What on Earth Happened? ... In Brief: The Planet, Life and People from the Big Bang to the Present Day
How old is the universe? When did life on earth begin? What happened to the dinosaurs? How was the moon created? How did ancient Chinese science shape the modern world? How did Islam trigger globalization? Are humans really superior to other living things? And how can you fit the complete history of the planet into one pocket-sized book?
These are just some of the questions answered in Christopher Lloyd's acclaimed 13.7 billion year history - now in brief. In this thrill-ride across millennia and continents, the complete history of the planet comes to life: from the Earth's fiery birth to its near-obliteration in the Triassic period, and from the first signs of human life to the tentative future of a world with a burgeoning population and a global warming crisis. Covering a wide range of topics including astrophysics, zoology, and sociology, and complete with maps and illustrations, What on Earth Happened? ... In Brief is the endlessly entertaining story of the planet, life, and people.
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: What on Earth Happened?: The Complete Story of the Planet, Life, and People from the Big Bang to the Present DayUser Review - Sharina MS - Goodreads
interesting facts and anecdotes loaded in 416 pages! It gives the readers a whole overview on the history of the earth since Big Bang happened and all the subsequent events of the world. I like how ... Read full review
Review: What on Earth Happened?: The Complete Story of the Planet, Life, and People from the Big Bang to the Present DayUser Review - Goodreads
I learnt more about history from this book than from all my years in school. This book also provoked me into connecting the patterns of the past to today and seeing how things haven't much changed. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in how earth, life and society came to be. Read full review
Foreword to the Paperback Edition
The Age of Plants and Trees
The First Civilizations
Oriental War and Peace
Natives and the Americas
European Conquest and Revolt
Other editions - View all
What on Earth Happened? --in Brief: The Planet, Life and People from the Big ...
No preview available - 2009