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A Short History of the World by Geoffrey Blainey

This text attempts to survey 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 they areas they covered, noting that the size of the territory which one leader or state can rule has grown progressively larger.
Table of Contents

Part 1: 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. Part 2 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. Part 3: 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.

Paperback, 2001 , 668pages, very good condition
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