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Absolutely Everything! A History of Earth, Dinosaurs, Rulers, Robots and Other Things Too Numerous to Mention

Written by Christopher Lloyd

Illustrated by Andy Forshaw

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Absolutely Everything! A History of Earth, Dinosaurs, Rulers, Robots and Other Things Too Numerous to Mention Review

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Longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards 2020

This is a historical treasure-trove of information about, pretty much, everything and everywhere. It is almost impossible to put down, with fascinating stories tumbling over each other. Its crisp and clear writing plays well with the photographs and illustrations. It is destined to become a favourite for curious young minds.


Absolutely Everything! A History of Earth, Dinosaurs, Rulers, Robots and Other Things Too Numerous to Mention Synopsis

Embark on an entertaining journey across millennia and continents, and learn about absolutely everything including the creation of planet Earth, the age of dinosaurs, the rise of humans, the miserable medieval times, globalisation, wars, revolutions, technology - and much more. Find out the answers to many big questions about our planet, animals and the people inhabiting Earth. Engaging design, illustrations and photographs throughout bring to life the most remarkable true stories of all time.

Absolutely Everything! A History of Earth, Dinosaurs, Rulers, Robots and Other Things Too Numerous to Mention Press Reviews

A riveting mosaic of exciting true stories...I couldn't put it down! -- Deborah Heiligman, award-winning author 

Just gobbling up more of Absolutely Everything! What a fabulously engaging read. Non-fiction that rolls along like an adventure novel. It's a great book written with enormous vitality. Chris's enthusiasm shines through and is completely infectious. Love it! -- Nicola Davies, zoologist and children's author

From the Big Bang to yesterday's breakfast, this book of fun and discovery makes sense of it ALL. -- Martin Brown, co-author, Horrible Histories

I think Absolutely Everything is absolutely amazing. It manages to explain our entire world history in an informed, entertaining and truly accessible way. Children will love it - and adults too! -- Jacqueline Wilson

Absolutely wonderful! I wish they'd had books like this when I was young -- Anthony Horowitz

An incredible collection of all the facts you could POSSIBLY think of. This book would make the perfect gift for a budding historian for Christmas. - A Little But a Lot

Engaging, engrossing and incredible! A book to pore over and get lost in - for adults and children! - Library Girl and Book Boy

A real dip-into read which will appeal to the insatiably curious. - Book Murmuration

A winner, add it to your Christmas shopping list! - Read it, Daddy!

Absolutely INCREDIBLE... a book of beauty that will inspire a new generation. A time-travelling trek through Planet Earth as you've never seen it before. -

An incredible book from start to finish...will appeal to adults and children alike. - BooksforTopics Blog

Anyone who is curious, love history and learning will thoroughly love this book. - The Reading Zone

One perfect gict book! - Lancashire Evening Post

Everything a young reader could want from a book. - Evening Echo, Cork

Something for everybody, enough mini-disgusting factlets to tempt ten year olds to delve into our amazing history. - Irish Examiner

Informative and fun: my 10-year-old son loved it. - Country and Town House

An amazing book about the history of deserves to be kept forever. - Scoop Magazine

A sensational ride across Earth's history. - Science + Nature

This is a book to dip into, return to and one that will also inspire readers to discover more themselves. - Books for Keeps

Simply wonderful! An absorbing book with a superb approach to mankind's history. - Parents in Touch

Absolutely fascinating. I love the mixture of information, humour, photographs, illustrations and reflection. This creates a book that is fun and easy to read and accessibly informative...[It] can be enjoyed and appreciated by all the family. - Juno

From the Big Bang to computer technology, it tells, in simple, chatty sentences, a story that tries to account for as much as possible about our world. - Sunday Times Children's Books of the Year

Perfect for any child who wants to know about absolutely everything. - Telegraph Christmas Books 2018

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ISBN: 9781999802820
Publication date: 04/10/2018
Publisher: What on Earth Books an imprint of What on Earth Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781999802820
Publication date: 4th October 2018
Author: Christopher Lloyd
Illustrator: Andy Forshaw
Publisher: What on Earth Books an imprint of What on Earth Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 352 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: General Non-Fiction, History, Reference Books, Science
Collections: 85 Great Non-Fiction Books,

About Christopher Lloyd

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 ...

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