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Maps of time
Christian, David

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Maps of time
an introduction to big history
2011 ed.
David Christian

Published 2011 by University of California Press in Berkeley, Calif, London .
Written in English.

Table of 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.

Edition Notes

Reprint. Originally published: 2004. With a new preface.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 513-594) and index.

Series
California world history library -- 2

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
901
Library of Congress
CB19 .C477 2011

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxvii, 642 p. :
Number of pages
642

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25566554M
Internet Archive
mapstimeintroduc00chri_515
ISBN 10
0520271440
ISBN 13
9780520271449, 9780520950672
OCLC/WorldCat
751724357

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