16 pages, colour illustrations
The What on Earth? Wallbook of Natural History Mini Edition is about the size of an A5 postcard but tells the complete story of life on Earth. It contains an incredible 4.5 billion year fold-out timeline which is crammed with over 1,000 illustrations and amazing bite-size facts about the natural world. Fully checked and approved by scientists at the Natural History Museum, it can either be read like a book or unfolded and stuck on a wall. The versatile mini edition is just like the larger, critically acclaimed version but it fits snugly into the palm of your hand. There is also a magnificent magnifer inside that allows readers to explore in a fun and engaging way, and a new mind-boggling 100-question multiple-choice quiz too – the answers can all be found somewhere on the timeline. This innovative book will provide children and families with hours of entertainment and education.
"Packed with great illustrations, this Where's Wally? of natural history starts at the dawn of life on Earth and works through the millennia to the world as we know it today. It's perfect for children aged 6 to 66."
- BBC Wildlife magazine
"This brilliant book on the history of our planet has more than 1,000 illustrations on a single 4.5 billion-year timeline. Learn everthing about Earth!"
- NG Kids magazine
"A lovely visual addition to the wall and a more significant addition to the mind"
- Armadillo magazine
- The Daily Telegraph
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Christopher Lloyd read history at Cambridge, getting a double first, before becoming Technology correspondent for The Sunday Times. Since leaving journalism he has run a number of internet and educational publishing businesses. He now divides his time between writing books, journalism, and lecturing mostly in schools, museums and literary festivals. His books include the hugely popular What on Earth Happened? and What on Earth Evolved?
Illustrator Andy Forshaw graduated in art, illustration and graphic design from St Martins College in London. He rose to the extraordinary challenge of drawing and colouring more than 1,000 original illustrations in less than three months.