The Cartoon History Of The Universe: Volumes 1-7: From The Big Bang To Alexander The Great by Larry GonickThe Cartoon History Of The Universe: Volumes 1-7: From The Big Bang To Alexander The Great by Larry Gonick

The Cartoon History Of The Universe: Volumes 1-7: From The Big Bang To Alexander The Great

byLarry Gonick

Paperback | September 10, 1997

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An entertaining and informative illustrated guide  that makes world history accessible, appealing,  and funny.
Larry Gonick is a professional cartoonist and author of The Cartoon History of the Universe series, among other illustrated books. He lives in San Francisco, California.
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Title:The Cartoon History Of The Universe: Volumes 1-7: From The Big Bang To Alexander The GreatFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:368 pages, 10.82 × 8.42 × 0.88 inShipping dimensions:10.82 × 8.42 × 0.88 inPublished:September 10, 1997Publisher:Crown/ArchetypeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385265204

ISBN - 13:9780385265201

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Book For All Ages This book, and its companion Volume II, are enjoyable and informative for readers of all ages. It summarizes much of our known history in a comic-book format which makes it accessible for younger readers, as well as those of us who are interested in history but who fell asleep in school, listening to the teacher recite dates of battles and names of dead guys ;) Don't expect detailed analyses of events, but a fun-to-read overview of many of the major points of history, popular theories of what happened way back when, as well as many small jokes and a good use of the cartoon medium. This book is good enough to read and re-read over time, rather than those dusty tomes which we try to struggle through in an effort to become more cultured and well-read in history. A definite thumbs-up!
Date published: 2001-05-15

From Our Editors

In seven wild and witty chapters, cartoonist Larry Gonick takes us on an uproarious joyride through the ancient world. Gonick's brilliant insights, exuberant humor, and delightful drawings combine to make a truly unique work that is sure to be a valuable resource as well as a great escape for all ages. Black-and-white illustrations

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"Obviously one of the great books of  all time." -- Terry Jones.