"Big History" is a recent phenomenon/trend, and this book is written by the very person who created the field of Big History as an alternative way to study the universe as a whole. From Big Bang to mass globalization, this superbly conceived book has examined the full span of the timeline which may change the way we perceive the universe, the earth and our existence. Now, if you think this book is a "bird's eye view" of the whole history of the universe, that is not true. Just like you construct or fine-tune your viewpoint to get a "big picture" of something, this book actually helps you to get that "big picture" of our existence by subtly examining certain evidence and insights of the last 13.8 billion years. Read it to get that bigger picture.
I wish books like this one are made essential in our schools. The book us truly a brilliant work of weaving science, history, economics and other discipline into one great lucid story that is about everyone and everything we see around us. The book devides the entire history of time right from Big Bang 13.7 years ago until today into different thresholds such as beginning of universe, formation of solar system and earth, birth of life, multicells organisms, agragarian era, modern era etc. This is a epic story of called as Big History and should be read ny everyone.Just go for it
Origin of history retold in lucid but explanatory approach. The book begins with creation of universe or to say of multiverse, takes on with creation of living and non living and their close interaction, the chaos of entropy and finally the ultimate destiny of all. Though there is an attempt to maintain the interweaving of nature and technology, the universe and entities , the intricacies get lost sometimes in the middle of the book and becomes a history textbook for some areas which does not go well with overall flavour and spirit of the writing. Nonetheless an immensely informative and captivating book... Highly recommended.
Holy mother of Lord! What an amazing book! It was such a fun to devour the abysmal knowledge that is put in, in this very book.. right from Big Bang to next future... it’s absolutely fascinating to read.... kudos to the author for simplified explanations and jargon free yet deep explanation.