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It helped make me a well-rounded little 7-year-old, but more than that, I’m effing positive it shaped my sense of humor.

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Gonick chose this subject because he understands that people often dislike history, and associate it with the sensation of reading a boring textbook, and he wanted to change this.

The diversity of his interests, and the success with which his books have met, have together earned Gonick the distinction of being “the most well-known and respected of cartoonists who have applied their craft to unravelling the mysteries of science” Drug Discovery Today, March It explains the motivations behind human beings’ discoveriesinventionsexplorations, wars, triumphs, and mistakes.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In addition to being a straight though unusual history, The Cartoon History helps readers understand historical cause and effect —how the past relates to the present.


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The Cartoon History is illustrated in a black-and-white cartoon style. So much information, but presented in a easy to understand and enjoyable way, all in comic form.

What a way to educate someone on, tje, Sumerian economy or the fertilization of reptiles Gonick’s emphasis on sex is ro This is a really fun—and actually quite comprehensive—historical overview. Views Read Edit View history.

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Paperbackpages. I found inaccuracies in the one on ancient India. Jan 28, Anthony Faber rated it really liked it. He is a cartoonist who is best known for this series of books, which were published in installments from to Oppressive, inaccurate colonial construct.

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Lists with This Book. I recently learnt that Scott recommended this book http: I would have preferred more in depth discussion on early civilizations like Sumer. View all 3 comments. Please improve this by adding secondary or tertiary sources. Much of history is conjecture, so its good to have multiple opinions on the subject matter.

The Cartoon History of the Universe: To provide one example, his treatment of the episode between Elijah and the priests of Baal is all “Oh sure. Number out of on my all time book list. 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.

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.


The final two volumes, published in andare named The Cartoon History of the Modern World volumes one and two. The old testament volume was interesting, as I contrasted it to my reading of Genesis, many of the hniverse conjecture as filtered through Gonick seems much more reasonable than the Bible’s account. March Learn how and when to remove this template message. It ta Utter rubbish 1.

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For example, the Professor reads a book about dinosaurs to introduce Volume 1 about prehistory. I was bored by the Greek stories, which makes up that latter part of the book, if only because I am familiar hisgory Greek history through my studies of its philosophy. Ambitious and a good concept, but I was irritated by how women were consistently portrayed as punchlines and sex objects. Kind of inappropriate for a History book Gpnick enthusiastic in tone, Gonick uses each collection’s bibliography to promote historical literacy.

Larry Gonick born is a cartoonist best known for The Cartoon Uhiverse of the Universe, a history of the world in comic book form, which he has been publishing in installments since Gonick takes us on a trip from the beginning of the universe, to Alexander the Great, with a satirical undertone that would make even the most stony-faced man chuckle. Akhirnya aku tidak bisa menikmati.