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Blainey, Geoffrey

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Works: 228 works in 908 publications in 9 languages and 15,203 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Other, Commentator, Editor, Composer, Author of introduction
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The causes of war by Geoffrey Blainey( Book )

47 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blainey analyserer krig og freds indbyrdes afhængighed. Han konkluderer bl.a. at magtbalance giver større sandsynlighed for krig og at uligevægt i styrker giver mere stabilitet. Han påstår at fred er en fortsættelse af krig med andre midler og udelukker teorien om "accidental war"
The tyranny of distance: how distance shaped Australia's history by Geoffrey Blainey( Book )

74 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and Polish and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Tyranny of Distance is the classic account of how Australia's geographical remoteness has been central to shaping our history and identity - and how it will continue to form our future. As well as being hailed as a work of enduring scholarship, The Tyranny of Distance brings our history to life. Geoffrey Blainey recounts the fascinating story of Australia's development, from Captain Cook's bold voyages and the hardships of the early settlers, through to the challenges we face in the world today. This revised and updated edition of The Tyranny of Distance examines how distance and isolation, while tamed, have always been and will remain vital to Australia's development, even in the twenty-first century 'global village'" -- Book jacket
A short history of Christianity by Geoffrey Blainey( Book )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christianity has played a central role in world history, for better or worse, but beyond the story of Jesus, many people know little of this story. Geoffrey Blainey takes readers on a journey from the very beginnings of Christianity through to the current day. Looking at the development of the religion itself, as well as the social and economic forces that have influenced it, the book focuses on the stories of the key players in Christianity's rise and fall through the ages, as well as how these players shaped the faith of believers. --Publisher information
A short history of the world by Geoffrey Blainey( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compact history of the world, covering a period that spans four million years, focusing on the themes of technology and skills, the rise of the major religions, geographical factors, and the power of the moon, stars, and the night sky on human experience
A short history of the 20th century by Geoffrey Blainey( Book )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australian historian Blaine offers a history of the recently departed century. This was a entury that opened with high hopes and grave perils and ended in the same fashion. In between, the continued ascendancy and ending of European supremacy, two world wars, rival totalitarian ideologies, the spreadof democracy, the withering of empires, mass movements, and technologies, scientific, and medical advances of lardge proportions took place. Blain covers this while exploring developments across the world's landscape. The largest focus is on Europe, perhaps naturally, but he does discuss occurrences in the Western Hemisphere, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, although the coverage of both Latin American and African is quite brief. Including key personalities, Lenin, Mussolini, Hitler, Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Einstein, Gandhi, Castro, and Gorbachev
The rush that never ended, a history of Australian mining by Geoffrey Blainey( Book )

55 editions published between 1963 and 2003 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Australian landscape is littered with mines. This text tells the story of Australia's mineral discoveries, describes the giants of its mining history and records the tremendous influence that mining has had on its attitudes to unionism, religion, law and politics
Sea of dangers : Captain Cook and his rivals in the South Pacific by Geoffrey Blainey( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1769 two ships set out independently in search of a missing continent: a French merchant ship commanded by Jean de Surville, and a small British naval vessel, the Endeavour, commanded by Captain James Cook. Neither knew of the other's existence. Cook's first long voyage was one of the most remarkable in recorded history: in a ship not much larger in area than a tennis court, he not only sailed around the world, following the most difficult route any navigator had ever attempted, but also changed the map of the world. He was the first to explore most of the New Zealand coast and much of the east coast of Australia. He lost a third of his crew to tropical illnesses, after earlier saving them from scurvy. Historian Geoffrey Blainey brings his storytelling powers to bear on this fascinating and important adventure, drawing us into the lives of the major figures.--From publisher description
Triumph of the nomads : a history of ancient Australia by Geoffrey Blainey( Book )

49 editions published between 1975 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blainey sees Aboriginals as a successful race, triumphant in their discovery of the land, in their adaptation to it, and in their mastering of its climates, seasons and reserves
Triumph of the nomads : a history of aboriginal Australia by Geoffrey Blainey( Book )

6 editions published between 1976 and 1993 in English and Chinese and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Victoria by Geoffrey Blainey( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This account takes the reader from the time Aboriginal people could walk across Bass Strait through to the present day. We learn about the coming of the overlanders with their flocks, some of the biggest gold rushes the world has seen, the boom of the 1880s and the bank crashes that followed. Blainey describes Melbourne's time as the federal capital, and with an extraordinary eye for detail traces Victoria's recovery from drought, depression and bushfire, and considers its transformation from a rural to a cosmpolitan urban society. He speculates on the differences between Sydney and Melbourne, and describes the transformation of a once-puritanical state to today's world of casinos and gambling. He concludes this history with an account of the state's fall from grace, the collapse of the Cain government, the turbulent Kennett years and the rise of the Bracks government
A shorter history of Australia by Geoffrey Blainey( Book )

42 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A broad, and concise vision of Australia and Australians. For this edition Blainey has rewritten or expanded on various episodes and themes, making changes to almost every page. A final chapter summarises key factors that shaped, and still shape, this country's history
The peaks of Lyell by Geoffrey Blainey( Book )

22 editions published between 1954 and 1993 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geoffrey Blainey's across a red world by Geoffrey Blainey( Book )

12 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A land half won by Geoffrey Blainey( Book )

22 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Squatters - Conflict with aborigines - Gold discoveries - Trade Unions - Rabbits - Land boom and crash
Mines in the spinifex : the story of Mount Isa Mines by Geoffrey Blainey( Book )

26 editions published between 1960 and 1978 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a history of Mount Isa Mines and a survey of the problems Australia has to master to populate remote areas
The great seesaw : a new view of the western world, 1750-2000 by Geoffrey Blainey( Book )

7 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black kettle and full moon : daily life in a vanished Australia by Geoffrey Blainey( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Black kettle and full moon' is a guided tour of vanished Australia. It covers the years from the first gold rush to World War 1. Blainey paints a fascinating picture of how our forebears lived and looks at aspects of social life
A very short history of the world by Geoffrey Blainey( Book )

33 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of the world's people during the last four million years. The author makes the past come alive as he touches on the trivial and the grand: on changes in diet and daily work and sport, on changing attitudes to the night sky, and on profound discoveries and mighty empires
The story of Australia's people : the rise and fall of early Australia by Geoffrey Blainey( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The vast, ancient land of Australia was settled in two main streams, far apart in time and origin. The first stream of immigrants came ashore some 50,000 years ago when the islands of Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea were one. The second began to arrive from Europe at the end of the eighteenth century. Each had to come to terms with the land they found, and each had to make sense of the other. It was not - and is still not - an easy relationship, and the story of Australia's people is as complex as it is rich. The long Aboriginal occupation of Australia witnessed spectacular changes. The rising of the seas isolated the continent and preserved a nomadic way of life as agriculture revolutionised other parts of the world. Over millennia, the Aboriginal people mastered the land's climates, seasons and reserves. Traditional Aboriginal life came under threat the moment Europeans crossed the world to plant a new society in an unknown land. Australia was to be a land that rewarded, tricked, tantalised and often defeated the new arrivals. The meeting of the two cultures is one of the most difficult meetings in history. In The Story of Australia's People, Professor Geoffrey Blainey returns to the subject of his most celebrated works on Australian history, Triumph of the Nomads (1975) and A Land Half Won (1980), retelling the story of our history up until 1850 in light of the latest research and archaeological findings. Some of those findings have led him to change his mind about vital aspects of Aboriginal history, examined more fully here than in any other popular history of Australia yet published. Compelling, groundbreaking and brilliantly readable, The Story of Australia's People is the first installment of an ambitious two-part work, and the culmination of the life work of Australia's most respected historian
A game of our own : the origins of Australian football by Geoffrey Blainey( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carries us back to the era when the ground was not oval, when captains acted as umpires, when players wore caps and jerseys bearing forgotten colours and kicked a round ball that soon lost its shape. An excellent social history and a compulsory read for all true fans of the game, this book will also appeal to cricket and rugby fans
 
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A short history of the world
Alternative Names
Blainey, G. N. 1930-

Blainey, G. N. (Geoffrey Norman), 1930-

Blainey, Geoffrey.

Blainey, Geoffrey N. 1930-

Blainey, Geoffrey Norman

Blainey, Geoffrey Norman 1930-

Bleinijs, Džefrijs 1930-

Geoffrey Blainey historiador australiano

Geoffrey Blainey historicus uit Australië

Geoffrey Blainey historien australien

블레이니, 제프리

블레이니, 지오프리

ジェフリー・ブレイニー

ブレィニイー, ジェフリー

ブレイニー, ジェフリー

傑弗里·布萊尼

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The tyranny of distance: how distance shaped Australia's historyA short history of the worldA short history of the 20th centuryThe rush that never ended, a history of Australian miningSea of dangers : Captain Cook and his rivals in the South PacificTriumph of the nomads : a history of ancient AustraliaTriumph of the nomads : a history of aboriginal AustraliaA history of Victoria