What is new in the second edition?

In this edition a great many new features have been incorporated, both recent academic discoveries and fresh insights by the author.
Furthermore, in 23 new text boxes a wide range of topics is discussed, varying from the Origin of Cosmic World Views to How Violent Have Humans Been?
As a result, this book is significantly enriched compared to the first edition. Yet the general approach has not changed.
International Big History Association
Un. of Amsterdam big history
Cosmic Evolution
Big History Project
Book: Teaching Big History
Bill Bryson: Short History of Nearly Everything
Other useful stuff on the web
Other big history
How to use the book
Course models
Learning goals and objectives
Teaching tools
Assignments (little big histories)
Answers to FAQs by students
Questions by students and teachers that go beyond the book
Examination models
Teaching big history