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ビッグ・ヒストリー:ビッグバンからヒューマニティーまで
Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity

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カタログ# : TC8050
カテゴリー : 大学講義
: 1440
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監督 : David Christian: Macquarie Univ./Oxford Ph.D
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制作国 : USA
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販社 : Teaching Company
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ディスク : 8
リージョン : ALL
数量   EA
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48 X 30分

Imagine you are traveling through time. Consider the following episodes:
    •    At 13.7 billion years ago, the Universe suddenly appears, growing from the size of an atom to the size of a galaxy in a fraction of a second.
    •    At 10 billion years ago, hydrogen atoms and helium atoms fuse at the center of a supernova to create the building blocks of the physical world.
    •    At 4.6 billion years ago, a cloud of matter collapses to produce a star—our Sun. Earth and the other planets in our solar system form out of the remaining bits of matter swirling around the new star.
    •    At 67 million years ago, an asteroid collides with the Earth, wiping out the dinosaurs, and leaves territory open for the rise of a minor order of organisms, the early mammals.
    •    At 100,000–60,000 years ago, a species of hominines—bipedal ape-like creatures— begins to move out of its home territory in Africa and into the Asian continent.
    •    Today, the descendants of those first hominines—homo sapiens—live in nearly every ecological niche. We fly through the air in planes, communicate instantaneously over immense distances, and develop theories about the creation of the Universe.
Each of these scenarios is just one episode in an ever-evolving story: the history of everything. It's a story you'll hear—in its monumental entirety—in Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity.
Taught by historian David Christian, Big History offers a unique opportunity to view human history in the context of the many histories that surround it. Over the course of 48 thought-provoking lectures, he'll serve as your guide as you traverse the sweeping expanse of cosmic history—13.7 billion years of it—starting with the big bang and traveling through time and space to the present moment.

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

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