A Short History of the World

A Short History of the World

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Baker & Taylor
Covering four million years of human development, traces the advance of technology and skills, the rise of major religions, and the influence of geography, and discusses the political and social impacts of these trends.

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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.

Book News
Covering a whopping 4,000,000 years of human development (history and pre-history), this book traces the advance of technology and skills, the rise of major religions, and the often limiting influence of geography. Of course the political and social impacts of these major trends are discussed, but so are their personal and the cultural implications. Blainey has taught at Harvard and the University of Melbourne. The book was originally published in 2000 by Viking (Ringwood, Vic.). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Natl Book Network
Here is a masterly account of the grand adventure of human history, brilliantly narrated by a distinguished historian.

Publisher: Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2002
ISBN: 9781566634212
1566634210
Branch Call Number: 909 B574s
Characteristics: xi, 464 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm

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