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Cartoon History of the Universe 1
Return to Book Page. Cartoon History of the Universe I, Vol. Paperbackpages. Published September 10th by Three Rivers Press first published Cartoon History of the Universe 1 Vol.
Cartoon History of the Universe book I; vol. To universee what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. Aug 02, Christine rated it it was amazing. One of my all time favorite books. A classmate once asked a teacher how I know so many things this was in reference to prehistory, greek history, early hominids, early civilizations, egypt.
The answer came back “because she reads a lot. Not exactly the kind of reading I think she meant.
View all 23 comments. Oct 17, Abrahamus rated it really liked it Shelves: This is a really fun—and actually quite comprehensive—historical overview. I found it to be fabulously helpful along these lines with respect to Herodotus. A couple of disclaimers, primarily applicable to younger readers: First off, the subject univesre sex is treated with direct frankness throughout. This shouldn’t be a problem, really.
Gonick’s emphasis on sex is ro This is a really fun—and actually quite comprehensive—historical overview. Gonick’s emphasis on sex is roughly equivalent to the emphasis given in the primary source texts with which he is dealing, the biblical texts certainly being no exception.
And speaking of the Bible, that brings up the second yellow flag. Gonick hhe a big-time skeptic and antagonist of the Bible and the Christian Faith. 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.
To provide one example, his treatment of the episode between Elijah and the priests of Baal is all “Oh sure. The ‘water’ that Elijah had dumped on the sacrifice was probably some kind of oil, to which he stealthily lit a match.
Besides, there was a three year drought going on, so where did he get all that water anyway? To which the reply is “Well, actually, Mount Carmel is right next to the sea, which, even during the most prolonged drought would have no shortage of water which, though undrinkable, would nonetheless have sufficed for Elijah’s purposes well enough.
Ironically enough, this is a refreshing approach that I think a few Christian colleges and universities could take a cue from. Sep 05, Gphatty rated it really liked it. The history of Mesopotamia, for example, when contrasted with what the Bible said had occurred, was fascinating.
The strangeness of Egyptian history. The many humorous footnotes. A ihstory intro to history, and one that can spark interest in the source material. Apr 17, Udit rated it did univerrse like it. I am not sure how much of it is accurate.
There are nine issues.
Cartoon History of the Universe | Larry Gonick
I found inaccuracies in the one on ancient India. There is a lot of talk of legends and other texts that is not strictly historical like the Vedas, Umiverse Testament, Greek epics. The title of the book is very misleading in this regard. It ta Utter rubbish 1. 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. Oppressive, inaccurate colonial construct.
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. Everything is too rushed.
This is a waste of time. If you are a baboon who has never read history and wants a book with silly jokes and cute pictures, read this. View all 4 comments. May 13, Mish rated it it was amazing. Fantastic imagery and lovely writing. Engaging, easy to read, easy to pick back up after long pauses, and just all-around wonderful. Bacaan yang menyenangkan karena disisipi lawakan-lawakan yang kocak banget hahahaha. Jun 05, Andrew rated it really liked it Shelves: A fascinating journey from the big bang, to the dinosaurs and evolution, to the beginnings of man and civilization; culminating in discussions of Greece.
This makes for a nice introduction to some of the subjects, and a nice reminder of others depending on how much you already know, of course. 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 Much A fascinating journey from the big bang, to the dinosaurs and evolution, to the beginnings of man and civilization; culminating in discussions of Greece.
Much of history is conjecture, so its good to have multiple opinions on the subject matter. 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.
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. 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.
I would have preferred more in depth discussion on early civilizations like Sumer. Overall, a fun and enlightening read. I’m definitely going to continue the series as well as seek out the books Gonick recommends in his bibliography.
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Dec 13, Aneesh rated it it was amazing Shelves: I recently learnt that Scott recommended this book http: What I think of the book: I finished this volume in an all-nighter which I, no longer a college student but a responsible working man, shouldn’t really have indulged in ; such did I find the writing.
I’m now much more interested in history than I was before, and plan to dig into the bibliography when my current reading backlog of terrifying size is finished. Nov 08, Jocelyn rated it it was amazing.
From the time I was about 7 to, oh, a few months ago, I have picked up this book and disappeared for an hour or so at a time just reliving this very wrily funny re: British “comic” on human history, from the Big Bang up to Alexander’s conquest. It helped make me a well-rounded little cartoln, but more than that, I’m effing positive it shaped my sense of humor. Every child in the world should be given this on their 7th birthday yonick they can keep revisiting it their whole lives.
What a way to educate someone on, oh, Sumerian economy or the fertilization of reptiles Jun 13, Christopher rated it it was amazing Shelves: I don’t know what it says hietory me that this book counts as one of my major comfort books. I guess it’s just been a stressful few weeks for me. 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.
Gonick was going for a more Crumbless cartoony style, but I like the earlier style better. No more information, just go fi I don’t know what it says about me that this book counts as one of my major comfort books. No more information, just go find it and read it! Jan 08, Leli rated it it was amazing Shelves: View all 12 comments.
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 being dim-witted and gullible. 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.
Despite the fact that the next book contains tue the fall of Rome my favorite period to teach in World HistoryI’ll not be picking up Gonick’s next 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 being dim-witted and gullible.
Despite the fact that the next book contains through the fall of Rome my favorite period to teach in World HistoryI’ll not be picking up Gonick’s next book. It’s not worth slogging through the rest to get to those little gems. View all 3 comments. Refreshing, belajar sejarah jadi gak perlu serius banget. Di buku I ini, Larry Gornick mencampur adukkan teori2 ilmu pengetahuan, sejarah, dan sedikit mitology2 dalam bentuk komik yang lucu.