Author(s): Peter Goes
A perfect introduction to history for young and old, this illustrated journey through our worlds 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 imaginationhere too are dragons, mythical figures and TV characters, alongside world-changing inventions born from the imaginations of scientists and explorers. Each scene puts global events in perspective, in space and time.
'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.' --Best Books of the Year, The Sunday Times (UK), December 2015
'Peter Goes’s stunning Timeline: A Visual History of Our World, with its ribbons of pitch black winding through subtly-coloured, deeply involving pages, perfectly lives up to Gecko Press’s avowed championing of work “rich in language and illustration”.' --The Guardian (UK), November 2015
I'm going to read Peter Goes's Timeline again and again until I know everything.' --Kim Hill, Saturday Mornings, Radio NZ National, November 2015
'For any child who learns through graphics or through pictures, this is a gift... I can't recommend it more highly.' --Kate De Goldi, Saturday Mornings, Radio NZ National, November 2015
'As much as you want to pore over each busy historical tableau, identifying mordant little characters and reading brief lines of text, you may want to rush forward to see what comes next ... The predominance of illustration may make this seem a book for younger readers, but the textual narrative refers to people and things—Mao’s Cultural Revolution, for example, or the Byzantines’ use of "Greek fire" in battle—without providing definitions, so Timeline may be most compelling for children over the age of 12.' --Wall Street Journal (US), January 2016