Isn’t it amazing that something as small as a diamond could cause such big
changes in the world? As you’ll see in this book, the discovery of diamonds
in South Africa made people move great distances. It caused huge new
developments in technology and changed the lives of many. This is just one
of the exciting topics you’ll cover this year. You’ll also study big battles and
what caused them. You’ll look at the world of transport and trade. You’ll even
find out how the weather works. This book is your guide to the past, the
present and the future. Open up and see your knowledge enriched.