This is a fantastic new edition of this bright and lively encyclopedia, introducing young readers to the wonders of the past. Filled with historical information from the first people, farmers, cities and civilisations all the way to the World Wars and the modern day, this book answers such questions as 'What were the pyramids for?'; 'Who lived in the Forbidden City?'; and, 'When was the World Wide Web invented?'. Simple text, amazing photographs, detailed illustrations and a selection of exciting recommended websites make the subject easy to understand.