Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big History

by David Christian

“Maps of Time attempts to assemble a coherent and accessible account of origins, a modern creation myth.” ~ David Christian

This book unites human history and the history of the life and the origin of the universe into one single narrative, which David Christian calls “Big History.”

Acknowledging people’s need to find meaning in story, Christian offers his version of this grand, united narrative.

“Teaching this large story persuaded us that beneath the awesome diversity and complexity of modern knowledge, there is an underlying unity and coherence, ensuring that different timescales really do have something to say to each other. Taken together, these stories have all the power and richness of a traditional cycle of creation myths.” ~ David Christian