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The Resource Big history : from the big bang to the present, Cynthia Stokes Brown

Big history : from the big bang to the present, Cynthia Stokes Brown

Label
Big history : from the big bang to the present
Title
Big history
Title remainder
from the big bang to the present
Statement of responsibility
Cynthia Stokes Brown
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An epic for our time, Big History begins when the universe is no more than a single point the size of an atom, squeezed together in unimaginable density, and ends with a twenty-first-century planet inhabited by 6.1 billion people. It's a story that takes in prehistoric geology, human evolution, the agrarian age, the Black Death, the voyages of Columbus, the industrial revolution, and global warming. Historian Cynthia Brown visits the Vikings, the Mayas and Aztecs, the Incas, the Mongol empire, and the Islamic heartlands. Along the way she considers topics as varied as cell formation, population growth, global disparities, and illiteracy, creating a stunning synthesis of historical and scientific knowledge of humanity and the earth we inhabit. Big History represents a new kind of history, one that skillfully interweaves historical knowledge and cutting-edge science. In an age of global warming, when the fate of the earth hangs in the balance, scientific advances permit us to see the universe as never before, grasping the timescales that allow us to understand the history of mankind in the context of its ecological impact on the planet. Cynthia Brown's lucid, accessible narrative is the first popularization of this innovative new field of study, as thrilling as it is ambitious. - Publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, Cynthia Stokes
Dewey number
909
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D20
LC item number
.B77 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World history
  • Human ecology
  • Human ecology
  • World history
Label
Big history : from the big bang to the present, Cynthia Stokes Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Contains new preface
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-274) 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
The depths of time and space. Expanding into universe (13.7 billion-4.6 billion years ago) -- Living earth (4.6 billion-5 million years ago) -- Human emergence: one species (5 million-35,000 years ago) -- Advanced hunting and gathering (35,000-10,000 years ago) -- Ten thousand warm years. Early agriculture (8000-3500 BCE) -- Early cities (3500-800 BCE) -- The Afro-Eurasian network (800 BCE-200 CE) -- Expanding the Afro-Eurasian network (200-1000 CE) -- Emergence of American civilizations (200-1450 CE) -- One Afro-Eurasia (1000-1500 CE) -- Connecting the globe (1450-1800 CE) -- Industrialization (1750-2000 CE) -- What now? What next?
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxiv, 288 pages
Isbn
9781595588487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 2942074
  • (OCoLC)793218101
  • (OCoLC)ocn793218101
  • 1879518
  • 2942074
Label
Big history : from the big bang to the present, Cynthia Stokes Brown
Publication
Copyright
Note
Contains new preface
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-274) 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
The depths of time and space. Expanding into universe (13.7 billion-4.6 billion years ago) -- Living earth (4.6 billion-5 million years ago) -- Human emergence: one species (5 million-35,000 years ago) -- Advanced hunting and gathering (35,000-10,000 years ago) -- Ten thousand warm years. Early agriculture (8000-3500 BCE) -- Early cities (3500-800 BCE) -- The Afro-Eurasian network (800 BCE-200 CE) -- Expanding the Afro-Eurasian network (200-1000 CE) -- Emergence of American civilizations (200-1450 CE) -- One Afro-Eurasia (1000-1500 CE) -- Connecting the globe (1450-1800 CE) -- Industrialization (1750-2000 CE) -- What now? What next?
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xxiv, 288 pages
Isbn
9781595588487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • 2942074
  • (OCoLC)793218101
  • (OCoLC)ocn793218101
  • 1879518
  • 2942074

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