The What on Earth? Wallbook of Natural History: From the Dawn of Life to the Present Day (Hardcover)

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By Christopher Lloyd, Andy Forshaw (Illustrator)
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Curious kids will love this oversized picture history book of Earth that can fold out into a mural to hang on your wall. In rich colors– from single cell creatures of life to modern man– this book is a treasure trove of information beautifully presented. (Marilyn)


The versatile mini edition is just like the larger, critically acclaimed original edition but it fits snugly into the palm of a hand, and includes a multiple choice quiz in back and a handheld magnifier

With more than 1,000 illustrations, thisremarkable booktells the complete story of natural history from the formation of the Earth to the latest breakthroughs in evolutionary science. On one side the 4.5 billion year timeline presents a unique illustrated guide to the past, cleverly linking subjects together from asteroids to algae. Streams of color represent key themes, including land, sea, and sky, and provide a backdrop to all the major events of natural history. On the reverse side a second timeline identifies the people behind the science and highlights key moments in the understanding of natural science from Aristotle to the present day. Perfect for younger readers but also relevant to all ages, this comprehensive, accessible, and versatile wallbook is the first ever attempt to illustrate the entire history of nature and natural science on a single piece of paper. This postcard-sized editionalso containsa new mind-boggling 100-question multiple choice quiz on the back the answers can all be found somewhere on the timeline.

About the Author

Christopher Lloyd is the former technology correspondent for the "Sunday Times," and the author of "What on Earth Evolved?" and "What on Earth Happened?" Andy Forshawillustrated all of the What on Earth? books."
Product Details
ISBN: 9780565093099
ISBN-10: 0565093096
Publisher: Natural History Museum
Publication Date: September 2013
Pages: 16
Language: English