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Sunday 5 April 2020

Review: The Big History Timeline Wallbook

Jump from time period to time period with The Big History Timeline Wallbook.

This is a special book which comes in two parts.

Part one is a pull-out timeline and it's incredibly detailed. It's also two metres long when fully extended.

Starting with the 'big bang', it moves onto dinosaurs and the stone age, then through ancient history and the middle ages, to more modern times.

The years can be tracked along the bottom of the timeline, while hundreds of events from various civilisations can be followed across the full length and breadth of the 12 pull-out pages, with tiny pictures and labels.

A magnifier is provided in a special pocket on the inside cover, and is useful for exploring what's depicted.

Part two, 'The Wallbook Chronicle', is written in the style of a newspaper and tells the stories of some of the world's big events from throughout time.

The stories include the discovery of the Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an, the invention of steam engines called 'puffing devils' in Cornwall, and the 1969 moon landing.

In keeping with the newspaper format, the Chronicle includes letters to the editor, and advertisements. There's also a quiz to test your knowledge of history.

The Big History Timeline Wallbook is part of the What On Earth Timeline series. Other titles in the series focus on sports, nature, science, Shakespeare, and British history.

History buffs will be in their element with The Big History Timeline Wallbook.

Title: The Big History Timeline Wallbook
Author: Christopher Lloyd
Illustrator: Andy Forshaw
Publisher: Walker Books, $26.99
Publication Date: February 2020
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780993284786
For ages: 6+
Type: Junior Non-fiction