A Visual History of Our World
A big visual introduction to the history of our world for children, young and old.
Travel through time with this cleverly illustrated 80-page journey of our planet’s culture and events, from the Big Bang to the iPod and into the future.
Take a trip across the timeline of world history, past dinosaurs, Vikings, Aztecs and spaceships, wars and disasters, artists, explorers and leaders, mythology, politics and inventions.
With a combination of facts, figures, infographics and fun illustrations, each double-page scene covers a period in history, showing key events and aspects of culture in all parts of the world. Every page includes talking points for young children and a chance for older children and adults to put their own political, cultural and historical knowledge to the test.
An accessible and fascinating timeline of historical events for children of every age.
Peter Goes lives in Belgium, where he works as a freelance illustrator. He has studied animation at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) and his other books include Timeline Science & Technology and Rivers.
Praise for Timeline
“Peter Goes’s stunning Timeline, with its ribbons of pitchblack winding through subtly-colored, deeply involving pages, perfectly lives up to Gecko Press’s avowed championing of work rich in language and illustration.”—The Guardian
“Hugely informative, hugely entertaining.”—The Financial Times
“An explosion of information in giant, annotated montages of imaginatively represented detail, from the Big Bang to Charlie Hebdo. Stylish, comical and serious, it deserves to be pored over.”—The Sunday Times, Best Books of the Year, 2015
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 6|
|Genre||Picture Books, Social Studies|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Browseable Nonfiction, 5KN: Expository Literature|
|Number of Pages||80|
“An inky swath of black bisects this gorgeous oversize volume, its shape transforming to create prehistoric seas, ancient monuments, and more. . . . ®eaders will be left with a powerful sense of how far we have come and how far we have to go.”―starred, Publishers Weekly
Author, Illustrator: Peter Goes
Peter Goes lives in Belgium where he works as a freelance illustrator. He has also worked as a stage manager and studied animation at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (KASK) in Ghent, Belgium.
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