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A History of the Universe in 100 Objects was a reference book by James Goss and Steve Tribe. It gaves a sideways look at nearly fifty years of Doctor Who, from "An Unearthly Child" airing in 1963 to The Big Bang in 2010.

Publisher's summary Edit

Every object tells a story. From ancient urns and medieval flasks to sonic screwdrivers and glass Daleks these 100 objects tell the story of the entire universe and the most important man in it: the Doctor. Each item has a unique tale of its own, whether it's a fob watch at the onset of the Great War or a carrot growing on the first colony on Mars. Taken together, they tell of empires rising and falling. wars won and lost, and planets destroyed and reborn. Within these pages lie hidden histories of Time Lords and Daleks, the legend of the Loch Ness Monster, the plot to steal the Mona Lisa and the story of Shakespeare's lost play. You'll find ilustrated guides to invisible creatures the secret origins of the internet, and how to speak Mechanoid. A History of the Universe in 100 Objects is an indispensible guide to the most important items that have ever existed, or that have yet to exist.

Contents Edit

One hundred objects, are fully illustrated and are each given their own feature over two or three pages (except 'carrots' which only manages a single page), and their significance and connections to the Doctor Who universe are examined with accompanying boxed in-features and lists.

Notable features Edit

  • Lavishly illustrated throughoutwith photographs and original illustrations provided by Peter McKinstry
  • This BBC title was a hardbound book with a foil laminated dust jacket and priced £20 (UK)