The Resource Big history : the Big Bang, life on earth, and the rise of humanity, taught by David Christian, (videorecording)

Big history : the Big Bang, life on earth, and the rise of humanity, taught by David Christian, (videorecording)

Label
Big history : the Big Bang, life on earth, and the rise of humanity
Title
Big history
Title remainder
the Big Bang, life on earth, and the rise of humanity
Statement of responsibility
taught by David Christian
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Lectures by Dr. David Christian, Professor of History at San Diego State University. Surveys the past at all possible scales, from conventional history, to the much larger scales of biology and geology, to the universal scales of cosmology
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Cataloging source
KHN
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
909
PerformerNote
Lecturer: David Christian, San Diego State University
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Christian, David
  • Teaching Company
Runtime
0
Series statement
Great courses
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  • Civilization
  • Human evolution
  • World history
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Big history : the Big Bang, life on earth, and the rise of humanity, taught by David Christian, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Course no. 8050."
  • Lectures 1-48 of 48 lectures on 8 discs in 1 container
Accompanying material
course guidebook (288 p. ; 20 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
  • Pt. 1. lecture 1. What is big history? -- lecture 2. Moving across multiple scales -- lecture 3. Simplicity and complexity -- lecture 4. Evidence and the nature of science -- lecture 5. Threshold 1--Origins of Big Bang cosmology -- lecture 6. How did everything begin? -- lecture 7. Threshold 2--The first stars and galaxies -- lecture 8. Threshold 3--Making chemical elements -- lecture 9. Threshold 4--The earth and solar system -- lecture 10. The early earth--a short history -- lecture 11. Plate tectonics and the earth's geography -- lecture 12. Threshold 5--Life
  • Pt. 2. lecture 13. Darwin and natural selection -- lecture 14. The evidence for natural selection -- lecture 15. The origins of life -- lecture 16. Life on earth--Single-celled organisms -- lecture 17. Life on earth--Multi-celled organisms -- lecture 18. Hominines -- lecture 19. Evidence on hominine evolution -- lecture 20. Threshold 6--What makes humans different? -- lecture 21. Homo sapiens--The first humans -- lecture 22. Paleolithic lifeways -- lecture 23. Change in the Paleolithic Era -- lecture 24. Threshold 7--Agriculture
  • Pt. 3. lecture 25. The origins of agriculture -- lecture 26. The first agrarian societies -- lecture 27. Power and its origins -- lecture 28. Early power structures -- lecture 29. From villages to cities -- lecture 30. Sumer--The first agrarian civilization -- lecture 31. Agrarian civilizations in other regions -- lecture 32. The world that agrarian civilizations made -- lecture 33. Long trends--Expansion and state power -- lecture. 34. Long trends--Rates of innovation -- lecture 35. Long trends--Disease and Malthusian cycles -- lecture 36. Comparing the world zones
  • Pt. 4. lecture 37. The Americas in the later Agrarian Era -- lecture 38. Threshold 8--The modern revolution -- lecture 39. The Medieval Malthusian Cycle, 500-1350 -- lecture 40. The Early Modern Cycle, 1350-1700 -- lecture 41. Breakthrough--the Industrial Revolution -- lecture 42. Spread of the Industrial Revolution to 1900 -- lecture 43. The 20th century -- lecture 44. The world that the modern revolution made -- lecture 45. Human history and the biosphere -- lecture 46. The next 100 years -- lecture 47. The next millennium and the remote future -- lecture 48. Big history--humans in the cosmos
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
8 videodiscs (ca. 24 hrs.)
Isbn
9781598034103
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd. col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)219727619
  • 1329057
  • (OCoLC)ocn219727619
  • (Pol)1329057
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DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Big history : the Big Bang, life on earth, and the rise of humanity, taught by David Christian, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • "Course no. 8050."
  • Lectures 1-48 of 48 lectures on 8 discs in 1 container
Accompanying material
course guidebook (288 p. ; 20 cm.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
  • Pt. 1. lecture 1. What is big history? -- lecture 2. Moving across multiple scales -- lecture 3. Simplicity and complexity -- lecture 4. Evidence and the nature of science -- lecture 5. Threshold 1--Origins of Big Bang cosmology -- lecture 6. How did everything begin? -- lecture 7. Threshold 2--The first stars and galaxies -- lecture 8. Threshold 3--Making chemical elements -- lecture 9. Threshold 4--The earth and solar system -- lecture 10. The early earth--a short history -- lecture 11. Plate tectonics and the earth's geography -- lecture 12. Threshold 5--Life
  • Pt. 2. lecture 13. Darwin and natural selection -- lecture 14. The evidence for natural selection -- lecture 15. The origins of life -- lecture 16. Life on earth--Single-celled organisms -- lecture 17. Life on earth--Multi-celled organisms -- lecture 18. Hominines -- lecture 19. Evidence on hominine evolution -- lecture 20. Threshold 6--What makes humans different? -- lecture 21. Homo sapiens--The first humans -- lecture 22. Paleolithic lifeways -- lecture 23. Change in the Paleolithic Era -- lecture 24. Threshold 7--Agriculture
  • Pt. 3. lecture 25. The origins of agriculture -- lecture 26. The first agrarian societies -- lecture 27. Power and its origins -- lecture 28. Early power structures -- lecture 29. From villages to cities -- lecture 30. Sumer--The first agrarian civilization -- lecture 31. Agrarian civilizations in other regions -- lecture 32. The world that agrarian civilizations made -- lecture 33. Long trends--Expansion and state power -- lecture. 34. Long trends--Rates of innovation -- lecture 35. Long trends--Disease and Malthusian cycles -- lecture 36. Comparing the world zones
  • Pt. 4. lecture 37. The Americas in the later Agrarian Era -- lecture 38. Threshold 8--The modern revolution -- lecture 39. The Medieval Malthusian Cycle, 500-1350 -- lecture 40. The Early Modern Cycle, 1350-1700 -- lecture 41. Breakthrough--the Industrial Revolution -- lecture 42. Spread of the Industrial Revolution to 1900 -- lecture 43. The 20th century -- lecture 44. The world that the modern revolution made -- lecture 45. Human history and the biosphere -- lecture 46. The next 100 years -- lecture 47. The next millennium and the remote future -- lecture 48. Big history--humans in the cosmos
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
8 videodiscs (ca. 24 hrs.)
Isbn
9781598034103
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd. col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)219727619
  • 1329057
  • (OCoLC)ocn219727619
  • (Pol)1329057
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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