Cartoon History of the Universe Volumes [Larry Gonick] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Cartoon History of the universe vol an. Why begin earlier than the birth of the universe? Includes the evolution of life on earth, the origin of sex, the first humans, the early civilizations of the Middle East, . Volumes 14 – From the Rise of Arabia to the Renaissance. Includes pre- Islamic Arabia, the life of Muhammad and spread of Islam, history of Africa before .

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American comic strips comics debuts Historical comics Comics about time travel Educational comics Humor comics books 20th-century history books Universal history books American comics titles Series of books Books about civilizations Non-fiction comics Harvey Award winners for Best Graphic Album of Original Work. The history of Mesopotamia, for example, when contrasted with what the Bible said had occurred, was fascinating. Let’s get our own comic book.

Cannot wait to read the rest of the series. A fascinating journey from the big bang, to the dinosaurs and evolution, to the beginnings of man and civilization; culminating in discussions of Greece.

Cartoon History of the Universe

Want to Read saving…. The illustration of a fish jumping out of a well page really helped me remember that the philosopher Anaximander thought that people were descended from fish. Have you ever wondered about history, but find textbooks too dense and boringto read? Cartoon History of the Universe 1 Vol.


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Gonick’s work is not the first comic history in English: Number out of on my all time book list. Views Read Edit View history. I am not sure how much of it is accurate. I was hiatory 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.

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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 Instead, Gonick fleshes out history into a long yarn, injecting characterization oof historical personages, continually reporting gory anecdotes, and focusing on quirky details—all backed up by research—to enliven his subject.

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I’m now much more interested in history than I was before, and plan to dig into the bibliography when my current reading histody of terrifying size is finished. Gonick chose this subject because caroton understands that people often dislike history, and associate it with the sensation of reading a boring textbook, and he wanted to change this. Personally, I have already used some of this knowledge in my classes, and it is one of the things that made me choose the honors path for history.

Di buku I ini, Larry Gornick mencampur adukkan teori2 ilmu pengetahuan, sejarah, dan sedikit mitology2 dalam bentuk komik yang lucu. I hope this book will affect your life the way it has mine.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Also noteworthy is Gonick’s use of caricature. Everything one needs to know about the world’s beginning, from the formation of the planet, the start of life, the different scientific eras, dinosaurs, early life, evolution of man, wars, plantlife, cultures, religions, etc.

What I think of the book: At the end of each published collection, Gonick thoroughly cites his sources.

For example, one cartoon panel depicts the barbarism of a group of Huns who had elephants herded off a cliff for their sadistic enjoyment. Each volume or chapter begins with a one- or two- panel introduction. Sep 13, Aron Barr rated it it was amazing Shelves: Hanya saja di jilid I ini seperti diajak bertamasya ke suatu zaman yg tidak kita kenal, sulit sekali membayangkan tenang bagaimana awal mula bumi terbentuk dan lain sebagainya yang menyertai peradaban.

Jun 05, Andrew rated it really liked it Shelves: May 24, Gary Butler rated it really liked it Shelves: Engaging, easy to read, easy to pick back up after long pauses, and just all-around wonderful.