WorldCat Identities

Christian, David 1946-

Overview
Works: 51 works in 204 publications in 3 languages and 6,495 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Conference proceedings  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor
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 )

42 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,079 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 )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 388 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 )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 380 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 the Big Bang, life on earth, and the rise of humanity by David Christian( Visual )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 172 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
This fleeting world : a short history of humanity by David Christian( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 139 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."--Publisher description
Big history the big bang, life on earth, and the rise of humanity by David Christian( Recording )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 99 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
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 )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Russia, Central Asia and Mongolia by David Christian( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berkshire encyclopedia of world history( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 67 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 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval & early modern times - Reforms - Industrialisation - Mensheviks; revolution - Civil war - Stalin
Big history : between nothing and everything by David Christian( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power and privilege : the Russian empire, the Soviet Union and the challenge of modernity by David Christian( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 27 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
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 26 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
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
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 24 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
The Cambridge world history( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 19 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
 
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Alternative Names
David Christian American historian

クリスチャン, D

Languages
English (149)

Spanish (7)

Chinese (1)

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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 modernityThis 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, 1998A history of Russia, Central Asia and MongoliaBerkshire encyclopedia of world history