A Very Short History of the World

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Penguin Books, Limited, 2004 - Civilization - 480 pages
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A Very Short History of the World is the story of the world's people during the last four million years. It begins before human beings moved out of Africa to explore and settle the other continents. It is a story of the inhabited world being pulled apart by this movement of people, and of it coming together again in recent centuries. Blainey recreates human experience in its astoundingly varied forms, describing human life at both its grandest and most domestic levels: covering both amazing discoveries and powerful empires, and also changes in diet, daily life work and sport. In A Very Short History of the World, Blainey takes his masterful account of human history and abridges it to make a compelling and hugely accessible work of history.

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User Review  - questbird - LibraryThing

An interesting overview of world history. Blainey almost, but not quite, avoids the view that European history is the most important. He claims that the 20th century is not the most important century ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bendick Ong - Goodreads

This is the second book i have recently on human history as a whole. My first was ehgombrich's a little history of the world which i read 2-3 years ago and was actually a very good read. And this is ... Read full review

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