| General history|
| Penguin Books|
| Geoffrey Blainey books, World history books|
A Short History of the World is a general history non-fiction book written by Australian historian Geoffrey Blainey. First published in 2000 by Penguin Books, it describes over 4 million years of history, from before the first people left Africa, through to the current day.
In 2007 Blainey released an abridged (492 pages) paperback version of the book titled A Very Short History of the World. He also released a double audio CD set of the same name.
A Short History of the World (Geoffrey Blainey) Wikipedia
A book of the same title was written by H. G. Wells in 1920.
British historian John Roberts published A Short History of the World in 1997, as a followup to his larger 1994 book History of the World.