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Cartoon History of the Universe | Larry Gonick

The Cartoon History is illustrated in a black-and-white cartoon style. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Jun 05, Andrew rated it really liked it Shelves: Guaranteed to keep you entertained. People and places are mentioned in a way that they are difficult to remember or connect with what I had already read in this book. Some of these primary sources are national epics, cultural writings, or holy scripturessuch as Homer ‘s Iliadthe Rig Veda of India, and the Bible. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

When Gauls are depicted, not only do they often resemble Goscinny and Univeres characters Asterix and Obelixbut when Gonick treats the Gallic invasion of Italy — BCEthe characters, along with Vitalstatistixappear unmistakably Vitalstatistix is transported on a shield, Asterix pummels a Roman soldier, etc.

Engaging, easy to read, easy to pick back up after long pauses, and just all-around wonderful. View all 12 comments. Ironically enough, this is a refreshing approach that I think a few Christian colleges and universities could take a cue from. I’m definitely going to continue the series as well as seek out the books Gonick recommends in his bibliography.

To have so much history pop off of the pages with such wit is astounding. An Einstein -like Professor representing Gonick’s authorial voice prepares to travel in his time machine to whatever place or era the chapter is about. The history of Mesopotamia, for example, when contrasted with what the Bible said had occurred, was fascinating.

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Lary would have preferred more in depth discussion on early civilizations like Sumer. Use mdy dates from January Pages to import images to Wikidata All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from October Articles with unsourced statements from February Articles with unsourced statements from March Articles lacking reliable references from March All articles lacking reliable larrj.

At the end of each published collection, Gonick thoroughly cites his sources. The ‘water’ that Elijah had dumped on the sacrifice was probably some kind of oil, to which he stealthily lit a match. Gonick takes us on a trip from the beginning of the universe, to Alexander the Great, with a satirical undertone that would make even the most stony-faced man chuckle.

It talks about how fair-skinned aryans came from the Nordic region with horses and conquered pretty much every ancient civilisation from the black Egyptians to the dark-skinned dravidians in the Indus Valley. Much of history is conjecture, so its good to have multiple opinions on the subject matter.

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Largy Francisco-based underground comix publisher Rip Off Press began publishing The Cartoon History of the Universe inwith the first six issues being published by 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. Trivia About Cartoon History cartopn 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.

From the big bang, evolution, the rise and fall of many civilizations. But rather than relying upon an ordinary, typeset bibliography, Gonick sustains his unorthodox style and exuberant tone as the Professor takes the reader through a cartoon tour of his sources. Return to Book Page. 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 “.


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For example, one cartoon panel depicts the barbarism of a group of Huns who had elephants herded off a cliff for their sadistic enjoyment. My one off-note of this book is a change in the style of the art for the last chapter covering the Golden Age of Athens up to Alexander the Great.

Akhirnya aku tidak bisa menikmati. Have you ever wondered about history, but find textbooks too dense and boringto read? Overly obsessed with sex, focused on minutae, and at times offensive to my Christian viewpoint I often felt that Gonick was accusing ANYINE with religious convictions of uniberse dim-witted and gullible. And speaking of the Bible, that brings up the second yellow flag. One of my all time favorite books. A good intro to history, and one that can spark interest in the source material.

Published September 10th by Three Rivers Press first published For example, many people find math and philosophy are quite dry, but the way he introduces Universd, or even philosophy in general, is engaging and funny. The many humorous footnotes. Though originally published as a comic book series, the series is now published in trade paperback volumes of several hundred pages each. View all 3 comments.

Jadi, ada beberapa fragmen yang rasanya kurang tepat sasaran. A couple of disclaimers, primarily applicable to younger readers: This makes for a nice introduction lxrry some of the subjects, and a nice reminder of others depending on how much you already know, of course.

I think one criticism of this book is that Gonick seems confident in his opinion and either writes off other opinions who doesn’t discuss them at all.