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The Mythology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained

The Mythology Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Hardback)

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More than 80 classic myths retold and explained, from early creation beliefs to classical hero narratives and the recurring theme of the afterlife. The latest title in the bestselling Big Ideas series, The Mythology Book explores the compelling worlds and characters depicted in m... read full description below.

ISBN 9780241301913
Barcode 9780241301913
Published 30 April 2018 by Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Format Hardback
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Series Big Ideas
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ISBN-13 9780241301913
ISBN-10 0241301912
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Imprint DK
Publication Date 30 April 2018
International Publication Date 3 May 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By DK
Series Big Ideas
Category Reference Works
Pre-Christian European & Mediterranean Religions
Myths & Mythology
Folklore
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 200mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 1,150g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
NBS Text Popular Culture & Media: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly;General/trade
Dewey Code 398.2
Catalogue Code 909313

Description of this Book

More than 80 classic myths retold and explained, from early creation beliefs to classical hero narratives and the recurring theme of the afterlife. The latest title in the bestselling Big Ideas series, The Mythology Book explores the compelling worlds and characters depicted in myths and legends. Delve into each myth and discover the meanings behind these stories, getting to the heart of their significance to different cultures worldwide. More than just stories, myths are testament to the amazing creativity of humans striving to explain and make sense of the world around them. Revisit your favourite myths and discover brand new ones- discover Zeus, god of the sky and ruler of the Olympian gods, Loki, the cunning trickster with a knack for causing havoc, Thor with his mighty hammer, and Hades, ruler of the underworld. Beyond the gods and goddesses of Ancient Greek, Roman, and Norse myths this book delves into the stories woven by the Australian aborigines, the Cherokee, and Aztecs, each brimming with amazing characters and insights into human existence.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Let's not beat around the bush - if you're into mythology, you're going to want this book. * All About History *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

A variety of specialists have contributed to this book, including: Greece: Michael Kerrigan Rome and, Egypt: Neil Philip Norse: Dr. John Haywood British Isles: Mary Budzik Ancient Near East: Dr. Nicholaus Pumphrey India: Georgie Carroll China, Japan, South America: Dr. Jacob Field Africa: Dr. Mark Faulkner

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