Cover image for Absolutely everything! : a history of Earth, dinosaurs, rulers, robots, and other things too numerous to mention / Christopher Lloyd.
Absolutely everything! : a history of Earth, dinosaurs, rulers, robots, and other things too numerous to mention / Christopher Lloyd.
Publication Information:
Tonbridge, Kent, United Kingdom : What on Earth Books, 2018.
Physical Description:
352 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Provides a comprehensive history of the world, from the time it formed until today, covering such topics as human evolution, dinosaurs, medieval times, and global warming.


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909 LLO Book Junior Collection

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Winner of a Parents' Choice Silver Award 2018

Discover how science, nature and history connect in this fast-paced, entertaining and incredibly informative history of the world, from the beginning of time to the present day.

How was our universe made from a tiny speck of energy? Where did the first trees, plants, animals and humans come from? What happened to the dinosaurs? What was so miserable about medieval times? How were railroads and electricity invented? What are the perils of global warming?

From the Neanderthals to the Wright Brothers, from the Silk Trade to the Industrial Revolution, from dinosaurs to plastic, embark on an entertaining journey across millennia and continents. With photos, illustrations, timelines and maps in every chapter, there is no better way to understand the earth's entire history than with this captivating book by Christopher Lloyd, author of the bestselling What on Earth Happened .

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Publisher's Weekly Review

This ambitious volume chronicles life on Earth as we know it, beginning with the big bang. Chronologically, Lloyd covers dinosaurs, the birth of modern humans, ancient civilizations, classical empires, the industrial revolution, and both world wars. Timelines, illustrations, photographs, charts, maps, and other infographics supply a welcome visual element. A final chapter discusses landmark modern events (including the U.N.'s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Neil Armstrong's landing on the moon, and the arrival of the first personal computer). Readers will garner a basic understanding of the scope of geological time, the progression of human civilization, and (although the content skews somewhat toward the Western world) defining historical moments, while the brief presentation is just enough to spark readers' interest in learning more. Ages 9-12. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.