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Absolutely Everything! By Christopher Lloyd

Absolutely Everything! by Christopher Lloyd

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The most remarkable true stories of all time brought vividly to life in this history of absolutely everything!

Absolutely Everything! Summary

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

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! Reviews

"Absolutely Everything is groundbreaking because it uses a wider historical context and synthesis as a starting point. Children can read about the Vikings, but also see what was going on in the Islamic empire, as well as finding out what the Carolingians and Charlemagne were up to. This book offers far more than just facts and knowledge to be absorbed and invites the child reader to think, make connections, and see history in a wider context. This makes it uniquely useful as a primary and early secondary resource".

[...] Absolutely Everything is an ambitious concept and a stunningly realised achievement. I can't wait to see Absolutely Everything Else - the sequel that promises to cover even more in an 'entirely different way'. I would highly recommend this for children aged 10-13, Year 6, 7 and 8 classrooms, and school libraries in Key Stages 2 and 3."

* The Schools Reading List *

"Perfect for any child who wants to know about absolutely everything."

* Telegraph Christmas Books 2018 *

"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 *

"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 *

"Simply wonderful! An absorbing book with a superb approach to mankind's history."

* Parents in Touch *

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

* Books for Keeps *

"A sensational ride across Earth's history."

* Science + Nature *

"An amazing book about the history of deserves to be kept forever."

* Scoop Magazine *

"Informative and fun: my 10-year-old son loved it."

* Country and Town House *

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

* Irish Examiner *

"Everything a young reader could want from a book."

* Evening Echo, Cork *

"One perfect gict book!"

* Lancashire Evening Post *

"Anyone who is curious, love history and learning will thoroughly love this book."

* The Reading Zone *

"An incredible book from start to finish...will appeal to adults and children alike."

* BooksforTopics Blog *

"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."

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"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 *

"Engaging, engrossing and incredible! A book to pore over and get lost in - for adults and children!"

* Library Girl and Book Boy *

"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 *

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

"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. 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

"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

About Christopher Lloyd

Christopher Lloyd began his career as a journalist with the Sunday Times newspaper. Then, one day, he had a 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 showed how seemingly unrelated events fit together. And so, Chris created the now bestselling Absolutely Everything!. A book that uses engaging prose and lively illustration and photography, to give diverse perspectives on the world. Chris now divides his time between writing inspiring books and delivering workshops to curious kids. He lives in Tonbridge, Kent, 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. He lives in London.

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

Additional information

Absolutely Everything!: A History of Earth, Dinosaurs, Rulers, Robots and Other Things Too Numerous to Mention by Christopher Lloyd
Used - Very Good
What on Earth Publishing Ltd
Short-listed for Teach Primary Book Awards 2019
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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