Walter Alvarez is a professor of geology at the University of California, Berkeley, and the author of the best-selling T. Rex and the Crater of Doom. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences and a past recipient of the Penrose Medal, the highest award given by the Geological Society of America. He lives in Berkeley, California.
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A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves
Expand your view of human history by exploring the cosmic and geologic forces that shaped us.
"Fans of Bill Bryson's A Short History of Nearly Everything will appreciate Alvarez's enthusiastic, clearly written tour of contingencies that have shaped our world...A compelling case for Big History as a fun, perspective-stretching exercise - a way to dust off familiar topics and make them sparkle." - Science News
Released November 29, 2016