Big History

Examines Our Past, Explains Our Present, Imagines Our Future

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465462139

Category: History

Page: 440

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Featuring a foreword by the father of Big History, David Christian, and produced in association with the Big History Institute, Big History provides a comprehensive understanding of the major events that have changed the nature and course of life on the planet we call home. This first fully integrated visual reference on Big History for general readers places humans in the context of our universe, from the Big Bang to virtual reality. Why does the universe work the way it does? Why are stars so big? Why are humans so small? What does it mean to be human? Big History blends geology, biology, physics, anthropology, sociology, and so much more to tell one coherent story, taking us right back to our origins and exploring how a unique series of events led to and then impacted human existence: how everything came to be, where we fit in, and even where we are going. Graphics, artworks, timelines, and at-a-glance overviews make the causes and effects of pivotal events and major thresholds in Big History instantly accessible, and evidence features explain how we know what we know. An additional reference section provides a more conventional account of events in human history. Placing humans in the context of our universe and revealing how and why we got to where we are today, Big History covers 13.8 billion years of history, from the formation of the universe and the dawn of time to the present day.
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The Routledge Companion to Big History

Author: Craig Benjamin,Esther Quaedackers,David Baker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000228029

Category: History

Page: 486

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The Routledge Companion to Big History guides readers though the variety of themes and concepts that structure contemporary scholarship in the field of big history. The volume is divided into five parts, each representing current and evolving areas of interest to the community, including big history’s relationship to science, social science, the humanities, and the future, as well as teaching big history and ‘little big histories’. Considering an ever-expanding range of theoretical, pedagogical and research topics, the book addresses such questions as what is the relationship between big history and scientific research, how are big historians working with philosophers and religious thinkers to help construct ‘meaning’, how are leading theoreticians making sense of big history and its relationship to other creation narratives and paradigms, what is ‘little big history’, and how does big history impact on thinking about the future? The book highlights the place of big history in historiographical traditions and the ways in which it can be used in education and public discourse across disciplines and at all levels. A timely collection with contributions from leading proponents in the field, it is the ideal guide for those wanting to engage with the theories and concepts behind big history.
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The World Cup as World History

Author: William D. Bowman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442267208

Category: History

Page: 224

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The World Cup as World History uses football’s premier event to analyze modern sports and world history. William D. Bowman traces the history of a tournament that has become a global phenomenon that generates intense political, economic, and cultural interest and profound discussions about racial, ethnic, and gender identity in the contemporary era. By focusing on the World Cup, the book keeps a tight thematic focus that allows for an integrated discussion of the core issues of globalization, money and finance, sport as spectacle, race and gender, and contemporary politics.
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Touchstones for Deterritorializing Socioecological Learning

The Anthropocene, Posthumanism and Common Worlds as Creative Milieux

Author: Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles,Alexandra Lasczik,Judith Wilks,Marianne Logan,Angela Turner,Wendy Boyd

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030122123

Category: Education

Page: 283

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This book focuses on socioecological learning through the touchstone concepts of the Anthropocene, the Posthuman and Common Worlds as Creative Milieux. The editors and contributors explore, situate and interrogate social learning through transdisciplinary positionings, exemplars and theories. The eclectic and cohesive chapters unfold as a journey that may inspire innovative and unique understandings of the socioecological learner: insights that will surely be paramount as we careen towards the 22nd century and all of its as-yet-unknown challenges. Offering tangible and nuanced practice for educational leadership in socioecological learning, this pioneering book will be of interest and value to researchers and educators at all levels. This volume is sure to appeal to students and scholars of socioecological learning as well as the Anthropocene and the Posthuman.
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Beyond Obsolete

How to Upgrade Classroom Practice and School Structure

Author: Chris Edwards

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475844778

Category: Education

Page: 150

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This book connects a new history and philosophy of science with the history of education.
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Knowing Nature in Early Modern Europe

Author: David Beck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317317386

Category: Science

Page: 240

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Today we are used to clear divisions between science and the arts. But early modern thinkers had no such distinctions, with ‘knowledge’ being a truly interdisciplinary pursuit. Each chapter of this collection presents a case study from a different area of knowledge.
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Teaching History 3-11

Author: Lucy O'Hara,Mark O'Hara

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826451125

Category: Education

Page: 206

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These books provide a constructive, highly accessible and, above all, practical introduction to the teaching of Geography and History in early years and primary settings. In particular, they prepare initial teacher training students to meet government requirements for entry into the teaching profession. These are comprehensive guides to: o Geographical and historical knowledge and understandingo Planning, teaching and class managemento Monitoring, assessment, recording, reporting and accountabilityo General professional requirements>
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The Nietzsche Disappointment

Reckoning with Nietzsche's Unkept Promises on Origins and Outcomes

Author: Nickolas Pappas

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742543478

Category: Philosophy

Page: 267

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The Nietzsche Disappointment confronts Nietzsche's recurrent, symptomatic struggles with causal accounts. His explanations of past and future raise high hopes; when they fail they are responsible for profound disappointment.
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