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National Geographic Essential Visual History of World Mythology


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Myths and creation stories from around the globe are presented here in a palm-size overview of culture-defining tales, from ancient Egyptian deities to the Vedic gods of India.

This is a must-have resource for anyone who wants to know more about the stories that have shaped societies for millennia.

The innovative format—with timelines, sidebars, and self-contained interactive spreads—gives readers a variety of entry points depending on their interest level.

  • Hardcover
  • 512 pages, 1,000 color photographs and illustrations
  • 5 x 6 1/2"
  • © 2008

Ellen Stofan, a planetary geologist, has conducted research on the geology of volcanic and tectonic features on Venus, Mars, Titan, and Earth. She is currently a Senior Research Scientist of Proxemy Research and an Honorary Professor of Earth Sciences at University College London.

Tom Jones is a scientist, author, pilot, and former NASA astronaut. He led three space walks to install the centerpiece of the International Space Station. He is the author of Sky Walking: An Astronaut's Memoir and The Complete Idiots Guide to NASA, and is a contributing writer to Smithsonian Air and Space magazine.