32 pages, colour illustrations
Explore life on earth with the most visually stunning timeline of evolution ever created, stretching back 4 billion years to the first signs of life in the seas. Then witness the emergence of multi-cellular life, the colonisation of the land, the reign of dinosaurs, mass extinctions, the migration of mammals and finally, the story of humanity from the first two-legged hominids to a world populated by more than 7 billion people today. The What on Earth? Wallbook Timeline of Nature also includes the Wallbook Chronicle that reports on more than 30 key moments from the timeline in the style of a newspaper. Other features include a crossword, letters to the editor, 50-question quiz and pocket magnifier. Perfect for 7-14 year olds but equally fascinating for all curious adults. Created in partnership with experts at the Natural History Museum of London.
1. 2m-long fold-out timeline
2. Newspaper Chronicle
4. Letters to the Editor
5. 50-Question Quiz
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Christopher Lloyd graduated with a double first in history from Cambridge in 1990 and went on to become the Technology Editor for The Sunday Times. He left in 2000 to become CEO of Immersive Education in Oxford before becoming an author in 2006. His best selling history of the world, called What on Earth Happened? (2008) is now in 15 languages and has sold more than 500,000 copies worldwide. He established his own publishing house What on Earth Publishing in Spring 2010 and has published a series of timelines in collaboration with illustrator Andy Forshaw covering history, nature, science, sport, Shakespeare and Magna Carta. Christopher is now in great demand as a lecturer and storyteller in schools, museums and at literary festivals throughout the UK and abroad. He divides his time between lecturing and writing.