The Little Book of Big History
The Story of the Universe, Human Civilization, and Everything in Between / Ian Crofton and Jeremy BlackBook - 2017
The Little Book of Big History is an endeavor to encapsulate the entire story of the cosmos, from the Big Bang to the current day, into an engaging and comprehensive narrative. 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, the result is a unique perspective of mankind's place 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 this concept 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 science as we learned it and makes us think of our history--and our future--in a very different way.
Publisher: New York, NY : Pegasus Books, 2017.
Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Branch Call Number: 909 C874
Characteristics: 272 pages : illustrations, maps ; 19 cm
Alternative Title: Story of the universe, human civilization, and everything in between