Most Improbable Journey, A: A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves, Walter Alvarez
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Most Improbable Journey, A: A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves

Author: Walter Alvarez

Narrator: Adam Verner

Unabridged: 6 hr 5 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Dreamscape Media

Published: 11/15/2016

Genre: Science - Cosmology

Synopsis

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. Geologist Walter Alvarez-best known for his Impact Theory explaining dinosaur extinction-makes a compelling case for a new, science-first approach to Big History. 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 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.

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