Choose your own learning adventure with Curiositree, a new series of visually compelling information charts. Discover the myriad reasons why humans have become the most successful species on the planet in this fascinating complete visual history of mankind. Travel from our earliest beginnings to the modern day, and discover how our evolution is interconnected by following the arrows that link to charts on related topics throughout the book. Exploring the development of farming, the origins of writing, religion, trade, weapons and armor, the first cities, and the growth of technology in the modern age, this visual compendium of wonders from the mind of man is full of fascinating information for curious young readers.
About the Author
AMANDA WOOD began her career in illustration at the Natural History Museum in London, and went on to be the founding Editor and Publisher of Templar for more than 30 years. In her time there, she published and nurtured numerous Greenaway winners, and edited and wrote groundbreaking series such as The Ologies, which have sold over 19 million-copies worldwide. Today she writes and runs her own small press from her home in Surrey.
Mike Jolley has worked as an Art Director in children’s books for over 25 years. He also sells artwork made from found objects, under the name ‘Box 2’. It was during one of his many junk shop visits that the idea of using midcentury school information charts for Curiositree first took shape. He lives on a cliff overlooking the English Channel.
ANDRES LOZANO is an illustrator from Madrid, who currently lives in London. He lists his inspirations as nature, architecture, Franco-Belgian comics and film noir. His work is characterised by overlayed colors, textures and strong line work. He has worked with The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Sunday Times, and Anorak.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
"Curiositree: Human World" is a great book to introduce young readers about the revolution of human, from the ancient time to now. From the point of view of science and evolution, cultural, civilizations and inventions, this compact reference provides succinct explanations to readers about the history of human. For adults who grew up hating history and probably have forgotten most of the stuff they have learned in school, "Curiositree: Human World" would be a great choice for a quick review. The design of the book is in chart form hence readers could pick whatever topics interested them without feeling pressure to start reading from the beginning. Colorful graphics and rich text make this reference book a must-have. The amount of information could be too overwhelming for younger readers so I would say it's for middle school kids who enjoy history. The author definitely did an amazing job to put together thousand years of human history across different cultures together. It's a book full of useful information that resembles an encyclopedia about human history but not as dry as reading one. Academic, yes, but not as heavy and dull. "Curiositree: Human World" is definitely a quality book for curious young minds.