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Christian, David 1946-

Overview
Works: 80 works in 328 publications in 2 languages and 8,117 library holdings
Genres: History  Educational films  Filmed lectures  Nonfiction films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Other, win, edc, Author of introduction
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 English and Spanish and held by 1,130 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 )

28 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 390 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 )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 197 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
Big history : the big bang, life on earth, and the rise of humanity by David Christian( Recording )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 131 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 : between nothing and everything by David Christian( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Big History: Between Nothing and Everything surveys the past not just of humanity, or even of planet Earth, but of the entire universe. In reading this book instructors and students will retrace a voyage that began 13.7 billion years ago with the Big Bang and the appearance of the universe. Big history incorporates findings from cosmology, earth and life sciences, and human history, and assembles them into a single, universal historical narrative of our universe and of our place within it. The first edition of Big History: Between Nothing and Everything, is written by the pioneers of the field, and presents a framework for learning about anything and everything. It encourages students to think critically about our cumulative history and the future of the world through a variety of lenses."--Publisher description
Power and privilege : Russia and the Soviet Union in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries by David Christian( Book )

8 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
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 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medieval and early modern times - The early nineteenth century, the peasantry, taxation and the redistribution of wealth - Great reforms and the rise of a revolutionary movement - 1905 Revolution - Economic and social change in early twentieth century - The February Revolution - Civil war and the origins of a new social order - New Economic Policy - Collectivisation and industrialisation - Joseph Stalin - The Great Patriotic War - Impact of war - The Cold War - Reforming the Stalinist system - CHange from 1964 to 1982 - Perestroika and the end of the Soviet experiment - Reasons for failure
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
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
HISTORY OF RUSSIA, CENTRAL ASIA, AND MONGOLIA; : inner eurasia from the mongol empire to today, 1260-2000 by David Christian( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with the breakup of the Mongol Empire in the mid-thirteenth century, Volume II of this comprehensive work covers the remarkable history of "Inner Eurasia," from 1260 up to modern times, completing the story begun in Volume I. Volume II describes how agriculture spread through Inner Eurasia, providing the foundations for new agricultural states, including the Russian Empire. It focuses on the idea of "mobilization"--The distinctive ways in which elite groups mobilized resources from their populations, and how those methods were shaped by the region's distinctive ecology, which differed greatly from that of "Outer Eurasia," the southern half of Eurasia and the part of Eurasia most studied by historians. This work also examines how fossil fuels created a bonanza of energy that helped shape the history of the Communist world during much of the twentieth century. Filled with figures, maps, and tables to help give readers a fuller understanding of what has transpired over 750 years in this distinctive world region, A History of Russia, Central Asia and Mongolia: Volume II: Inner Eurasia from the Mongol Empire to Today, 1260-2000 is a magisterial but accessible account of this area's past, that will offer readers new insights into the history of an often misunderstood part of the world. --
 
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Maps of time : an introduction to big history
Alternative Names
Christian, David Gilbert

David Christian Amerikaans historicus

David Christian historiador estadounidense

David Christian historien américain

Кристиан, Дэвид

دیوید کریستین

데이빗 크리스찬

크리스천, 데이비드 1946-

クリスチャン, D.

クリスチャン, デイヴィッド

クリスチャン, デヴィッド

クリスチャン, デーヴィド

Languages
English (143)

Spanish (7)

Covers
A history of Russia, Central Asia, and MongoliaBread and salt : a social and economic history of food and drink in RussiaImperial and Soviet Russia : power, privilege, and the challenge of modernity