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by Blainey, Geoffrey.

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TitleA short history of the world
Author / Responsible partyBlainey, Geoffrey.
TopicsHistory. Distant lands, Personal. Social. Philosophical Perspectives, Mind and Body, Home and Work.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVision Australia Information Library Service


A survey of history since the time when the first people left Africa to settle the globe. It pays attention to technology and certain skills the author feels were breakthroughs for the human race. Attention is also given to the rise of major religions, geographical factors, what people ate and how hard they worked. The author also pays attention to empires and the areas they covered, noting that the size of the territory which one leader or state can rule has grown progressively larger.

Additional Information

System control numberVA13223
Original Print PublisherN/A, 2007
NarratorJames Condon.
Narrator NameJames Condon.
Participant or performer noteJames Condon.
Narrators GenderMale narrator