In about 1980-81 I took a book out of my local library. It was a hardback, quite large and was a history timeline of the future. It had nice illustrations (on the cover and inside), not hand drawn as I remember but almost photographic (and glossy) in quality. I recall that in the future we'd have skin implants, though I can't remember why, and there would be a nuclear explosion in Rio. I'd love to get hold of the book again and see how things have worked out. Does anyone have any ideas what this book might be called please?
Probably Brian Stableford, The Third Millennium. A history of the world: AD 2000-3000. First published in 1985.
It may be History Of The Future. The cover was glossy with the earth inside a rose set against a space background? I cannot remember the author or publisher and have had no luck either