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Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity

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48 Lectures

1
Image of What Is Big History?
What Is Big History?
0 of 32 min
2
Image of Moving across Multiple Scales
Moving across Multiple Scales
0 of 30 min
3
Image of Simplicity and Complexity
Simplicity and Complexity
0 of 29 min
4
Image of Evidence and the Nature of Science
Evidence and the Nature of Science
0 of 30 min
5
Image of Threshold 1—Origins of Big Bang Cosmology
Threshold 1—Origins of Big Bang Cosmology
0 of 31 min
6
Image of How Did Everything Begin?
How Did Everything Begin?
0 of 30 min
7
Image of Threshold 2—The First Stars and Galaxies
Threshold 2—The First Stars and Galaxies
0 of 31 min
8
Image of Threshold 3—Making Chemical Elements
Threshold 3—Making Chemical Elements
0 of 29 min
9
Image of Threshold 4—The Earth and the Solar System
Threshold 4—The Earth and the Solar System
0 of 29 min
10
Image of The Early Earth—A Short History
The Early Earth—A Short History
0 of 30 min
11
Image of Plate Tectonics and the Earth's Geography
Plate Tectonics and the Earth's Geography
0 of 31 min
12
Image of Threshold 5—Life
Threshold 5—Life
0 of 29 min
13
Image of Darwin and Natural Selection
Darwin and Natural Selection
0 of 30 min
14
Image of The Evidence for Natural Selection
The Evidence for Natural Selection
0 of 30 min
15
Image of The Origins of Life
The Origins of Life
0 of 31 min
16
Image of Life on Earth—Single-celled Organisms
Life on Earth—Single-celled Organisms
0 of 29 min
17
Image of Life on Earth—Multi-celled Organisms
Life on Earth—Multi-celled Organisms
0 of 31 min
18
Image of Hominines
Hominines
0 of 30 min
19
Image of Evidence on Hominine Evolution
Evidence on Hominine Evolution
0 of 30 min
20
Image of Threshold 6—What Makes Humans Different?
Threshold 6—What Makes Humans Different?
0 of 30 min
21
Image of Homo sapiens—The First Humans
Homo sapiens—The First Humans
0 of 30 min
22
Image of Paleolithic Lifeways
Paleolithic Lifeways
0 of 30 min
23
Image of Change in the Paleolithic Era
Change in the Paleolithic Era
0 of 31 min
24
Image of Threshold 7—Agriculture
Threshold 7—Agriculture
0 of 30 min
25
Image of The Origins of Agriculture
The Origins of Agriculture
0 of 29 min
26
Image of The First Agrarian Societies
The First Agrarian Societies
0 of 31 min
27
Image of Power and Its Origins
Power and Its Origins
0 of 29 min
28
Image of Early Power Structures
Early Power Structures
0 of 30 min
29
Image of From Villages to Cities
From Villages to Cities
0 of 32 min
30
Image of Sumer—The First Agrarian Civilization
Sumer—The First Agrarian Civilization
0 of 32 min
31
Image of Agrarian Civilizations in Other Regions
Agrarian Civilizations in Other Regions
0 of 30 min
32
Image of The World That Agrarian Civilizations Made
The World That Agrarian Civilizations Made
0 of 31 min
33
Image of Long Trends—Expansion and State Power
Long Trends—Expansion and State Power
0 of 31 min
34
Image of Long Trends—Rates of Innovation
Long Trends—Rates of Innovation
0 of 31 min
35
Image of Long Trends—Disease and Malthusian Cycles
Long Trends—Disease and Malthusian Cycles
0 of 29 min
36
Image of Comparing the World Zones
Comparing the World Zones
0 of 31 min
37
Image of The Americas in the Later Agrarian Era
The Americas in the Later Agrarian Era
0 of 30 min
38
Image of Threshold 8—The Modern Revolution
Threshold 8—The Modern Revolution
0 of 30 min
39
Image of The Medieval Malthusian Cycle, 500–1350
The Medieval Malthusian Cycle, 500–1350
0 of 28 min
40
Image of The Early Modern Cycle, 1350–1700
The Early Modern Cycle, 1350–1700
0 of 29 min
41
Image of Breakthrough—The Industrial Revolution
Breakthrough—The Industrial Revolution
0 of 32 min
42
Image of Spread of the Industrial Revolution to 1900
Spread of the Industrial Revolution to 1900
0 of 30 min
43
Image of The 20th Century
The 20th Century
0 of 33 min
44
Image of The World That the Modern Revolution Made
The World That the Modern Revolution Made
0 of 32 min
45
Image of Human History and the Biosphere
Human History and the Biosphere
0 of 32 min
46
Image of The Next 100 Years
The Next 100 Years
0 of 31 min
47
Image of The Next Millennium and the Remote Future
The Next Millennium and the Remote Future
0 of 30 min
48
Image of Big History—Humans in the Cosmos
Big History—Humans in the Cosmos
0 of 32 min

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j********m
January 21, 2019
Were it up to me, I would insist that this course were taught to every high school student in the world. It is a course that will entirely change your outlook upon everything around us.

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s********m
January 3, 2019
A fun ride through History

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d********m
December 31, 2018

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