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Origin Story: A Big History of Everything

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....

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ISBN : 9780316392006
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 357 pages
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Origin Story A Big History of Everything The author is a co founder of the Big History Project, a project supported by Bill Gates Its purpose is to write a unified history of humanity, from the Big Bang to the present It is being taught in schools and universities across the globe The author tells a fascinating story of the Big Bang and what happened thereafter. Origin Story A Big History of Everything by David Enter for your chance to win one of twenty copies of Origin Story A Big History of Everything by David Christian Bill Gates says, I have long been Origin Story A Big History of Everything David Buy Origin Story A Big History of Everything on FREE SHIPPING on qualified orders Origin Story A Big History of Everything David Origin Story A Big History of Everything by David Christian Origin Story, A Big History of Everything by David Christian 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 Origin Story A Big History of Everything Audio This is an accessible and fascinating book on the relatively new discipline of Big History which attempts to explain the entire story of the cosmos from the Big Bang Review Origin Story A Big History of Everything by The origin story of this book is the most striking, and telling, thing about it In , Bill Gates, the tech billionaire, was on his private treadmill watching a Origin Story A Big History of Everything by David A wonderful and relatively compact history book that does its best to tell the history of EVERYTHING, from the big bang to what the future may hold for us and our Origin Story A Big History of Everything by David David Christian is a Distinguished Professor of History at Macquarie University and director of Macquarie University s Big History Institute He cofounded the Big

Origin Story: A Big History of Everything Reviews

  • Lindsey

    I wanted more from this book. I should have known when I was getting into when I approached it, because it really does cover the "big history" of our world. I thrive on details, see, and the details I got were not enough to make me fly through this book. I hesitate to say that I found it dry, but as someone who struggles to wrap her brain around certain scientific principles, it was... a lot of science. Atoms and energy and chemicals and lots of numbers.

    The content seemed front-heavy, and it rus
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  • Teo 2050

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  • Jerry Wall

    History of universe and people with timeline in thresholds from one age to another with seven of so thresholds til we get to modern history.

    early on after big bang energy itself split up into 1 gravity, 2 the electromagnetic force, then the 3 strong and 4 weak nuclear forces. p.23

    . . . electromagnetism is . . . 10 to 36th times as strong as gravity. p. 28

    . . . the first living organism as Luca (Or LUCA, from "last universal common ancestor. . . p. 90

    . . . symbols (deceptively simple words like
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  • Janet

    Informative, but rather dry. Some pictures would have helped.

  • Jie Mauricio

    Learned so much from this book!!!

  • Andre Chiasson

    An overview of science and history and culture

    From astrophysics to geology, biology, history... You name it, an overview of everything from the Big Bang to today and beyond. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in science, in history, in where we are and how we got here. I would like to see young people exposed to this kind of an overview to inspire their interests for future studies.