The Big History Timeline Posterbook

Introducing our amazing Big History Posterbook. Featuring hundreds of illustrations showcasing milestones from the extraordinary history of the world from the beginning of time to the present day on a 10-foot long laminated fold-out timeline.

The Wallbook Timeline Collection – Coming Soon!!

US-Box The Wallbook Timeline Collection is published on October 3rd 2017.

This three title series has been developed in association with the American Museum of Natural History and contains timelines that tell the story of the universe and life on earth through amazing 6-foot long timelines on Nature, Science and Big History. Each title contains more than 1,000 pictures and captions. Key moments from the timelines are also told in a series of more than 80 newspaper articles, with a selection of fun letters-to-the editor and quizzes.This beautiful encyclopaedia of knowledge is perfect for all curious people aged from 6 to infinity. Only 1,000 sets have been made so reserve your copy now!


What on Earth Publishing specializes in the art of telling stories through timelines.

We produce unique fold-out books that promote the joy of learning through natural curiosity. We also run inspirational workshops for schools, literary festivals, family events, home educators, colleges, universities and for teacher training.


Bridges or Walls?

See Episode 3 of Christopher Lloyd’s new video series on the History of Britain!

To celebrate the launch of the Wallbook Timeline of British History, in collaboration with the National Trust, Christopher Lloyd has filmed a series of 10 short videos charting the main forces that have shaped our island story from 60 million years ago to the present day. Join him for the Episode 3 on the story of walls – or see the whole series to date!

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Click here to see Episode 3


We have written 10 wonderful creative activities to be enjoyed by teachers, parents and kids. Download a FREE pre-release copy from our Activity Zone now and have a chance of winning £100 in our monthly activity competitions!


British History Prize Quiz

Test your knowledge with our 10 question What on Earth? / Sunday Times British History Quiz


Family Book Club

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New Wallbook launched!

Our sixth book in the series, and quite possibly the most detailed timeline of British History ever!

“The most innovative approach to non-fiction since Horrible Histories, the What On Earth? Wallbooks present information in a way guaranteed to inspire children’s curiosity and to stimulate real enthusiasm for learning.”

Lovereading4Kids – November 2015


Our Big History wallbook divides the world into geographical streams. Simply chose a date and you can see what was happening at any time in any part of the world.


For example if you take the date 1520 you will find that….


Find out more about our philosophy of why making narrative connections is a far more powerful way of learning than  splitting knowledge into discrete disconnected fragments.



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