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A História do mundo para quem tem pressa

(Para Quem Tem Pressa #1)

3.56  ·  Rating details ·  1,578 ratings  ·  158 reviews
Um guia conciso e abrangente, ilustrado por mapas, para tudo o que necessitamos saber sobre os acontecimentos mais importantes da história, desde as antigas civilizações (Suméria, Egito e Babilônia, por exemplo) até o final da Segunda Guerra Mundial. Esteja o leitor interessado no império de Alexandre, o Grande ou no florescimento da república cartaginesa e sua destruição ...more
200 pages
Published 2015 by Valentina (first published September 1st 2012)
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Ilinca
Aug 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As another reader put it, this is pretty much a "this thing happened, then that thing happened" account. Since it obviously never claims to be anything else, I don't see that as a negative. It's a great lightweight read for those who just want to brush up their facts and figures.
Aaron
Jul 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, history
A tight 192-page portrait of world history from the earliest civilizations through World War II.

I read these chunks of history slowly over the last month when in between other books. Divided into six eras and regions within the eras, it's easy to follow a particular region through the ages with the page number references making for easy navigating. Each topic or notable development is covered in entries of one paragraph up to a page in length, and a series of simple maps show the growth and spr
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Bea
Quick read even though the first chapter is quite difficult to take in - as well, it is about thousands of years ago and it is heavy about stuff we don't know or have much interest in today. I love how the quick summaries are very detailed however small, and all give a general idea of each period of time at different places around the world. Big problem, after I finished I remembered more or less one paragraph out of the whole book for it wasn’t very memorable at all. Recommend for those interes ...more
Trish
A collection of history "tasters". Nothing is very in-depth (like it says on the tin!) - instead the book offers two-to-four pages on a variety of subjects, including a number of ancient civilizations and empires that I'll admit I've never heard of, which can whet the appetite if you want to read more into the subject. Nothing very in-depth.
Baris
Dec 15, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book delivers what it claims to offer; summing up world history from ancient world to WW2 in a slim book. Although some parts of world history, ie. some civilizations or contexts (why or how some events happened), are left out, more cannot be expected from this sized book. A short account of the rise and fall of civilizations. No analysis, no comments; only quick facts.
For people who would like to refresh their general history knowledge, and for those who aren't familiar with some parts of
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KayKay
Aug 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction, history
A concise overview on the history of the world from the beginning of civilizations to the end of WWII. It is a good reference on some forgotten facts without bolting myself down to read serious history books, and it provides information on regions that I am not too familiar with.

There are 6 major sections that focus the history of different continents in different eras:

1- From 3500 BC to 800 BC
2- From 800 BC to AD 450
3- From AD 450 to 1066
4- From 1050 to 1700
5- From 1700 to 1900
6- From 1900 to 1
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Rik
Jul 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Considering the breadth of history it covers, the book does a pretty good job. There is no analysis or comment, and it only has space for one view point, but this is allows the author to wiz through with a good global coverage.
Mark
Jul 08, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Does exactly as the title suggests - powers through world history from prehistoric times to the end of World War II. Doesn't just focus on European and US history, with a good look at all regions of the world.
The Humpo Show [ Richard ]
The History of the World in Bite-Sized Chunks packs information about historical figures, events and eras of many countries into 178 pages – spanning the earliest civilizations in 3500 BC, to the conclusion of the Second World War in 1945. Emma Marriott covers the likes of Charlemagne, the Ming dynasty, and the Spanish Civil War, to name a few. A compact history book

This is a perfect, compact history book to provide readers with a whistle-stop tour of world events from the early civilizations,
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Areej
Jun 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book is a great “refreshment course” on world history, filling in history gaps. Flows nicely BC - AD - 1000-1900 focusing on each region separately and connecting some together. Non biased and to the point, giving a quick brief history and highlighting main events of each era. By the time I hit page 30 I couldn’t put the book down.

I found the maps useful however wanted an annex of tables and figures summing up the information.

I found the Middle East part missing, it barely mentions the Brit
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ClaireEva
2.5 ⭐️
Rachel
May 02, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It was okay to read, but seemed not so interesting (and I love History) You need to read it in "bite sized chunks" to avoid becoming a bit bored, which I did not do.
Emily Cowan
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, history
Well this was just GREAT. Short and snappy. Filled in lots of gaps I was missing and reminded me of bits I've forgotten. Now feeling prepared for a pub-quiz/crossword!!
Nihad
Jan 05, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A smooth read; consice, to the point, written in a simple direct language. Recommended to beginner readers in history, or those who don't like history much but should still know a bot about everything.
lia
Jan 27, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history
This is literally the world history in bite chunks. From the first empires and first civilization to the end of WW II and the great depressions, it describe what happened around 5 areas of the world (Europe, Americas, Oceania, Middle East and Far East) in 2-3 pages.

The good side is it is easy to read because basically each chapter is a minuscule summary of what happened in history. So don't expect any depth. It is perfect for someone who likes history but doesn't really want to read a long, ted
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sisterimapoet
Jan 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction15
I ended up reading this cover to cover to a sick friend - which isn't really the best way to read it, as it's list-like and better dipped into. And hard to hold it all in mind, when jumping from place to place. But I feel it's helped me put the scraps of history I know into a better context in relation to the vast histories I don't know. I know I'll revisit it at later times to cement things. And I've already answered a couple of quiz questions with the knowledge it's given me!
Deniz
May 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This one delivers its promise: Six or seven sentences about every nation in history. It is a good start to learn world history, it is also a good perspective from which to see the big picture, which nation compared to other nations in their age, or which big events led to which others. You can take it from here to learn about the events in detail, with a clear idea of the whole.
Habjouqa
Oct 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I needed to read such a book, it added valuable knowledge.

Suggestions;

Chapters to be region instead of era would make the read and understanding easier.

Add more information to the historic origins of words and names (Example: the origin of the word slave came from the Slavs who were captured by the vikings and sold).
Michele
Oct 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thoroughly enjoyed this little gem of a 'packed to overflowing' book. I love history and this book wet my appetite and helped me to zero in on some historical events I'd like to look at closer. I really enjoyed this.
Rob
Feb 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fantastic account of world history, enough details to keep you pacing along as you read, and enough temptation to make you want to go and read more about certain events. Was a great way of realising when key events in world history happened, I knew a lot of the names, but not the whens.
Roddy
Jun 09, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A bit dry but not bad for a brief history of the world.
Naomi
Sep 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is fine for a basic overall review of world history - could do with better maps and some photos.
Mustafa
Book Review

While by no means bad, this book has a very cursory glance at world history beginning in 3500 BC. It is crammed into 175 pages, broken up by time frame, and then further broken up by it’s geographic region. I think it would have flowed much cleaner if it was divided into first by region and then by time. This was a bigger issue for me in the first four chapters as I mentioned before. There were many nations that lasted for a short time span, hundreds to thousands of years ago, and hav
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Drew
Feb 21, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
While by no means bad, this is a veeery cursory glance at world history beginning in 3500 BC. It is crammed into ~175 pages, broken up by time frame, and then further broken up by geographic region. I think it would have flowed much cleaner if it was broken up first by region and then by time. This was a bigger issue for me in the first four chapters. There were many empires/nations that lasted only briefly, hundreds to thousands of years ago, and so having to refer back and forth to see who was ...more
Seán Kane
May 22, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history
I picked this book up at the British Museum Gift Shop as something light to read whilst on the train. This book is fun and somewhat informative, and has reminded me of a number of different peoples and moments in history that I want to read more about in future.

However, this book has a number of significant factual errors. Take the map on page 15 in the paperback version, which mixes up the geographic locations of the Babylonian and Sumerian Empires, or the discussion of the "Barbarian Migratio
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Esther S.
I recommend this book, as it is a concise, brief summary of human history, spanning around 200,000 years. Although this book does not go into depth in the topics it discusses, it is a good way to learn about the overall development and growth of mankind over the last few centuries and put today's world events into context.

The book is divided into six chapters; First Empires and Civilizations, The Ancient World, The Middle Ages, World on the Move, Revolution and European Imperialism, and the fin
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Brit Moore
Aug 06, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: june-tbr, owned-books
I was supposed to read this book for the reading rush, but did not end up finishing it in time. However, this was because I realised that I took in the information much better by annotating the book, so I am glad that I took my time finishing it, rather than rushing to finish it.

I cannot say much about the earlier history, because I do not have a very in-depth knowledge of the events of those periods, but I found the summaries of the periods I did have prior knowledge about to be interesting an
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Mark Austin
A decently written summary of most of the history of most of humanity. The best part was grouping the sections by rough time period instead of geography with the inclusion of the non-white people history that commonly gets left out: "Here's what happened in the world in the first two millennia BC" vs "Here's the history of Ancient Greece and the Roman Republic with an off-hand mention of India."

Getting to see what the Chinese were up to while the Conquistadors ravaged South America or hearing ab
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Joel
Jan 23, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tidbits and morsels of history, this little book is really the sweep of world history in an extended outline. I enjoyed it and learned quite a bit. Switzerland was the last country to give full voting rights to women (1971). Australian colonies, six of them, were federated into the Commonwealth in 1901. Thirteenth century Mongol Empire and fourteenth century Ming Dynasty and fifteenth century Aztec and Incan civilizations all deserve a look see! And Oy! the Ottomans just keep coughing along.... ...more
AmneeeReads
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed reading this book. It covers most of the history from the earliest civilisations up to the end of World War II and the breaking up of the last empires. All the major events are told in easy to read and follow mini paragraphs. What I loved the most is that I can now research further any specific era/civilisation that I want to know more about. The bibliography, which many people tend to ignore was a great starting point for me to use to read further books on topics that peaked my interest ...more
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