Walter Alvarez, professor of geology at the University of California, Berkeley, received the Penrose Medal, the top honor in geology, and is the best-selling author of T. Rex and the Crater of Doom. He lives in Berkeley, California.
A MOST IMPROBABLE JOURNEY
A BIG HISTORY OF OUR PLANET AND OURSELVES
‘A thrilling synthesis from a brilliant scientist who discovered one of the most important chapters in our history.’ Sean B. Carroll
Big History, the field that integrates traditional historical scholarship with scientific insights to study the full sweep of our universe, has so far been the domain of historians. Famed geologist Walter Alvarez best known for the ‘Impact Theory’ explaining dinosaur extinction has instead championed a science-first approach to Big History. Here he wields his unique expertise to give us a new appreciation for the incredible occurrences from the Big Bang to the formation of supercontinents, the dawn of the Bronze Age, and beyond that have led to our improbable place in the universe.
AUTHOR: WALTER ALVAREZ
Publisher: W. W. NORTON & COMPANY
Subtitle: A BIG HISTORY OF OUR PLANET AND OURSELVES
Author: WALTER ALVAREZ