A History of the Universe in 100 Objects
 

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By:James Goss & Steve Tribe
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Editions:  UK (hardback) | US (paperback)
Note:Two variant editions exist, both with the same ISBN and contents: the original hardback with a dustjacket, then a separate edition available in UK retailer The Works in 2013, with a laminated cover instead — the only other difference is that the cover no longer has a "BBC Books" logo. As the newer edition has identical contents and ISBN, I have not listed it separately here.

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Edition: UK (hardback)
Released:  September 2012
Publisher:  BBC Books
ISBN:978-1-84990-481-0
Format: hardback
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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 human 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 illustrated guides to invisible creatures, the secret origins of the internet, and how to speak Mechonoid.

A History of the Universe in 100 Objects is an indispensible guide to the most important items that have ever existed, or that are yet to exist.

James Goss has written three Torchwood novels, a Doctor Who novel, and two radio plays, as well as a Being Human book. His Doctor Who audiobook Dead Air won Best Audiobook 2010. James also spent seven years working on the BBC's official Doctor Who website and co-wrote the website for Torchwood Series One. His books Dead of Winter and First Born were both nominated for the 2012 British Fantasy Society Awards.

Steve Tribe is the author of the Doctor Who books The Time Traveller's Almanac, Companions and Allies and The TARDIS Handbook, and of the audiobook Doctor Who: The Essential Companion. He has edited over a hundred Doctor Who, Torchwood, Being Human and Sherlock books, and co-wrote The Dalek Handbook with James Goss.

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Edition: US (paperback)
Released:  May 2016
Publisher:  BBC Books
ISBN:978-1-78594-048-4
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