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Hardcover Mythology of the World Book

ISBN: 0753457792

ISBN13: 9780753457795

Mythology of the World

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From the ancient Greeks to the Aztecs, people across the world have created a rich tapestry of stories, characters, and beliefs to explain the mysteries of creation and the forces of nature and death. Mythology of the World examines both ancient and contemporary cultures and explores their unique myths and legends, carrying every myth across centuries to today's readers. Mythology of the World's sparkling, readable text covers more than fifty myths...

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Since I was a small child my mind was perplexed with simple questions. Whenever my crazy cranium came up with questions I would always turn to my mom who in my world knew everything. Now just imagine in the early years of man how they tried to explain common day problems that even today the simplest modern day child could answer. We natural label what we can't explain as a ghost, monster or god, and so did early humans but in the shape and form of mythology. Neil Philip's Mythology of the world is mostly for people who want to learn more about the cultures of the world. The genre of this book is historical fiction based on facts and cultures around the world. This book is also informative because it helps you learn more of a certain part of the world. Neil Philip's Mythology of the world is book about mythology around the world in certain areas and time periods. Neil Philips organizes the books information by continents and time period using a detailed map of the world with keys that show you the terrain and region you are going to be reading about. Neil Philip also uses illustrations and photos of artifacts to give you a feel of how their environment affected how they lived, what the believed in, what they saw and created. This book also includes little interesting facts that help you understand the culture more and their certain way of life. A contrast that I can compare this book to is Evolution by Ryan Day explaining that mythology is jus t something that we create to entertain ourselves while Neil Philip's explains that mythology is effected but geography and religion not something that can be simply be made up. One good strength about this book is that it has maps that picture and keys to help you see the landscape and how it affects the Native people. Another great feature is that it gives you little facts about the cultures of a certain area helping you see how the myth is affected by culture. Another great feature is that it has illustrations and photos that creates an image in your head giving you a feel for the myth is about. One flaw of the book is that it could use a better table of contents that is better arranged so that is easer for the readers. All in all, this book is wonderful for a history project on a certain area or just to learn new cultures, people and great myths using rich illustrations, pictures and diagrams. In my opinion this book derives 5 stars.

Great for anyone interested in world mythology.

Why go out and buy ten books on mythology when you can get the basic background for each mythology/religion for every continent in one book? This book is great for kids and adults. Thought it doesn't have many details, it will give you a few myths and give you the basic idea for each culture. It's good for someone who wants to learn about different mythologies.
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