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World Mythology In Bite Sized Chunks

Author : Mark Daniels
ISBN : 1782435751
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A masterful introduction to world mythology, shedding light on the impact it has had on cultures past and present and untangling the complex web of deities, monsters and myths.From the signs of the zodiac to literature and art, the influence of world mythology can still be seen in everyday life. With a stunning array of fascinating tales, World Mythology in Bite-sized Chunks gets to grips with the ancient stories of Aboriginal, Sumerian, Egyptian, Mesoamerican, Maori, Greek, Roman, Indian, Norse and Japanese cultures, encompassing legends from the most diverse societies and the most ancient cultures from across the globe.Learn about why Odin, the Father of the Gods in Norse mythology, was so keen to lose an eye, the importance of the Osiris myth of Ancient Egypt, and much more besides.Entertaining, authoritative and incisive, this is an enlightening journey into the fascinating world of mythology.

The Midas Touch

Author : Mark Daniels
ISBN : 9781782430797
Genre : History
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This authoritative and fascinating introduction to the legends of history will reintroduce readers to the cyclopes, Minotaur and centaurs of the Ancient Greeks, as well as shedding light on the wider world of mythology. The Midas Touch includes a stunning array of fascinating tales and gets to grips with the ancient stories of Aboriginal, Sumerian, Egyptian, Mesoamerican, Maori, Greek, Roman, Indian, Norse and Japanese cultures, encompassing legends from the most diverse societies and the most ancient cultures from across the globe. In a concise yet comprehensive format, The Midas Touch is a wonderful evocation of the hugely entertaining stories and characters of mythology.
Category: History

The Universe In Bite Sized Chunks

Author : Colin Stuart
ISBN : 9781782438663
Genre : Science
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Since the earliest humans walked the earth, the vast mysteries and wonders of the night sky have fascinated and beguiled us, as we've struggled to understand our place in the cosmos. Even after the last century, which saw important and startling discoveries about our own planet, our solar system and the stars and galaxies beyond, there remain more questions than answers. But those questions - What is dark matter? Are we alone in the universe? Is time travel possible? - provide a fascinating insight into the vastness and infinite possibilities of space that we're yet to determine. The sheer scale of the universe can be intimidating, but in this easily digestible book we embark on an incredible journey through all the essential astronomical discoveries, from the beliefs of ancient civilizations, through to the recent groundbreaking observations of the gravitational waves predicted by Einstein over 100 years ago. There's never been a better time to get to grips with the universe and this essential guide to the cosmos is the perfect place to start!
Category: Science

Cool Mythology

Author : Malcolm Croft
ISBN : 191023284X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This fun book, part of the popular Cool series, is a fascinating introduction to world mythology, broken up into handy bite-sized chunks. It covers all the main world mythologies, including Sumerian, Incan, African, Native American, African, Egyptian, Persian, Hindu, Norse and, of course, Greek and Roman, including the famous Olympians (Zeus, Hera, Poseidon and others). It begins with a selection of creation myths from different cultures (for example the Dreamtime of Aboriginal Australian mythology) and delves into individual stories from mythology, such as Perseus meeting Medusa and Pandora’s box. It covers fantastical mythological creatures from the fearsome Manticore from Persian legend to the modern-day Yeti, plus giants, dragons and the Phoenix. It explores mythological places like Atlantis and various versions of the afterlife, from the idyllic Arthurian Avalon to the rather less pleasant Yomi, the dark and gloomy underworld of Japanese mythology. Ancient myths are still relevant to today’s society, explaining traditions and giving lasting moral lessons. But most of all, they’re entertaining adventures that connect us to the past – and this book is the perfect introduction to how cool mythology really is. Word count: 20,000
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Exam Prep For The History Of The World In Bite Sized Chunks

Author : David Mason
ISBN : PKEY:QA3680642
Genre : Education
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A civilization is any complex society characterized by urban development, social stratification imposed by a cultural elite, symbolic systems of communication (for example, writing systems), and a perceived separation from and domination over the natural environment. This book provides over 2,000 Exam Prep questions and answers to accompany the text The History of the World in Bite-sized Chunks Items include highly probable exam items: 63, Opium Wars, Ephesus, Mestizo, Bulgaria, Spanish Armada, and more.
Category: Education

The History Of Science In Bite Sized Chunks

Author : Nicola Chalton
ISBN : 9781789291773
Genre : Science
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Since ancient times, we have tried to make sense of our universe by observing objects far beyond our abilities to see or touch - from the smallest atom to the farthest star. This book covers, in chronological order, all the key discoveries and remarkable minds in each scientific field, including Aristotle's geocentric model of the cosmos, Darwin's theory of evolution, Newton's theory of gravity and Einstein's theory of relativity. Also included are fascinating anecdotes about the lives of influential scientists: learn how Ptolemy fixed his results to match his theories; Freud used cocaine to expand his mind; and Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, was banned from using university computers after being caught hacking. Revealing how human curiosity knows no bounds, and how the field of science has evolved over the last 2,500 years, this book breaks everything down into easily digestible sections to give a broad overview of the fascinating history of science.
Category: Science

War Studies Reader

Author : Gary Sheffield
ISBN : 9780826415516
Genre : History
File Size : 73.71 MB
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This reader provides authoritative and thought-provoking pieces of War Studies scholarship in an accessible form. Covering a wide spectrum of topics, including strategy (Colin S. Gray), 'Shell-Shock and the Cultural History of the Great War' (Jay Winter) and Coalition Warfare (Holger H. Herwig), this book purposefully ranges across military history, international relations and contemporary security to capture the multidisciplinary nature of the subject. Gary Sheffield also provides an introduction to the Reader and to War Studies, explaining the growth and development of this dynamic field of study.
Category: History

Hard Nuts Of History Myths And Legends

Author : Tracey Turner
ISBN : 1472910931
Genre : Legends
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Myths and legends are packed full of daring, clever and ruthless men and women. But who was the toughest nut of all? Bursting full of entertaining and witty fact-filled text in bite sized chunks and jam-packed with hilarious full-colour illustrations throughout. From Heracles to Robin Hood and countless other mythical tough nuts, Hard Nuts of History Myths and Legends includes Hardometers and a Hard Nut rating for some of the toughest nuts from myths and legends.
Category: Legends

Bad History

Author : Emma Marriott
ISBN : 1782435778
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Sorting the facts from the historical fiction, Bad History exposes the falsehoods that have wrongly influenced our understanding of world history.Much of what we know about historical events is based on generally accepted 'facts': St Patrick was Irish; Roman gladiators would fight to the death; the Wild West was full of danger.However, history is, in fact, full of myths and misunderstandings that have been repeated so much over the years that we don't give them a second thought.Each entry in this informative book will discuss the case for and against these commonly accepted truths, and corrects what you thought you knew about history.Bad History provides a rigorously researched and entertaining read, perfect for any history enthusiast who wants to get their facts straight.