The text you need is: "Ways of the World" by Robert W. Strayer, 1st edition. You should get that from the book room. Keep the book at home. Do not bring it to class. Read it and study from it at home.

A word from our Author:
Click on the image above to go to the YouTube Video where Strayer Wishes You Good Luck this year.
Don't just "READ" Strayer 
Take Notes, 
Answer the Margin Review & Big Picture Questions, 
Look up definition for words that you do not understand, 
and write down questions you have that you will need to ask Mr. Duez in class. 

Our World History Textbook - Ways of the World by Robert W. Strayer
Our students will be supplied with a book in the fall, but having a personal copy is not a bad idea.
On Amazon in paperback - $79.57 Both semesters with documents (the same book they will be issued in the fall)
On Amazon in paperback - $52 - but only 1st semester and without documents. 
"An incredible masterpiece — it delivers global history. It’s hard to believe one person wrote it. It just works." — Trevor Getz, San Francisco State University

Resource Materials - Ways of the World Companion Site

About Robert W. Strayer - the author:

Robert W. Strayer (PhD, University of Wisconsin) taught African, Soviet, and world history for many years at SUNY College at Brockport, where he received Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching and for Excellence in Scholarship. 

In 1998 he was visiting professor of world and Soviet history at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand

Since 2002, he has taught world history at the University of California, Santa Cruz; California State University, Monterey Bay; and Cabrillo College

His scholarship includes work in African history (Kenya: Focus on Nationalism,1975The Making of Mission Communities in East Africa, 1978); Soviet history (Why Did the Soviet Union Collapse?,1998;  The Communist Experiment, 2007) and World History (The Making of the Modern World, 1988, 1995Ways of the World, 2009, 2011). He is a long-time member of the World History Association and served on its Executive Committee.

Summer Reading - A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage
The book is available at most bookstores, like Barnes & Noble. 
You can also purchase it online or in e-book form.
Link to purchase from Barnes & website paper back $10.82
Link to purchase from paper back $10.82
Link to purchase from Google Books e-book price $8.52
Link to Apple iTunes Store for iBook Store on Apple Site
About Tom Standage - the author

“Tom Standage’s bright idea really is bright: a book that divides world history into beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea and Coca-Cola Ages. His book is loaded with the kind of data that get talked about at the figurative water cooler… incisive, illuminating and swift.” – The New York Times

I use Chrome Dictionary Extension to highlight and get definitions of words on any website - including Strayer.

But, there are similar plugins and extensions for Firefox or Internet Explorer if you are interested. Just search Google and you should find some.