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The Little Book of Big History

From the Big Bang to the future of our planet, The Little Book of Big History divides history into manageable but comprehensive time frames, encompassing the cosmos, the stars, life and everything in between.

Big History is the attempt to understand and condense the entire story of the cosmos, from the Big Bang to the current day. Combining methods from history, astronomy, physics and biology to draw together the big story arcs of how the universe was created, why planets formed and how life developed, this creates a unique perspective from which to understand the place of mankind in the universe. Excited by the alternative ‘framework for all knowledge’ that is offered by this approach, Bill Gates is funding the Big History Project, which aims to bring the subject to a wider audience around the world.

The Little Book of Big History breaks down the main themes of Big History into highly informative and accessible parts for all readers to enjoy. By giving a truly complete timeline of world events, this book shines a whole different light on history as we learned it and makes us think of our history – and our future – in a very different way.
289 printed pages
Copyright owner
Michael O'Mara Books
Publication year
2016
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  • Sol Ríosshared an impression2 years ago
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    No dudo que sea un libro agradable de leer pero hasta el punto en el que voy me siento muy decepcionada ¿Es un libro ambicioso? Totalmente, lo cual, en sí mismo, no es malo pero da por verdad un sin fin de cosas que no están del todo aceptadas... aunque, para ser honesta, había entendido la razón del porqué lo hacía hasta que llegué a la estructura del ADN en la cual ni por asomo mencionó a Rosalind Franklin y ya no pude más. Personalmente no lo recomiendo si te encuentras interesada en la ciencia y es de tus primeros acercamientos. Creo que hay otros libros que abordan la misma línea y son capaces de mostrarte el panorama completo.

  • JLuis Chaconshared an impressionlast year
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Quotes

  • Franchesca jiyanna Palashas quoted2 months ago
    WHERE DOES THE ENERGY COME FROM?
  • Evgeny Gardehas quotedlast year
    Memes
    The biologist Richard Dawkins coined the term ‘meme’ for the cultural equivalent of a gene. A meme is any transmittable idea, behaviour, style or technology. Some memes – such as clay writing tablets – flourish for a while until superseded by something better. Others, such as the concept of God, have proved more persistent
  • rizkyridho0897has quoted5 months ago
    next big leap came 1.8 billion years ago, when larger, more complex cells appeared. These so-called eukaryotic cells contain the DNA within a central structure, the nucleus. There are also a number of other specialist structures with particular functions. These are called organelles. The fact that some of them have their own

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