Don t Know Much About Mythology

In his irreverent and popular question-and-answer style, Davis introduces and explains the great myths of the world, as well as the works of literature that have made them famous.

Don t Know Much About Mythology

Don t Know Much About Mythology

The latest installment in the New York Times bestselling Don't Know Much About® series -- a magical journey into the timeless world of mythology It has been fifteen years since Kenneth C. Davis first dazzled audiences with his instant classic Don't Know Much About® History, vividly bringing the past to life and proving that Americans don't hate history, they just hate the dull, textbook version they were fed in school. With humor, wit, and a knack for storytelling, Davis has been bringing readers of all ages up to speed on history, geography, and science ever since. Now, in the classic traditions of Edith Hamilton and Joseph Campbell, he turns his talents to the world of myth. Where do we come from? Why do stars shine and the seasons change? What is evil? Since the beginning of time, people have answered such questions by crafting imaginative stories that have served as religion, science, philosophy, and popular literature. In his irreverent and popular question-and-answer style, Davis introduces and explains the great myths of the world, as well as the works of literature that have made them famous. In a single volume, he tackles Mesopotamia's Gilgamesh, the first hero in world mythology; Achilles and the Trojan War; Stonehenge and the Druids; Thor, the Nordic god of thunder; Chinese oracle bones; the use of peyote in ancient Native American rites; and the dramatic life and times of the man who would be Buddha. Ever familiar and instructive, Davis shows why the ancient tales of gods and heroes -- from Mount Olympus to Machu Picchu, from ancient Rome to the icy land of the Norse -- continue to speak to us today, in our movies, art, language, and music. For mythology novices and buffs alike, and for anyone who loves a good story, Don't Know Much About® Mythology is a lively and insightful look into the greatest stories ever told.

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Don't Know Much About Mythology
Language: en
Pages: 560
Authors: Kenneth C. Davis
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-12-29 - Publisher: Harper Collins

The latest installment in the New York Times bestselling Don't Know Much About® series -- a magical journey into the timeless world of mythology It has been fifteen years since Kenneth C. Davis first dazzled audiences with his instant classic Don't Know Much About® History, vividly bringing the past to
Don't Know Much About Anything
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Kenneth C. Davis
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-10-13 - Publisher: Harper Collins

In his wildly entertaining, winningly irreverent, New York Times bestselling Don't Know Much About® series, author Kenneth C. Davis has amused and edified us with fascinating facts about history, mythology, the Bible, the universe, geography, and the Civil War. Now, the sky's the limit in his latest irresistible installment—a grand
Don't Know Much About® History [30th Anniversary Edition]
Language: en
Pages: 752
Authors: Kenneth C. Davis
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-22 - Publisher: Harper Paperbacks

A New York Times bestseller - More than 1.6 Million Copies Sold! "Reading Davis is like returning to the classroom of the best teacher you ever had!" --People magazine From the arrival of Columbus through the historic election of Barack Obama and beyond, Kenneth C. Davis carries readers on a
Don't Know Much About Anything Else
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Kenneth C. Davis
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-08-26 - Publisher: Harper Perennial

For years, Kenneth C. Davis has enlightened and enthralled us, opening our minds and tickling our fancies with his wonderfully irreverent, fun, and factual Don't Know Much About® books. He has carried readers on wild and edifying rides through history, mythology, geography, the Bible, the Civil War, even across the
Don't Know Much about World Myths
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Kenneth C. Davis
Categories: Mythology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-07-10 - Publisher: Paw Prints

Offers a question-and-answer format to introduce young readers to myths and legends from around the world, including stories from the Mediterranean world, the Far East, Africa, Europe, and the Americas.

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