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Origin story : a big history of everything

Christian, David, 1946-2018
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How did we get from the Big Bang to today's staggering complexity, in which seven billion humans are connected into networks powerful enough to transform the planet? And why, in comparison, are our closest primate relatives reduced to near-extinction? David Christian gives the answers in a mind-expanding cosmological detective story told on the grandest possible scale. He traces how, during eight key thresholds, the right conditions have allowed new forms of complexity to arise, from stars to galaxies, Earth to homo sapiens, agriculture to fossil fuels.
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Imprint:
UK : Allen Lane, 2018.
Collation:
x, 357 pages ; 24 cm
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780241254684 (hbk. :)
Local class:
909 C
Language:
English
BRN:
4335170
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