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A Most Improbable Journey: A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves
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Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date November 15, 2016
Pages 240
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393292695
ISBN-10 039329269X
Dimensions 0 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Original list price $26.95
Other format details sci/tech
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“A thrilling synthesis from a brilliant scientist who discovered one of the most important chapters in our history.” ―Sean B. Carroll

Big History, the field that integrates traditional historical scholarship with scientific insights to study the full sweep of our universe, has so far been the domain of historians. Famed geologist Walter Alvarez―best known for the “Impact Theory” explaining dinosaur extinction―has instead championed a science-first approach to Big History. Here he wields his unique expertise to give us a new appreciation for the incredible occurrences―from the Big Bang to the formation of supercontinents, the dawn of the Bronze Age, and beyond―that have led to our improbable place in the universe. 35 illustrations

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