Short History of the World

ISBN-10: 1566635071

ISBN-13: 9781566635073

Edition: 2002 (Reprint)

Authors: Geoffrey Blainey

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A superb history of the world's people during the last four million years, beginning before the human race moved out of Africa to explore and settle the other continents. Mr. Blainey explores the development of technology and skills, the rise of major religions, and the role of geography, considering both the larger patterns and the individual nature of history. A delightful read, gracefully written, and full of odd and interesting pieces of information as well as thoughtful comparisons that span both time and space. --William L. O'Neill
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee Publisher
Publication date: 3/8/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

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Preface
From Africa
When the seas were rising
The first green revolution
The dome of night
Cities of the valleys
Amazing sea
Lord of the Yellow, King of the Ganges
The rise of Rome
Israel and the anointed one
After Christ
The sign of the crescent
The wild geese cross the mountains
Towards Polynesia
Signpost
The Mongols
The perils of climate and disease
New messengers
Birdcage
The Inca and the Andes
Reformation
Voyage to India
The New World bears gifts
The glass eye of science
Dethroning the harvest
The fall of a pack of cards
Beyond the Sahara
Noble steam
Will all be equal?
A globe unwrapped
The world wars
The bomb and the moon
No fruits, no birds
Epilogue
Selected sources
Index
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