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A most improbable journey : a big history of our planet and ourselves, Walter Alvarez

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A most improbable journey : a big history of our planet and ourselves
Title
A most improbable journey
Title remainder
a big history of our planet and ourselves
Statement of responsibility
Walter Alvarez
Title variation
Big history of our planet and ourselves
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Language
eng
Summary
"Famed geologist Walter Alvarez expands our view of human history by revealing the cosmic, geologic, and evolutionary forces that have shaped us. Alvarez's illuminating observations and stories will give readers a new appreciation of the events, from the Big Bang to the Bronze Age and beyond, that have led to the human situation."--
Summary
Famed geologist Walter Alvarez expands our view of human history by revealing the cosmic, geologic, and evolutionary forces that have shaped us
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10539953
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YDXCP
Dewey number
  • 508
  • 550
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QB982
LC item number
.A45 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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a big history of our planet and ourselves
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A most improbable journey : a big history of our planet and ourselves, Walter Alvarez
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Note
Title on image of dust jacket on publisher's website: The little book of big history : what science tells us about the cosmos, earth, life, and humanity
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-236) and index
  • "Further resources" (pages 199-209) ; "Future sources" (pages 210-216)
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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  • cartographic image
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  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
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  • rdacontent
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Contents
Prologue. Introduction. 1. Big history, the earth, and the human situation -- Cosmos. 2. From the big bang to Planet Earth -- Earth. 3. Gifts from the earth ; 4. A planet with continents and oceans ; 5. A tale of two mountain ranges ; 6. Remembering ancient rivers -- Life. 7. Your personal record of life history -- Humanity. 8. The great journey ; 9. Being human -- Epilogue. 10. What was the chance of all this happening? -- Appendix 1: Further resources -- Appendix 2: Figure sources
Control code
20829664
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9780393292695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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  • (OCoLC)ocn937452589
  • (OCoLC)937452589
Label
A most improbable journey : a big history of our planet and ourselves, Walter Alvarez
Publication
Copyright
Note
Title on image of dust jacket on publisher's website: The little book of big history : what science tells us about the cosmos, earth, life, and humanity
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-236) and index
  • "Further resources" (pages 199-209) ; "Future sources" (pages 210-216)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prologue. Introduction. 1. Big history, the earth, and the human situation -- Cosmos. 2. From the big bang to Planet Earth -- Earth. 3. Gifts from the earth ; 4. A planet with continents and oceans ; 5. A tale of two mountain ranges ; 6. Remembering ancient rivers -- Life. 7. Your personal record of life history -- Humanity. 8. The great journey ; 9. Being human -- Epilogue. 10. What was the chance of all this happening? -- Appendix 1: Further resources -- Appendix 2: Figure sources
Control code
20829664
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9780393292695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn937452589
  • (OCoLC)937452589

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