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Blainey, Geoffrey

Overview
Works: 216 works in 732 publications in 9 languages and 13,145 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Other, Editor, Composer, Author of introduction
Classifications: U21.2, 994
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The causes of war by Geoffrey Blainey( Book )

47 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,893 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 )

72 editions published between 1966 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 1,091 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 the world by Geoffrey Blainey( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 989 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 )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 866 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
A short history of Christianity by Geoffrey Blainey( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 828 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
Sea of dangers : Captain Cook and his rivals in the South Pacific by Geoffrey Blainey( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 699 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
A shorter history of Australia by Geoffrey Blainey( Book )

39 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 376 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 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A land half won by Geoffrey Blainey( Book )

21 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Squatters - Conflict with aborigines - Gold discoveries - Trade Unions - Rabbits - Land boom and crash
Geoffrey Blainey's across a red world by Geoffrey Blainey( Book )

4 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 262 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
A history of Victoria by Geoffrey Blainey( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A History of Victoria is a lively account of the people, places and events that have shaped Victoria, from the arrival of the first Aboriginal peoples through to the present day. In his inimitable style, Geoffrey Blainey considers Victoria's transformation from rural state to urban society. He speculates on the contrasts between Melbourne and Sydney, and describes formative events in Victoria's history, including the exploits of Ned Kelly, the rise of Australian Football and the Olympics of 1956. Melbourne's latest population boom, sprawling suburbs and expanding ethnic communities are explored. Blainey also casts light on Victoria's recent political history. This edition features sections on the Black Saturday bushfires of 2009, the end of the drought and the controversy surrounding the Wonthaggi desalination plant. New illustrations, photographs and maps enrich the narrative. Written by one of Australia's leading historians, this book offers remarkable insight into Victoria's unique position within Australian history
Black kettle and full moon : daily life in a vanished Australia by Geoffrey Blainey( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author looks at all aspects of daily life in Australia in the years from the first gold rush to World War I
The great seesaw : a new view of the western world, 1750-2000 by Geoffrey Blainey( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A very short history of the world by Geoffrey Blainey( Book )

30 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 213 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 steel master; a life of Essington Lewis by Geoffrey Blainey( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 1995 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A game of our own : the origins of Australian football by Geoffrey Blainey( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 165 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
Our side of the country : the story of Victoria by Geoffrey Blainey( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One chapter describes pre-contact life of Victorian Aborigines; brief references to early conflicts with settlers
Gold and paper; a history of the National Bank of Australasia Limited by Geoffrey Blainey( Book )

15 editions published between 1958 and 1986 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A centenary history of the University of Melbourne by Geoffrey Blainey( Book )

10 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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-

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ブレィニイー, ジェフリー

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The tyranny of distance: how distance shaped Australia's historyA short history of the worldA short history of the 20th centurySea of dangers : Captain Cook and his rivals in the South PacificA shorter history of AustraliaA history of VictoriaBlack kettle and full moon : daily life in a vanished AustraliaA very short history of the world