Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. Reviewed in the United States on March 21, 2015. This item has a maximum order quantity limit. European Imperialism, 1860-1914 (Studies in European History), British Imperialism (Histories and Controversies), The Industrial Revolution in World History, The Global Cold War: Third World Interventions and the Making of Our Times. Indeed an entertaining gallop through history, Reviewed in the United States on September 11, 2014. A Short History of the World-Geoffrey Blainey 2003-03-08 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 … To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. You don't want to miss this! Originally published: Ringwood, Vic. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions. None of the above, Blainey provocatively proposes. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. It was the rising sea level attendant to the end of the Ice Age, which fragmented the land and created isolation and proximity--one of Blainey's key themes in this finely readable overview of the whole of human history. I also have his History of the Twentieth Century. Well worth having especially for very early pre-written history. Really interesting book! Please try your request again later. He does pay more attention to Southeast Asia and Oceania than many historians, doubtless because of his Australian roots. This book is not about detail, but about more about analysis of trends, patterns and evolution from a historical perspective. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. (. Amazon配送商品ならA Short History of the Worldが通常配送無料。更にAmazonならポイント還元本が多数。Blainey, Geoffrey作品ほか、お急ぎ便対象商品は当日お届けも可能。 There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. I am a great fan of Geoffrey Blainey, the Australian historian. A remarkable yet frightening history of the single biggest threat to our continued dominance of the planet. Accordingly, each will dispute some point he makes (e.g., in explaining the arguments in favor of using the atomic bomb in 1945, Blainey sensibly characterizes them as "always more persuasive to those on the spot than to those viewing it decades later"). I liked it so much that I actually bought copies for some friends. I liked it so much that I actually bought copies for some friends. Of course, one can have an opinion by simply selecting the convenient facts, and every history book is open to criticism produced by people with strong opposing views. I own several of his most readable histories including this A Short History of the World and the slightly shorter A Very Short History of the World.