The Cartoon History of the Universe, Volumes 1-7

The Cartoon History of the Universe, Volumes 1-7

by Larry Gonick
     
 

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An entertaining and informative illustrated guide  that makes world history accessible, appealing,  and funny.See more details below

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An entertaining and informative illustrated guide  that makes world history accessible, appealing,  and funny.

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"Obviously one of the great books of  all time." -- Terry Jones.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Gonick's hilariously informative history of the planet is a great addition to the growing field of comics trade books. Starting with the Big Bang theory and moving on to the ``evolution of everything,'' he manages to cover three billion years--from the origins of cellular life to the fossil and dinosaur periods that followed, right up to the first appearance of hominids--all with casual erudition, silly humor and delightfully cartoony black-and-white drawings. But Gonick doesn't stop there. He reinstates the record of women (their theoretical role in the development of agriculture and the matrilineal clans of the neolithic era) as well as accurately restoring black racial characteristics to the Egyptian dynasties. He also surveys other highly evolved ancient civilizations: the Sumerians, the Hittites, the Assyrians and the Israelites. Gonick cheerfully conjures rulers, warriors and slaves alike, many stumbling around in the desert, as they form the foundations for Western civilization. This is Gonick's first book. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780385265201
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Series:
Cartoon History of the Universe Series
Edition description:
Books #1-7 in 1 Volume
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
302,272
Product dimensions:
8.44(w) x 10.85(h) x 0.94(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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