星球是如何形成的？生命又將如何發展？透過思索宇宙的源由，進而想像人類的未來何去何從。書中許多觀點及研究，來自比爾‧蓋茲所投資的研究計畫「Big History Project」，集結各領域的科學知識及研究，帶領讀者一同綜觀宇宙與世界。書中附有真實及詳細的時間表標記所有重大事件，打破各領域的界線，讓我們對宇宙與世界的理解更為一致。
From the Big Bang to the future of our planet, The Little Book of Big History divides history into manageable but comprehensive time frames, encompassing the cosmos, the stars, life and everything in between.
Big History is the attempt to understand and condense the entire story of the cosmos, from the Big Bang to the current day. Combining methods from history, astronomy, physics and biology to draw together the big story arcs of how the universe was created, why planets formed and how life developed, this creates a unique perspective from which to understand the place of mankind in the universe. Excited by the alternative 'framework for all knowledge' that is offered by this approach, Bill Gates is funding the Big History Project, which aims to bring the subject to a wider audience around the world.
The Little Book of Big History breaks down the main themes of Big History into highly informative and accessible parts for all readers to enjoy. By giving a truly complete timeline of world events, this book shines a whole different light on history as we learned it and makes us think of our history - and our future - in a very different way.