This Fleeting World: A Short History of Humanity

This Fleeting World A Short History of Humanity I first became an avid student of David Christian by watching his course Big History on DVD and so I am very happy to see his enlightening presentation of the world s history captured in these essa

  • Title: This Fleeting World: A Short History of Humanity
  • Author: David Christian
  • ISBN: 9781933782041
  • Page: 137
  • Format: Paperback
  • I first became an avid student of David Christian by watching his course, Big History, on DVD, and so I am very happy to see his enlightening presentation of the world s history captured in these essays I hope it will introduce a wider audience to this gifted scientist and teacher Bill Gates A great historian can make clear the connections between the first Homo sapi I first became an avid student of David Christian by watching his course, Big History, on DVD, and so I am very happy to see his enlightening presentation of the world s history captured in these essays I hope it will introduce a wider audience to this gifted scientist and teacher Bill Gates A great historian can make clear the connections between the first Homo sapiens and today s version of the species, and a great storyteller can make those connections come alive David Christian is both, and This Fleeting World A Short History of Humanity makes the journey from the earliest foraging era to our own modern era a fascinating one Enter This Fleeting World and give up the preconception that anything old is boring.

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    1. picked this up on a whim -- perhaps at the TED conference? Quick, delightful "Cliff Notes on the Human Race up to now"In the spirit of Cliff Notes encapsulation and compression of salient data, here were the notes I jotted down as I read. Pretty much a bullet point version of the book for handy reference that you can keep in Evernote or on your smartphone :)-Universe appeared 13.7B years ago with Big Bang, starting smaller than an atom which exploded to create all base elements of universe today [...]

    2. An attempt to tell the history of the world as a single story, in about ninety pages, is probably doomed from the start--the only question is, where does it fail? This text gives the best possible answer for a book seeking mass appeal: sacrifice the culture of prehistoric humans and stick to what is measurable.There is no doubt that Christian knows history, and he's well acquainted with the important controversies and debates within his project. He explains the ethics of dividing world history i [...]

    3. Marketed as a fresh, new perspective on world history, especially for teachers. Unfortunately falls short of this promise; it's a thumbnail version of every World History class that has ever been taught. I should have been skeptical of an overview of human history weighing in at just over 100 pages in the first place. A few interesting debate questions/thought experiments, but overall too much emphasis on (and blatant speculation about) primitive/prehistoric foraging societies who I'm sure were [...]

    4. Every Global 9 teacher should start their course by having their students read this short, fascinating book.

    5. Một sự thất vọng lớn. 3 sao cho bản gốc, trừ nửa sao cho bản tiếng Việt còn 2,5 (dịch sai những đoạn rất vô duyên - vd thế kỷ 20 dịch thành thế kỷ 19 wtf; và lược bớt khá nhiều phần thế kỷ 20)Quyển sách chia ra 4 phần chính: trước thời tiền sử (Big Bang, sự hình thành các vì sao,); kỷ nguyên săn bắt hái lượm; kỷ nguyên nông nghiệp; thời kỳ hiện đại (1750 tới hiện tại). Cá nhân mìn [...]

    6. a simple book about the birth of universe and quarks>>atoms>>planetary formation>>terraformaDNA formations+learning>>simple organisms>>complex organisms>>human

    7. Awesome thought experiment seeking to broaden historical knowledge and bring peoples from around the world together under one historical trajectory as members of one race. Though this is an historical narrative beginning with the big bang and ending with globalization, it is a tiny book that sets up this universal history in three stages: pre-history, the invention of agriculture, and the industrial revolution. While there are problems with this framework, it is a useful way of introducing stude [...]

    8. This is a slightly more than a 100-page story about the history of the world, giving a clear perspective on how insignificant man is in the history of the planet--but that we wield unnaturally important power, which may bring the whole show down. Wedll worth it even if you are not planning to take the AP World History exam.

    9. This is a good, short book that helps students put world history and thinking globally into a context that they can understand. It's a pretty good way to introduce the students to a different way of approaching history so that they understand that it's not just about dates and events and memorization.

    10. I'M SO HAPPY I FINISHED THIS FINALLY. I've spent weeks reading and taking notes on this book, it's fascinating and all but a very very slow read especially when I have to take notes. I have 9 sheets of paper filled with notes (front and back). I'm just going to end the review with that statement.

    11. A good bird's eye view of world history. Probably nice for introducing big ideas to students but very shallow across.

    12. Had to read this book and fill out a study guide packet for A.P. world history. Found it very informative and helpful to get a general understanding on our world's history! :)

    13. This book was boring. Plus, I had to read it for school in the summer so I was pretty unmotivated to read it. Unless you're a history buff or need to read this for school, don't bother reading it.

    14. Well written and provides an excellent overview for how to frame the reading of World History around thematic approaches.

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