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

Publisher:

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.

The Universe in Bite sized Chunks

Other titles in the Bite-sized Chunks series The History of the World in Bite-sized
Chunks World Mythology in Bite-sized Chunks The Great Scientists in Bite-sized
Chunks The 20th Century in Bite-sized Chunks THE UNIVERSE IN BITE - SIZED
 ...

Author: Colin Stuart

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1782438661

Category: Science

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Since the earliest humans walked the earth, the vast mysteries and wonders of the night sky have fascinated and beguiled us, as we've struggled to understand our place in the cosmos. Even after the last century, which saw important and startling discoveries about our own planet, our solar system and the stars and galaxies beyond, there remain more questions than answers. But those questions - What is dark matter? Are we alone in the universe? Is time travel possible? - provide a fascinating insight into the vastness and infinite possibilities of space that we're yet to determine. The sheer scale of the universe can be intimidating, but in this easily digestible book we embark on an incredible journey through all the essential astronomical discoveries, from the beliefs of ancient civilizations, through to the recent groundbreaking observations of the gravitational waves predicted by Einstein over 100 years ago. There's never been a better time to get to grips with the universe and this essential guide to the cosmos is the perfect place to start!

The History of the World in Bite Sized Chunks

The worship of Osiris, god of death and rebirth, also spread across Egypt, leading
to the prevailing belief that everyone, not just the pharaohs, would be welcomed
by the gods after death. Ambitious building and mineral projects, along with ...

Author: Emma Marriott

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1843179296

Category: History

Page: 192

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History is a rich, varied and fascinating subject, so it's rare to find the whole lot in one book ... until now. The History of the World in Bite-Sized Chunks pulls it all together, from the world's earliest civilizations in 3500 BC to the founding of the United Nations in 1945, passing by the likes of Charlemagne, the Ottoman Empire and the Crimean War, to name a few. Here's your chance to introduce yourself to the full spectrum of world history, and discover just how the modern world came to be.

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

View: 497

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 History of Science in Bite sized Chunks

Unfortunately he observed a lot of water, and theorized that the whole world is
made from water in different forms. Thales was forgotten for many ... and all-
round scientist. Newtonian Mechanics: Sir Isaac Newton It is a myth that an apple
fell ...

Author: Nicola Chalton

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1789291771

Category: Science

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Since ancient times, we have tried to make sense of our universe by observing objects far beyond our abilities to see or touch - from the smallest atom to the farthest star. This book covers, in chronological order, all the key discoveries and remarkable minds in each scientific field, including Aristotle's geocentric model of the cosmos, Darwin's theory of evolution, Newton's theory of gravity and Einstein's theory of relativity. Also included are fascinating anecdotes about the lives of influential scientists: learn how Ptolemy fixed his results to match his theories; Freud used cocaine to expand his mind; and Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, was banned from using university computers after being caught hacking. Revealing how human curiosity knows no bounds, and how the field of science has evolved over the last 2,500 years, this book breaks everything down into easily digestible sections to give a broad overview of the fascinating history of science.

The History of Europe in Bite sized Chunks

The Athenian authorities found him guilty of corrupting the youth and not
believing in gods; he was sentenced to death ... One of his students, Aristotle (
384–322 BC), believed the world should be understood empirically, and so was
a major ...

Author: Jacob F. Field

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1789290546

Category: History

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An accessible and succinct account of the story of Europe from its ancient foundations to the twenty-first century, The History of Europe in Bite-sized Chunks details the events, personalities, ideas and disasters that have shaped our continent. The book is broken down into six easily digestible chapters: Classical Antiquity (2600 BCE to 600 CE); Medieval (600-1500); Reform and Enlightenment (1500-1780); Age of Revolutions (1780-1914); the Wars (1914-45); and the Making of Contemporary Europe (1945 to present). It begins with the first ancient culture to emerge in Europe: the Minoans. It then proceeds chronologically to the present day, taking in not just significant historical events but also overarching social, technological and cultural trends and their impact. Throughout the book there are mini-biographies of notable individuals (such as Julius Caesar, Catherine the Great and Napoleon Bonaparte) who have been most significant in European history. It is also packed with amazing facts, details and maps that will give the reader a vivid understanding of Europe's past With the prospect of Brexit looming in Spring 2019, there is no better time to get a handle on European history!

Diwali

This is an introduction to Hinduism through one of its major festivals, Diwali.

Author: Mike Hirst

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780750225281

Category: Divali

Page: 32

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This is an introduction to Hinduism through one of its major festivals, Diwali. An opening-spread world map shows the spread of Hinduism around the world from 2000 BC and the book includes sections on gods, rituals, food, clothes and body decorations. This book which includes a section on Sikh Diwali is one of a series which treats festivals as a cross-curricular subject as it can be used to teach Religious Education, History and Geography. It has a global approach showing how festivals are celebrated around the world. Illustrated interest boxes add bite-sized chunks of information and each title ends with an illustrated calendar showing other festivals celebrated within the region.

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

View: 875

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.

Warrior s World

Instead of a couple of thousand troops in one place , they ' ll have us in nice , bite
- sized chunks scattered all over the continent , merrily hated by the ... But may
whatever gods you care to pray to protect you if you ever provoke them too far .

Author: Richard S. McEnroe

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780441873388

Category: Science fiction, American

Page: 199

View: 500


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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Category: Electronic journals

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The Poets Record

Before entering politics , Trudeau had travelled widely throughout the world . ...
somehow stood aside from wheels that grind exceeding small or handy bite -
sized chunks for hungry gods and stand on a little island in the midst of my own
blood ...

Author: Keith Wilson

Publisher: Peguis Publishers, Limited

ISBN:

Category: Canada

Page: 118

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The Phantom Conflict

'The Phantom Conflict' endeavours to answer the question, 'how can the Deity be both holy and loving at the same time?

Author: Raymond Creed

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1907910026

Category: Religion

Page: 114

View: 956

'The Phantom Conflict' endeavours to answer the question, 'how can the Deity be both holy and loving at the same time?' It makes the key assumption that God possess the will and the power to reconcile apparently conflicting divine attributes like holiness and love. 'The Phantom Conflict' also argues that to exaggerate divine love at the expense of divine holiness (or vice-versa) only produces a warped version of Christianity. It breaks new ground by employing an interactive approach, with readers being positively encouraged to practically engage with its content. It also uses of ancient forms of Jewish Bible interpretation (called 'Midrash') to lend greater clarity to the issues as whether divine holiness is compatible with divine love. 'The Phantom Conflict' also has a well organized structure that divides information into 'bite-sized' chunks.

Six Ideas That Shaped Physics Unit C Conservation Laws Constrain Interactions

Science stands firmly in this ancient tradition : stories about how the gods guide
the planets around the sky and modern stories about ... What distinguishes
science from the rest of the worldwide storytelling tradition is ( 1 ) the types of
stories that scientists tell and ( 2 ) the ... complicated to understand fully ; models
compress complex phenomena into bite - sized chunks that can be digested by
finite minds .

Author: Thomas Moore

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science, Engineering & Mathematics

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 285

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SIX IDEAS THAT SHAPED PHYSICS is the 21st Century's alternative to traditional, encyclopedic textbooks. Thomas Moore designed SIX IDEAS to teach students: --to apply basic physical principles to realistic situations --to solve realistic problems --to resolve contradictions between their preconceptions and the laws of physics --to organize the ideas of physics into an integrated hierarchy

India Today

... with tion to the mythology of anecdotes about the contemporary urban India :
poverty exists , scene helping to 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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Category: India

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DK Pocket Eyewitness Ancient Egypt

The Ancient Egyptians dominated northeast Africa for over 3,000 years, and gave us pharaohs, pyramids, and paper. Find out all about them - their rulers, their gods, and everyday life along the Nile - in this pocket-sized encyclopedia.

Author: Kindersley Dorling

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781409374596

Category: Egypt

Page: 160

View: 430

The series that packs a world of knowledge into your pocket Get fast facts at your fingertips with DK Pocket Eyewitness Ancient Egypt, packed with bite-sized chunks of information that will encourage and inform even the most reluctant readers. Step back in time and meet the pharaohs, queens and priests of the Nile. Learn about ancient royal dynasties, look inside giant temples and pyramids and see how ordinary people lived and worked. Packed with amazing encyclopedic stats and genius gem facts to provide extra wow, DK Pocket Eyewitness Ancient Egypt will take you on an adventure through the history of Ancient Egypt. Don't succumb to the riddle of the Sphinx; find out all about Ancient Egyptian home and daily life, their toys and games, music and the legacy of the Egyptian gods.

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

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781782435778

Category:

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.

Pocket Eyewitness Ancient Rome

The series that packs a world of knowledge into your pocket Get fast facts at your fingertips with DK Pocket Eyewitness Ancient Rome, packed with bite-sized chunks of information that make learning about the Roman Empire even more fun.

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241010527

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 747

The series that packs a world of knowledge into your pocket Get fast facts at your fingertips with DK Pocket Eyewitness Ancient Rome, packed with bite-sized chunks of information that make learning about the Roman Empire even more fun. Find out what Romans ate at their banquets and what bloody spectacles they watched at the arena. Read about cruel emperors and brave gladiators and about how Romans built their roads, aqueducts, palaces and the Colosseum. Use the catalogue entries to find out fast facts about everything to do with the Romans from their gods and goddesses to their toys, games and musical instruments. Packed with amazing encyclopedic stats, engaging photographs and genius gem facts, DK Pocket Eyewitness Ancient Rome will help you explore the empire that dominated Europe and the Middle East for more than 500 years. Now available with text that lights up as you read along and playful images and sounds. Perfect for school projects and homework assignments, DK Pocket Eyewitness Ancient Rome tells you all about the Romans and how they lived.

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

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Cooking

Page: 240

View: 897


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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Category: Bridges

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