From the Big Bang to virtual reality
Understand how and why we got where we are today with Big History.
From the formation of our universe to the present day, countless major events
have changed the course of life on Earth. Big History brings together an
incredible range of perspectives, using multiple disciplines including physics and
sociology to bring us the story of 13.8 billion years of remarkable history. With a
foreword by TED speaker Professor David Christian, Big History is a truly unique
look at the history of the world.
Aligned with the online Big History Project, supported by Bill Gates, Big History
puts a wide-angle lens on history, and uses stunning visual timelines and
special CGI reconstructions to show you history's greatest events like never
before. Look back to our origins in the stars, and explore everything from the
birth of the sun to modern technology, and what the future holds for humans.
The perfect gift for everyone interested in every aspect of history, Big History
presents the history of the world as you've never seen it.
About the Author
Dorling Kindersley, also known as DK, is an international publishing company that specializes in illustrated reference books for all ages. It was originally a book-packing company founded by Christopher Dorling and Peter Kindersley in 1974 before changing to being a publisher in 1982. A distinct style of many DK books are illustrations and text on white backgrounds, starting with their first release being a First Aid Manual for the British voluntary medical services.