with the Wider World
Chapter 13: Africa and the Atlantic World
Chapter 14: Tradition and Change in East Asia
Chapter 15: Empires in the South and Southwest

Part 3: Revolutions and Consequences of Industrialization (1750-1900)

Chapter 16: Revolutions and National States in the Atlantic World
Chapter 17: The Making of Industrial Society
Chapter 18: The Americas in the Age of Independence
Chapter 19: Societies at Crossroads
Chapter 20: The Apex of Global Empire Building

Part 4: Global Conflict, Cold War and Decolonization, and Globalization (1900 to present)

Chapter 21: The Great War: The World in Upheaval
Chapter 22: Anxieties and Experiments in Postwar Europe and the United States
Chapter 23: Revolutionaries and Nationalists in the Colonial and Neocolonial World
Chapter 24: New Conflagrations: World War II and the Cold War
Chapter 25: The End of Empire in an Era of Cold War
Chapter 26: Into the Twenty-First Century

Jerry H. Bentley was professor of history at the University of Hawai`i and editor of the Journal of World History. His research on the religious, moral, and political writings of the Renaissance led to the publication of Humanists and Holy Writ: New Testament Scholarship in the Renaissance (Princeton, 1983) and Politics and Culture in Renaissance Naples (Princeton, 1987). More recently, his research was concentrated on global history and particularly on processes of cross-cultural interaction. His book Old World Encounters: Cross-Cultural Contacts and Exchanges in Pre-Modern Times (New York, 1993) examines processes of cultural exchange and religious conversion before the modern era, and his pamphlet Shapes of World History in Twentieth-Century Scholarship (1996) discusses the historiography of world history. His most recent publication is The Oxford Handbook of World History (Oxford, 2011), and he served as a member of the editorial team preparing the forthcoming Cambridge History of the World. Jerry Bentley passed away in 2012, although his legacy lives on through his significant contributions to the study of world history. The World History Association recently named an annual prize in his honor for outstanding publications in the field.

Herbert F. Ziegler is an associate professor of history at the University of Hawai`i. He has taught world history since 1980. He has previously served as director of the world history program at the University of Hawai`I, as well as book review editor of the Journal of World History. His interest in twentieth-century European social and political history led to the publication of Nazi Germany’s New Aristocracy: The SS Leadership, 1925–1939 (Princeton, 1990) and to his participation in new educational endeavors in the history of the Holocaust, including the development of an upper-division course for undergraduates. At present, he is working on a study that explores, from a global point of view, the demographic trends of the past ten thousand years, along with their concomitant technological, economic, and social developments. His other current research project focuses on the application of complexity theory to a comparative study of societies and their internal dynamics.

Heather E. Streets-Salter is an associate professor of history at Northeastern University, where she is the director of world history programs. She is the author of Martial Races: The Military, Martial Races, and Masculinity in British Imperial Culture, 1857–1914 (2004), and Modern Imperialism and Colonialism: A Global Perspective (2010) with Trevor Getz. Her current research explores imperialism and colonialism as global phenomena through a focus on the administrative, political, and ideological networks that existed among French Indochina, the Dutch East Indies, and British Malaya, between 1890 and 1940.

Contributor Craig Benjamin (PhD, Macquarie University) is an associate professor of history in the Meijer Honors College at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. Benjamin is a frequent presenter of lectures at conferences worldwide and is the author of numerous publications, including books, chapters, and essays, on ancient Central Asian history, big history, and world history. In addition, Benjamin has presented and recorded lectures for the History Channel, The Teaching Company, Scientific American, and the Big History Project. He is currently a co-chair of the Advanced Placement World History Test Development Committee, president of the World History Association (2014–2015) and has been treasurer of the International Big History Association since its inception in January 2011.

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