Examines Our Past, Explains Our Present, Imagines Our Future
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Hardcover, Spanish (10/17/2017)
From the formation of the Universe to today, countless major events have changed the course of life on Earth.
Aligned with the online Big History Project supported by Bill Gates, Big History puts a wide-angle lens on 13.8 billion years of remarkable history and shows you how and why we got where we are today.
With stunning visual timelines and special CGI reconstructions, you can see history's greatest events. Look back to our origins in the stars, explore everything from the birth of the Sun to modern technology, and see what the future holds for humans.
Weaving together multiple disciplines including physics and sociology, and with a foreword by TED speaker Professor David Christian, Big History is a truly unique look at the history of the world.
Praise For Big History: Examines Our Past, Explains Our Present, Imagines Our Future…
"Visual timelines and CGI reconstructions dive deeply into the major events that have changed planet Earth…" — Publishers Weekly
"[A] visually engaging overview of history." — School Library Journal
DK, 9781465454430, 440pp.
Publication Date: October 11, 2016
About the Author
David Christian is the founder of Big History. He is also a distinguished professor at Macquarie University, cofounder, with Bill Gates, of the Big History Project, presenter of one of the 11 classic TED Talks with more than 6 million views, and instructor in the world's first Big History massive open online course (MOOC) on Coursera. David has given hundreds of presentations internationally, including at the Davos World Economic Forum in 2012, 2014, and 2015. He is a member of the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities, and a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Global History and the Cambridge World History.