Big History tells the story of the universe, from the beginning to now, by interweaving the fields of biology, geology and anthropology to offer an all-encompassing account of Earth's history. Flowing seamlessly from the birth of the universe to life on a planet inhabited by billions of people, this is a mind altering account of the fate of the Earth and of our role in this ongoing story. Featuring Cynthia Stokes Brown's paradigm-shifting movement, Big History is a seminal work written for academics, students and the layperson alike.
"This exciting saga crosses space and time to illustrate how humans, born of stardust, were shaped--and how they in turn shaped the world we know today."--"Publishers Weekly" "There's much to argue about in Brown's account, and much to discover."--"The Washington Post" "Brown combines the findings of major authorities in the natural sciences and the human sciences, crisply portraying the discoveries and debates on history at the grandest scale."--Patrick Manning, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of World History, University of Pittsburgh
Cynthia Stokes Brown is a retired professor of education at Dominican University of California. She has written works of history and biography, including the American Book Award-winning "Ready from Within: Septima Clark and the Civil Rights Movement," "Connecting with the Past," and "Refusing Racism." She lives in Berkeley, California.