With quirky illustrations and fun, informative text, this book takes a look at the key events, from battles and revolutions to curious coincidences and unfortunate accidents from the past that have helped shape our present. Divided into five chapters: Momentous Moments; Battling It Out; Weird or What?; Nasty Nature; and The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Major moments that have changed the course of history are showcased together with minor incidents to give full context to each event. From the Gold Rush to the moon landing, and the Great Fire of London to the sinking of the Titanic, this book is perfect for book reports, school projects, or anytime reading to satisfy and educate curious minds. Hardcover with full color, engaging graphics.