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Geoffrey Norman Blainey (born 11 March 1930) is an Australian historian, academic, best selling author 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.Encyclopædia Britannica Online – 27Geoffrey Blainey28; web 22 April 2013 He has published over 40 books, including wide-ranging histories of the world and of Christianity. He has often appeared in newspapers and on television.BBC: 29Professor Geoffrey Blainey30 ; 22 April 2013Australian of the Year Awards Honour Roll; State Finalist Senior Australian of the Year 2010Prime Minister's Literary Awards – 2012 Shortlist 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 'exceptional excellence in the dissemination of knowledge for the benefit of mankind', the first historian to receive that award Encyclopædia Britannica,"Book of the Year, 1988", Chicago, p. 15 and was made a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2000.

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Uniform title: Very short history of the world. Portugese
by Blainey, Geoffrey, 1930-
Sao Paulo : Fundamento, 2004
 
 
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Parkville : Melbourne University Press ; London : Cambridge University Press, 1963
 
 
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[Canberra] : Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, 1976
 
 
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[Brisbane] : Jacaranda Press in association with the Camberwell City Council, 1964
 
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