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TitleAlternate Histories of the World
AuthorMatthew Buchholz
ISBN0399162941
ImprintMatthew Buchholz Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatHardcover
Pages184

Description

This remarkable collection of maps, photographs, engravings and paintings from the early ages to modern day provides a stunning new look at the world as defined by our struggles and alliances with the monsters and supernatural creatures that have defined our existence Learn how a mechanical man helped write America s Declaration of Independence Track the course of the Living Dead virus from Africa to Europe and on to the New World View artifacts from our uneasy alliance with the Martian race, or simply delight in the vibrant colors and illustrations from a bygone age More than 100 full color images and insightful essays make this book an essential addition to the libraries of dedicated historians as well as casual fans of monsters and mayhem.

Reviews

Brendon Schrodinger

Alternate Histories of the World By Matthew Buchholz

If you wanted to find out about Tessie the Great Thames River Monster, why Louis the XIV tried to domesticate zombies, how jilted Martians started the Great Chicago Fire, or how Tyrannosaurus Rex was released onto the African Savannah to stop poaching of ivory and Stegosaurus spines in the 1930s we... (Sign in to see more)


Sharon

Alternate Histories of the World By Matthew Buchholz

What happens when you take B movies and history put them in a blender and hit puree The book Alternate Histories of the World When I got this book from Penguin for review I thought what a cute idea I figured I would skim through it and see what I thought Instead I found myself reading each and every... (Sign in to see more)


C. Scott

Alternate Histories of the World By Matthew Buchholz

Really funny, an excellent coffee table book sure to make any guest do a double take The artwork is fantastic This book is just a pure pleasure.


RumBelle

Alternate Histories of the World By Matthew Buchholz

Entertaining satire, intriguing concepts, fascinating photographs and hilarious text all combine to create this extremely enjoyable book The book is divided up into several sections, Early History, Society and Cities, War, Exploration and Industry and Arts and Culture Within each section various tru... (Sign in to see more)


Dave Williams

Alternate Histories of the World By Matthew Buchholz

For what is essentially a single gag book, it s carried off nicely.The text assumes that dealing with monsters, zombies, and aliens has been a commonplace part of human history and weaves passing references to such into otherwise largely straight descriptions of notable events and landmarks Here and... (Sign in to see more)


Peter Orvetti

Alternate Histories of the World By Matthew Buchholz

This is a delightful, whimsical book though NOT what many readers of the alternate history genre may be looking for Buchholz imagines a world full of zombies, sea monsters, alien invaders, and other mainstays of science fiction and fantasy, and offers brief excerpts from histories where they have in... (Sign in to see more)


Keith Gorman

Alternate Histories of the World By Matthew Buchholz

I found this book very original and highly entertaining Basically, this is what would the world be like if aliens, monsters, robots, dinosaurs and boogeymen co existed along side of us The author incorporated old photographs and paintings and then photo shopped in monsters aliens robotic men Vilnar ... (Sign in to see more)


Patrick

Alternate Histories of the World By Matthew Buchholz

Buchholz art is a common delight among Pittsburgh s young artist circles This book is a fun romp through his sci fi historical fiction fantasies.


Dale

Alternate Histories of the World By Matthew Buchholz

If you happen to see a copy of Alternate Histories of the World in the bookstore, or at a friend s house, by all means pick it up and flip through it you should get a couple of grins and or chuckles out of it I can t unreservedly recommend buying yourself a brand new copy, unless you ve always been ... (Sign in to see more)


Joel

Alternate Histories of the World By Matthew Buchholz

Cute read I enjoyed the mash up of alternate history and classic B movie sci fi movies Vilnar the Destroyer looks familiar Unfortunately, it s origin as a humorous web site hurts it as a book with its unrelated and discordant pseudo narrative or, perhaps, non existent narrative I d have enjoyed a c... (Sign in to see more)


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