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Big history

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Big history

  1. 1. Big History<br />Kristina Underwood<br />History 140<br />
  2. 2. What is Big History?<br /> “A field of historical study that examines history on a large scale across long times frames through a multi-disciplinary approach and gives a focus on the alteration and adaptations in the human experience.”<br />Microscopic and wide perspectives<br />
  3. 3. The Day the Universe Changed<br />
  4. 4. The Day the Universe Changed<br />People react to the universe depending on what they know<br />We think differently today than years ago because of more knowledge<br />We change because our knowledge changes<br />We are curious which is the reason for our changes<br />Asking questions is a common custom<br />
  5. 5. The Journey of Man<br />
  6. 6. The Journey of Man<br />Spencer Wells, a geneticist, theorized where humans came from<br />His finding lead to Africa, from a common male ancestor 60,000 years ago<br />Genetic mutation may have improved brain quality- including making us smarter, the use of tools, and language<br />
  7. 7. Catastrophe!<br />
  8. 8. Catastrophe!<br />Nature and disease can go hand in hand and have a major impact on the human race<br />Many natural events- strange weather, volcanic eruptions, dramatic change in temperature<br />Plague cause by fleas because of dropping temperatures<br />
  9. 9. Guns, Germs, and Steel<br />
  10. 10. Guns, Germs, and Steel<br />Written by Jared Diamond in 1997<br />Explained how gaps in societies concerning technology and power is related to environmental distinctions<br />Europeans and Asians had most power and control because of these distinctions- more favorable plants, animals, and land<br />
  11. 11. The World & Trade<br />
  12. 12. The World & Trade<br />Some trades between hemispheres brought horrible diseases<br />Wheat, rice, and com were the three main staples<br />At first, Europe and China were the richest and most powerful<br />
  13. 13. Sources<br />"Big History." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 20 July 2011. http:// en.wikipedia.org/wikiBig_history.<br />

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