Maps of time

an introduction to big history

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Maps of Time opens with the origins of the universe - of the stars and the galaxies, of the sun and the solar system, including Earth - and conducts readers through the evolution of the planet before human habitation. It surveys the development of human society from the Paleolithic through the transition to agriculture, the emergence of cities and states, and the birth of the modern industrial period and hints at possible futures. Sweeping in scope, yet finely focused in detail, this highly readable account of the known world from the inception of space-time to the prospects of global warming lays the groundwork for world history - and big history - in a way that is true to its name as never before.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBerkeley, CA
PublisherUniversity of California Press
ISBN (Print)0520235002
Publication statusPublished - 2004

Publication series

NameThe California world history library
PublisherUniversity of California Press


  • Civilization--Philosophy
  • Human evolution
  • World history

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