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Berkshire Essentials: Big History

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Big History, a Berkshire Essential, places the history of humanity and the Earth in the largest of contexts – that of the universe. Its interdisciplinary approach draws from diverse fields including archaeology, paleoanthropology, astronomy, and biology, and raises new questions about the future of our species and its relationship to the biosphere.

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Big History, a Berkshire Essential, places the history of humanity and the Earth in the largest of contexts – that of the universe. The interdisciplinary approach taken in this Berkshire Essential volume draws from diverse fields including archaeology, paleoanthropology, astronomy, and biology and raises new questions about the future of our species and its relationship to the biosphere. The articles, including several written by author David Christian, convey big history’s span and scope from cosmology, creation myths, and the Gaia theory to ice ages, extinctions, and migrations. Big History also explains why many geologists believe the world entered a new geological epoch (the Anthropocene) at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, when human activity unwittingly became the single most important force for change in the biosphere.

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Editor

Jerry H. Bentley, University of Hawaii, Manoa, Ralph C. Croizier, University of Victoria, John R. McNeill, Georgetown University, William H. McNeill, University of Chicago

General Editor

Associate Editor

Brett Bowden, University of Western Sydney

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ISBN

9781933782928

Copyright

2011

Volumes

1

Pages

176

Chinese Title

宝库山精选: 大历史