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Big History

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13.8 billion years of human and cosmic history summarised in one big book.

At DK, we believe in the power of discovery. So with this brand-new history book, you can easily discover how we got to where we are within the context of our Universe. Prepare to take a journey back in time to the very beginning, from the Big Bang forming our Universe, to the dawn of time, stretching across to the present day, and explore the ways in which a series of major events has changed the nature and course of life on the planet we call home.

So prepare to dive deep into the past with this all-encompassing history book, which promises:

-Unique graphics and artworks
-Evidence spreads unpick aspects of different objects to explain how we know what we know
-Big ideas spreads and timelines explore connections between key events
-Optional 64-page reference section: Timelines of world history

With each page jam-packed with fantastic facts and extraordinary pictures, Big History brings together an incredible range of perspectives, by using multiple disciplines to examine 13.8 billion years of history and thus bringing to life the entire history of the world! Celebrate your curiosity as you explore a plethora of different subject areas, from astronomy to animal life, ocean floors to icy cores, early humans, the age of empires, climate change and more, this all-encompassing history fact book truly does have something for everyone to love.

A must-have volume for history enthusiasts who want to see the past come to life, and doubling up as an ideal read for kids aged 12+ and adults alike with an interest in cosmic and human history. Students and educators looking for an inspiring window into history will no doubt love this historical encyclopaedia, whereby the people and places of the past will be brought back to life before your very eyes in this riveting read.

Encompassing a foreword by Professor David Christian, whose Big History TED talk has had over 12 million views, and aligned with Bill Gates' online Big History Project, it's no wonder this extraordinary book is a global success, with 158,000 copies sold worldwide!

DK is ready to take you on an inspiring journey into the past and beyond. Are you coming with us?

About the author

David Christian (foreword by)


Discover how we got to where we are, in this multidisciplinary approach to 13.8 billion years of human and cosmic history

With the Big Bang as its starting point, Big History places humans in the context of our Universe, revealing how and why we got to where we are today. From the formation of our Universe and the dawn of time to the present day, a series of major events has changed the nature and course of life on the planet we call home. With trademark clarity, DK unites ideas and concepts of multiple disciplines, from physics to sociology, to create a visual account of 13.8 billion years of history. By taking us right back to our origins in the stars, and exploring how a unique series of events led to and then impacted human existence, Big History gives us a deeper understanding of the world we live in now.

Product details

Authors DK, Phonic Books
Assisted by David Christian (Foreword)
Publisher Dorling Kindersley
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 30.04.2022
EAN 9780241515525
ISBN 978-0-241-51552-5
No. of pages 376
Dimensions 217 mm x 258 mm x 24 mm
Weight 1350 g
Subjects Humanities, art, music > History > General, dictionaries
Non-fiction book > History > General, reference works

Evolution, Ancient History, Cosmology & the universe, Cosmology and the universe, Historical geology and palaeogeology

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