Friday, October 22, 2010

Big History and Scale of the Universe

I've been reading David Christian's Maps of Time, and I'm increasingly led to believe that world history could take this type of "universal" approach in the coming years. A less expensive and shorter version of Big History is Christian's This Fleeting World. I highly recommend both books.

BUT, the free online resource that I found that reminded me of all this is the Scale of the Universe. By providing a scalable look at the size of the universe, from the smallest bits of matter to the universe in its entirety, it effectively encapsulates the grand scale of a history of everything from the Big Band to the future. And the dreamy, hypnotic music doesn't hurt either.

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