Origin Story

ISBN: 9780141983028 An apariție: 2019 Autor: David Christian Editură: Penguin Books Ltd Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 368 Stoc: În stoc

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David Christian, creator of Big History ('My favourite course of all time' Bill Gates), brings us the epic story of the universe and our place in it, from 13.8 billion years ago to the remote future

'Nails home the point: Life is a miracle ... A compelling history of everything' Washington Post
'Spectacular' Carlo Rovelli

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.

'Rather like the Big Bang, the book is awe-inspiring ... Superb' The Times

'With fascinating ideas on every page and the page-turning energy of a good thriller, this is a landmark work' Sir Ken Robinson, author of The Element

Limba
Engleza
Autor
David Christian
Subtitlu
A Big History of Everything
Data Publicarii
2019
Editura
Penguin Books Ltd
Inaltime
19.8
Latime
12.9
Grosime
2.1
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
368
Bic
HBG, HBL, PGK, PSXE, WN
Greutate
269
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