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TTC Video - Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity
48xWEBRip | English | AVI | 464 x 336 | XviD ~797 kbps | 29.970 fps
MP3 | 128 kbps | 48.0 KHz | 2 channels | 24:42:06 | 9.28 GB
Genre: eLearning / Science, Astronomy and Cosmology, History
In Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity, you'll hear this ever-evolving story-the history of everything-in its monumental entirety from the moment the Universe grew from the size of an atom to the size of a galaxy in a fraction of a second.
Between 1000 C.E. and 2000 C.E., human populations rose by a factor of 24.
Traveling in a jet plane, it would take 5 million years to get from our solar system to the next nearest star.
The Story We Tell about Ourselves
"To understand ourselves," says Professor Christian, "we need to know the very large story, the largest story of all." And that, perhaps, is one of the greatest benefits of Big History: It provides a thought-provoking way to help us understand our own place within the Universe.
From humankind's place within the context of evolutionary history to our impact on the larger biosphere-both now and in our species' past-this course offers a broad yet nuanced examination of our place in creation. It also poses a profound question: Is it possible that our species is the only entity created by the Universe with the capacity to ponder its mysteries?
There is, perhaps, no more profound question to ask, and no better guide on this quest for understanding than Professor Christian. A pioneer in this approach to understanding history, Professor Christian has made big history his personal project for more than two decades. Working with experts in a variety of fields, he designed and taught some of the first big history courses, and has published widely on the topic.
Accept his invitation to get the big picture on Big History, and prepare for a journey through time and across space, from the first moments of existence to the distant reaches of the far future.
1. What Is Big History?
2. Moving across Multiple Scales
3. Simplicity and Complexity
4. Evidence and the Nature of Science
5. Threshold 1-Origins of Big Bang Cosmology
6. How Did Everything Begin?
7. Threshold 2-The First Stars and Galaxies
8. Threshold 3-Making Chemical Elements
9. Threshold 4-The Earth and the Solar System
10. The Early Earth-A Short History
11. Plate Tectonics and the Earth's Geography
12. Threshold 5-Life
13. Darwin and Natural Selection
14. The Evidence for Natural Selection
15. The Origins of Life
16. Life on Earth-Single-celled Organisms
17. Life on Earth-Multi-celled Organisms
19. Evidence on Hominine Evolution
20. Threshold 6-What Makes Humans Different?
21. Homo sapiens-The First Humans
22. Paleolithic Lifeways
23. Change in the Paleolithic Era
24. Threshold 7-Agriculture
25. The Origins of Agriculture
26. The First Agrarian Societies
27. Power and Its Origins
28. Early Power Structures
29. From Villages to Cities
30. Sumer-The First Agrarian Civilization
31. Agrarian Civilizations in Other Regions
32. The World That Agrarian Civilizations Made
33. Long Trends-Expansion and State Power
34. Long Trends-Rates of Innovation
35. Long Trends-Disease and Malthusian Cycles
36. Comparing the World Zones
37. The Americas in the Later Agrarian Era
38. Threshold 8-The Modern Revolution
39. The Medieval Malthusian Cycle, 500-1350
40. The Early Modern Cycle, 1350-1700
41. Breakthrough-The Industrial Revolution
42. Spread of the Industrial Revolution to 1900
43. The 20th Century
44. The World That the Modern Revolution Made
45. Human History and the Biosphere
46. The Next 100 Years
47. The Next Millennium and the Remote Future
48. Big History-Humans in the Cosmos