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Geoffrey Norman Blainey (born 11 March 1930) is a prominent Australian historian, academic, philanthropist and commentator with a wide international audience. He is noted for having written authoritative texts on the economic and social history of Australia, including The Tyranny of Distance.Encyclopedia Britannica Online – 19Geoffrey Blainey20; web 22 April 2013 He has published over 35 books, including world histories such as A Short History of The World (2001) and A Short History of Christianity (2012) – and has written for newspapers and television.BBC: 25Professor Geoffrey Blainey26; 22 April 2013Australian of the Year Awards Honour Roll; State Finalist Senior Australian of the Year 2010Prime Minister's Literary Awards – 2012 Shorlist He held chairs in economic history and history at the University of Melbourne for over 20 years. In the 1980s, he was visiting professor of Australian Studies at Harvard University. He received the 1988 Britannica Award for dissemination of knowledge and was made a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2000.

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Uniform title: Very short history of the world. Portuguese
by Blainey, Geoffrey, 1930-
Alfragide : Livros d'Hoje, 2010
Ōsutoraria rekishi monogatari / Jefurī Bureinī cho Katō Megumi, Kamata Mayumi yaku
オーストラリア物語 / ジエフリーブレイニー著.加藤めぐみ,鎌田真弓訳
Uniform title: A shorter history of Australia Japanese
by Blainey, Geoffrey, 1930-
Tōkyō : Akashi Shoten, 2000
東京 : 明石書店, 2000
Zhan zheng de yuan yin / Jiefuli Bulainei zhu ; Shi Yinhong yi
战争的原因 / 杰弗里·布莱内著 ; 时殷弘译
Uniform title: Causes of war. Chinese
by Blainey, Geoffrey, 1930-
Beijing : Shang wu yin shu guan, 2011
北京 : 商务印书馆, 2011
Uniform title: Very short history of the world. Czech
by Blainey, Geoffrey, 1930-
Praha : BB art, c2005
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