The ultimate visual guide to the events that shaped the world Discover history's significant events since 3000 BCE through a detailed and dynamic, book-long, timeline! Perfect for history buffs and trivia enthusiasts alike. See history's most decisive moments, as and when they happened, and where they all took place. Taking a chronological approach, History Year by Year explores the world's most momentous discoveries, ingenious inventions, and important events in the context of their time, wherever they occurred. Along the way you'll meet charismatic leaders, brutal dictators, influential thinkers, and innovative scientists from every corner of the globe. Follow in the steps of your human ancestors as they colonize the planet, develop tools, harness fire, and paint cave walls. Learn how their descendants established great civilizations, founded huge empires, domesticated animals, built pyramids, produced great art, authored epic poems, and ultimately even travelled into space. There are wars and rebellions, voyages of adventure and discovery, extraordinary developments in technology, and incredible sporting feats. Accessible to everyone, History Year by Year's combination of bite-sized information, eye-catching images, clear maps, and memorable stats will delight history lovers, and make an ideal gift for trivia buffs wanting facts at their fingertips.