An indispensable history reference series for children aged 8+, clearly organised and expertly written, to provide a lasting library of information and enjoyment. Each volume covers a different period in history, ranging from the earliest settlement of the world, right up to the beginning ofthe new millennium. How did the French Revolution start? How did industialisation spread in Europe? What and where was the Boxer Rebellion? The Modern World answers all these questions and more, bringing the events of the past vividly to life. * Lively narrative text from a top author of history books for children * Gloriously illustrated in full colour * An illustrated Timeline showing fascinating comparisons between the world's regions, at a glance * An illustrated Who's Who highlights the key people of the period * Comprehensive Glossary and Index giving helpful support. Neil Grant is an experienced children's history writer. His previous titles include "The Great Atlas of Discovery" (DK), "The Children's Concise History Encyclopedia" (World) and "Journey Through History" (Hamlyn).