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The Resource Big History, foreword by David Christian

Big History, foreword by David Christian

Label
Big History
Title
Big History
Statement of responsibility
foreword by David Christian
Title variation
DK
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Why does the universe work the way it does? Why are stars so big? Why are humans so small? What does it mean to be human? Big History blends geology, biology, physics, anthropology, sociology, and so much more to tell one coherent story, taking us right back to our origins and exploring how a unique series of events led to and then impacted human existence: how everything came to be, where we fit in, and even where we are going. Graphics, artworks, timelines, and at-a-glance overviews make the causes and effects of pivotal events and major thresholds in Big History instantly accessible, and evidence features explain how we know what we know. An additional 64-page reference section provides a more conventional account of events in human history. Placing humans in the context of our universe and revealing how and why we got to where we are today, Big History covers 13.8 billion years of history, from the formation of the universe and the dawn of time to the present day
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
909
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D23
LC item number
.B4557 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Christian, David
  • Macquarie University
  • Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World history
  • Human evolution
  • Civilization
  • Human beings
  • Illustrated books
  • Civilization
  • Human beings
  • Human evolution
  • World history
  • Earth (Planet)
  • Earth (Planet)
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Label
Big History, foreword by David Christian
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes index
  • "Macquarie University, Big History Institute."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The big bang -- Stars are born -- Elements are forged -- Planets form -- Life emerges -- Humans evolve -- Civilizations develop -- Industry rises
Dimensions
31 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
440 pages
Isbn
9781465454430
Lccn
2016498304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations, color maps
System control number
  • 2779920
  • (OCoLC)940282526
  • (OCoLC)ocn940282526
  • 2771451
  • 2779920
Label
Big History, foreword by David Christian
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Includes index
  • "Macquarie University, Big History Institute."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The big bang -- Stars are born -- Elements are forged -- Planets form -- Life emerges -- Humans evolve -- Civilizations develop -- Industry rises
Dimensions
31 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
440 pages
Isbn
9781465454430
Lccn
2016498304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations, color maps
System control number
  • 2779920
  • (OCoLC)940282526
  • (OCoLC)ocn940282526
  • 2771451
  • 2779920
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