eBook Berkshire Essentials: Big History, 1st Edition

  • David Christian
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  • ISBN-10: 1614729476
  • ISBN-13: 9781614729471
  • DDC: 909
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 176 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released July 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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Overview

Big History, a Berkshire Essential, places the history of humanity and the Earth in the largest of contexts - that of the universe. Its interdisciplinary approach draws from diverse fields including archaeology, paleoanthropology, astronomy, and biology, and raises new questions about the future of our species and its relationship to the biosphere.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter: Part 1.
Other Frontmatter: Part 2.
About this “Berkshire Essentials” Volume.
Contents.
Introduction: Big History.
1: Agricultural Societies.
2: Animism.
3: Anthropocene.
4: Anthroposphere.
5: Art, Paleolithic.
6: Biological Exchanges.
7: Carrying Capacity.
8: Climate Change.
9: Cosmology.
10: Creation Myths.
11: Diseases.
12: Domestication, Plant and Animal.
13: Extinctions.
14: Gaia Theory.
15: Human Evolution.
16: Ice Ages.
17: Migration.
18: Mountains.
19: Oceania, Ancient.
20: Oceans and Seas.
21: Population and the Environment.
22: Population Growth.
23: Trees.
24: Tropical Gardening.
25: Universe, Origins of.
Index.
Editorial Board and Staff.
Author Credits.