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Folio Society -what are the seven wonders of the world?

£14.99

Product description

This irresistible book takes us from the three sons of Adam and Eve to the twelve signs of the zodiac in sixty culturally significant lists, backed up with a wealth of information and anecdote about each one, to educate, amuse and entertain.

In all the chosen lists, the number is key to its significance. The attribution of mystical or sacred properties to numbers has a long history: in the ancient Greek world the Pythagoreans claimed that the entire cosmos was made of numbers, while the early Christians especially venerated the numbers three, seven, ten and twelve. For this delightful book, however, the lists are culled from the wider worlds of mythology, religion, literature, science, history, art and music. They include the four assassinated presidents of the United States and the six flavours of quarks as well as the 'seven against Thebes' and the nine worthies. While the six wives of Henry VIII bear witness to the lethal politics of an age, the seven voyages of Sinbad the Sailor provide a charming fairy-tale interlude. An invaluable source of reference, the ideal companion to quizzing and parlour games, What Are the Seven Wonders of the World? is a hugely stimulating treasury of facts and fun.
22 cms x 16.5cms 303 pages pub 1999

Item details

Author(s):
Peter D'Epiro and Mary Desmond Pinkowish
Condition:
Fine
Publisher:
The folio society

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About this item

This irresistible book takes us from the three sons of Adam and Eve to the twelve signs of the zodiac in sixty culturally significant lists, backed up with a wealth of information and anecdote about each one, to educate, amuse and entertain.

In all the chosen lists, the number is key to its significance. The attribution of mystical or sacred properties to numbers has a long history: in the ancient Greek world the Pythagoreans claimed that the entire cosmos was made of numbers, while the early Christians especially venerated the numbers three, seven, ten and twelve. For this delightful book, however, the lists are culled from the wider worlds of mythology, religion, literature, science, history, art and music. They include the four assassinated presidents of the United States and the six flavours of quarks as well as the 'seven against Thebes' and the nine worthies. While the six wives of Henry VIII bear witness to the lethal politics of an age, the seven voyages of Sinbad the Sailor provide a charming fairy-tale interlude. An invaluable source of reference, the ideal companion to quizzing and parlour games, What Are the Seven Wonders of the World? is a hugely stimulating treasury of facts and fun.
22 cms x 16.5cms 303 pages pub 1999

Author(s):
Peter D'Epiro and Mary Desmond Pinkowish
Condition:
Fine
Publisher:
The folio society

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