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A concise consultant to all issues historic, this compendium addresses humans, occasions, and occasions in a wide-ranging and entire demeanour, complemented through worthwhile illustrations and a chronology of significant occasions. a number of the history-making occasions comprise the election of George W. Bush, the terrorist assaults of September eleven, 2001, and wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; incredible photographs from probes in outer area, scientific advances and debate, and plenty of new medical discoveries in the world; a devastating earthquake in Iran and the lethal tsunami in Asia; the downfall of Enron and the comeback of Apple, in addition to the dot-com bubble burst. starting with a bit on old eras, this renowned reference resource tracks historical past and organizes info in thirteen particular topic sections, starting from politics and battle to technology and faith. It tackles exploration and cost, technological advances, felony fireworks, monetary and company occasions, social activities, traditional and man-made failures, drugs and affliction, and artwork and tradition. This source is the suitable fingertip, time-traveling advisor in the course of the pages of historical past.
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