What on Earth

What on Earth? The Big History Timeline Wallbook Pocket Magnifier (Timeline Wallbooks)

What on Earth

What on Earth? The Big History Timeline Wallbook Pocket Magnifier (Timeline Wallbooks)


Product Code: WO002

Age: 3y+

3 in stock



This unique ‘big history’ wallbook includes a 2 metre-long fold-out timeline containing more than 1,000 pictures and captions that tell the story of the history of the world. The timeline is divided into 12 sections covering both natural history as well as the history of human civilisations in each of the world’s continents. Readers can easily compare what was happening across the world at any given moment in time. The Wallbook also includes more than 30 newspaper articles, a 50-question quiz and a pocket magnifier. Perfect for 6-14 year olds but equally fascinating for all curious adults.

Hardcover: 26 pages

ISBN: 9780993284786

Dimensions: 27 x 0.8 x 36 cm

Written by: Christopher Lloyd

Illustrated by: Andy Forshaw

About the author: Christopher 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? (Bloomsbury 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.


“A gripping re-telling of the most extraordinary story ever told” – The Independent

“Epic – this is history let out of the box” – The Daily Telegraph

“Astonishing – perfect for all the family” – The Sunday Times