About Dr Garry's Charts and Timelines
Hi there. I'm Garry Stevens. For no other reason than I thought it may be useful, I have assembled here a collection of pdf charts and timelines covering topics in science and history, suitable as teaching resources for all ages. The charts available will be expanded, updated and improved regularly. They are free for you to download and use.
These charts and timelines may be of interest to:
- people interested in evolution and biology
- those with an interest in history
- those looking for teaching resources.
Get them now for free before my publisher makes me sign a contract and forces me to take money for them.
If you download my free charts and find them unsatisfactory, I guarantee to repay you every single penny you sent to me.
Other teaching resources
Professional-quality poster-size charts
My professional-quality charts are single-page poster-size: either A1 size (US equivalent: 24×36″) or A0 size (US equivalent: 48×36″, really big) size. You can print these on to any paper size that your pdf reader supports, using the Shrink to Fit option, but really, they only work at full-size. If you like them, why not run down to your local print shop, such as Fedex, and have them run off a copy? It's not expensive.
The Timeline of the Republic of Rome (A1). This timeline shows all the major wars that defined the republic, all the major characters, and provides an extensive commentary. An ancient history teaching resource, suitable for high school through graduate studies.
The Timeline of the Roman emperors (A1). The best timeline available of the Roman emperors, with portraits and extensive commentary. Another excellent ancient history teaching resource, also suitable for high school through graduate studies.
The Christian Liturgical Calendar (A1). A Christian calendar suitable for Catholics, Anglicans and Lutherans. Since the Christian religious year varies according to the date of Easter, I've used the year 1999/2000 as an exemplification.
The Timeline of Early Christianity (A1). A timeline with all the Church Fathers, showing how Christian doctrine developed over 700 years, with a detailed commentary on Christian heresies. Intended for all Christians and those with an interest in Christianity.
The Tree of Life: Every Creature that has Ever Lived (A1). A timetree using the latest data available (as of 2013) to construct a single chart showing the unity of all life on earth.
Our New Understanding of the Old Testament (A1). A timechart and timeline of the history of Israel through Old Testament times to the destruction of the Second Temple, incorporating the latest in modern scholarship.
Informative but not pretty poster-size charts
These charts are informative but not pretty. I'm working on them.
- The Tree of Life: Vertebrates (A0).
Informative but ugly charts
My older charts are works in progress: multi-page files, suitable for printing on two or more A4 pages. You have to print out the A4 sheets and stick them together. Sorry about that. For those using US paper sizes, just check the Shrink to Fit box on your pdf reader.
Here we have a few evolutionary tree of life charts. I became interested in phylogenetics and biology a few years ago, and for my own interest decided to make a few trees-of-life, just to keep clear in my own head the current state of biological thinking from the Eucarya to the Primata.
I am not a biologist, just an interested spectator, so I claim no authority for these charts. I've picked up bits and pieces from Paleos; that immensely unreliable source, the Wikipedia; and stuff from Thomas Cavalier-Smith's work.