A Most Improbable Journey: A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves

Title

A Most Improbable Journey: A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves

Authors

Walter Alvarez

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Big History, the field that integrates traditional historical scholarship with scientific insights to study the full sweep of our universe, has so far been the domain of historians. Famed geologist Walter Alvarez―best known for the “Impact Theory” explaining dinosaur extinction―has instead championed a science-first approach to Big History. Here he wields his unique expertise to give us a new appreciation for the incredible occurrences―from the Big Bang to the formation of supercontinents, the dawn of the Bronze Age, and beyond―that have led to our improbable place in the universe.

ISBN

978-0-393-29269-5

Publication Date

1-1-2017

Publisher

W. W. Norton Publishing

Disciplines

History

A Most Improbable Journey: A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves


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