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Origin Story: A Big History of Everything

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A captivating history of the universe -- from before the dawn of time through the far reaches of the distant future.

Most historians study the smallest slivers of time, emphasizing specific dates, individuals, and documents. But what would it look like to study the whole of history, from the big bang through the present day -- and even into the remote future? How would look
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published May 22nd 2018 by Little, Brown and Company
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    Bill Gates
    May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
    We all have an origin story. In some societies, they manifest as creation myths. In others, they look more like history textbooks. For example, as a kid in the United States, I grew up learning about the group of rebels who stood up to their British overlords and founded our country. It’s human nature to be curious about where we come from, and origin stories unite people through a common history and shared sense of purpose.

    But what if all of humanity shared an origin story? What would that stor
    Caleb Masters
    Apr 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
    A wonderful and relatively compact history book that does its best to tell the history of EVERYTHING, from the big bang to what the future may hold for us and our universe. Christian highlights various "thresholds" that our universe and then our species crossed to take history to its next big level. I admire his ability to synthesize information and present it in an easy digestible package for the reader. Fans of Harari's "Sapiens" and Tyson's "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry" will find a lot ...more
    May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    excellent book that condenses the entire knowledge on universe into a delightful read
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    Jerry Wall
    May 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
    History of universe and people with timeline in thresholds from one age to another with seven of so thresholds til we get to modern history.
    early on after big bang energy itself split up into 1 gravity, 2 the electromagnetic force, then the 3 strong and 4 weak nuclear forces. p.23
    . . . electromagnetism is . . . 10 to 36th times as strong as gravity. p. 28
    . . . the first living organism as Luca (Or LUCA, from "last universal common ancestor. . . p. 90
    . . . symbols (deceptively simple words like
    Andre Chiasson
    May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    An overview of science and history and culture

    From astrophysics to geology, biology, history... You name it, an overview of everything from the Big Bang to today and beyond. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in science, in history, in where we are and how we got here. I would like to see young people exposed to this kind of an overview to inspire their interests for future studies.
    Jun 04, 2018 rated it liked it
    'Origin Story' does as good a job of covering "the big history" as is realistically possible for a project of its size. There are several interesting facts about the world we live in and the planet we call home. However, it underplays the (hi)stories of the lesser privileged half of the world, thereby missing valuable lessons to be learnt from humanity's biggest mistakes. This makes the book feel a little incomplete.
    Jun 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
    Interesting. Fulfilled its purpose very well. I wish it had been more about social systems but that wasn’t the goal of the book, just my personal preference and (incorrect) assumption that it would include more of that lens. Covered a tremendous amount of information with excellence.
    Jie Mauricio
    Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    Learned so much from this book!!!
    Jun 01, 2018 rated it it was ok
    Informative, but rather dry. Some pictures would have helped.
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    Decided to give this a try based on Bill Gate's recommendation, but gave up about 20% into it. This book appears to be aimed at casual readers with little to no knowledge of science and cosmology.
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    David Gilbert Christian is an Anglo-American historian and scholar of Russian history notable for creating and spearheading an interdisciplinary approach known as Big History. He grew up in Africa and in England, where he earned his B.A. from Oxford University, an M.A. in Russian history from the University of Western Ontario, and a Ph.D. in 19th century Russian history from Oxford University in 1 ...more
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