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TitleMaps of time : an introduction to big history
Author David Christian ; foreword by William H. McNeill
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, 2011
Descript xxvii, 642 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm


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 -- Life on Earth : The origins of life and the theory of evolution ; The evolution of life and the biosphere -- Early human history: many worlds : The evolution of humans ; The beginnings of human history -- 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" -- The modern era: one world : Approaching modernity ; Globalization, commercialization, and innovation ; Birth of the modern world ; The great acceleration of the twentieth century -- Perspectives on the future : Futures

Civilization -- Philosophy Human evolution World history

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