A Most Improbable Journey
A Big History of Our Planet and OurselvesBook - 2017
"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. 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"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, ©2017
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: 550 Al
Description: 246 pages : maps, illustrations ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Big history of our planet and ourselves