- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: BBC Books (27 Sept. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 184990622X
- ISBN-13: 978-1849906227
- Product Dimensions: 26 x 22 x 5.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 783,308 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Doctor Who: A History of the Universe in 100 Objects (Limited Edition with T-Shirt)
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"Eloquently mixes the cohort of analytically intelligent with a humorous incredulity...Doctor Who: A History of the Universe in 100 Objects is...genius." (Matthew Walter Eye of Horus) --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
The history of the Doctor though 100 famous - and infamous - objects!See all Product Description
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I entered into an intimate - yes, reading it in bed over three nights - relationship with James Goss & Steven Tribe's 260-page eclectic collective of (seemingly) random items drawn from DOCTOR WHO 49-year old universe, and we never argued (never go to sleep without `making-up' after an argument, by the way, trust me, it could flare-up in the morning and shouting with morning breath is not pleasant. I digress) from start to finish.
Every chapter is like having Christmas Day such is the non-sequential surprise of the `object' and its relative narrative, and whilst the `object' choices are singular - categorised chronologically - there is a collaboration of insight by the authors that engages and entertains in equal measure.
`A Christmas Tree' juxtaposed with an Agatha Christie novel is joined by a humble `Hairdryer' and `Tegan Jovanka's Lipstick, followed by the archetypal DOCTOR WHO barrier-to-be-succumbed (`A Door') and loathed - in its juiced form - by the Sixth Doctor, `Carrots'. As you can see, there is neither rhyme nor reason to their selection, and there lies its strength.
Certainly, this is not another boring and earnest `encyclopaedia' and may be the first DOCTOR WHO `coffee-table book' that even the most casual of series viewers would not be embarrassed to have on display.Read more ›
This publication from BBC Books was released in 2012, just after the new series' seventh season episode 'Asylum of the Daleks' aired.Read more ›
Many kids may not be too enticed to open up "Children's Encyclopedia Volume 16" but I know for sure my nearly 9-yr old Dr-Who fan will be happily glancing through this book, looking at his favourite Daleks, K9, Cybermen... and learning loads about real history on the way. Because there is, just to take an example, 3 pages dedicated to gas masks, describing its use during the 2nd world war, explaining how they work and then listing when and how they appeared in Dr WHo.
The text is very informative but not written for kids really, too hard for them to take it all in. I do think though that my son's fascination with Dr Who is not just temporarily but that it may last for many years to come and this book may well teach him loads as he grows older.
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I bought this book for a friend of mine and when he opened his Christmas present and saw this book, he was very happy. Read morePublished on 26 Dec. 2013 by Virginie
This book was also bought as a birthday present to my son-in-law, who is a big fan of Dr WhoPublished on 8 Nov. 2013 by veepee
A fantastic book covering the world of DW, from his many enemies to allies, companions, places he has visited to the gadgets that he has used to help him win the battles agaisn't... Read morePublished on 17 May 2013 by Andrew50
This was a present for my son who loves the book, he has spent hours dipping into it and looking up facts. Read morePublished on 14 April 2013 by Joy Parry
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... Read morePublished on 11 April 2013 by kk