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Christian, David 1946-

Overview
Works: 70 works in 294 publications in 2 languages and 7,775 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Encyclopedias  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, edc
Classifications: CB19, 901
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Christian
Maps of time : an introduction to big history by David Christian( Book )

51 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An introduction to a new way of looking at history, from a perspective that stretches from the beginning of time to the present day, Maps of Time is world history on an unprecedented scale. Beginning with the Big Bang, David Christian views the interaction of the natural world with the more recent arrivals in flora and fauna, including human beings. Cosmology, geology, archeology, and population and environmental studies - all figure in David Christian's account, which is an ambitious overview of the emerging field of "Big History." Maps of Time opens with the origins of the universe, the stars and the galaxies, the sun and the solar system, including the earth, and conducts readers through the evolution of the planet before human habitation. It surveys the development of human society from the Paleolithic era through the transition to agriculture, the emergence of cities and states, and the birth of the modern, industrial period right up to intimations of possible futures. Sweeping in scope, finely focused in its minute detail, this riveting account of the known world, from the inception of space-time to the prospects of global warming, lays the groundwork for world history - and Big History - true as never before to its name."--Publisher's description
A history of Russia, Central Asia, and Mongolia by David Christian( Book )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bread and salt : a social and economic history of food and drink in Russia by R. E. F Smith( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living water : vodka and Russian society on the eve of emancipation by David Christian( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title provides a study of the social, economic and political role of vodka in 19th century Russia. It focuses on the 'Great Reforms' of the 1860s, in some ways a parallel period to the glasnost of the 1980s, when vodka went through a transitional period, with the abolition of vodka tax
Imperial and Soviet Russia : power, privilege, and the challenge of modernity by David Christian( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is impossible to make sense of the modern world without understanding the vast, and ultimately unsuccessful, experiment with Communism that began in Russia in 1917. Imperial and Soviet Russia offers a coherent interpretation of the turbulent history of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union during the last two centuries. Tracing the roots of the Communist experiment in the peasant world of traditional Russia, it shows how the harsh social and economic changes of the nineteenth century created enough dislocation to topple the tsarist regime and bring the Bolsheviks to power in 1917
Big History( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
This fleeting world : a short history of humanity by David Christian( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 the agrarian era to our own modern era a fascinating one. Ready to help your students give up their preconceptions that anything old is probably boring? Enter This Fleeting World. A compact, easy-to-read overview of world history, ideal for curriculum development, classroom preparation, and student review."--Publisher description
Big history : the Big Bang, life on earth, and the rise of humanity by David Christian( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Worlds of the Silk Roads, ancient and modern : proceedings from the Second Conference of the Australasian Society for Inner Asian Studies (A.S.I.A.S.), Macquarie University, September 21-22, 1996 by Australasian Society for Inner Asian Studies( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Big history : the big bang, life on earth, and the rise of humanity by David Christian( Recording )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Realms of the Silk Roads, ancient and modern : proceedings from the Third Conference of the Australasian Society for Inner Asian Studies (A.S.I.A.S.), Macquarie University, September 18-20, 1998 by Australasian Society for Inner Asian Studies( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Big history : between nothing and everything by David Christian( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berkshire encyclopedia of world history( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An integrated view of the history of our global community from a 21st-century perspective, with a focus on environmental and social issues. The 580 articles, edited and written by scholars around the world, examine connections and interactions made over time (and across cultures and locales) through trade, warfare, migration, religion, and diplomacy"--Provided by publisher
Power and privilege : Russia and the Soviet Union in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries by David Christian( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1997 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval & early modern times - Reforms - Industrialisation - Mensheviks; revolution - Civil war - Stalin
Big history : the Big Bang, life on earth, and the rise of humanity by David Christian( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The Cambridge world history( Book )

17 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge World History is an authoritative new overview of the dynamic field of world history. It covers the whole of human history, not simply history since the development of written records, in an expanded time frame that represents the latest thinking in world and global history. With over two hundred essays, it is the most comprehensive account yet of the human past, and it draws on a broad international pool of leading academics from a wide range of scholarly disciplines. Reflecting the increasing awareness that world history can be examined through many different approaches and at varying geographic and chronological scales, each volume offers regional, topical, and comparative essays alongside case studies that provide depth of coverage to go with the breadth of vision that is the distinguishing characteristic of world history
Power and privilege : the Russian empire, the Soviet Union and the challenge of modernity by David Christian( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World history : the big eras: a compact history of humankind for teachers and students by Edmund Burke( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings together in printed form the essays that introduce the nine big eras in World History for Us All, a web-based model curriculum for world history. Takes a global approach which focuses on "big ideas of continuity and change" rather than on individual civilizations. Includes study questions for each chapter
Big history. the big bang, life on earth, and the rise of humanity by David Christian( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
BERKSHIRE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD HISTORY by William Hardy McNeill( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An integrated view of the history of our global community from a 21st-century perspective, with a focus on environmental and social issues
 
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Maps of time : an introduction to big history
Alternative Names
Christian, David Gilbert

David Christian Amerikaans historicus

Кристиан, Дэвид

دیوید کریستین

데이빗 크리스찬

크리스천, 데이비드 1946-

クリスチャン, D

クリスチャン, デヴィッド

Languages
English (196)

Spanish (8)

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A history of Russia, Central Asia, and MongoliaBread and salt : a social and economic history of food and drink in RussiaLiving water : vodka and Russian society on the eve of emancipationImperial and Soviet Russia : power, privilege, and the challenge of modernityBig HistoryThis fleeting world : a short history of humanityRealms of the Silk Roads, ancient and modern : proceedings from the Third Conference of the Australasian Society for Inner Asian Studies (A.S.I.A.S.), Macquarie University, September 18-20, 1998Berkshire encyclopedia of world historyThe Cambridge world history