A Short History of the World
WORLD HISTORY. The author also pays attention to empires and they areas they covered, noting that the size of the territory which one leader or state can rule has grown progressively larger. Touches on the trivial and the grand: on changes in diet and daily work and sport, on changing attitudes to the night sky, as well as on profound discoveries and mighty empires. This is the story of the world's people during the last four million years.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
A SHORT HISTORY OF THE WORLDUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
An unsatisfying attempt to pack the story of the human species into an attractively priced survey text.Blainey, retired professor of history at the University of Melbourne, apparently hasn't been ... Read full review