Origin Story: A Big History of Everything

David Christian

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Anno: 2018
Rilegatura: Hardback
Pagine: 368 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 240 x 162 mm
Peso: 625 gr.
  • EAN: 9780241254684
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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.
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    È Distinguished Professor all’Università di Macquarie (Australia), dove insegna storia e dirige il Big History Institute. Insieme a Bill Gates, ha fondato nel 2011 il Big History Project, che promuove l’insegnamento della Grande Storia, dal Big Bang a oggi, con un approccio multidisciplinare. È autore di numerosi libri sull’argomento tra cui Dall'origine, una grande storia del tutto (Mondadori 2019). Approfondisci
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