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The Resource Origin story : a big history of everything, David Christian

Origin story : a big history of everything, David Christian

Label
Origin story : a big history of everything
Title
Origin story
Title remainder
a big history of everything
Statement of responsibility
David Christian
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Most historians study the smallest slivers of time, emphasizing specific dates, individuals, and documents. But what would it look like to study the whole of history, from the big bang through the present day--and even into the remote future? How would looking at the full span of time change the way we perceive the universe, the earth, and our very existence? These were the questions David Christian set out to answer when he created the field of "Big History, " the most exciting new approach to understanding where we have been, where we are, and where we are going. In Origin Story, Christian takes readers on a wild ride through the entire 13.8 billion years we've come to know as "history." By focusing on defining events (thresholds), major trends, and profound questions about our origins, Christian exposes the hidden threads that tie everything together--from the creation of the planet to the advent of agriculture, nuclear war, and beyond. With stunning insights into the origin of the universe, the beginning of life, the emergence of humans, and what the future might bring, Origin Story boldly reframes our place in the cosmos."--Jacket
Cataloging source
RV8
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Christian, David
Dewey number
909
Index
index present
LC call number
CB19
LC item number
.C478 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization
  • Cosmology
  • World history
  • Human evolution
  • Biocomplexity
Label
Origin story : a big history of everything, David Christian
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-340) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part III: Us.
  • Humans: Threshold 6
  • Farming: Threshold 7
  • Agrarian civilization
  • On the verge of today's world
  • The Anthropocene: Threshold 8
  • Part IV:
  • The future. Where is it all going?
  • Part I:
  • Cosmos. In the beginning: Threshold 1
  • Stars and galaxies: Thresholds 2 and 3
  • Molecules and moons: Threshold 4
  • Part II:
  • Biosphere. Life: Threshold 5
  • Little life and the biosphere
  • Big life and the biosphere
Control code
on1035213632
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 357 pages
Isbn
9780316392006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1283467
  • (Sirsi) o1035213632
  • (OCoLC)1035213632
Label
Origin story : a big history of everything, David Christian
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-340) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part III: Us.
  • Humans: Threshold 6
  • Farming: Threshold 7
  • Agrarian civilization
  • On the verge of today's world
  • The Anthropocene: Threshold 8
  • Part IV:
  • The future. Where is it all going?
  • Part I:
  • Cosmos. In the beginning: Threshold 1
  • Stars and galaxies: Thresholds 2 and 3
  • Molecules and moons: Threshold 4
  • Part II:
  • Biosphere. Life: Threshold 5
  • Little life and the biosphere
  • Big life and the biosphere
Control code
on1035213632
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 357 pages
Isbn
9780316392006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1283467
  • (Sirsi) o1035213632
  • (OCoLC)1035213632

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