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A Very Short History of the World (edition 2004)

by Geoffrey Blainey (Author)

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Title:A Very Short History of the World
Authors:Geoffrey Blainey (Author)
Info:Gardners Books (2004), 496 pages
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  adsicuidade | Sep 8, 2018 |
I surely am not an expert historian. Maybe if I was one I would have commented negatively as others have done. Instead, I have enjoyed this book very much. It guides through century of history without becoming heavy and allowing you to follow connections. ( )
  ferrarini_luca | Dec 6, 2016 |
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A história da humanidade desde os seus primórdios até os dias atuais é descrita neste livro por Geoffrey Blainey de forma bastante didática. Sendo um dos historiadores mais aclamados da atualizade, Blainey propõe um vislumbre da linha do tempo diante de cada palavra descrita.
A geografia das civilizações, o aprimoramento de técnicas e do modo de vida de cada povo, o surgimento das religiões, as guerras, a queda dos grandes impérios e, assim, de uma maneira cronológica e sucessiva, é desenvolvido todo o relato de evolução dos seres humanos.
Sem complicações, você compreenderá como a história da humanidade se conduziu até chegar na atual realidade que todos nós compartilhamos.
  melissa.gamador | Sep 4, 2014 |
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  henrique.maia | Aug 3, 2014 |
This book does what it says it does: provides a very brief overview of the history of the human race and its most ardent endeavours. Of course, being so general, many topics are barely touched upon or not even mentioned, but that is to be expected considering the utter vastness of human history, and the limit of 500 pages.

This is an excellent and gripping text, and is a good starting point for novices to world history, and even those (like myself) who know tid bits but seek to join the dots. Although probably out of the concentration span of most high schoolers, the interested and dedicated student would certainly benefit from this book. All in all, highly recommended. ( )
  Jessica_Saint | Oct 7, 2013 |
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This book traces the story 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.

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