Disasters, Events and Moments that Changed the World explores the development and impacts of hundreds of the most important moments of our world. From the Big Bang over 20 million years ago, to the Decline of the Roman Empires the book runs through until the horrendous carnage of Hurricane Katrina. It includes all the momentous social events—The Salem Witch Hunt, The Cold War, the Battle of Trafalgar, the Titantic, the Battle of Britain, the Los Angeles Race Riots and the Collapse of Enron. Then there are the natural disasters—the Asian Tsunami of 2004, the Tungshan Earthquake and the Tropical Cyclone Tracy. This book features over 150 entries and hundreds of photographs to provide a fascinating overview of the momentous events in the history of the world.