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For example, many people find math and philosophy are quite dry, but the way he introduces Pythagoras, or even philosophy in general, is engaging and funny. A fascinating journey from the big bang, to the dinosaurs and evolution, to the hustory of man and civilization; culminating in discussions of Greece.

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So much information, but presented in a easy to understand and enjoyable way, all in comic form. Bonick Cartoon History of the Universe: Nov 30, Emily rated it it was amazing Shelves: I would have preferred more in depth discussion on early civilizations like Sumer. 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.

View all 4 comments. It talks about how fair-skinned aryans gonicm 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.


For example, one cartoon panel depicts the barbarism of a group of Huns who had elephants herded off a cliff for their sadistic enjoyment. Jadi, ada beberapa fragmen yang rasanya kurang tepat sasaran. I don’t know what it says about me that this book counts as one of my major comfort books.

unuverse March Learn how and when to remove this template message. Open Preview See a Problem? Gonick is a carfoon skeptic and antagonist of the Bible and the Christian Faith. I think he accomplishes this goal, and therefore, I recommend this book. Please improve this by adding secondary or tertiary sources. The Larry Gonick born is a cartoonist best known for The Cartoon History of the Universe, a history of the world in comic book form, which he has been publishing in installments since univerwe The answer came back “because she reads a lot.

Gonick was going for a more Crumbless cartoony style, but I like the earlier style better. This medium works well, as his goal is to educate people in a way that makes them enjoy history, and everyone loves a good graphic novel. The strangeness of Egyptian history.

May 24, Gary Butler rated it really liked it Shelves: This shouldn’t be a problem, really. Use mdy dates from January Pages to import images to Wikidata All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from October Articles with unsourced statements cqrtoon February Articles with unsourced statements from March Articles lacking reliable references from March All articles lacking reliable references.

It’s not worth slogging through the rest to get to those little gems. For example, the Professor reads a book about dinosaurs to introduce Volume 1 about prehistory. One Hun exclaims with an oafish grin, “My emotions are valid! Cartoon History of the Universe book I; vol. 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.


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.

Cannot recommend this book enough. The Professor reads a passage from a historical book, which activates the “time machine,” a literary device. Sep 05, Gphatty rated it really liked it. The books have been translated into many languages, including PortugueseGreekCzech and Polish.

Though originally published as a comic book series, the series is now published in trade paperback volumes of several hundred pages each. 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.

The Cartoon History of the Universe II

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: Jun 20, Samridh Kudesia rated it it was amazing. Gonick’s emphasis on sex is ro This is a really fun—and actually quite comprehensive—historical overview.

Overall, a fun and enlightening read. Jan 18, Kareem Adel rated it it was amazing. Guaranteed to keep you entertained. 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 unjverse of its philosophy.