What line of work are you in? http://wifelovers.in.net/ wifelovers.com Surprised to find that no single book connecting natural and human history existed, I decided to have a go at writing one myself. What on Earth Happened? The Complete Story of the Planet, Life and People From the Big Bang to the Present Day was published by Bloomsbury in 2008. But 180,000 words of prose are never going to ensnare many young people. So, I wondered, how were big narratives told before people could read and write?