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It ta Utter rubbish 1. There is a lot of talk of legends and other texts that is not strictly historical like the Vedas, Old Testament, Greek epics. The many humorous footnotes.

A hiatory of disclaimers, primarily applicable to younger readers: I was thinking, “this would have been nice to read when I was 12” many times throughout the book because it covers a lot of the material I drudged through in public school middle school age The ‘water’ that Elijah had dumped on the sacrifice was probably some kind of oil, to which he stealthily lit a match. Books caroon Larry Gonick.

Have you ever wondered about history, but find textbooks too dense and boringto read?

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In his effort to make history engaging, the author has chosen to write his story in the form of a graphic novel. The Professor reads a passage from a historical book, which activates the “time machine,” a literary device. For example, he depicts the weaselly Robert Guiscardthe 11th-century Norman adventurer, as an anthropomorphic weaselan allusion to Guiscard’s name and cunning nature, and depicts Baburthe 16th-century founder of the Mughal Empire with buckteeth an allusion to the theory that the conqueror’s name means ” beaver “.


Paperbackpages. Number out of on my all time book list. Return to Book Page. For example, many people find math and philosophy are quite dry, but the way he introduces Pythagoras, or even philosophy in general, is engaging and funny. Fantastic imagery and lovely writing. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

I was bored by the Greek stories, which makes up that latter part of the book, if only because I am familiar with Greek history through my studies of its philosophy. This medium works well, as his goal is to educate people in a way that makes them enjoy history, and everyone loves a good graphic novel.

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Cartoon History of the Universe | Larry Gonick

Gonjck saya harus membaca versi translasinya, dan sebagaimana banyak buku terjemahan dari Amerika Serikat, terlalu banyak idiom khas Amrik yang tidak diterjemahkan secara tepat.

Sep 27, Robin rated it did not like it Shelves: Oct 17, Abrahamus rated it really liked it Shelves: No univrese information, just go find it and read it! View all 3 comments. First off, the subject of gnick is treated with direct frankness throughout. The good news, however, is that his skepticism typically amounts to the rather facile type of junior-highesque nay-saying that can be answered fairly easily. View all 4 comments. This is a really fun—and actually quite comprehensive—historical overview.

The old testament volume was interesting, as I contrasted it to my reading of Genesis, many of the historical conjecture as filtered through Gonick seems much more reasonable than the Bible’s account.


In this way he prompts his readers also to read the primary sources. If you are a baboon who has never read history and wants a book with silly jokes and cute pictures, read this. This is a waste of time.

This page was last edited on 31 Octoberat Because much of The Cartoon History covers evolutionary sciencephysicsastronomyand ancient historyGonick has referenced original writings on these subjects, rather than relying on secondary sources or anthologies.

The Larry Gonick born is a cartoonist best known for The Cartoon History of the Universe, a history of the world in comic book form, which he has been publishing in installments since Oppressive, inaccurate colonial construct. The Cartoon History of the Universe is a book series about caftoon history of the world.

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Please improve this by adding secondary or tertiary sources. Begitu juga dengan pengungkapan di bab tentang zaman Mesir. While seeking a book publisher, Gonick received early support from Jacqueline Kennedy Onassiswho worked as an editor at Doubleday and championed The Cartoon History of the Universe’ s publication.

Refresh and try again. I’m glad I read it, and there are a few parts if the Greek history that I’d like to use in teaching, but overall, I’m thoroughly unimpressed.