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The Resource A most improbable journey : a big history of our planet and ourselves, Walter Alvarez

A most improbable journey : a big history of our planet and ourselves, Walter Alvarez

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A most improbable journey : a big history of our planet and ourselves
Title
A most improbable journey
Title remainder
a big history of our planet and ourselves
Statement of responsibility
Walter Alvarez
Title variation
Big history of our planet and ourselves
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Famed geologist Walter Alvarez expands our view of human history by revealing the cosmic, geologic, and evolutionary forces that have shaped us. Big History, the field that studies the entire known past of our universe to give context to human existence, has so far been the domain of historians. In The Little Book of Big History, geologist Walter Alvarez--best known for his 'Impact Theory' explaining dinosaur extinction--makes a compelling case for a new, science-first approach to Big History. He brings a scientist's view to the human story, from the creation of our universe and our planet, the rise of life, the movement of our continents and its effect on human migration, to humanity's ascendance due to our mastery of Earth's natural resources. Alvarez's illuminating observations and stories will give readers a new appreciation of the events, from the Big Bang to the Bronze Age and beyond, that have led to the human situation
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1940-
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Alvarez, Walter
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Human beings
  • Human evolution
  • Cosmology
  • Geology
  • Natural history
  • Civilization
  • History
  • Earth (Planet)
Target audience
adult
Label
A most improbable journey : a big history of our planet and ourselves, Walter Alvarez
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p225861064
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9780393292695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
A most improbable journey : a big history of our planet and ourselves, Walter Alvarez
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p225861064
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9780393292695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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