This book provides unique insight into the milestones and events that have shaped our world over the last 1,000 years. Packed with key political, social and cultural developments, it charts the march of civilization through time in a beautifully illustrated sequence of world events. Subjects as diverse as architecture, celebrations and the arts sit alongside crime, disaster and war, enabling the reader to follow what was happening when, throughout modern history. The chronological approach makes looking up and finding out simple. Charts and tables of unique comparisons and data, such as world population, provide at-a-glance reference. Anecdotes provide lighthearted information and trivia and quizzes amuse and entertain. Special feature pages highlight important periods, events and inventions. With the year 2000 fast approaching, this compelling book is the perfecto memento with which to mark the millenium.Ash, Russell is the author of 'Fantastic Millennium Facts', published 1999 under ISBN 9781552094419 and ISBN 1552094413.