Its central theme, in accordance with the requirements of the syllabus, is the exploration of various types of change from the time of the geographical discoveries to the age of revolutions. As in Focus on the Past 1 students are constantly encouraged to use a wide variety of evidence to find out what life was like in earlier times. The book is lavishly illustrated with full colour pictures, maps, charts and reconstructions. Within each chapter, 'Test Your Knowledge' questions assess the student's comprehension. At the end of each chapter a Review of the main points provides a useful means of revision. The full course for Higher and Ordinary Level students is covered. See also Focus on the Past One Volume Revised Edition.