Well, not quite everything. Even best selling author, Christopher Lloyd, realized there is only so much you can squeeze into 336 pages. I read this from cover to cover, but most sixth, seventh, and eighth graders will use the handy index to find what they need. It’s a great source to start research on topics that otherwise would have to be found in different books or web sites.
The history is divided into time periods. Chapter one begins the journey 13.8 billion years ago and the narrative continues all the way to 2018 in Chapter 15. The book even has a particularly helpful attached red ribbon book mark. Illustrations and photos add to the understanding of each event. You’ll get to know many of civilizations and the people who created them. Nature, technology, and inventions are also added to the mix. One thing for sure—our Earth has had too much conflict from natural ones to wars.
ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING is an absolute must for every middle school library. It can serve as a springboard for more learning on any topic. It might also inspire all of us to make our world an even better place in the future.
About the Author: Christopher Lloyd graduated with a double-first class degree in history from Cambridge University. He was Science Correspondent with The Sunday Times newspaper in London and is now a bestselling author of more than 15 books, including What on Earth Happened? The Complete Story of the Planet, Life and People from the Big Bang to the Present Day (Bloomsbury) and the Big History Timeline Wallbook series from What on Earth Books. A TEDx speaker, he is in great demand throughout the world at conferences, educational seminars, museums, festivals, and schools.
(I received a copy of ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING from the publisher in return for my honest review)
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