The What on Earth? Wallbook of Natural History Mini Edition

Christopher Lloyd

Illustrated by Andy Forshaw

A mini edition of our unique guide to the history of life on Earth, with a special magnifier and quiz.

ISBN:
978 0 565 09309 9
Format:
Hardback
Price:
£6.99
Published:
September 2012
Size:
235 x 166 mm
Extent:
16 pp
Illustrations:
Over 1,000 colour pictures
Publisher:
Natural History Museum
Market:
5 +

Details

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, from the formation of the planet 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 subject together from asteroids to algae. Streams of colour represent key themes, including the land, sea and sky, and provide a backdrop to all the major events of natural history.

On the reverse side is a fantastic 100-question multiple choice quiz – the answers to which can all be found somewhere on the timeline. There is also a magnificent magnifier inside that allows readers to explore in a fun and engaging way.

See inside

Look inside this book to get an idea of its content.

The Mini Wallbook and its magnificent magnifier

The Mini Wallbook and its magnificent magnifier.

What on Earth? Wallbook of Natural History pages

The main timeline from the What on Earth? Wallbook of Natural History.

What on Earth? Wallbook of Natural History pages

A close-up of the start of the main timeline.

What on Earth? Wallbook of Natural History pages

A close-up of pages from the What on Earth? Wallbook of Natural History.

What on Earth? Wallbook of Natural History pages

A close-up of pages from the What on Earth? Wallbook of Natural History.

What on Earth? Wallbook of Natural History pages

A close-up of pages from the What on Earth? Wallbook of Natural History.

What on Earth? Wallbook of Natural History Mini Edition

On the reverse side is a multiple choice quiz.

About the author

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?

About the illustrator

Illustrator Andy Forshaw graduated in graphic design from St Martins College in London. He has worked on all three What on Earth? books and rose to the extraordinary challenge of drawing and colouring more than 1,000 original illustrations in less than three months.

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