Origin Story. A Big History Of Everything

Christian David

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Allen Lane
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 2018
Edition: First Edition

Description: 358 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout.

Publishers Description: How did we get from the Big Bang to todays 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.

ISBN: 9780241338377


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