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- Finding their Way at Sea: Richard Pflederer September 30, 2022
- The World in Maps, 1400-1600 September 30, 2022
- From Portolan Charts to Printed Maps: Trade, Slavery & the Imaging of the Atlantic World – [a map-chat of the Africa Map Circle] September 30, 2022
- 1635 – Dutch Map of Africa, Brazil and the Atlantic September 30, 2022
- 1619 – Anonymous ms. Portugese portolano of the Atlantic Ocean – Yale University Library September 30, 2022
- Portolan charts – Yale University Library September 30, 2022
- Portolan Charts | Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library September 30, 2022
- Mondays at Beinecke Online: Richard Pflederer on Portolan Charts September 30, 2022
- The Potential of Historical GIS and Spatial Analysis in the Humanities September 30, 2022
- Four Hundred Souls—A Community History of African America, 1619-2019, edited by Ibram X. Kendi & Keisha N. Blain on Vimeo September 30, 2022
- Empires & Interconnections – a new digital learning product September 30, 2022
- People Smuggler: World’s Most Wanted (Design Montage) September 30, 2022
- YOKES & CHAINS: a journey to forgiveness and freedom September 30, 2022
- Dave Montgomery – Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations September 28, 2022
- David Montgomery | Noah’s Flood and the Development of Geology || Radcliffe Institute September 28, 2022
- Pumped Dry: The Global Crisis of Vanishing Groundwater | USA TODAY September 28, 2022
- Saving Venice | Full Documentary | NOVA | PBS September 28, 2022
- Threats, Classroom Cameras & Politics: Why American Teachers Are Dropping Out | Amanpour and Company September 28, 2022
- Gurnah’s latest novel ‘Afterlives’ explores effects of colonial rule in East Africa September 28, 2022
- Sketches of the Amistad Captives & Contemporary Commemoration: Mondays at Beinecke, March 29, 2021 September 28, 2022
- Biden administration launches environmental justice office – The Boston Globe September 28, 2022
- The queen’s death raises questions over the future of the Commonwealth | 1A September 28, 2022
- The strain of censorship on public libraries – 1A September 28, 2022
- Historic General Assembly wraps with calls for action on nuclear arms | United Nations September 28, 2022
- Screening at Kenya-Uganda border for Ebola September 28, 2022
- Mondays at Beinecke Online: Chet Van Duzer on the Martellus Map | Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library September 28, 2022
- The Last Word on the Vinland Map? | Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library September 28, 2022
- How Do I Talk to a Climate Change Denier? | BU Today | Boston University September 28, 2022
- Is Big Oil Trying to Make Americans Hate Democrats? September 27, 2022
- Pakistan floods: Time running out for families in Sindh – BBC News September 27, 2022
- Warm waters turbocharge Hurricane Ian September 27, 2022
- Maps, Myths, and Men: The Story of the Vinland Map: Kirsten A. Seaver September 27, 2022
- Yale putting high-tech tests to its controversial Vinland Map | YaleNews September 27, 2022
- The Vinland Map Saga: An Interview with Author John Paul Floyd September 27, 2022
- Kirsten Seaver on Father Josef Fischer (1858 – 1944) and the forgery of the Vinland Map September 27, 2022
- Maddow: Endgame Of GOP Undermining Elections Is To Evade Accountability To Voters September 27, 2022
- Jan. 6 Committee Member Slams GOP For Conspiracy Theories September 27, 2022
- ‘Let’s Get Right To The Violence’: Roger Stone In New Documentary Footage September 27, 2022
- “Immoral & Sinful”: Bishop Barber Blasts Mississippi Gov. for Failing to Protect Jackson’s Water September 27, 2022
- Strengthening Hurricane Ian Puts 19 Million People At Risk September 27, 2022
- Global weather events and climate change September 27, 2022
- Basil Davidson_Africa September 27, 2022
- America’s climate havens of the future | On Point September 27, 2022
- The World in Maps, 1400-1600 September 26, 2022
- The climate crisis: A masterclass with academics, journalists and activists | The Guardian Members September 26, 2022
- Who’s really using up the water in the American West? September 26, 2022
- Storm Fiona: Heavy rainfall continues along Canada’s east coast September 26, 2022
- Donating to an ActionAid emergency appeal: where your money goes September 26, 2022
- Julien Brave NoiseCat: ‘Indigenous peoples have survived an apocalypse’ • FRANCE 24 English September 26, 2022
- LIVE: Tracking Hurricane Ian | NBC News September 26, 2022
Daily Archives: April 15, 2017
October 24, 20149:23 AM ET Heard on TED Radio Hour
Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode How It All Began.
About David Christian’s TED Talk
David Christian explains the history of the universe from the big bang, and how humans occupy little more than a millisecond on that cosmic timeline.
About David Christian
David Christian is a historian of Russia and the Soviet Union by training, but since the 1980s he has become interested in world history on a large scale. In 1989, he began teaching courses on “Big History,” surveying the past on the largest possible scales, and integrating history, biology, chemistry, physics and astronomy. Christian is a member of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. He also worked with Bill Gates to create an online course in “Big History” for high school students.
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The History of Everything – TED | Big History Project
Published on May 12, 2014
David Christian gives a TED talk covering the Universe’s 13.8 billion year history in 18 minutes.
Featuring a foreword by the father of Big History, David Christian, and produced in association with the Big History Institute, Big History provides a comprehensive understanding of the major events that have changed the nature and course of life on the planet we call home. This first fully integrated visual reference on Big History for general readers places humans in the context of our universe, from the Big Bang to virtual reality.
Why does the universe work the way it does? Why are stars so big? Why are humans so small? What does it mean to be human? Big History blends geology, biology, physics, anthropology, sociology, and so much more to tell one coherent story, taking us right back to our origins and exploring how a unique series of events led to and then impacted human existence: how everything came to be, where we fit in, and even where we are going. Graphics, artworks, timelines, and at-a-glance overviews make the causes and effects of pivotal events and major thresholds in Big History instantly accessible, and evidence features explain how we know what we know. An additional 64-page reference section provides a more conventional account of events in human history.
Placing humans in the context of our universe and revealing how and why we got to where we are today, Big History covers 13.8 billion years of history, from the formation of the universe and the dawn of time to the present day.
Published on Apr 14, 2017
Chomsky on Trump’s bombings, radical Islam, and the 2017 chemical attacks in Syria.
Full talk: http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?o…
Published on Apr 15, 2017
Democrats in Washington, at least some of them, have been attempting to pass legislation that would help lower the cost of prescription drugs for American citizens, which is actually something that Donald Trump himself had promised us when he was running for president. But big pharma won’t let their profits dip without putting up a fight. Lee Fang from The Intercept joins Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins to talk about what the industry is doing to prevent any legislation that could reduce the cost of prescription drugs for American consumers.
Published on Mar 31, 2017
Published on Apr 14, 2017
Americans want to know what Trump is hiding in his tax returns. #WhatsAreYouHiding
Published on Apr 14, 2017
Donald Trump is hiding something. And we know where he’s hiding it: not in a safe, not in a vault. Nope, he’s hiding it in his taxes. Elizabeth Warren explains in this new MoveOn video.
Published on Apr 10, 2017
Wonder why Trump is breaking his promise on carried interest? Many of his advisors are Goldman Sachs bankers and hedge fund managers. Over the last decade, hedge fund managers have dodged nearly $180 billion in taxes! The swamp never looked so full! This tax season, watch this video and tell your legislators to close the carried interest loophole!
Published on Apr 10, 2017