Timeline A Visual History of Our World 1 MOBI î

A perfect introduction to history for young and old this illustrated journey through our world's culture and events travels from the Big Bang to the iPod and into the future This is a trip through time past dinosaurs Vikings Aztecs and spaceships It looks at wars and disasters introduces artists explorers and leaders shows us living in castles yurts and skyscrapers And it does not neglect the imagination here too are dragons mythical figures and TV characters alongside world changing inventions borne from the imaginations of scientists and explorers Each scene puts global events in perspective in space and time For adults and older children these detailed images reward a close study to test your own knowledge of political cultural and historical events For young children each spread provides a slew of talking points with the world's stories concisely representedA perfect introduction to history for young and old this illustrated journey through our world's culture and events travels from the Big Bang to the iPod and into the future This is a trip through time past dinosaurs Vikings Aztecs and spaceships It looks at wars and disasters introduces artists explorers and leaders shows us living in castles yurts and skyscrapers And it does not neglect the imagination here too are dragons mythical figures and TV characters alongside world changing inventions borne from the imaginations of scientists and explorers Each scene puts global events in perspective in space and time For adults and older children these detailed images reward a close study to test your own knowledge of political cultural and historical events For young children each spread provides a slew of talking points with the world's stories concisely representedA perfect introduction to history for young and old this illustrated journey through our world's culture and events travels from the Big Bang to the iPod and into the future This is a trip through time past dinosaurs Vikings Aztecs and spaceships It looks at wars and disasters introduces artists explorers and leaders shows us living in castles yurts and skyscrapers And it does not neglect the imagination here too are dragons mythical figures and TV characters alongside world changing inventions borne from the imaginations of scientists and explorers Each scene puts global events in perspective in space and time For adults and older children these detailed images reward a close study to test your own knowledge of political cultural and historical events For young children each spread provides a slew of talking points with the world's stories concisely represented


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  1. says:

    I came across this book just by accident while looking for other children's history books I am not sure why I haven't seen it in shops newspapers best books lists or why it hasn't been given of a publicity platform as it is simply magnificent To say it is beautifully drawn and coloured is an understatement it flows visually like time itself like a black river across the pages from beginning to end from the beginning of first life forms to the 2010s It is amazing how different one chunk of history on that black time river may look and feel from another yet all consistent in graphic style and how instantly immersed and transported to that time place mindset you feel Some double spreads look immediately very turbulent whereas others have a ethereal feel but nevertheless movement is everywhere as befits a creation about time and its ever changing byprodutsPeter Goes' style is somehow drained of colour using mainly black ink on sepia ish or grey ish backgrounds but each double spread has a unique colour tone and aspects that render them quite unique and relevant to the world and era rendered The effect is both subtle and suprising breathtaking The whole book is packed with visual detail yet as all of history is or less being covered here text is like a trigger or a shortcut into reading elsewhere and further interest in the subject Which is a good thing both for children reading about certain historic events for the first time or for those of us that have long forgotten stuff learned at school Hidden in the plethora of facts and images you will find funny detail and anecdotes the curious the glorious and immortal in humankind but also its darkest deeds forever populating that black river of History 911 and Charlie Hebdo are included in the bookBuy it Read it Learn and remember Here are the dreams and nightmares that make usVery jealous that it wasn't me who created this wonderful book