World Mythology in Bite Sized Chunks

A masterful introduction to world mythology, shedding light on the impact it has had on cultures past and present and untangling the complex web of deities, monsters and myths.

Author: Mark Daniels

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ISBN: 9781782435754

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Page: 224

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A masterful introduction to world mythology, shedding light on the impact it has had on cultures past and present and untangling the complex web of deities, monsters and myths.From the signs of the zodiac to literature and art, the influence of world mythology can still be seen in everyday life. With a stunning array of fascinating tales, World Mythology in Bite-sized Chunks gets to grips with the ancient stories of Aboriginal, Sumerian, Egyptian, Mesoamerican, Maori, Greek, Roman, Indian, Norse and Japanese cultures, encompassing legends from the most diverse societies and the most ancient cultures from across the globe.Learn about why Odin, the Father of the Gods in Norse mythology, was so keen to lose an eye, the importance of the Osiris myth of Ancient Egypt, and much more besides.Entertaining, authoritative and incisive, this is an enlightening journey into the fascinating world of mythology.

The Midas Touch

The Midas Touch includes a stunning array of fascinating tales and gets to grips with the ancient stories of Aboriginal, Sumerian, Egyptian, Mesoamerican, Maori, Greek, Roman, Indian, Norse and Japanese cultures, encompassing legends from ...

Author: Mark Daniels

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1782430792

Category: History

Page: 189

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This authoritative and fascinating introduction to the legends of history will reintroduce readers to the cyclopes, Minotaur and centaurs of the Ancient Greeks, as well as shedding light on the wider world of mythology. The Midas Touch includes a stunning array of fascinating tales and gets to grips with the ancient stories of Aboriginal, Sumerian, Egyptian, Mesoamerican, Maori, Greek, Roman, Indian, Norse and Japanese cultures, encompassing legends from the most diverse societies and the most ancient cultures from across the globe. In a concise yet comprehensive format, The Midas Touch is a wonderful evocation of the hugely entertaining stories and characters of mythology.

War Studies Reader

The First World War Revolution in Military Affairs Warfare at the beginning of the
First World War (1914–16) differed little ... fire enabled decentralized combined-
arms combat teams of infantry to seize and hold bite-sized chunks of the enemy's
... The First World War: Myths and Realities (London: Headline, 2001), 105–33.

Author: Gary Sheffield

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0826415512

Category: History

Page: 360

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This reader provides authoritative and thought-provoking pieces of War Studies scholarship in an accessible form. Covering a wide spectrum of topics, including strategy (Colin S. Gray), 'Shell-Shock and the Cultural History of the Great War' (Jay Winter) and Coalition Warfare (Holger H. Herwig), this book purposefully ranges across military history, international relations and contemporary security to capture the multidisciplinary nature of the subject. Gary Sheffield also provides an introduction to the Reader and to War Studies, explaining the growth and development of this dynamic field of study.

Cool Mythology

This fun book, part of the popular Cool series, is a fascinating introduction to world mythology, broken up into handy bite-sized chunks.

Author: Malcolm Croft

Publisher: Pavilion

ISBN: 9781910232842

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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This fun book, part of the popular Cool series, is a fascinating introduction to world mythology, broken up into handy bite-sized chunks. It covers all the main world mythologies, including Sumerian, Incan, African, Native American, African, Egyptian, Persian, Hindu, Norse and, of course, Greek and Roman, including the famous Olympians (Zeus, Hera, Poseidon and others). It begins with a selection of creation myths from different cultures (for example the Dreamtime of Aboriginal Australian mythology) and delves into individual stories from mythology, such as Perseus meeting Medusa and Pandora’s box. It covers fantastical mythological creatures from the fearsome Manticore from Persian legend to the modern-day Yeti, plus giants, dragons and the Phoenix. It explores mythological places like Atlantis and various versions of the afterlife, from the idyllic Arthurian Avalon to the rather less pleasant Yomi, the dark and gloomy underworld of Japanese mythology. Ancient myths are still relevant to today’s society, explaining traditions and giving lasting moral lessons. But most of all, they’re entertaining adventures that connect us to the past – and this book is the perfect introduction to how cool mythology really is. Word count: 20,000

The Journal of Military History

58 The First World War Revolution in Military Affairs Warfare at the beginning of
the First World War ( 1914 – 16 ) differed little from that practiced in the
eighteenth ... to seize and hold bite - sized chunks of the enemy ' s defended
zone . ... The First World War : Myths and Realities ( London : Headline , 2001 ) ,
105 – 33 . 61 .

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Hard Nuts of History Myths and Legends

Myths and legends are packed full of daring, clever and ruthless men and women.

Author: Tracey Turner

Publisher: A&C Black Childrens & Educational

ISBN: 9781472910936

Category: Legends

Page: 64

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Myths and legends are packed full of daring, clever and ruthless men and women. But who was the toughest nut of all? Bursting full of entertaining and witty fact-filled text in bite sized chunks and jam-packed with hilarious full-colour illustrations throughout. From Heracles to Robin Hood and countless other mythical tough nuts, Hard Nuts of History Myths and Legends includes Hardometers and a Hard Nut rating for some of the toughest nuts from myths and legends.

Childgrave

In fact , when we had ground beef , she would nibble little chunks of it raw while
we were waiting for the charcoal to heat up . ... When the steak was on her plate ,
I would cut it into bite - sized chunks for her and try not to watch as she took
pieces ... Nantucket and the surf disappeared , and I committed myself to the
world of music - or , actually , to the world of Orfeo ... Of course , I realized that in
the original myth , as in most real - life situations , there wasn't any resurrection
and reunion .

Author: Ken Greenhall

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ISBN: 9780671421618

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Page: 295

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When Jonathan Brewster comes to the small town of Childgrave to search for a mysterious beautiful woman, he and his daughter become involved in the inhabitants' satanic ritual

The Literary Review

The institutions , homes and women she describes could be anywhere in the
English - speaking world , as if in recognition of the ... not so much stream of
consciousness as bite - sized chunks of consciousness , defying conventional
chronology by their studied disorder . ... Bolivar , belongs to the shady territory
between myth and history , and as such is fair game for the subcontinent ' s
greatest romancer .

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Ancient Ones

aimless world travel . ... which the women of an extended family placidly ate the
deceased , who ' d been cut up into bite - sized chunks and lightly steamed in
banana leaves . ... that academia questioned the very existence of cannibalism ,
viewing it as a myth invented by Westerners to advertise their own moral
superiority .

Author: Kirk Mitchell

Publisher: Random House Large Print Publishing

ISBN: 9780375432477

Category: Fiction

Page: 563

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A greedy fossil hunter uncovers human remains in an Oregon river valley that prove to be the oldest bones on record and suggest Caucasian descent, igniting a war among Native Americans, the U.S. Army, the scientific community, and the Norse Folk Congress. (Suspense)

India Today

Surely the same can be said of all the world's urban megastars these days ? ...
Bombay's chief contribuKatiyar's tour canters along with tion to the mythology of
anecdotes about the contemporary ... wash down the hisas it must in every part of
torical data and statistics offered up in the world , but it needn't bite - sized chunks
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Food in the Arts

Ian Christie in his essay , ' Feasting in the Dark ' , goes even further : ' Cinema
itself is a kind of consumption , hoovering up reality and feeding it to us in bite -
sized chunks . ... During the Second World War , these themes were put aside ,
as film - makers concentrated on the population ' s more pressing ... But food can
also be an expression of religion , myth , ritual , ordinary life or even human goals
.

Author: Harlan Walker

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Category: Cooking

Page: 240

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Bridge Design Engineering

In 1990 he retired from a career in banking and he and his wife started to travel
all around the world . ... There is no standard format - sometimes the designer is
credited , sometimes dimensions are given and in some cases a few idiosyncratic
facts are listed , or the odd myth is divulged . ... Bridging is printed in full colour
throughout and is easy to browse through with its bite - sized chunks of
information .

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Graph

Through the mythology of Einstein " , Barthes wrote , " the world blissfully
regained the image of knowledge reduced to a formula . Paradoxically , the more
the genius of the ... processed into bitesized chunks . The opening chunk of
Stewart's ...

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The Wire

This 60 minutes plus of bite-sized chunks for solo accordion includes several that
originated as music for dance companies or ... socialist monumentalism, slogans,
speeches and imagery questioning the wartime creation myths of Tito's
Yugoslavia. ... "Vade Retro Satanas" is performed in an unrecognisable
language that delivers you into the world of Mike, the backwards-speaking dwarf
from Twin Peaks.

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Book Review Digest

Chapter topics include " How Humans and Dogs Became Friends , " " How Dogs
See the World , " and “ How Dogs Think . ... all of it presented in bite - sized
chunks of text and leavened with much engaging trivia , an interesting concern
for the inner life of dogs ... ( Corkin contends that these ] productions both
embellished the myth of the American frontier and reflected the era in which they
were made .

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Bad History

Sorting the facts from the historical fiction, Bad History exposes the myths and misunderstandings that have wrongly influenced our understanding of world history.

Author: Emma Marriott

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ISBN: 9781782435778

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Page: 192

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Sorting the facts from the historical fiction, Bad History exposes the falsehoods that have wrongly influenced our understanding of world history.Much of what we know about historical events is based on generally accepted 'facts': St Patrick was Irish; Roman gladiators would fight to the death; the Wild West was full of danger.However, history is, in fact, full of myths and misunderstandings that have been repeated so much over the years that we don't give them a second thought.Each entry in this informative book will discuss the case for and against these commonly accepted truths, and corrects what you thought you knew about history.Bad History provides a rigorously researched and entertaining read, perfect for any history enthusiast who wants to get their facts straight.

Theatre Record

But the play ' s universal truths need to develop from a sharply imagined dramatic
world , so that its thrilling philosophical speculation is tested against a
recognisable reality . To turn Hamlet into a disembodied myth , offering bite -
sized chunks ...

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The a to Z of Fuckin Everything

And like all middle aged white males who has never known hardship, conflict, hunger or real adversity he believes that his voice is somehow special and he's uniquely qualified to give the world his remarkable point of fuckin' view so felt ...

Author: Oliver Green

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ISBN: 9781522832379

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Page: 202

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The A To Z Of Fuckin' Everything Vol.1 is a snapshot of the world as it looks right now in 2016. Pretty fuckin' exhausted. More of a punk pamphlet than traditional book it's written in a sound-bite format even an over privileged, under employed, millennial or FOX News anchor could understand. Anyway, who reads books anymore? Old ladies and abacus makers that's fuckin' who.The A To Z Of Fuckin' Everything Vol.1 screams through the alphabet from America to Zombie Apocalypse stopping off at Death, Hollywood, Kids and War and shines a light on fuckin' everything along the way. Writing like he's in pain Oliver Green breaks every fuckin' thing in the world down and vomits it out onto some pink paper in bite sized chunks of goodness like a mother penguin on meth. The result is perfect for your frazzled, short-burst, fingered, kicked and social-media-battered attention spans or for the long toilet breaks that our macro-paleo-gluten nil-raw-real diets inflict on our bowels. It really is a pile of shit-erature. "The A To Z Of Fuckin' Everything Vol.1 is bonafide wankerpedia" Says author, Oliver Green. Oliver Green is an anger fuelled miscreant who is made more furious by over worshipped pop culture, accepted evil, religious fuckery, spiritual materialism, sound bite douchery, Caucasian-lameness, over crowded band wagons and pointless cruelty that surrounds us. And like all middle aged white males who has never known hardship, conflict, hunger or real adversity he believes that his voice is somehow special and he's uniquely qualified to give the world his remarkable point of fuckin' view so felt he needed some sort of platform for his soft-bellied opinions to be heard... but instead he wrote this piece of nonsense.This book has no narrative, no publisher, no editor, no reviews, no readership and no fuckin' hope of making it on any fucking lists and if you like it chances are you aren't fuckin' Oprah.

Reference Books Bulletin 2001 2002

With material from The World Almanac updated regularly and intertwined with the
World Almanac Encyclopedia , this is a nice addition ... Entries about living and
extinct animals , scientific and technical concepts , folklore and mythology ,
holidays , and ... Browse screens are designed in bite - sized chunks for quick
loading .

Author: Mary Ellen Quinn

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838982198

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 111

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The Bulletin

Marius , who has edited several of More's works , knows his man better than the
myth - makers do . More was no Vatican II ... There is nothing noticeably "
Australian " about Spence's book – indeed , it should find its way onto the world
market . On the other hand , Ted ... Noffs knows that most people have short
spans of attention , so he gives them his book in bite - sized chunks . He also
breaks up his ...

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