Events that Changed the World is a compilation of the most serious and memorable events that have occurred since the year 1900. Explorers take us to the top of Mount Everest, the North and South Poles, inside tombs and the distant reaches of our planet. Scientists reveal new developments including the structure of the atom, DNA and the polio vaccine. Inventors introduce us to flight, air conditioning, the computer, the transistor radio, the microwave and television. Over the past 100 years, war and terrorism have dominated the world's affairs. We include the events of recent times including 9/11 and the Madrid bombings, the Bali bombings and the new plague of suicide bombings. World War II was pivotal in shaping the world. We have witnessed many disasters including the sinking of the Titanic, the Exxon Valdez oil catastrophe, deaths in space, nuclear accidents and the introduction of AIDS and the Ebola virus. These are just some of the chapters that are included in Events that Changed the World. A memorable experience that will change the way you view our world.