Complementing our enormously successful offerings on the bible and history, National Geographic Essential Visual History
of World Mythology encompasses myths and creation stories from around the globe. It presents a palm-size overview of
culture-defining myths, from ancient Egyptian deities to the Vedic gods of India...from Maya, Inca, and Aztec legends to
the Dream time of the Aborigines. This is a must-have resource for anyone who wants to know more about the stories that
have shaped societies for millennia.
The innovative formatwith timelines, sidebars, and self-contained interactive spreadsgives readers a variety of entry
points depending on their interest level. The editors of the Essential series have enhanced this book’s resource value
by including such elements as numbered picture references that match each image with its historical era as discussed in
the text, and cross references to related topics at the bottom of the page. Conveniently sized yet large in scope, it
reflects National Geographic’s authority and credibility in the category of world culture and peoples.
Those fascinated by Edith Hamilton’s Mythology, a classic backlist title on the Greek myths, will find this illustrated
world survey richly satisfying. Accessible, absorbing, and affordable, it will delight casual browsers and mythology
buffs alikeand the very attractive retail price of $15.95, for a 500+-page lavishly illustrated hardcover, makes
National Geographic Essential Visual History of World Mythology an irresistible treasure to own and to give.