The author is an executive producer with the BBC Natural History Unit based in Bristol. He has published over 100 books on wildlife, science and travel.
This large-format, highly illustrated book guides readers through the key aspects of the human story, from the anatomical changes that allowed us to walk upright and increased brain size in our ancestors, to the social, cultural and economic developments of our more recent cousins and our own species. Along the way, focus spreads take a closer look at some of the key species in our history, from the ancient Australopithecus Afarensis, ‘Lucy’, to our recent cousins the Neanderthals and ourselves, Homo sapiens.
This is a quality non-fiction children’s title, excellent both for school and home libraries. It would also make a fine gift for any curious child aged 6 – 10.