This book looks back on the age that has brought us space travel, television and nuclear power. From the Boxer Rebellion to the beat Generation, from colonialism to the collapse of communism, it explores the developments which have helped to shape the modern world.
This is not only an entertaining introduction to the era, but also a valuable source of reference that provides an historical background to today's news. The events behind the changing map of Europe, the problems in the Middle East and the break-up of the USSR are all revealed and explained. The title includes biographies of world leaders, a wide-ranging date chart and sections on science, technology and culture. Its comprehensive index puts facts at your fingertips, while photographs, illustrations and maps bring the times to life.
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