TIME MACHINE by Bernard Walton (BBC Books, £20): Ever since HG Wells dreamed up his famous time machine, humans have been intrigued by the idea of time travel.

Bernard Walton, creator and producer of the BBC TV series, Time Machine, takes us on a fascinating journey back in time to explore the unique aspects of our planet. He brings to life the fast, dramatic events, and slow but forceful shifts that have shaped the world we know today. Turning centuries into seconds, we see how continents broke apart and collided to create the familiar mountain ranges like the Himalayas and cracks in the earth, such as the Great Rift Valley in Africa. Stunning photographs and time-lapse images reinforce the drama of our ever-changing world.

Published: 25/01/2005