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David Christian is a distinguished professor in history at Macquarie University in Australia and the co-founder, with Bill Gates, of The Big History Project, which has built a free online syllabus on the history of the universe and is taught in schools all over the world. He is also co-creator of Macquarie University Big History School, which provides online courses in big history for primary and high school students. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Oxford. He has delivered keynotes at conferences around the world including at the Davos World Economic Forum, and his TED Talk on the history of the Universe has been viewed over 7 million times.

Books by David Christian

Future Stories: A user's guide to the future

Big History professor and bestselling author of Origin Story tells you everything you need to know about the future in this ambitious, interdisciplinary book.

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Origin Story

This is the epic story of the universe and our place in it, from 13.8 billion years ago to the remote future

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The origins of everything

David Christian explores our place in the continuum of the Universe.