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The Nature Timeline Wallbook

Written by Christopher Lloyd, Patrick Skipworth
Illustrated by Andy Forshaw
Part of the Timeline Wallbooks Series

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RRP £12.99

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The most innovative approach to non-fiction since Horrible Histories, the What On Earth Wallbooks present information in a way guaranteed to inspire children’s curiosity and to stimulate real enthusiasm for learning. Each one contains a full-colour poster – 2 metres long – that illustrates the complete historical timeline of its subject. The Nature Timeline shows children the history of life on Earth, from the first signs of life 4 billion years ago to the start of the 21st century. By cross-sectioning time, the Wallchart gives children a comprehensive view of what is happening across the Earth as the centuries pass, in the oceans, and on the land. A separate timeline across the top illustrates the changes to Earth’s landmasses as the continents gradually form. Illustrations are accompanied by equally informative captions and there’s longer reading too in the form of spoof newspaper articles and letters to the editor. Billions of years of history at a glance! ~ Andrea Reece

These wallbooks are an amazing feat of publishing. The Nature Timeline shows the complete story of natural history in 1,000 species on a 2.4 metre-long timeline beginning with the formation of the Earth to the latest breakthroughs in evolutionary science. 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.

In addition to the Wallbook, The Nature Timeline also includes a Chronicle which features more than 30 newspaper stories and a quiz.

Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to the review by one of the Lovereading4kids editorial experts some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel members were also lucky enough to read and review this title. Click here to read their full reviews.

  • Adam & Mia Goodman, age 14 & 10 - 'It is jam-packed full of information, which is readable but also includes a magnifying glass, which is fun to use! We found this a fun and informative book, PACKED full of information.'
  • Toby Little, age 9 - 'The drawings are the best drawings ever! I’m going to read this in bed lots, because you’ll always find something new and interesting!'
  • Tomasz Hawryszczuk, age 11 - 'A fantastic book for learning about nature and the evolution of the animal species. Includes a brilliant wall chart and a magnifier as well as being a book. Highly recommend to everyone.'
  • Oliver Thorpe, age 10 - 'The Nature Timeline Wallbook is a fantastic book, with a two metre timeline, completely packed with snippets of information from the beginning of time...Books like this are the kind that inspire budding young scientists.'
  • Bella Rix-Clancy, age 9 - 'The Nature Timeline Wallbook has lots of information and is really really interesting.  I think I will look at it a lot.'
  • Zoe Basson, age 9 - 'The Nature Timeline Wallbook is a very useful source of information on the development of the universe.'
  • Alexander Bisland, age 11 - 'I recommend it to 11+ students as it has some complicated words in it but younger children might find useful facts and information that they can also use for projects and schoolwork.'

Synopsis

The Nature Timeline Wallbook by Christopher Lloyd, Patrick Skipworth

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.

A3 in size and comprising a remarkable 2m long, fully illustrated timeline, it can either be read like a book or unfolded and stuck on a wall.

The The Nature Timeline 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 adults of all ages. Created in partnership with experts at the The Natural History Museum.

You can see the Christopher Lloyd demonstrating his wallbooks in this video -

The What on Earth? Wallbook series includes -

The Shakespeare Timeline Wallbook

The Sports Timeline Wallbook

The Science Timeline Wallbook

The Big History Timeline Wallbook

The Nature Timeline Wallbook

The British History Timeline Wallbook

You can find out more about The What On Earth Wallbooks at whatonearthbooks.com

Reviews

Praise for the What on Earth? Timeline series:

"Epic - this is history let out of the box" The Daily Telegraph

"A truly epic undertaking, in terms of layout, typography, design and sheer scale of ambition" - Christopher Middleton, The Daily Telegraph

“I wanted to let you know how fascinated my four boys are with the Shakespeare wall chart. They love it! They are aged 10, 7 and twins aged 6, and have had no contact with Shakespeare at all up till now - but can sit with it on their laps and pour over the pictures for ages! Then they ask questions (inevitable - the gory stuff!). Helen Hughes (parent)

“Christopher Lloyd came to our school to give a talk and it was compulsory for me to go. I really dreaded it, and thought that it would be boring. However, to my pleasant surprise the talk was one of the most interesting talks I have ever listened to. It sparked in me a real interest in history and current events, so much so that I went home and got the What On Earth Happened Wallbook and the full book. I have chosen GCSE for history and will likely go on to study it at A-level. Thanks again for what you are doing and for inspiring me.” Aidan Bartholomew (14 years old)

About the Author

Christopher Lloyd, Patrick Skipworth

Christopher (pictured) 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.

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Hardback
26 pages

Author

Christopher Lloyd, Patrick Skipworth
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Publisher

What on Earth Publishing Ltd

Publication date

1st February 2017

ISBN

9780993284793

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