Pdf ebook: D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths

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Summary: \"I doubt I would have grown up to be the writer and artist I became had I not fallen in love with D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths at the age of seven.

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  • Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 1524770647
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 208
  • Language: English
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Description: "I doubt I would have grown up to be the writer and artist I became had I not fallen in love with D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths at the age of seven."—R. J. Palacio, author of Wonder Kids can lose themselves in a world of myth and magic while learning important cultural history in this beloved classic collection of Greek mythology. Now updated with a new cover and an afterword featuring never-before-published drawings from the sketchbook of Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire, plus an essay about their life and work and photos from the family achive. In print for over fifty years, D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths has introduced generations to Greek mythology—and continues to enthrall young readers. Here are the greats of ancient Greece—gods and goddesses, heroes and monsters—as freshly described in words and pictures as if they were alive today. No other volume of Greek mythology has inspired as many young readers as this timeless classic. Both adults and children alike will find this book a treasure for years to come.


Pdf ebook: The Complete World of Greek Mythology (The Complete Series)

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Summary: A full, authoritative, and wholly engaging account of these endlessly fascinating tales and of the ancient society in which they were created. Greek myths

  • Author : Richard Buxton
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • ISBN: 0500776407
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
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Description: A full, authoritative, and wholly engaging account of these endlessly fascinating tales and of the ancient society in which they were created. Greek myths are among the most complex and influential stories ever told. From the first millennium BC until today, the myths have been repeated in an inexhaustible series of variations and reinterpretations. They can be found in the latest movies and television shows and in software for interactive computer games. This book combines a retelling of Greek myths with a comprehensive account of the world in which they developed—their themes, their relevance to Greek religion and society, and their relationship to the landscape. "Contexts, Sources, Meanings" describes the main literary and artistic sources for Greek myths, and their contexts, such as ritual and theater. "Myths of Origin" includes stories about the beginning of the cosmos, the origins of the gods, the first humans, and the founding of communities. "The Olympians: Power, Honor, Sexuality" examines the activities of all the main divinities. "Heroic exploits" concentrates on the adventures of Perseus, Jason, Herakles, and other heroes. "Family sagas" explores the dramas and catastrophes that befall heroes and heroines. "A Landscape of Myths" sets the stories within the context of the mountains, caves, seas, and rivers of Greece, Crete, Troy, and the Underworld. "Greek Myths after the Greeks" describes the rich tradition of retelling, from the Romans, through the Renaissance, to the twenty-first century. Complemented by lavish illustrations, genealogical tables, box features, and specially commissioned drawings, this will be an essential book for anyone interested in these classic tales and in the world of the ancient Greeks.


Pdf ebook: Greek Myths & Tales

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Summary: A potent pantheon of gods, heroes engaged in epic battles, fearsome mythical creatures and supernatural transformations – such fantastical elements infus

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  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1787552594
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 480
  • Language: English
  • Views: 428
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Description: A potent pantheon of gods, heroes engaged in epic battles, fearsome mythical creatures and supernatural transformations – such fantastical elements infuse Greek myths with a wonder and excitement that’s hard to beat. These tales of love, courage, conflict and intrigue, shared for thousands of years, still exercise a powerful influence on our modern lives.


Pdf ebook: Greek Myths

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Summary: This collection contains more than 30 enthralling new retellings of favorite myths as well as some you might not have heard before! Including Theseus and t

  • Author : DK,Jean Menzies
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0744029937
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 160
  • Language: English
  • Views: 509
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Description: This collection contains more than 30 enthralling new retellings of favorite myths as well as some you might not have heard before! Including Theseus and the Minotaur, The Twelve Labors of Heracles, and the escapades of Jason and the Argonauts, each myth is told in engaging modern language, which is easy for children to understand yet still retains the humor and intrigue of the original tales. Stunning illustrations by multi-award winning artist Katie Ponder breathe new life into each classic story. Additional feature pages delve deeper into the mythical world, providing profiles of the gods. The reference section provides key background information, such as Ancient Greek storytelling and the incredible beasts of the myths, and a pronunciation guide. Greek Myths is the perfect gift, featuring foil on the cover and beautiful illustrations throughout. Children will love exploring the tales by themselves or as bedtime stories. It will be treasured forever.


Pdf ebook: Great Goddesses

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Summary: Bestselling poet, writer, and Instagram sensation Nikita Gill returns with a collection of poetry and prose retelling the legends of the Goddesses, both gr

  • Author : Nikita Gill
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0593085655
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1460
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Description: Bestselling poet, writer, and Instagram sensation Nikita Gill returns with a collection of poetry and prose retelling the legends of the Goddesses, both great and small, in their own words. With lyrical prose and striking verse, beloved poet Nikita Gill (Fierce Fairytales, Wild Embers) uses the history of Ancient Greece and beyond to explore and share the stories of the mothers, warriors, creators, survivors, and destroyers who shook the world. In pieces that burn with empathy and admiration for these women, Gill unearths the power and glory of the very foundations of mythology and culture that have been too-often ignored or pushed aside. Complete with beautiful hand-drawn illustrations, Gill's poetry and stories weave old and forgotten tales of might and love into an empowering collection for the modern woman.


Pdf ebook: Seven Myths of the Crusades

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Summary: "Seven Myths of the Crusades' rebuttal of the persistent and multifarious misconceptions associated with topics including the First Crusade, anti-Judaism a

  • Author : Alfred J. Andrea,Andrew Holt
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing
  • ISBN: 1624664059
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 248
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1927
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Description: "Seven Myths of the Crusades' rebuttal of the persistent and multifarious misconceptions associated with topics including the First Crusade, anti-Judaism and the Crusades, the crusader states, the Children's Crusade, the Templars and past and present Islamic-Christian relations proves, once and for all, that real history is far more fascinating than conspiracy theories, pseudo-history and myth-mongering. This book is a powerful witness to the dangers of the misappropriation and misinterpretation of the past and the false parallels so often drawn between the crusades and later historical events ranging from nineteenth-century colonialism to the protest movements of the 1960s to the events of 9/11. This volume's authors have venerable track records in teaching and researching the crusading movement, and anyone curious about the crusades would do well to start here." --Jessalynn Bird, Dominican University, co-Editor of Crusade and Christendom


Pdf ebook: Beginner's Greek

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Summary: When Peter Russell finally meets the woman of his dreams he falls as madly in love as you can on a flight from New York to LA. Her name is Holly. She's ach

  • Author : James Collins
  • Publisher: Little, Brown
  • ISBN: 0316028347
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 464
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1197
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Description: When Peter Russell finally meets the woman of his dreams he falls as madly in love as you can on a flight from New York to LA. Her name is Holly. She's achingly pretty with strawberry-blonde hair, and reads Thomas Mann for pleasure. She gives Peter her phone number on a page of The Magic Mountain, but in his room that night Peter finds the page is inexplicably, impossibly, enragingly...gone. So begins the immensely entertaining story of Peter and his unrequited love for his best friend's girl; of Charlotte and her less-than-perfect marriage to a man in love with someone else; of Jonathan and his wicked and fateful debauchery; and of Holly, the impetus for it all. Along the way, there's the evil boss, the desirable temptress, miscommunications, misrepresentations, fiendish behavior, letters gone astray, and ultimately, an ending in which every character gets his due. Both incisive and wonderfully funny, this is a brilliantly understated comedy of manners in which love lost is found again. "James Collins has written a romantic, funny and insightful page turner about love in modern times, missed opportunities and the wheel of fate (with a blow-out!) that is so engaging and real, you will find it impossible to put down. Peter Russell is an everyman filled with longing, lust and good sense. I promise you will root for him as fate throws him curves aplenty on his path to true love. Beginner's Greek and Peter Russell are keepers." -Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of Lucia, Lucia and Big Stone Gap


Pdf ebook: Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

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Summary: Read the stories of Greek and Roman myths that inspired the Percy Jackson books and other retellings of mythology In E.M. Berens collection of Greek and Ro

  • Author : E.M. Berens
  • Publisher: Xist Publishing
  • ISBN: 1623959772
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 87
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1281
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Description: Read the stories of Greek and Roman myths that inspired the Percy Jackson books and other retellings of mythology In E.M. Berens collection of Greek and Roman myths, the classical stories are brought to life in detail. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes


Pdf ebook: 月球之書

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Summary: 人類登陸月球50週年紀念 從古老神話到未來的太空殖民地,月球歷史的一百個重要時刻 月球史的起點遠比人類史更早

  • Author : 大衛.翁弗拉許
  • Publisher: 時報文化出版
  • ISBN: 9571379336
  • Genre: Science
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
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Description: 人類登陸月球50週年紀念 從古老神話到未來的太空殖民地,月球歷史的一百個重要時刻 月球史的起點遠比人類史更早。如果四億四千萬年前沒有月球幫忙穩定地球的傾斜角度,地球上很可能無法演化出多細胞生物,人類或許根本沒機會出現。 從觀察、探索到開發,人類與月球之間實在有太多故事可以說。 不論是月球的可能形成原因、古人如何利用月球的亮度推估星球之間的距離、儒勒•凡爾納的科幻小說怎樣啟發航太科學之父齊奧爾科夫斯基、二十世紀美蘇之間的太空競賽、月球的存在證實了愛因斯坦的廣義相對論,再到神農五號火箭的誕生、阿波羅登月任務,以及今日的私人太空公司與未來可能會發生的月球移民,太空生物學家暨科普作家大衛.翁弗拉許博士將帶領我們踏上一趟引人神思的旅程,鋪展出月球的重要里程碑與關鍵時刻。