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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Review: A Very Short History Of The World

User Review  - Gina - Goodreads

Very good- enjoyed the main characters perspective and the language -it actually seemed as though Salinger was writing exactly as he thought. Easy read, good settings- thoroughly enjoyed! Read full review

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User Review  - Noodles - Goodreads

This book is very nicely written. It seems an almost impossible task - to condense the entire history of the world into one small book of less than 450 pages (not including the references and index ... Read full review

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