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The Possibilities and Pitfalls of Big History


I would welcome comments on this proposed roundtable session that we are undertaking for the American Historical Association annual meeting in Washington, D.C., in January 2018. “The Possibilities and Pitfalls of Big History” Abstract: “Big History” has emerged in the … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “The Science of Shakespeare”


The Science of Shakespeare: A New Look at the Playwright’s Universe. By Dan Falk. New York: Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’ Press, 2014. I had never before considered the scientific worldview of William Shakespeare. Like almost every other American I had … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “Geographies of Mars: Seeing and Knowing the Red Planet”


Geographies of Mars: Seeing and Knowing the Red Planet. By K. Maria D. Lane. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011. Illustrations, acknowledgments, notes, bibliography, index. 266 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. ISBN: 978-0-226-47078-8. $45.00. Mars has long held a special … Continue reading

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