A perfect introduction to history for young and old, this illustrated journey through our worlds culture and events travels from the Big Bang to the iPod and into the future. This is a trip through time, past dinosaurs, Vikings, Aztecs and spaceships. It looks at wars and disasters; introduces artists, explorers and leaders; shows us living in castles, yurts and skyscrapers. And it does not neglect the imaginationhere too are dragons, mythical figures and TV characters, alongside world-changing inventions born from the imaginations of scientists and explorers. Each scene puts global events in perspective, in space and time.