David Christian





David Christian


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in Brooklyn, NY, The United States
June 30, 1946

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David Gilbert Christian is an Anglo-American historian and scholar of Russian history notable for creating and spearheading an interdisciplinary approach known as Big History. He grew up in Africa and in England, where he earned his B.A. from Oxford University, an M.A. in Russian history from the University of Western Ontario, and a Ph.D. in 19th century Russian history from Oxford University in 1974.

He began teaching the first course in 1989 which examined history from the Big Bang to the present using a multidisciplinary approach with assistance from scholars in diverse specializations from the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The course frames human history in terms of cosmic, geological, and biological history. He is credited
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Maps of Time: An Introducti...

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This Fleeting World: A Shor...

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Big History: The Big Bang, ...

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A History of Russia, Centra...

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Big History: Between Nothin...

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Power And Privilege: Russia...

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Victor Six: The Saga of Ame...

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Imperial and Soviet Russia:...

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Living Water: Vodka and Rus...

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“As an anonymous wit is supposed to have put it: "Hydrogen is a light, odorless gas which, given enough time, changes into people.”
David Christian, Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big History

“Maps of Time attempts to assemble a coherent and accessible account of origins, a modern creation myth.”
David Christian, Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big History

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