Absolutely Everything!

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

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Longlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2019

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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 184 x 248 x 35mm | 1,028g
  • Tonbridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Full-colour illustrations and photography throughout
  • 1999802829
  • 9781999802820
  • 31,986

Table of contents

1. Nothing to Something: The beginning of the universe, life and everything
2. Land Ahoy!: Creatures wriggle out of the seas and forests cover the land
3. Dinosaurs: Terrible lizards and what comes after
4. Hands Free: Some apes walk on two feet
5. You and Me: How a single species of humans, Homo sapiens, became the last on Earth
6. Civilisation Begins: Writing kicks off a new era
7. Meanwhile, in Asia: More powerful civilisations thrive
8. Rise and Fall: Classical empires come and go
9. Meanwhile, in the Americas: More empires rise and fall
10. Invention Connection: Powerful ideas emerge in the Muslim world and East Asia
11. Medieval Misery: Christian Europe struggles following the collapse of the Roman Empire
12. Going Global: European explorers race to conquer a 'New World'
13. Revolutions All Around: Science, freedom and robots
14. World at War: When everyone started fighting everyone else
15. To Be Continued...: The shaping of the world we know and what might come next
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Review quote

"A winner, add it to your Christmas shopping list!" - Read it, Daddy! "A real dip-into read which will appeal to the insatiably curious." - Book Murmuration "It's a comprehensive volume of wonder." - Geek Dad "Anyone who is curious, love history and learning will thoroughly love this book." - The Reading Zone "Engaging, engrossing and incredible! A book to pore over and get lost in - for adults and children!" - Library Girl and Book Boy "Everything a young reader could want from a book." - Evening Echo, Cork "One perfect gift book!" - Lancashire Evening Post "Something for everybody, enough mini-disgusting factlets to tempt ten year olds to delve into our amazing history." - Irish Examiner "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 "Simply wonderful! An absorbing book with a superb approach to mankind's history." - Parents in Touch "Anamazing book about the history of everything...it deserves to be kept forever." Scoop magazine "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 "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 " Informative and fun: my 10-year-old son loved it." - Country and Town House "An incredible book from start to finish...will appeal to adults and children alike." - BooksforTopics Blog "It's
a great book written with enormous vitality. Chris's enthusiasm shines through
and is completely infectious." - Nicola Davies "Perfect for any child who wants to know about absolutely everything." - Telegraph Christmas Books 2018 "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 "Just gobbling up more of Absolutely Everything! What a fabulously engaging read. Non-fiction that rolls along like an adventure novel. Love it!" - Nicola Davies, zoologist and children's author "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 "A riveting
mosaic of exciting true stories... I couldn't put it down!" - Deborah Heiligman, award-winning author of Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers "Absolutely wonderful! I wish they'd had books like this when I was young..." - Anthony Horowitz "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
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About Christopher Lloyd

Bestselling author Christopher Lloyd began his career as a journalist with the Sunday Times newspaper. Then, while camping with his family, he had a critical realisation: even with a 1st class degree in history from Cambridge University and experience as a science writer, there was so much about the world he didn't know. So, he set out to write books that zoom out and tell the big stories, opening readers' eyes to how seemingly unrelated events fit together and showing them multiple perspectives on the world, all in highly engaging prose and matched with lively illustration and photography. Now, with several books in print, including the bestselling What on Earth Happened? and Absolutely Everything, Chris divides his time between writing books and delivering lectures and workshops to schools, literary festivals, and a wide range of other venues around the world. He lives in Tonbridge, Kent, UK, with his wife and two adorable terriers.

Andy Forshaw graduated in graphic design and illustration from London's Central Saint Martins college, and has worked on numerous online and publishing projects. Since 2010, Andy has created more than 5,000 illustrations for children's books. When not illustrating, Andy can be found exploring the countryside on his bike.
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Rating details

29 ratings
4.44 out of 5 stars
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4 14% (4)
3 10% (3)
2 7% (2)
1 0% (0)
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