What on Earth Happened?: The Complete Story of the Planet, Life and People from the Big Bang to the Present Day (Paperback)
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What on Earth Happened?: The Complete Story of the Planet, Life and People from the Big Bang to the Present Day (Paperback)

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Paperback 416 Pages / Published: 27/09/2012
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In What on Earth Happened?, Christopher Lloyd tells our story from the very beginning of time to the present day, taking giant narrative leaps across millennia and continents. Along the way, he explains exactly how Muslim conquest gave Spain its paella, how the Earth's collision with another young planet created the moon, how dragonflies the size of seagulls emerged out of the prehistoric waters, and how the Big Bang can be detected in your television. Accessible and endlessly entertaining, this massive book draws on disciplines as wide-ranging as astrophysics and anthropology and will appeal to experts, amateur enthusiasts and the simply curious alike. Completed by 250 colourful photographs, maps, historic paintings, engravings and specially commissioned illustrations, What on Earth Happened? takes an entertaining and informed sideways look at the last 13.7 billion years in the life of our universe. Do you know What on Earth Happened? Test your knowledge of the earth in a five minute quiz at www.whatonearthhappened.com

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408834831
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 1200 g
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
`Compelling ... remarkably far-reaching and even-handed' * Sunday Times *
`An ambitious history of the planet from the Big Bang to the present day' * Daily Telegraph Books of the Year *

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