UNUSED, BRAND NEW, NOT EX-LIBRARY, Illustrated Laminated Board, ISBN: 1851709843. A chronological panorama of scientific achievement from pre-history to the present day '...Living things first appeared on the Earth's surface 2, 625 million years ago. But the species homo sapiens, as we call human beings like ourselves, has only lived for about 50, 000 years. If you could squeeze the whole of Earth's lifetime into twenty-four hours, mankind would exist only for the last second___ '...Homo sapiens could do something that other animals could not. They could think and were curious, asking questions about themselves, life and the world around them The Wall Chart of Disovery and Invention tells of mankind's attempts to make life better for everyone...Mankind now possesses the knowledge to destroy or save our planet. We all hope that scientists will work for a safe future for the Earth___' From the introduction by Isaac Asimov Over 1, 300 text entries, each checked by experts Over 350 illustrations across ten colourful panels, including cutaway diagrams and maps Developments in thirteen major subject areas and in world history, compared against a timeline in a unique integrated design Glossary of important terms and keys to colour-coded bands Unfolds into a magnificent mural over 3 metres in length.