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Most Improbable Journey : A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves (Hardcover) (Walter Alvarez)
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Big History, the field that studies the entire known past of our universe to give context to human existence, has so far been the domain of historians. In The Little Book of Big History, geologist Walter Alvarez—best known for his “Impact Theory” explaining dinosaur extinction—makes a compelling case for a new, science-first approach to Big History. He brings a scientist’s view to the human story, from the creation of our universe and our planet, the rise of life, the movement of our continents and its effect on human migration, to humanity’s ascendance due to our mastery of Earth’s natural resources. Alvarez’s illuminating observations and stories will give readers a new appreciation of the events, from the Big Bang to the Bronze Age and beyond, that have led to the human situation. Through entertaining, bite-sized chapters, The Little Book of Big History will send readers out in a thousand different directions to learn more.
Number of Pages: 246
Genre: Science, History
Sub-Genre: World, Cosmology, Life Sciences / Evolution
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: Walter Alvarez
Street Date: November 15, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-9174
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