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Big History and the Future of Humanity

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Informationen zum Autor Fred Spier is Senior Lecturer in Big History at the University of Amsterdam and also teaches Big History at the Eindhoven University of Technology. He is the author of Religious Regimes in Peru (1994)! San Nicolás de Zurite (1995)! and The Structure of Big History: From the Big Bang until Today (1996). Klappentext Big History and the Future of Humanity presents an original theoretical approach that makes "big history" - the placing of the human past within the history of life! the Earth! and the Universe -- accessible to general readers while revealing insights into what the future may hold for humanity.* Provides an accessible and original overview of the entire sweep of history that places human history within the history of life! the Earth! and the Universe* Features an original theory of "big history" which explains all of history and opens up an entirely new interdisciplinary research agenda* Offers new insights into the future of humanity by better understanding the past* Presents a new approach to complexity studies! which takes into account the greatest galaxy clusters as well as the tiniest sub-atomic particles Inhaltsverzeichnis List of FiguresPreface and Acknowledgments1. Introduction to Big History2. General Approach3. Cosmic Evolution: The Emergence of Simple Forms of Complexity4. Our Cosmic Neighborhood: The Emergence of Greater Complexity5. Life on Earth: The Widening Range of Complexity6. Early Human History: The Emergence of the Greatest Known Complexity7. Recent Human History: The Development of the Greatest Known Complexity8. Facing the FutureAppendix: A Short Time Line of Big HistoryNotesBibliographyIndex

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Authors Spier, Fred Spier
Publisher Wiley, John and Sons Ltd
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 17.12.2010
EAN 9781444339437
ISBN 978-1-4443-3943-7
No. of pages 288
Subject Non-fiction book > History > General, reference works

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