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The Story of the World in 100 Species


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The brand new, eye-catching paperback edition of What on Earth Evolved? - this is a radical look at the story of life on Earth, seen through the prism of the living things that have had the greatest impacts on the planet, other life and people

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Christopher Lloyd read history at Cambridge, where he graduated with a double-first, before becoming technology correspondent for the Sunday Times. In 1994 he won the Texaco award for the Science Journalist of the Year. After leaving journalism, he ran a number of internet and educational publishing businesses. In 2006 he decided to home-school his two daughters, and the inspiration to write his first book, What On Earth Happened?, published in 2008, came during a four-month tour of Europe with his family. / @wallbook


"Lloyd shares the history of each of his entrants with casual enthusiasm and a sense of wonder, in articles that stand alone well for readers interested in browsing and which together give a sense of biodiversity as a source of joy." - Publishers Weekly"A truly comprehensive story of our planet that's both enjoyable and eye opening." --Mother Nature Network on WHAT ON EARTH HAPPENED?"A gripping re-telling of the most extraordinary story ever told." --Independent on WHAT ON EARTH HAPPENED?"An ambitious history of the planet from the Big Bang to the present day." --Daily Telegraph, "Books of the Year" on WHAT ON EARTH HAPPENED?"Compelling . . . remarkably far-reaching and even-handed." --Sunday Times on WHAT ON EARTH HAPPENED?"In this eloquent and richly illustrated volume, Lloyd, who also authored the planetary history What on Earth Happened?, compiles a veritable who's who of organisms that he contends are the 100 most important species or groups in the planet's history." --Science News on WHAT ON EARTH EVOLVED?

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