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Origin Story

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This is the epic story of the universe and our place in it, from 13.8 billion years ago to the remote future. How did we get from the Big Bang to today's 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 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.
1st UK edition hardback with dust jacket in excellent condition.

Item details

Author(s):
David Christian
Condition:
New
Dimensions:
16.2 x 3.3 x 24 cm
Edition:
1st 2018
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
024125468X
ISBN-13:
9780241254684
Number of pages:
357
Publisher:
Allen Lane
Title:
Origin Story

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This is the epic story of the universe and our place in it, from 13.8 billion years ago to the remote future. How did we get from the Big Bang to today's 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 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.
1st UK edition hardback with dust jacket in excellent condition.

Author(s):
David Christian
Condition:
New
Dimensions:
16.2 x 3.3 x 24 cm
Edition:
1st 2018
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
024125468X
ISBN-13:
9780241254684
Number of pages:
357
Publisher:
Allen Lane
Title:
Origin Story

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