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A most improbable journey : a big history of our planet and ourselves
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Published:
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2017.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
246 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780393292695, 039329269X, 9780393292695

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-209) and index.
Description
"Famed geologist Walter Alvarez expands our view of human history by revealing the cosmic, geologic, and evolutionary forces that have shaped us. Big History, the field that studies the entire known past of our universe to give context to human existence, has so far been the domain of historians. In The Little Book of Big History, geologist Walter Alvarez--best known for his 'Impact Theory' explaining dinosaur extinction--makes a compelling case for a new, science-first approach to Big History. He brings a scientist's view to the human story, from the creation of our universe and our planet, the rise of life, the movement of our continents and its effect on human migration, to humanity's ascendance due to our mastery of Earth's natural resources"--Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Alvarez, W. (2017). A most improbable journey: a big history of our planet and ourselves. First edition. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Alvarez, Walter, 1940-. 2017. A Most Improbable Journey: A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves. New York: W.W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Alvarez, Walter, 1940-, A Most Improbable Journey: A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Alvarez, Walter. A Most Improbable Journey: A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves. First edition. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2017. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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