NI on-line shop :: Christchurch, NZ :: Check what's in your shopping basket.
Check shopping basket
Proceed to Checkout

home

Books

Books to Go!
Peace
Political Animals
Little book of
Big Ideas
Photo books

Speechless
Our Fragile World
Cook books
The Adventurous Vegetarian
Global Vegetarian Kitchen
Small Planet Vegetarian cookbook
Vegetarian Chunky cookbook
Bittersweet World of Chocolate
Kids Cook the World
The World of Street Food
Reference books
Barefoot World Atlas
Brief Histories of Almost Anything
The Caine Prize for African Writing 2013
The Transition Handbook
One World Anthology
Nine Lives
People First Economics
Inside Israel-Palestine
Letters from the Edge
State of the World Atlas
World Atlas of Sport
The No-Nonsense
guide to...

Trigger Issues
Children's books

Calendars
Cards & gift wrap
Children's corner
Maps & posters
Special offers
Subscribe to NI
Clothes and Bags
Tea & coffee
Help & about NI
Help & about NI

Click here to order a paper catalogue.
Order a catalogue

Phone your order and get customer service on: (03) 386 3153 or Fax your order on: (03) 386 3173

Reference books

Brief Histories of Almost Everything
Fifty savvy slices of our global past

Fifty concise, entertaining histories on a broad, eclectic range of ideas (borders, feminism), global issues (migration, world trade), commodities (bananas, jeans), regions (Africa, Ireland) and institutions (corporations, the World Bank).

Lucid and irreverent, Brief Histories of Almost Anything challenges common perceptions associated with the subjects by going behind the facts. Each history has been selected from the New Internationalist magazine, a leading authority on alternative history and "Best International Coverage" winner in the Utne Independent Media Awards, USA.

See what the 20th century looks like in fives (5 ridiculous wars, 5 big ideas), take a world tour of megalomania, find out how history has been hijacked, and much more.

Edited by Chris Brazier, New Internationalist co-editor and author of the best-selling "No-Nonsense Guide to World History".

136 x 214 mm, 224 pages, paperback.

What they say about NI..
FROM: Desmond M Tutu, Archbishop of Cape Town
“New Internationalist is independent, lively and properly provocative, helping to keep its readers abreast of important developments in parts of our globe that risk marginalisation. Read it!.”

Brief Histories of Almost Everything.  Click to enlarge.
$27.50
Ref: UKBRIEF
Add to basket
Click to enlarge the picture
More to see from NI...

Peters' World Map Poster
The Earth in true proportion, laminated poster.

No-Nonsense guides
No-Nonsense guides include: Animal Rights, Arms Trade, Class, Caste & Hierarchies, Climate Change, Conflict & Peace, Democracy, Equality, Fair Trade, Global Finance, Global Media, Global Surveillance, Globalization, Global Terrorism, Green Politics, HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples, International Development, International Migration, Islam, Religion, Science, Sexual Diversity, United Nations, Water, Women, World Food, World Health, World History, World Music, World Population & World Poverty.

Click here to see the special offers
..:: New Internationalist The people, the ideas, the action in the fight for global justice. 2013-2014 ::..