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
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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

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  • Publisher : Parallax Press
  • Release : 09 September 2006
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The Diamond Sutra, a mainstay of the Mahayana tradition, has fascinated Buddhists for centuries because of its insights into dualism and illusion: the "diamond" can cut through any obstacle on the road to enlightenment. In the Diamond Sutra, the Buddha responds to a disciple's question about how to become a Buddha. The Diamond that Cuts Through Illusion presents a dialogue between the Buddha and his disciple, Subhuti, which illuminates how our minds construct limited categories of thought. The answer: we

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  • Publisher : Canterbury Press
  • Release : 15 July 2013
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  • Author : Arunima Datta
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 28 February 2021
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  • Author : Robert Wright
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 08 August 2017
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown Spark
  • Release : 22 May 2018
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown Spark
  • Release : 07 June 2022
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  • Author : Mu Soeng
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 17 March 2011
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  • Author : Amy Kesselman
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release : 01 January 1990
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This book tells the story of the daily lives of women industrial workers in World War II shipyards. It focuses on their struggle against the persistence of occupational segregation, the sexual and racial hierarchy of the shipyard work force, and the pervasive emphasis on female sexuality which served as a constant reminder that women were transient and marginal imposters. In addition, Fleeting Opportunities demonstrates that despite the myth that these women yearned to return to their kitchens, in fact many

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  • Publisher : Granta Books
  • Release : 05 March 2020
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1959, Seoul. Divided from his family by the violent tumult of the Korean civil war, Yunho arrives in South Korea's capital searching for his oldest friend. He finds him in the arms of Eve Moon, a dancer with many names who may be a refugee fleeing the communist North, or an American spy. Beguiled, Yunho falls desperately in love. But nothing in Seoul is what it seems. The city is crowded with double agents and soldiers, and wracked by protests and

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  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release : 20 July 2021
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  • Author : Oxford University Press
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 16 November 1993
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 01 September 2011
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  • Publisher : Shambhala Publications
  • Release : 13 March 2012
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