Big History and the Future of Humanity

Big History and the Future of Humanity

Author(s): Fred Spier

Published Online: 2 AUG 2010

Print ISBN: 9781444334210

Online ISBN: 9781444323498

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323498

About this Book

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

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