A thought-provoking way of looking at world history and our place within it.
About 10,000 years ago marks a major turning point in the history of life on Earth for humankind as people settled down and built towns and cities. Importantly, during this period, they began to record their activities and achievements.
But 10,000 years ago is difficult to imagine – what if our calendar were condensed into just 100 days, where each day equals 100 years? How many days ago were the first cities built? When did the population explosion happen? When did we decide to write things down and when did books appear? Did writing change the way we share ideas?
When was the wheel invented and was it used for transport? How did this simple tool transform the way we live? How have clothes changed and have they changed for the better? Has the way we treat ailments changed much?
This book asks questions big and small, leaving readers wondering if all the changes have been for the better, and what does it mean for our future.
Aaron Cushley is an illustrator from Belfast in Northern Ireland. He loves drawing and creating work that fuels his curiosity and adventurous side. Most of his work has been influenced by experiences and the world around him. When he\'s not out walking his dog he\'s scribbling down sketches of thoughts and images that come to mind.Jackie McCann has worked in children\'s publishing for many years and is an experienced writer and editor. Jackie loves working on a broad range of books – devising fun books for babies, novelty pop-ups, and beautifully illustrated non-fiction for older children.
Reviews for If the World Were 100 People -
”'Budding mathematicians, economists, sociologists, and ecologists will all find something useful in this percentage-based look at human life on Earth.” - Kirkus Reviews
”'An up-to-date invitation to think about important issues we are facing right now […] This is a terrific find for social studies teachers who want to promote inquiry and active citizenship.” - Myra Zarnowski, City Univ. of New York, School Library Journal
”'This visually engaging nonfiction picture book […is] an informative, appealing primer on societal data.” - US Publishers Weekly