From the distant past to the 21st century, here is a fresh look at the events that have brought us to the present day. National Geographic's 1000 Events That Shaped the World tells the history of the world in seven compelling chapters with entries numbered from 1 to 1000, dazzling illustrations, sidebars, and eyewitness accounts. A historical essay opens each chapter, with an illustrated time line summarizing the high points in that era. 1000 individually numbered entries give brief yet comprehensive accounts of pivotal events through thousands of years. Coloured page tabs and top of the page labels provide an easy way to locate material. 400 illustrations and 20 picture essays give visual highlights to key events, revealing such stunning imagery as Picasso's Guernica and the first computer graphic of an atom. 40 Connections sidebars give insight into how an event affects other events through time: from creation myths and prehistoric paintings to money making and skyscraper building 300 Footnotes add unique perspective on a pivotal event. (Did you know, for example, that St. Augustine, hailed as a founder of Western theology, was born in Algeria?). 50 first Person accounts make every reader an eyewitness to history through the actual words of Queen Elizabeth I, explorer Robert Peary, dictator Benito Mussoliini, Titanic survivor Eva Hart, civil rights great Rosa Parks, and many more.