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Maps of time : an introduction to big history

Author: David Christian
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2005, ©2004.
Series: California world history library, 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Christian
ISBN: 0520244761 9780520244764
OCLC Number: 59282847
Description: xxii, 642 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1: The inanimate universe. The first 300,000 years : origins of the universe, time, and space --
Origins of the galaxies and stars : the beginnings of complexity --
Origins and history of the Earth --
pt. 2: Life on Earth. The origins of life and the theory of evolution --
The evolution of life and the biosphere --
pt. 3: Early human history : many worlds. The evolution of humans --
The beginnings of human history --
pt. 4: The Holocene : few worlds. Intensification and the origins of agriculture --
From power over nature to power over people : cities, states, and "civilizations" --
Long trends in the era of agrarian "civilizations" --
pt. 5: The modern era : one world. Approaching modernity --
Globalization, commercialization, and innovation --
Birth of the modern world --
The great acceleration of the twentieth century --
pt. 6: Perspectives on the future. Futures --
Appendix 1: Dating techniques, chronologies, and timelines --
Appendix 2: Chaos and order.
Series Title: California world history library, 2.
Responsibility: David Christian.
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