Big History

Big History
Author: Cynthia Stokes Brown
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781595588487
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Release: 2012
Editor: The New Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Big History tells the story of the universe, from the beginning to now, by interweaving the fields of biology, geology and anthropology to offer an all-encompassing account of Earth's history. Flowing seamlessly from the birth of the universe to life on a planet inhabited by billions of people, this is a mind altering account of the fate of the Earth and of our role in this ongoing story. Featuring Cynthia Stokes Brown's paradigm-shifting movement, Big History is a seminal work written for academics, students and the layperson alike.

Big History

Big History
Author: DK
Pages: 440
ISBN: 9780744034646
Available:
Release: 2016-10-11
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the formation of the Universe to today, countless major events have changed the course of life on Earth. Aligned with the online Big History Project supported by Bill Gates, Big History puts a wide-angle lens on 13.8 billion years of remarkable history and shows you how and why we got where we are today. With stunning visual timelines and special CGI reconstructions, you can see history's greatest events. Look back to our origins in the stars, explore everything from the birth of the Sun to modern technology, and see what the future holds for humans. Weaving together multiple disciplines including physics and sociology, and with a foreword by TED speaker Professor David Christian, Big History is a truly unique look at the history of the world.

Origin Story

Origin Story
Author: David Christian
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780316392020
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Release: 2018-05-22
Editor: Little, Brown Spark
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This New York Times bestseller "elegantly weaves evidence and insights . . . into a single, accessible historical narrative" (Bill Gates) and presents a captivating history of the universe -- from the Big Bang to dinosaurs to mass globalization and beyond. 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.

Origin Story

Origin Story
Author: David Christian
Pages: 368
ISBN: 0316392006
Available:
Release: 2018-05-22
Editor: Little, Brown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A captivating history of the universe -- from before the dawn of time through the far reaches of the distant future. 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.

Big History and the Future of Humanity

Big History and the Future of Humanity
Author: Fred Spier
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781118881729
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Release: 2015-05-06
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Featuring a variety of updates and revisions, Big History and the Future of Humanity, Second Edition, presents an accessible and original overview of the entire sweep of history from the origins of the universe and origins of life on Earth up to the present day. Provides an accessible and original overview of the entire sweep of history that places human history within the context of the history of life, the Earth, and the universe Offers new insights into the future of humanity by providing a better understanding of the past Features a variety of updates and revisions that include increased coverage of key concepts such as the emergence of human behaviour, the development of value systems, and patterns of complexity in Big History Incorporates a variety of 'little big histories' that aid readers in recognizing how big history concepts can relate to their daily lives Instructor resources from the author will be available online upon publication Find additional resources from the author online at www.bighistory.info

Teaching Big History

Teaching Big History
Author: Richard B. Simon,Mojgan Behmand,Thomas Burke
Pages: 426
ISBN: 9780520283558
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Release: 2014-12-23
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Big History is a new field on a grand scale: it tells the story of the universe over time through a diverse range of disciplines that spans cosmology, physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, and archaeology, thereby reconciling traditional human history with environmental geography and natural history. Weaving the myriad threads of evidence-based human knowledge into a master narrative that stretches from the beginning of the universe to the present, the Big History framework helps students make sense of their studies in all disciplines by illuminating the structures that underlie the universe and the connections among them. Teaching Big History is a powerful analytic and pedagogical resource, and serves as a comprehensive guide for teaching Big History, as well for sharing ideas about the subject and planning a curriculum around it. Readers are also given helpful advice about the administrative and organizational challenges of instituting a general education program constructed around Big History. The book includes teaching materials, examples, and detailed sample exercises. This book is also an engaging first-hand account of how a group of professors built an entire Big History general education curriculum for first-year students, demonstrating how this thoughtful integration of disciplines exemplifies liberal education at its best and illustrating how teaching and learning this incredible story can be transformative for professors and students alike.

The History Book

The History Book
Author: DK
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781465457752
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Release: 2016-09-16
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Travel thousands of years into our past and discover the significant events that shaped the world as we know it. This book includes short, descriptive explanations of key ideas, themes, and events of world history that are easy to understand. Explore topics such as the founding of Baghdad, the colonization of the Americas, and the inception of Buddhism without complicated jargon. This book is part of DK's award-winning Big Ideas Simply Explained educational series that uses witty graphics and engaging descriptions to enlighten readers. Don't stop at American history, explore the world! This book is full of fun facts from the human story, going as far back as the origins of our species to space exploration today. Discover all things revolution, from the French to the digital, including the rise of the internet. Enjoy short and sweet biographies of some of the most important thinkers and leaders throughout history, like Martin Luther, Charles Darwin, and Nelson Mandela. You'll learn who said famous historical quotes, and what they really meant when they said it. Big Ideas This is a modern twist on the good old-fashioned encyclopedia, now easier to follow with diagrams, mind maps, and timelines. Step-by-step diagrams will have you reviewing your ideas about history. Start from the very beginning: - Human Origins 200,000 years ago - 3500 BGE - Ancient Civilizations 6000 BGE - 500 CE - The Medieval World 500 - 1492 - Early Modern Era 1420 - 1795 - Changing Societies 1776 - 1914 - The Modern World 1914 - Present The Series Simply Explained With over 7 million copies sold worldwide to date, The History Book is part of the award-winning Big Ideas Simply Explained series from DK Books. It uses innovative graphics along with engaging writing to make complex subjects easier to understand.

Maps of Time

Maps of Time
Author: David Christian
Pages: 642
ISBN: 9780520271449
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Release: 2011-09
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a new perspective for looking at history from the origins of the universe to present day.

The Little Book of Big History

The Little Book of Big History
Author: Ian Crofton,Jeremy Black
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781782434306
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Release: 2016-06-23
Editor: Michael O'Mara Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the Big Bang to the future of our planet, The Little Book of Big History divides history into manageable but comprehensive time frames, encompassing the cosmos, the stars, life and everything in between. Big History is the attempt to understand and condense the entire story of the cosmos, from the Big Bang to the current day. Combining methods from history, astronomy, physics and biology to draw together the big story arcs of how the universe was created, why planets formed and how life developed, this creates a unique perspective from which to understand the place of mankind in the universe. Excited by the alternative 'framework for all knowledge' that is offered by this approach, Bill Gates is funding the Big History Project, which aims to bring the subject to a wider audience around the world. The Little Book of Big History breaks down the main themes of Big History into highly informative and accessible parts for all readers to enjoy. By giving a truly complete timeline of world events, this book shines a whole different light on history as we learned it and makes us think of our history - and our future - in a very different way.

Big History

Big History
Author: David Christian,Craig Benjamin,Cynthia Brown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780078116070
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Release: 2013-08-02
Editor: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Big History: Between Nothing and Everything surveys the past not just of humanity, or even of planet Earth, but of the entire universe. In reading this book instructors and students will retrace a voyage that began 13.7 billion years ago with the Big Bang and the appearance of the universe. Big history incorporates findings from cosmology, earth and life sciences, and human history, and assembles them into a single, universal historical narrative of our universe and of our place within it.ËË The first edition of Big History: Between Nothing and Everything, is written by the pioneers of the field, and presents a framework for learning about anything and everything. It encourages students to think critically about our cumulative history and the future of the world through a variety of lenses.

The Routledge Companion to Big History

The Routledge Companion to Big History
Author: Craig Benjamin,Esther Quaedackers,David Baker
Pages: 486
ISBN: 9781000228021
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Release: 2019-08-01
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Routledge Companion to Big History guides readers though the variety of themes and concepts that structure contemporary scholarship in the field of big history. The volume is divided into five parts, each representing current and evolving areas of interest to the community, including big history’s relationship to science, social science, the humanities, and the future, as well as teaching big history and ‘little big histories’. Considering an ever-expanding range of theoretical, pedagogical and research topics, the book addresses such questions as what is the relationship between big history and scientific research, how are big historians working with philosophers and religious thinkers to help construct ‘meaning’, how are leading theoreticians making sense of big history and its relationship to other creation narratives and paradigms, what is ‘little big history’, and how does big history impact on thinking about the future? The book highlights the place of big history in historiographical traditions and the ways in which it can be used in education and public discourse across disciplines and at all levels. A timely collection with contributions from leading proponents in the field, it is the ideal guide for those wanting to engage with the theories and concepts behind big history.

Big Book of History

Big Book of History
Author: Laura Welch
Pages: 21
ISBN: 9781614582007
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Release: 2011-09-01
Editor: New Leaf Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

BIG BOOK OF HISTORY Learning Just Became BIG FUN! Families, schools, and churches can unfold 15 feet of the most interesting history of the world. This easy to follow, color-coded, multi-stream timeline teaches six thousand years of world history to children ages seven through thirteen. These exciting facts and so much more wait inside: who were the first emperors of China and Rome what discovery unlocked the secrets of a forgotten language how modern robotics had its roots in the tea dolls of Japan where Christians faced death for the entertainment of thousands why the languages of Greek and Hebrew were used to write the Bible and how the Age of Discovery meant wealth some, and the destruction of civilization for others. Understanding how the past has shaped our future will inspire young learners to make history for themselves!

BIG HIST TIMELINE POSTERBOOK

BIG HIST TIMELINE POSTERBOOK
Author: Christopher Lloyd
Pages: 10
ISBN: 0995482039
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Release: 2017-07-05
Editor: What on Earth Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

JOURNEY THROUGH the incredible 13.7 billion-year story of the entire history of the world from the Big Bang to the present day on a laminated 10-foot timeline wallchart. Ever wondered what on earth was going on at the time of Henry VIII? Follow your curiosity and see what else was happening at the time: Martin Luther is protesting against the Pope, Columbus has navigated his way to the Americas, Copernicus is expounding his radical theory about the universe, and the Incas are inhabiting their summer palace called Machu Picchu! This giant edition is specially designed to be unfolded and stuck up on a wall and makes a spectacular display for any library, bedroom, classroom, or anywhere curious people dwell. What on Earth? Posterbooks are fully laminated for extra durability and are easy to mount on a wall.

Origins

Origins
Author: Lewis Dartnell
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781541617896
Available:
Release: 2019-05-14
Editor: Basic Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A New York Times-bestselling author explains how the physical world shaped the history of our species When we talk about human history, we often focus on great leaders, population forces, and decisive wars. But how has the earth itself determined our destiny? Our planet wobbles, driving changes in climate that forced the transition from nomadism to farming. Mountainous terrain led to the development of democracy in Greece. Atmospheric circulation patterns later on shaped the progression of global exploration, colonization, and trade. Even today, voting behavior in the south-east United States ultimately follows the underlying pattern of 75 million-year-old sediments from an ancient sea. Everywhere is the deep imprint of the planetary on the human. From the cultivation of the first crops to the founding of modern states, Origins reveals the breathtaking impact of the earth beneath our feet on the shape of our human civilizations.

A Big History of Globalization

A Big History of Globalization
Author: Julia Zinkina,David Christian,Leonid Grinin,Ilya Ilyin,Alexey Andreev,Ivan Aleshkovski,Sergey Shulgin,Andrey Korotayev
Pages: 284
ISBN: 9783030057077
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Release: 2019-04-12
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book presents the history of globalization as a network-based story in the context of Big History. Departing from the traditional historic discourse, in which communities, cities, and states serve as the main units of analysis, the authors instead trace the historical emergence, growth, interconnection, and merging of various types of networks that have gradually encompassed the globe. They also focus on the development of certain ideas, processes, institutions, and phenomena that spread through those networks to become truly global. The book specifies five macro-periods in the history of globalization and comprehensively covers the first four, from roughly the 9th – 7th millennia BC to World War I. For each period, it identifies the most important network-related developments that facilitated (or even spurred on) such transitions and had the greatest impacts on the history of globalization. By analyzing the world system's transition to new levels of complexity and connectivity, the book provides valuable insights into the course of Big History and the evolution of human societies.

Diaspora

Diaspora
Author: Greg Egan
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780575105423
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Release: 2010-12-30
Editor: Orion
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Since the Introdus in the twenty-first century, humanity has reconfigured itself drastically. Most chose immortality, joining the polises to become conscious software. Others opted for gleisners: disposable, renewable robotic bodies that remain in contact with the physical world of force and friction. Many of these have left the solar system forever in fusion-drive starships. And there are the holdouts: the fleshers left behind in the muck and jungle of Earth-some devolved into dream apes, others cavorting in the seas or the air-while the statics and bridgers try to shape out a roughly human destiny. But the complacency of the citizens is shattered when an unforeseen disaster ravages the fleshers and reveals the possibility that the polises themselves might be at risk from bizarre astrophysical processes that seem to violate fundamental laws of nature. The orphan Yatima, a digital being grown from a mind seed, joins a group of citizens and flesher refugees in a search for the knowledge that will guarantee their safety-a search that puts them on the trail of the ancient and elusive Transmuters, who have the power to reshape subatomic particles, and to cross into the macrocosmos, where the universe we know is nothing but a speck in the higher-dimensional vacuum.

History Big History Metahistory

History  Big History    Metahistory
Author: David C. Krakauer,John Gaddis,Kenneth Pomeranz
Pages: 326
ISBN: 1947864106
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Release: 2018-04-15
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Is there a "science of history"? Must historians be scientists? What is "history" anyway? Celebrated researchers and historians--including Pulitzer-Prize winner John Lewis Gaddis and Nobel laureate Murray Gell-Mann--debate these complex questions in this thoughtful collection of essays.

The Big History Timeline Wallbook

The Big History Timeline Wallbook
Author: Christopher Lloyd
Pages: 24
ISBN: 0993284728
Available:
Release: 2017-09-05
Editor: What on Earth Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Unfold the history of the universe--from the big bang to the present day! Created in association with the American Museum of Natural History.

History Mathematics

History   Mathematics
Author: Leonid E. Grinin,Andrey V. Korotayev
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9785705754649
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Release: 2021
Editor: ООО "Издательство "Учитель"
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Our Yearbook ‘History and Mathematics’ has already celebrated its 10th anniversary and has confidently entered its second decade. The common feature of all our Yearbooks, including the present volume, is the usage of formal methods and social studies methods intheir synthesis to analyze different historical phenomena. The present Yearbook (which is the seventh in the series) is subtitled ‘Big History Aspects’. This issue is devoted to the problems of evolutionary development of the world. In no way will it be a digression from the direction which we have initially defined for ourYearbook, but just an extension of the scope of the research. The matter is that there are two kinds of history: the history of nature (or more exactly the Universe and the Earth) and the history of humans and mankind. It is not surprising that the idea of historicism penetrated almost every scientific field. At the same time the search for common foundations of this endless in its diversity world has intensified. One of the directions of this interdisciplinary search for the unity of the world in its diversity is Universal Evolutionism (Big History). Mathematical and formal methods help to understand much deeply both natural and human history. This issue of the Yearbook consists of four main sections: (I) Patterns of Big History; (II) Hypotheses of Deep Big History; (III) Biological Aspects; (IV) History and Future of Social Systems. We hope that this issue will be interesting and useful both for historians and mathematicians, as well as for all those dealing with various social and natural sciences.

The Structure of Big History from the Big Bang Until Today

The Structure of Big History from the Big Bang Until Today
Author: Fred Spier
Pages: 113
ISBN: 9053562206
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Release: 1996
Editor: Amsterdam University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The social and natural sciences have more in common than most people would perhaps suspect. This thought-provoking study, the first of its kind ever attempted, presents a single straightforward structure which unites the latest scientific views on the history of the Universe, the Solar System, Earth, life and humankind. It contributes to a better understanding of some long-standing academic controversies, such as the root causes for the origins of humankind, the rise of agriculture and the emergence of early states.