This Fleeting World

This Fleeting World is the smallest book of big history, telling the story of the universe and history of humanity in less than one hundred pages. Prize-winning historian David Christian covers it all in this compact, accessible, and inspiring guide to the history of everything, from stars and empires to cities, the World Wide Web, capitalism, and globalization. David Christian's approach to human history and big history is a call to action, based on a profound and fresh understanding of our place in the universe. This book is essential reading for our time. David Christian asks big questions. Will contemporary challenges will lead to the emergence of a new global system capable of ecological, economic, and political stability? Or is the accelerating pace of change a prelude to a sudden, sharp collapse that will drive many parts of the world back to the productivity levels of the early agrarian era? He presents our origin story and the history of women and men across the entire world, within the framework of the universe explaining, for example, that the chemicals we are made of come from supernovae. He tells the human story as a story of changes: changes in the ways we produce and distribute food, move from place to place, organize ourselves into communities, explore and populate our environment, and both create and respond to crises. He gives us maps of time, history on different temporal-spatial scales, and even offers paths to locate evidence that might challenge his big story. Big history leads to strategies for building a more sustainable world, and Berkshire Publishing is proud to offer this new edition of a big history for our common future. The 2018 edition has been expanded and updated for the general reader; there is also an earlier edition designed for use with AP World History and other courses, which included a teachers' guide.

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  • Author : David Christian
  • Publisher : Berkshire Publishing Group
  • Pages : 166 pages
  • ISBN : 1614728356
  • Rating : 5/5 from 1 reviews
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This Fleeting World

This Fleeting World
  • Author : David Christian
  • Publisher : Berkshire Publishing Group
  • Release : 24 June 2018
GET THIS BOOKThis Fleeting World

This Fleeting World is the smallest book of big history, telling the story of the universe and history of humanity in less than one hundred pages. Prize-winning historian David Christian covers it all in this compact, accessible, and inspiring guide to the history of everything, from stars and empires to cities, the World Wide Web, capitalism, and globalization. David Christian's approach to human history and big history is a call to action, based on a profound and fresh understanding of

Big History

Big History
  • Author : David Christian
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 25 June 2011
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This volume, BERKSHIRE ESSENTIALS Big History, places the history of humanity and the Earth in the largest of contexts, that of the universe. Big historys interdisciplinary approach draws on archaeology, paleoanthropology, astronomy, and biology to raise questions about the future of our species and its relationship to the biosphere. The articles included, a number of them by big-history specialist David Christian, convey big historys span and scopefrom cosmology, creation myths, and the Gaia theory (in which Earths living and nonliving

Origin Story

Origin Story
  • Author : David Christian
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Spark
  • Release : 22 May 2018
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This New York Times bestseller "elegantly weaves evidence and insights . . . into a single, accessible historical narrative" (Bill Gates) and presents a captivating history of the universe -- from the Big Bang to dinosaurs to mass globalization and beyond. Most historians study the smallest slivers of time, emphasizing specific dates, individuals, and documents. But what would it look like to study the whole of history, from the big bang through the present day -- and even into the remote future? How

Journeys on the Silk Road

Journeys on the Silk Road
  • Author : Joyce Morgan,Conrad Walters
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 22 August 2012
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When a Chinese monk broke into a hidden cave in 1900, he uncovered one of the world’s great literary secrets: a time capsule from the ancient Silk Road. Inside, scrolls were piled from floor to ceiling, undisturbed for a thousand years. The gem within was the Diamond Sutra of AD 868. This key Buddhist teaching, made 500 years before Gutenberg inked his press, is the world’s oldest printed book. The Silk Road once linked China with the Mediterranean. It conveyed merchants,

Understanding the Cultural Landscape

Understanding the Cultural Landscape
  • Author : Bret Wallach
  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Release : 21 January 2005
GET THIS BOOKUnderstanding the Cultural Landscape

This compelling book offers a fresh perspective on how the natural world has been imagined, built on, and transformed by human beings throughout history and around the globe. Coverage ranges from the earliest societies to preindustrial China and India, from the emergence in Europe of the modern world to the contemporary global economy. The focus is on what the places we have created say about us: our belief systems and the ways we make a living. Also explored are the

Power and Protest

Power and Protest
  • Author : Jeremi Suri
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 01 June 2009
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In a brilliantly conceived book, Jeremi Suri puts the tumultuous 1960s into a truly international perspective in the first study to examine the connections between great power diplomacy and global social protest. Profoundly disturbed by increasing social and political discontent, Cold War powers united on the international front, in the policy of detente. Though reflecting traditional balance of power considerations, detente thus also developed from a common urge for stability among leaders who by the late 1960s were worried about

Public Opinion

Public Opinion
  • Author : Walter Lippmann
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release : 12 July 2012
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A penetrative study of democratic theory and the role of citizens in a democracy, this classic by a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner offers a prescient view of the media's function in shaping public perceptions.

Visual Sociology

Visual Sociology
  • Author : Douglas Harper
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 13 April 2021
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Visual sociology has been part of the sociological vocabulary since the 1970s, but until now there has not been a comprehensive text that introduces this area. Written by one of the founding fathers in the field, Visual Sociology explores how the world that is seen, photographed, drawn, or otherwise represented visually is different from the world that is represented through words and numbers. Doug Harper's exceptional photography and engaging, lively writing style will introduce: visual sociology as embodied observation visual

Fleeting Cities

Fleeting Cities
  • Author : A. Geppert
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 03 November 2010
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Imperial expositions held in fin-de-siècle London, Paris and Berlin were knots in a world wide web. Conceptualizing expositions as meta-media, Fleeting Cities constitutes a transnational and transdisciplinary investigation into how modernity was created and displayed, consumed and disputed in the European metropolis around 1900.

This is China

This is China
  • Author : Haiwang Yuan
  • Publisher : Berkshire Publishing
  • Release : 13 April 2021
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This Is China contains, in brief, everything we need to know about 5,000 years of history, 30 years of "opening," and a future that promises to shape the 21st century for all of us. Drawn from the vast resources of the Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, this concise 120-page book is recommended for classroom use, curriculum development, and student review.

Eat the Buddha

Eat the Buddha
  • Author : Barbara Demick
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 28 July 2020
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A gripping portrait of modern Tibet told through the lives of its people, from the bestselling author of Nothing to Envy. “You simply cannot understand China without reading Barbara Demick on Tibet.”—Evan Osnos, author of Age of Ambition NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Parul Sehgal, The New York Times • The New York Times Book Review • The Washington Post • NPR • The Economist Just as she did with North Korea, award-winning journalist Barbara Demick explores one

Yours Is the Day, Lord, Yours Is the Night

Yours Is the Day, Lord, Yours Is the Night
  • Author : Jeanie Gushee,David Gushee
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release : 29 October 2012
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Yours Is the Day, Lord, Yours Is the Night gives a framework for prayerful devotions with a morning and evening prayer for each day of the year. The prayers have been selected to reflect the seasons and the liturgical calendar. They are intended not to replace your personal, spontaneous prayers but to serve as a springboard for them. Editors Jeanie and David Gushee have collected inspiring contributions from Protestant, Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox sources; from all continents; from the Old

Native American Whalemen and the World

Native American Whalemen and the World
  • Author : Nancy Shoemaker
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release : 27 April 2015
GET THIS BOOKNative American Whalemen and the World

In the nineteenth century, nearly all Native American men living along the southern New England coast made their living traveling the world's oceans on whaleships. Many were career whalemen, spending twenty years or more at sea. Their labor invigorated economically depressed reservations with vital income and led to complex and surprising connections with other Indigenous peoples, from the islands of the Pacific to the Arctic Ocean. At home, aboard ship, or around the world, Native American seafarers found themselves in

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History

Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 13 April 2021
GET THIS BOOKBerkshire Encyclopedia of World History

"A comprehensive encyclopedia of world history with 538 articles that trace the development of human history -- with a focus on area studies, global history, anthropology, geography, science, arts, literature, economics, women's studies, African-American studies, and cultural studies related to all regions of the world"--Provided by publisher.