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An entertaining and informative illustrated guide  that makes world history accessible, appealing,  and funny.

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One of the beautiful things about comics is that it is possibly the best medium for combining education and entertainment. No one knows this better than Larry Gonick, whose Cartoon History series spans many subjects. Whether you are a fan of history, comics, or Gonick''s books, The Cartoon History of the Universe I is a great place to start. Part I contains volumes 1 to 7, from the Big Bang to Alexander the Great.

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Gonick''s hilariously informative history of the planet is a great addition to the growing field of comics trade books. Starting with the Big Bang theory and moving on to the "evolution of everything," he manages to cover three billion years--from the origins of cellular life to the fossil and dinosaur periods that followed, right up to the first appearance of hominids--all with casual erudition, silly humor and delightfully cartoony black-and-white drawings. But Gonick doesn''t stop there. He reinstates the record of women (their theoretical role in the development of agriculture and the matrilineal clans of the neolithic era) as well as accurately restoring black racial characteristics to the Egyptian dynasties. He also surveys other highly evolved ancient civilizations: the Sumerians, the Hittites, the Assyrians and the Israelites. Gonick cheerfully conjures rulers, warriors and slaves alike, many stumbling around in the desert, as they form the foundations for Western civilization. This is Gonick''s first book.
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"Obviously one of the great books of  all time." -- Terry Jones.

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An entertaining and informative illustrated guide that makes world history accessible, appealing, and funny.

"Obviously one of the great books of all time." -- Terry Jones.

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An entertaining and informative illustrated guide that makes world history accessible, appealing, and funny.

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An entertaining and informative illustrated guide that makes world history accessible, appealing, and funny.

About the Author

Larry Gonick is a professional cartoonist and author of The Cartoon History of the Universe series, among other illustrated books. He lives in San Francisco, California.

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seahorse
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History?
Reviewed in the United States on July 17, 2019
Wow. I remember loving this book as a kid (8-9) and falling in love with history. As a teacher I bought the book for classroom. I had to take it out as half this book isn’t a history book but a bible/Torah comic. Biblical stories passed off as the only important history of... See more
Wow. I remember loving this book as a kid (8-9) and falling in love with history. As a teacher I bought the book for classroom. I had to take it out as half this book isn’t a history book but a bible/Torah comic. Biblical stories passed off as the only important history of that whole part of the world.
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AJ
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Cartoon bible stories
Reviewed in the United States on February 27, 2021
It reads more like bible stories, not documented historical facts. I really was just hoping for a couple historical comics about the Mesopotamian time period. I had read about bible references in other reviews and really hoped I could just generalize the religion part but... See more
It reads more like bible stories, not documented historical facts. I really was just hoping for a couple historical comics about the Mesopotamian time period. I had read about bible references in other reviews and really hoped I could just generalize the religion part but the parts I read were ALL religion. Honestly, I might recommend it for a bible study but not a history lesson.
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Joe Adams
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A More Recent History
Reviewed in the United States on February 5, 2021
Staring with "A Cartoon History of the Universe," author Larry Gronick has presented a light-hearted look at world history and this volumes carries on that tradition. He back up his conclusions, gives a full bibliography if the reader wants to drink from those waters. But... See more
Staring with "A Cartoon History of the Universe," author Larry Gronick has presented a light-hearted look at world history and this volumes carries on that tradition. He back up his conclusions, gives a full bibliography if the reader wants to drink from those waters. But his sense of humor runs through the chapters to ease whatever difficulty in historical fact the reader might encounter.

The is the next to the last volume of the series and a good read, with or without the companion volumes.
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Sprawling, ambitious, hilarious--great for kids or anyone curious at heart
Reviewed in the United States on October 12, 2019
The style of this book is so unique. It''s full of information but never takes itself too seriously. The science is legit (though just slightly older) and the comic techniques have stood the test of time. Fun enough for a 10-year old, and not a bad read for a... See more
The style of this book is so unique. It''s full of information but never takes itself too seriously. The science is legit (though just slightly older) and the comic techniques have stood the test of time. Fun enough for a 10-year old, and not a bad read for a well-educated adult either!
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Carol Watkins
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Fun and accessible but also packs a of lot of real history.
Reviewed in the United States on January 9, 2005
I had originally bought this book for use in my waiting room. However, some of the sexual humor and the irreverant approach to religious figures meant that it was a "stay at home" book. (Don''t tell the IRS) Now that the book is in its proper place, I should add... See more
I had originally bought this book for use in my waiting room. However, some of the sexual humor and the irreverant approach to religious figures meant that it was a "stay at home" book. (Don''t tell the IRS)

Now that the book is in its proper place, I should add that I enjoyed it immensely and went on to buy Volumes 2 and 3. (not on my office account though)The book starts with evolution of the earth and its creatures. The pictures were well done and the humor makes the factual material easier to remember.

The bulk of the book deals with the history of the human race. The author does not confine himself to European civilization. Two of my children read all three volumes, and I did not have to hassle them to do it. How often does this happen with other history texts? I am hoping to use their interest in some of the historical topics to encourage them to read other books. Each section of the Cartoon History contains a reference section for those who desire further reading.

Ideally this book should be a companion to serious textbooks on history. However, there are a lot of people who are unwilling and unable to absorb material from textbooks or lectures. People who are visual learners may be able to remember the pictures and the humor when they have trouble remembering college lecutres or long passages of text. I have recommended this and some other of the author''s books to individuals who were having trouble with basic college classes.
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Ted Tyler
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I get books on Kindle and have it go to my computer so that I can expand the print and see the text better. I ordered volumes 1-
Reviewed in the United States on October 27, 2016
I have the print version of cartoon history of the Universe Volumes 1-7. I have read some of the Gonick cartoon books and give them 5 stars. As I am having difficulty seeing up close now, I get books on Kindle and have it go to my computer so that I can expand the print... See more
I have the print version of cartoon history of the Universe Volumes 1-7. I have read some of the Gonick cartoon books and give them 5 stars. As I am having difficulty seeing up close now, I get books on Kindle and have it go to my computer so that I can expand the print and see the text better. I ordered volumes 1-7 with that intent. I found that I could expand the text with other books from Amazon; however, when I tried to expand the text with the Gonick book, the icons that allow for expansion were greyed out - suggesting that the Kindle version is not text - but simply a photograph of the page and that is not expandable. The print was too small for me to read, so I returned the "book". When I returned the book I was asked why I returned the book and was given several options - no of which applied - so I checked other. I looked for a box so that I could explain in detail why I returned the book - but I did not see any way to do this.
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Ivy Tara Blair
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Help your kids learn to love history!
Reviewed in the United States on March 15, 2018
I hated history as a kid, so i was determined to see that my kids had an early start in a format they would be addicted to. IT WORKED. They''re both avid history buffs, thanks to the entire Cartoon History series. (and know miles more than I do about... See more
I hated history as a kid, so i was determined to see that my kids had an early start in a format they would be addicted to.

IT WORKED. They''re both avid history buffs, thanks to the entire Cartoon History series. (and know miles more than I do about history!)

These books were our foundation/entry homeschool history books starting from as soon as they could read them. Highly recommended.
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Erc608
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great intro to world history
Reviewed in the United States on February 1, 2021
Excellent intro to world history with a fine bibliography if you want to dive deeper into any particular area. A great companion piece for those that like to travel thru the Wikipedia rabbit hole, too.
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Malcolm Steward
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Three Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 2, 2016
American wit is just not the same as British wit!
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hilarious and educational
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 4, 2019
I''ve always wanted to have it. It is funny and educational.
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Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on December 23, 2015
present for grandson
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"I''d like you to read a few pages and tell me ...
Reviewed in Canada on January 30, 2015
Me: "I''d like you to read a few pages and tell me what you think." My daughter, "Aww! Is that history?" (sour face). All quiet in my 12-year old daughter''s room for a time. Then I ask, 66 pages later, "how is it?" "Good!," she responds, the master of understatement (nothing...See more
Me: "I''d like you to read a few pages and tell me what you think." My daughter, "Aww! Is that history?" (sour face). All quiet in my 12-year old daughter''s room for a time. Then I ask, 66 pages later, "how is it?" "Good!," she responds, the master of understatement (nothing is every better than "good"). My 12-year old reading history, now that''s a big thumbs up.
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Reviewed in India on March 26, 2016
Dont think, go for it. If you ~ ₹1000 with you, buy this and if you have more money, then buy the sequels too! Worth every rupee! Larry gonick should be handed an award for edutainment.
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