Origin Story: A Big History of Everything Christian, David

Origin Story: A Big History of Everything

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'I have long been a fan of David Christian. In Origin Story, he elegantly weaves evidence and insights from many scientific and historical disciplines into a single, accessible historical narrative' Bill Gates

This is the epic story of the universe and our place in it, from 13.8 billion years ago to the remote future

How did we get from the Big Bang to today's staggering complexity, in which seven billion humans are connected into networks powerful enough to transform the planet? And why, in comparison, are our closest primate relatives reduced to near-extinction?

Big History creator David Christian gives the answers in a mind-expanding cosmological detective story told on the grandest possible scale. He traces how, during eight key thresholds, the right conditions have allowed new forms of complexity to arise, from stars to galaxies, Earth to homo sapiens, agriculture to fossil fuels. This last mega-innovation gave us an energy bonanza that brought huge benefits to mankind, yet also threatens to shake apart everything we have created.

This global origin story is one that we could only begin to tell recently, thanks to the underlying unity of modern knowledge. Panoramic in scope and thrillingly told, Origin Story reveals what we learn about human existence when we consider it from a universal scale.



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780241254684
BY (AUTHOR) Christian, David
PUBLISHER : Penguin Books Ltd PUBLICATION DATE : May 15, 2018
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Allen Lane
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Hardback
DIMENSION : 240 mm x 162 mm
WEIGHT : 625 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
History & Archaeology
Lifestyle, Hobbies & Leisure
Mathematics & Science
DESCRIPTION : 'I have long been a fan of David Christian. In Origin Story, he elegantly weaves evidence and insights from many scientific and historical disciplines into a single, accessible historical narrative' Bill GatesThis is the epic story of the universe and our place in it, from 13.8 billion years ago to the remote futureHow did we get from the Big Bang to today's staggering complexity, in which seven billion humans are connected into networks powerful enough to transform the planet? And why, in comparison, are our closest primate relatives reduced to near-extinction? Big History creator David Christian gives the answers in a mind-expanding cosmological detective story told on the grandest possible scale. He traces how, during eight key thresholds, the right conditions have allowed new forms of complexity to arise, from stars to galaxies, Earth to homo sapiens, agriculture to fossil fuels. This last mega-innovation gave us an energy bonanza that brought huge benefits to mankind, yet also threatens to shake apart everything we have created. This global origin story is one that we could only begin to tell recently, thanks to the underlying unity of modern knowledge. Panoramic in scope and thrillingly told, Origin Story reveals what we learn about human existence when we consider it from a universal scale. PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9780241254684 BY (AUTHOR) Christian, David PUBLISHER : Penguin Books Ltd PUBLICATION DATE : May 15, 2018 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Allen Lane LANGUAGE : English AGE : General PRODUCT FORM : Hardback DIMENSION : 240 mm x 162 mm WEIGHT : 625 g PRODUCT CATEGORY : History & Archaeology Lifestyle, Hobbies & Leisure Mathematics & Science